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Become a Westmoreland Student

Applying to Westmoreland is the first step in your Ambitious journey. Whether you are applying to a degree program, the police academy or other programs like Nurse Aide, it's easy to get started.

When you click on the application link, you will need to first set up an account. It takes no time at all. Then you will select the application that best suits your journey. Each application is easy to complete and once you save your application and hit "submit" you are on your way.  It's that easy!

If you are interested in our Police Academy program, click here for the Police Academy page. If you are interested in the Nurse Aide program, click here for the Nurse Aide page. If you have selected one of our degree, diploma or certificate credit programs, please follow the easy steps below. 

If you are a Visiting College Student, click here for the Visiting College page as the requirements are different.  

Application Steps for Degree, Diploma or Certificate Credit Programs

Step 1 - Apply to Westmoreland

The first step is to complete the FREE online application for admission. All applications take 24 hours to process.  Also, note that the health professions programs require an additional application.

We recommend you meet with an admissions representative to review information about your desired academic program, the admission process, available scholarships and other helpful onboarding information.  To schedule an appointment with one of our admissions representatives, please call our Information Center at 724-925-4000.  

Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid

Begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Westmoreland's school code is 010176. See our Financial Aid page for additional information.

Step 3 - Obtain Official Transcripts & Test Scores

Have your high school transcript sent to Westmoreland. If you are transferring credits from another college, have official transcripts sent to us. If applicable, send GED scores, SAT or ACT scores to Westmoreland.  Transcripts can be emailed to: or mailed to us: 

Westmoreland County Community College Admissions Office

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697

** can only be used for transcripts.  Any transcript questions can be sent to**

Step 4 - Meet With Your Pathways Advisor

Once steps 1-3 are complete and we have received your transcripts and test scores, you are invited to schedule your placement assessment and educational planning session with your pathways advisor. In some cases, academic skill checks will be administered. Please remember that each application takes 24 hours to process. 

Step 5 - Schedule Classes

The educational planning session will include a discussion of your life and career goals, an overview of academic programs and registration for courses in the upcoming semester. Registering for classes can only happen after your application has been completed. All applications take a minimum of 24 hours to process. 

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Questions about programs offered at Westmoreland?  

Admission appointments are offered by phone, ZOOM meeting or in-person. Please contact the Information Center at 724-925-4000 to set up an appointment.  Admissions Walk-In Hours are the following days and times: 

  • Mondays 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.     

*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to walk-in hours ending so we can accommodate you!

Campus Tours

Take a tour! Campus group tours will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Please call the Information Center at 724 925-4000 to reserve your spot to see our beautiful campus!

Upcoming Events

Come to one of our open houses, discovery days, financial aid workshops and more.