Admission and Aid

Set Your Sights on an Ambitious Future

Become a Westmoreland County Community College student in a few easy steps. Support is available every step of the way, from submitting your application to applying for financial aid and choosing the program and classes that are the right fit for your interests and schedule.

Opportunities for Every Student

Attend full-time or part-time

Our tuition is based on the number of credits a student takes per semester. Full-time students register for 12 or more credits and part-time students register for fewer than 12 credits. Students taking 1-11 credits and 19 or more credits per semester are charged per credit. Students taking 12-18 credits per semester are charged a flat tuition rate. No matter which option you choose, Westmoreland is affordable! Learn more about tuition and fees here.

Students with a GED

High school graduates or those who hold a GED high school equivalency are granted admission to the college. Individuals 18 years of age and older who have not earned a high school diploma or a GED are admitted to the college if they can demonstrate their ability to benefit from the college experience. After successfully completing 30 credits at Westmoreland, they may be eligible to petition for a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

Scholarships for new and returning students

Westmoreland County Community College recognizes the importance of your education and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. Each year alumni, friends, community members and corporate partners give funds to the Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation to provide scholarships for students. Any new or returning student is eligible to apply for scholarships. Learn more here.