Summer 2012 registration is well underway. If you are planning to take summer classes at WVNCC and are currently enrolled at another institution–you may be classified as a transient student.
Here are some commonly asked questions and answers for individuals interested in becoming Transient Students at WVNCC.
1. What is the difference between being a Transient Student and a Transfer Student?
Transient students are taking courses at WVNCC to transfer back to a home institution. Transfer students are enrolling at WVNCC as a degree seeking student.
2. Do I need to complete an Admissions Application?
Yes, students wishing to be transients at WVNCC need to complete the General Admissions Application form indicating Transient as student type and selecting 900T Transient as Program of Study. Applications may be obtained at any campus Service Center or may be completed online at: www.wvncc.edu/applyonline
3. Do I need to have official copies of transcripts and test scores sent to WVNCC?
No, if you are going to be a transient student you will need to obtain a letter of transient status from your home institution. The letter should include the course(s) to be taken at WVNCC that will transfer back to the home institution. The letter serves as a waiver for prerequisites for the courses. More importantly, the letter is protection for students as it is an agreement of transfer course work.
4. What if I am not enrolled in a college currently, but am taking courses to be accepted into a specialty program?
Most likely a school will not give you a transient letter if you are not currently enrolled. You will need to complete the WVNCC Admissions application and supply all required transcripts, placement test scores, etc. It is strongly suggested that you work with your destination institution to verify (preferably in writing) that the courses that you take at WVNCC will transfer as the credit needed.
5. Am I able to use Financial Aid as a Transient Student?
Yes, students who plan to use their financial aid from their home institution must have a CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT sent directly from their home institution to WVNCC before the Last Day to Pay or on the day they register if it is after that. Transient students are not eligible for financial aid through WVNCC.
6. How much does WVNCC cost per credit hour?
The cost per credit hour is $87 for in-state tuition (this includes residents of Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, and Monroe counties in Ohio). For out-of-state residents the cost is $286.00 per credit hour. A Metro tuition rate of $201.00 per credit hour is available for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania and Columbiana and Washington counties in Ohio.
7. How will my home institution know that I have completed my coursework at WVNCC?
You will need to have an official WVNCC transcript sent to your home institution once grades are final. Please note: a fee is charged for each transcript requested.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS: Students who are attempting to make up hours or to improve their GPA for the PROMISE Scholarship are advised to also check with their home institution financial aid office to be sure of the timeline for submitting grades. Courses at WVNCC which are taken Pass/Fail may not qualify for PROMISE. Students are encouraged to thoroughly check out all information prior to registration.