The language of study is English. If English is a second language for the applicant, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be passed.
WCC admits as regular students only individuals who have a highschool diploma or its recognized equivalent, or are beyond the age of compulsory education in Wyoming.
Due to the wide variety of schools and home schooling curricula, Wyoming Catholic College makes no specific course recommendations. Nevertheless, the College expects incoming freshmen to have studied a standard Catholic curriculum of preparatory studies, including literature, grammar, American and European history, natural sciences (including biology and chemistry), catechesis in faith and morals, a foreign language, and mathematics up to algebra 2/trigonometry. (While calculus and physics are very helpful, they are not a necessity.) Students should know how to write well, as the College puts a premium on excellent writing. Time management skills are absolutely critical, as the overall program of formation is rigorous and demanding.
Wyoming Catholic College requires applicants to submit doctor-signed immunization records showing vaccination dates for measles, mumps, and rubella after 15 months of age, or serologic evidence of immunity. The College also requires a tetanus shot within 10 years prior to the start date of the Freshman Fall Expedition. Applicants with medical or ethical objections to vaccinations may request waiver forms from the Admissions Office.
Applications are received and evaluated beginning September 1st of the year prior to the year of intended enrollment. Wyoming Catholic College employs a modified rolling admissions policy. The Admissions Committee meets regularly to consider and render decisions on all applications that have been completed since the previous meeting, and qualified applicants will be accepted in the order in which their applications were received and completed. This being so, the sooner an application is submitted, the better are the chances of enrollment. The applicant will be notified immediately upon acceptance by the Admissions Committee.
After the applicant is accepted into the College, he or she reserves a place in the freshman class by signing and submitting a Commitment of Attendance accompanied by a $500 nonrefundable deposit, which is credited against tuition.
Since we have a limited number of places for students, there are likely to be accepted applicants who desire to attend after available spaces have been offered to others. Such applicants will be placed on a waiting list, with two privileges: if any space should happen to open up, the first applicant on the waiting list will be contacted and offered the open place; moreover, a waitlisted applicant has first choice of a place in the following year’s student body, without having to apply a second time. (Two things that would need to be resubmitted are the Physical Examination Form, which must be dated one year or less from the start of the Freshman Fall Expedition, and the Application for Financial Aid.)
Since learning takes place not only in the classroom but in many places on and off campus (including lessons learned through community life), WCC students are required to live in appointed residence halls. All residence halls are single-sex and no intervisitation is allowed. The College employs a full-time Dean of Students as well as a prefect system.
Wyoming Catholic College has a fully integrated curriculum in which each course builds upon the foundation of previous courses and is cross-integrated with other courses taken in the same semester and year. Due to this fact, anyone who attends the College enters as a freshman, regardless of previous college experience. A young adult who is considering transferring to WCC and is concerned about the loss of credits earned elsewhere is encouraged to keep in mind that students at the College benefit from a combination of courses unavailable at any other college in the country, such as the Freshman Fall Expedition, the equestrian program, the Trivium sequence for developing reasoning and communication skills, and our Latin immersion program. Even one who has taken courses similar to some of ours will encounter the material in new and exciting ways at WCC, as several transfer students in our student body have discovered with delight.
Although WCC is a Catholic college, no one is excluded on the basis of religion. The College also does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, physical handicap, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship or financial aid programs, intramural athletics, or any other school-administered programs.