WCC offers a low cost option for adults 18 and older to earn their official high school diploma. Our online high school completion program is tailored to the adult learner and provides the opportunity to complete needed credits.
Upon successful completion of the following steps, students may enroll in the online HSC program.
Step 1: Complete the two forms below.
Step 2: Respond to the 'Welcome to Whatcom' email you receive from your HSC advisor/navigator expressing your intent to enroll.
Step 3: Accept the Canvas Invitation via email. You will receive instruction that will lead you through the following:
- Submit Writing Sample
- Complete Math Placement Testing
- Identify Funding Resources
- Request Official Transcripts from the most recent high school you attended
Note: Official transcripts must come from your high school office, state department or institution by mail, or hand delivered in the original sealed envelope.
Mail transcripts to:
Registration & Records
Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Step 4: Complete Online Orientation - your advisor/navigator will sign you up for this course and upon successful completion, you may begin your HSC classes!
Orientation will include:
- Navigate your MyWCC portal account
- Access your WCC student email account
- Canvas Navigation
- HSC Program Overview
- Tips for E-Learning
- Online Time Management
- Computer Literacy
- Campus Resources
To be eligible for Adult High School Completion program, students must:
- Age requirements:
- Students 21 years and older are eligible
- Students 18-20 years of age must meet the following:
- Transcripts must verify that math and English standards have been met
- Your graduation requirement year must have passed
- Complete the Student Intake and Biographic forms
- WCC Registration Office has received your official transcripts
- Complete math assessment to meet a minimum math requirement
- Complete writing sample to meet a minimum English requirement
- Complete Online Orientation and receive departmental approval to Register for HSC classes
How long will it take me to complete my high school diploma?
It depends on your individual circumstances. Most students take 2 classes per quarter and earn 2 high school credits per quarter.
Can I get credit for experience, training, or other certificates?
YES! You may be able to document learning and competencies gained outside of the classroom from employment, volunteering, on-the-job training, non-credit courses, and other learning experiences.
What if I need help with my classes?
Students have access to a study lab where they can drop in to get extra help. Students can also access the Learning Center.
If I'm an online student, can I use campus resources?
YES! Online students can access the Student Recreation Center (SRC), obtain a WCC Orca Card that includes a quarterly WTA bus pass, Library access, dining services, $15 on-campus printing, entrance to WCC sporting events w/student ID card.
Do college level classes count towards my high school completion?
YES! Students pay regular tuition for college level credits
Am I able to get accommodations?
Any student with a disability requiring auxiliary aids, services, or reasonable accommodations should contact the Access and Disability Services office in the Entry and Advising Center in LDC 116 or call 360-383-3080 or 360-255-7182 (videophone) to make an appointment.
- $25 per quarter
- Students who choose to take college level classes as part of their high school diploma will pay standard tuition and fees. Financial assistance may be available - ask your advisor.
We offer a fully online program geared toward adults. Even those with busy schedules can be successful!
To explore the online option of our High School Completion Program and have your questions answered, contact our advisors:
Telephone - 360.383.3060
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the office of Transitional Learning in Cascade Hall 167
At this time, two-thirds of all new jobs in Washington State require a high school diploma and/or at least one year of college. The online high school completion program prepares students to transition into further training and education for career advancement. Graduates will meet the high school completion requirement for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).