Whatcom Community College’s summer session makes it easy to earn the credits you need in just eight short weeks—with plenty of time for fun. Coming home to Bellingham this summer? With our great line-up of classes, including lots of online options, you can make the most of summer by registering for classes at WCC. Start planning and search the list of summer courses on Class Schedule Search now.



Choose on-campus classes (and enjoy WCC's beautiful scenery) or online classes (they go where you go!). Search the full list of summer courses on Class Schedule Search now.


Sample Summer Classes

ACCT 100 Intro to accounting
ART 112 Drawing I
BIOL& 160 General biology w/ lab
BTEC 103 Beginning keyboarding and computer skills (FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING)
BUS& 201 Business law 
CHEM& 161 General chemistry w/ lab I
CIS 105 Computer operating systems I 
CMST& 210 OL1 Interpersonal communications (ONLINE)
CO-OP 190 Co-op work experience (Internships)
ENGL& 101 English composition I
MATH& 141 OL1 Precalculus I (ONLINE)
PE 126 Introduction to hiking
PSYC& 200 OL1 Lifespan psychology (ONLINE)


Steps to get started!

1. Apply now! Students new to Whatcom Community College must submit an application online or on paper to the Registration Office in Laidlaw Center 102 (there's no application fee!).

2. Registration for currently enrolled students begins in May and continues through the third day of classes (late registration requires instructor permission). General registration begins in June. Search the current list of summer courses on Class Schedule Search now. Instructions to look up your registration access time online will be sent via email. Current students can register for summer classes online. If you have attended WCC within the last year, call 360.383.3030 or email Registration to reactivate your account.

3. To use credits from another institution for placement in WCC courses, bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts with you to your drop-in or scheduled advising appointment. Transcripts help expedite getting into classes with prerequisites and developing a plan for degree completion at Whatcom. If you are planning on transferring Whatcom classes to another college or university, bring a list of those classes you need.

4. Wondering how to pay? You may be eligible for financial aid. You can use your financial aid award for summer quarter or review our convenient tuition payment plan. Whether or not you have applied for financial aid, contact Advising and Career Services in Laidlaw Center 116 at 360.383.3080 or advise@whatcom.edu for more information on your options with tuition assistance.


Tuition & fees

Resident rates per credit for on-campus courses

$113.59 each for credits 1-10
$53.26 each for credits 11-18
$96.53 each for credits 19+

Non-resident rates per credit for on-campus courses (includes students on international visas)

$291.01 each for credits 1-10
$60.48 each for credits 11-18
$273.95 each for credits 19+

Rates per credit for online courses

$120 per credit, regardless of residency or number of credits

Note: In addition to the standard tuition charges, most students will pay a $6.32 per credit fee (up to 15 credits, or $94.80) to fund a major remodel of the Student Recreation Center and a quarterly $20 fee for unlimited pre-paid access on WTA buses using their Orca Card.  These projects were initiated and approved by Whatcom students.

Some programs, and some courses such as science and art with consumable supplies, have additional fees. More information about these fees, as well as resident and non-resident classifications, non-standard tuition rates, tuition waivers, deadlines, consumer information and State Support of Higher Education is available at on the tuition & fees page.