How to Apply

We are excited you have decided Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is the best choice for your education. With four start dates every semester and a summer term, WITC is always accepting applications so start the admissions process today!

Get Admitted to WITC!

 

Get Admitted to WITC!

 

WITC Admissions Process
WITC Admissions Process

Get Admitted to WITC!

 


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Before You Apply
Before You Apply

Before You Apply

There's a few things you'll need to have prepared when you begin the application. 

  • Have a program and campus in mind that you want to apply to. 
  • Research costs, financial aid and scholarships
  • Find out if you can earn credit for what you already know with WITC's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities

 

Know which semester you want to start your education. You can apply: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

 

Gather your paperwork. You'll need the following:

  • Your social security number
  • Official high school and college transcripts
  • $30 application fee that is required for some programs

 

Apply online

WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study. 

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.634.5167

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

Contact

Superior Advisor

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

Contact


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Apply Online
Apply Online

WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

The application should take you approximately 15 minutes or less to complete.

Some programs require a $30 non-refundable application fee. The online application will let you know if the fee is required.

When you can apply depends on when you want to start: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

Note: Out-of-district applicants will be admitted in priority order for fall term after January 1 and for spring term after May 1  

 

Resources for completing the application

Find Your Program:

Determine what WITC program is best for you.

Preparing for College:

Determine if you are ready for college and get credit for prior learning.

Tuition Calculator:

Find out how much your education will cost and apply for aid if needed.

Apply online

WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.634.5167

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

Contact

Superior Advisor

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

Contact


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Academic Admissions Requirements
Academic Admissions Requirements

Nearly all programs at WITC have no admission testing requirements. If your program is not listed below, your next step is to schedule your admissions meeting. 

If you are applying to one of the following programs, but you don't exactly meet one of the requirements, WITC's counselors will discuss options with you at your admissions meeting. Remember to bring any transcripts you have and/or to schedule a testing assessment prior to your admissions meeting and WITC will help you through your next steps. 

Programs with Academic Range Requirements

Students considering any of the following programs must take a placement assessment for admissions: 

  • Nursing - Associate Degree
  • Plumbing Apprentice
  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science (Tailwinds)
  • University Transfer Degree - Associate of Arts (Tailwinds)

*Required assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have previous ACCUPLACER ®/ACT scores.

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician 

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
  • ACT score of 21
  • Minimum college GPA 2.2 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.1
  • ACT score of 18
  • Minimum college GPA 2.0 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

The assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have satisfactory scores that are less than five years old on a recent college entrance test such as ACCUPLACER or ACT. Official transcripts or test results required. Contact Student Services or more information or to schedule an assessment appointment. 

ACCUPLACER Testing

Applicable Programs and Tests

  • Nursing - Associate Degree
    • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
    • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
  • Plumbing Apprentice
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • (If you are testing before January 28) Elementary Algebra
    • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics
  • Carpentry Apprentice (ABC)
    • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
    • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic

 

The ACCUPLACER assessment will cover: 

  • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
  • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Arithmetic
  • (If you are testing before January 28) Elementary Algebra
  • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

The test is untimed, taken on a computer and takes approximately two hours to complete. 

Use the online resources listed below or head to the Academic Support Center where instructors can help you prep for your assessment. 

Need accommodations? 

Contact a WITC accommodations specialist

Accuplacer Study Resources (if you are testing before Jan. 28)

Classic Accuplacer Practice Tests:

Accuplacer Practice Assessments

 

Accuplacer Next Generation Study Guides (if you are testing on or after Jan. 28)

Accuplacer Next Generation Study Guides

Accuplacer Next Generation Sample Questions

Additional Math Study Guides and Resources

 

    University Transfer Degree Applicants

    Meet with a WITC counselor and then take the Tailwind Placement Assessment in math and English. The tests are web-based and timed at 90 minutes each. The use of a non-graphing calculator will be provided.

    Optional: 60-minute Foreign Language Assessment if you have one or more foreign language classes, take this for correct placement in your foreign language coursework. 

    Tailwind Placement testing accommodations are coordinate through WITC. Please contact WITC's accommodations specialist if you have questions. 

    Tailwind Testing

    Applicable Programs and Tests

    • University Transfer Degree
      • Associate of Arts
      • Associate of Science

     

    Tailwind Placement Practice Tests

    Math Practice Test

    English Practice Test

    Other Resources

    Check out other online resources. 


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    Admissions Meeting
    Admissions Meeting

    Meet with a WITC counselor to review your program and any additional entrance requirements or forms and connect you with support services available to you. 

    Schedule and Attend an Admissions Meeting

    Going to college can be a little intimidating, so WITC wants to help you get off to a great start! The purpose of this 30-minute meeting is to connect you with all of the support services available at WITC to help you have a great college experience as a college student. 

    To schedule your admissions meeting, call the Student Services office at a campus near you. This meeting can be conducted in person, by phone or via Skype. 

    800.243.9482 ext.: 

    Ashland: 3188

    New Richmond: 4145

    Rice Lake: 5045

    Superior: 6271

    What to bring your admissions meeting: 

    If your program choice has admission requirements, make sure to bring your high school, college or military transcripts. 

    Note: In most cases, unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, many of WITC's Allied Health and Public Safety programs require an official transcript for admission. Official transcripts are also required to award any transfer credit. If these situations apply to you, request your official transcripts be sent directly to WITC as soon as possible. 

    Lastly, bring any documentation for outstanding checklist items that may be listed on your online application checklist dashboard. 

    Ready to get started? 

    WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

    Apply Online Now

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Contact An Advisor

    Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

    Ashland Advisor

    Jennifer Bednarik

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

    Contact

    Hayward Advisor

    Kim Schultz

    Admission Advisor

    715.634.5167

    Contact

    Ladysmith Advisor

    Hilary Peterson

    Admission Advisor

    800.243.9482 ext. 5600

    Contact

    New Richmond Advisor

    Jodi Saliny

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

    Contact

    Rice Lake Campus Advisor

    Sara Eckstein

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

    Contact

    Superior Advisor

    Cindy Miller

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

    Contact


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    • Have a program and campus in mind that you want to apply to. 
    • Research costs, financial aid and scholarships
    • Find out if you can earn credit for what you already know with WITC's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities

     

    Know which semester you want to start your education. You can apply: 

    • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
    • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
    • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

     

    Gather your paperwork. You'll need the following:

    • Your social security number
    • Official high school and college transcripts
    • $30 application fee that is required for some programs

     

    Apply online

    WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

    Apply Online Now

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study. 

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Contact An Advisor

    Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

    Ashland Advisor

    Jennifer Bednarik

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

    Contact

    Hayward Advisor

    Kim Schultz

    Admission Advisor

    715.634.5167

    Contact

    Ladysmith Advisor

    Hilary Peterson

    Admission Advisor

    800.243.9482 ext. 5600

    Contact

    New Richmond Advisor

    Jodi Saliny

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

    Contact

    Rice Lake Campus Advisor

    Sara Eckstein

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

    Contact

    Superior Advisor

    Cindy Miller

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

    Contact


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    The application should take you approximately 15 minutes or less to complete.

    Some programs require a $30 non-refundable application fee. The online application will let you know if the fee is required.

    When you can apply depends on when you want to start: 

    • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
    • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
    • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

    Note: Out-of-district applicants will be admitted in priority order for fall term after January 1 and for spring term after May 1  

     

    Resources for completing the application

    Find Your Program:

    Determine what WITC program is best for you.

    Preparing for College:

    Determine if you are ready for college and get credit for prior learning.

    Tuition Calculator:

    Find out how much your education will cost and apply for aid if needed.

    Apply online

    WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

    Apply Online Now

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Contact An Advisor

    Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

    Ashland Advisor

    Jennifer Bednarik

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

    Contact

    Hayward Advisor

    Kim Schultz

    Admission Advisor

    715.634.5167

    Contact

    Ladysmith Advisor

    Hilary Peterson

    Admission Advisor

    800.243.9482 ext. 5600

    Contact

    New Richmond Advisor

    Jodi Saliny

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

    Contact

    Rice Lake Campus Advisor

    Sara Eckstein

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

    Contact

    Superior Advisor

    Cindy Miller

    Admissions Advisor

    800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

    Contact


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    If you are applying to one of the following programs, but you don't exactly meet one of the requirements, WITC's counselors will discuss options with you at your admissions meeting. Remember to bring any transcripts you have and/or to schedule a testing assessment prior to your admissions meeting and WITC will help you through your next steps. 

    Programs with Academic Range Requirements

    Students considering any of the following programs must take a placement assessment for admissions: 

    • Nursing - Associate Degree
    • Plumbing Apprentice
    • Carpentry Apprentice
    • University Transfer Degree - Associate of Science (Tailwinds)
    • University Transfer Degree - Associate of Arts (Tailwinds)

    *Required assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have previous ACCUPLACER ®/ACT scores.

    Students considering any of the following programs:

    • Medical Lab Technician
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Veterinary Technician 

    Must meet one of the following items:

    • Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
    • ACT score of 21
    • Minimum college GPA 2.2 (minimum 3 credits)
    • Associate or bachelor's degree
    • ACCUPLACER® scores
    • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

    Students considering any of the following programs:

    • Dental Assistant
    • Health Information Technology
    • Medical Coding Specialist
    • Medical Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician

    Must meet one of the following items:

    • Minimum high school GPA of 2.1
    • ACT score of 18
    • Minimum college GPA 2.0 (minimum 3 credits)
    • Associate or bachelor's degree
    • ACCUPLACER® scores
    • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

    The assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have satisfactory scores that are less than five years old on a recent college entrance test such as ACCUPLACER or ACT. Official transcripts or test results required. Contact Student Services or more information or to schedule an assessment appointment. 

    ACCUPLACER Testing

    Applicable Programs and Tests

    • Nursing - Associate Degree
      • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
      • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
      • Reading Comprehension
      • Arithmetic
    • Plumbing Apprentice
      • Reading Comprehension
      • Arithmetic
      • (If you are testing before January 28) Elementary Algebra
      • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics
    • Carpentry Apprentice (ABC)
      • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
      • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
      • Reading Comprehension
      • Arithmetic

     

    The ACCUPLACER assessment will cover: 

    • (If you are testing before January 28) Sentence Skills
    • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Writing Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • (If you are testing before January 28) Elementary Algebra
    • (If you are testing on or after January 28) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

    The test is untimed, taken on a computer and takes approximately two hours to complete. 

    Use the online resources listed below or head to the Academic Support Center where instructors can help you prep for your assessment. 

    Need accommodations? 

    Contact a WITC accommodations specialist

    Accuplacer Study Resources (if you are testing before Jan. 28)

    Classic Accuplacer Practice Tests:

    Accuplacer Practice Assessments

     

    Accuplacer Next Generation Study Guides (if you are testing on or after Jan. 28)

    Accuplacer Next Generation Study Guides

    Accuplacer Next Generation Sample Questions

    Additional Math Study Guides and Resources

     

      University Transfer Degree Applicants

      Meet with a WITC counselor and then take the Tailwind Placement Assessment in math and English. The tests are web-based and timed at 90 minutes each. The use of a non-graphing calculator will be provided.

      Optional: 60-minute Foreign Language Assessment if you have one or more foreign language classes, take this for correct placement in your foreign language coursework. 

      Tailwind Placement testing accommodations are coordinate through WITC. Please contact WITC's accommodations specialist if you have questions. 

      Tailwind Testing

      Applicable Programs and Tests

      • University Transfer Degree
        • Associate of Arts
        • Associate of Science

       

      Tailwind Placement Practice Tests

      Math Practice Test

      English Practice Test

      Other Resources

      Check out other online resources. 


      Close

      Schedule and Attend an Admissions Meeting

      Going to college can be a little intimidating, so WITC wants to help you get off to a great start! The purpose of this 30-minute meeting is to connect you with all of the support services available at WITC to help you have a great college experience as a college student. 

      To schedule your admissions meeting, call the Student Services office at a campus near you. This meeting can be conducted in person, by phone or via Skype. 

      800.243.9482 ext.: 

      Ashland: 3188

      New Richmond: 4145

      Rice Lake: 5045

      Superior: 6271

      What to bring your admissions meeting: 

      If your program choice has admission requirements, make sure to bring your high school, college or military transcripts. 

      Note: In most cases, unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, many of WITC's Allied Health and Public Safety programs require an official transcript for admission. Official transcripts are also required to award any transfer credit. If these situations apply to you, request your official transcripts be sent directly to WITC as soon as possible. 

      Lastly, bring any documentation for outstanding checklist items that may be listed on your online application checklist dashboard. 

      Ready to get started? 

      WITC’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a WITC student.

      Apply Online Now

      Apply for Financial Aid

      Seventy-five percent of WITC students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

      Apply for Financial Aid

      Contact An Advisor

      Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

      Ashland Advisor

      Jennifer Bednarik

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 Ext. 3195

      Contact

      Hayward Advisor

      Kim Schultz

      Admission Advisor

      715.634.5167

      Contact

      Ladysmith Advisor

      Hilary Peterson

      Admission Advisor

      800.243.9482 ext. 5600

      Contact

      New Richmond Advisor

      Jodi Saliny

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 Ext. 4339

      Contact

      Rice Lake Campus Advisor

      Sara Eckstein

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 Ext. 5220

      Contact

      Superior Advisor

      Cindy Miller

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 Ext. 6243

      Contact


      Close

      What to Expect After You're Admitted

      Finish any additional requirements.

      Some programs have additional requirements after you're admitted. See additional requirements on your program's web page. 

      Log into MyCampus (student portal) and find details on the following:

      • Explore your student email and Blackboard, MyWITC and more.

      • Register for your classes.

      • Pay or make sure you've completed your financial aid or tuition deferment. 

      • Buy your books.

      Log into MyCampus

      New Student Orientation

      Complete orientation online or in person. 

      Find Details

       

      Contact

      Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

      Rice Lake Admissions Contact

      Sara Eckstein

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 ext. 5220

      Contact

      Ashland Admissions Contact

      Jennifer Bednarik

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 ext. 3195

      Contact

      New Richmond Admissions Contact

      Jodi Saliny

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 ext. 4339

      Contact

      Superior Admissions Contact

      Cindy Miller

      Admissions Advisor

      800.243.9482 ext. 6243

      Contact

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