Admission and Waitlist Process for High Demand Programs
Washtenaw Community College maintains a waitlist for admission into any program that it has designated as a high
demand program (one for which there are more qualified applicants than openings for an entering class). The order of
the waitlist facilitates a first-in, first-out treatment of applicants within the following residency classes:*
Priority 1: Legal residents of the Washtenaw Community College district.
Priority 2: Legal residents of counties adjacent to the Washtenaw Community College district.
Priority 3: Legal residents of all other counties of the State of Michigan.
Priority 4: Persons whose legal residence is outside the State of Michigan but within the United States.
Priority 5: Persons whose official residence is a foreign country.
In order to be added to the waitlist, applicants must apply to the college and also submit a completed application for
the program. The program application must include any necessary documentation to substantiate that the applicant
has met all of the program’s minimum admission requirements. The college will keep a rolling waitlist for each high
demand program and applicants will be added to the list at the end of each two-month cycle listed below:
August 1 to September 30
October 1 to November 30
December 1 to January 31
February 1 to March 31
April 1 to May 31
June 1 to July 31
Those who submit a completed application during one of the application cycles defined above will be added to the
waitlist in random order, with applicants possessing Washtenaw County residency status being given first priority on
the waitlist, applicants with residency status in counties adjacent to Washtenaw County will be given next priority,
then all other applicants who meet Michigan residency requirements, and so on.*
Applicants who submit their completed applications on the first day of the two-month application cycle have no
advantage over those who submit their completed appli