White Mountains Community College is student centered, providing opportunities for success, while enriching lives and communities through quality education and valued partnerships.
Let me be the first to welcome you to White Mountains Community College! The celebration of our 56th anniversary has provided us the opportunity to reflect on our rich tradition while planning for an even brighter future. Our primary purpose is to offer quality education and to support students in their goals of entering high-demand careers or transferring to four-year institutions.
Our mission of being student centered, providing opportunities for success, while enriching lives and communities through quality education and valued partnerships is not just a statement; it is our passion. This mission is carried out academically through our comprehensive array of program offerings from Culinary Arts, Welding, and Nursing, to Criminal Justice, Business, Accounting, Liberal Arts, and many more. With the student in mind, we offer courses in a variety of formats and locations, including online and hybrid courses, as well as day and evening courses at our Main Campus in Berlin and at our Academic Centers in Littleton and North Conway.
We have uniquely talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators to help you be successful. We see you as a major component of our bright future insofar as the success of our College hinges on your many achievements. These great people at White Mountains Community College are here to mentor, teach, coach, and advise you along the way and guide your path forward.
The word “community” in our name is significant because of our commitment to serving others. The College offers many ways for one to give back and be part of the surrounding community. There are student organizations, volunteering opportunities, fundraising activities, and additional possibilities for graduates!
We wish you the very best during your time at White Mountains Community College and beyond. We sincerely hope you will become connected as an integral part of our community and seek support when you need or want it. Please stop by to see me. I look forward to welcoming you personally to our College.
Charles Lloyd, Ed.D.
White Mountains Community College
2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, New Hampshire 03570
(603) 752-1113 or 800-445-4525 • FAX (603) 752-6335
Littleton Academic Center
646 Union Street, Littleton, NH 03561
(800) 445-4525 • (603) 444-1326
North Conway Academic Center
2541 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860
(800) 445-4525 • (603) 356-7926
Academic Policies and Procedures
At WMCC, students are exposed to various methods of instruction. While some courses are lecture based, others are laboratory based, performance based, and student directed. Learning that is performance based relies on an organized, systematic approach to education and training that identifies the knowledge and skills graduates need to perform competently and confidently in a rapidly changing world. Programs and courses are structured within a competency-based framework. By defining and insisting on competencies (knowledge and skills) in each course, educators (working closely with their students) enhance and maximize the learning experience. Intellectual, interpersonal, and physical-manual competencies are assessed continuously to ensure student engagement and improvement. WMCC strives to offer a physical, intellectual, and social environmental that supports the unique learning styles, backgrounds, and needs of every individual.
Admissions Policies and Procedures
Admission to WMCC is open to anyone who has the ability and desire to pursue one of the College’s programs of study. It is the responsibility of all prospective students to review the associate degree or certificate requirements, standards, and expectations prior to submitting an official admissions application. For Nursing admissions requirements, refer to the Nursing program page.
For applicants seeking a degree or certificate, they must follow this procedure: first, they must take at least one course per year to maintain matriculated status, or they must apply for readmission and abide by any new requirements in place at that date. Applicants must also:
- File a WMCC admissions application form. To do so, applicants should visit wmcc.edu to apply online or print an application and send it to WMCC, 2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin, NH, 03570.
- Applicants may need to submit evidence of high school graduation (or HiSET/GED) with an official transcript of courses, grades, and standardized tests. Homeschool students refer to the Admissions Policy for Homeschool Students.
- Submit an official transcript of all previous postsecondary work with course descriptions.
- Apprise the College of eligibility for Veterans Administration and other aid programs.
Business and Community Pathways
WMCC works directly with businesses, organizations, and subject matter experts to design and provide high-quality, targeted training for career and industry advancement. Along with first-rate business training with customized pathways for businesses seeking specialized training for their employees, WMCC also offers a variety of professional development programs on campus in Berlin, online, and at our Academic Centers in Littleton and North Conway. To view the most recent offerings, visit our Business and Community website. To register for courses or to schedule a session to discuss customized training options for your business, contact Tamara Roberge at (603) 342-3062 or by email at TRoberge@ccsnh.edu.
Cost of Attendance
All charges are subject to change without notice.
Credit for Prior Learning
WMCC is committed to providing affordable, accessible, high-quality education to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. Because we believe our learners bring with them a unique body of knowledge and skills developed over time, we provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their acquisition of college-level learning gained outside of the traditional classroom setting.
In accordance with the guidelines established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the recommendations made by the American Council on Education (ACE), WMCC provides options for students to progress more quickly toward program or degree completion through earning credit for prior learning, including transfer credit, credit by examination, and credit for experiential learning through prior learning portfolio assessment.
Few students can afford to pay for college without some form of educational financing. WMCC is aware of the financial burden of meeting college costs. The Financial Aid Office encourages students to apply for assistance. The available forms of assistance are grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.
To receive financial aid, the student must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by federal or state guidelines.
- Submit any additional documentation the College requests.
- Be matriculated (formally accepted) into a financial-aid eligible program (16 credits or more).
- Be registered for a minimum of six credits per semester to receive federal loan funds.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Reapply for financial aid each academic year.
- Not be in default on a student loan.
- Not owe a refund on any federal (Title IV) financial aid.
- Not be receiving financial aid from another institution for the same enrollment period.
Federal, state, and private scholarship funds awarded by the College are often limited. Students should apply for financial aid as soon after October 1 as possible for the upcoming academic year. Applications are accepted all year long; however, some aid is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a student has a credit balance after financial aid has paid the student’s tuition and fees, that student’s admission, registration, and class attendance must be confirmed before the student can receive refunds from grants or excess loan funds. To receive this disbursement, the student should allow at least forty-five days from the beginning of the first class. Books and supplies ($1,400 estimated per year) should be purchased before the start of the semester. If financial aid (grant or excess loan funds) exceeds the student’s tuition and fee charges for the semester, the student may qualify for a book advance, to be used at the WMCC Bookstore. For details, contact the Financial Aid Office.
Sources of Financial Aid
Below are brief descriptions of various programs, scholarship opportunities, and other financial support. More information can be obtained through the Financial Aid Office or its webpage. Students must complete the FAFSA form to apply for the federal programs.