The Low Down: How to navigate PCC for first-time college students
With fall session wrapping up and spring session just around the corner, now is the perfect time to provide a few tips for first-time college students attending PCC this spring. Transitioning from high school to college can be a very daunting task. Whereas a set curriculum determined every student’s path in high school, there are a lot more freedoms and choices at PCC.
Here’s how to navigate the college terrain like a pro:
1. Apply to PCC online.
2. Complete the online orientation.
3. Take the English and Math assessment test at the Assessment Office (building D, room 205).
- It is essential that the assessment be taken seriously because it determines how many levels of English and math one is required to take.
- If English is a second language, please take the ESL assessment rather than the English assessment. Note: Some ESL classes are transferable, while lower level English classes are not.
4. Lastly, go to the Counseling Office (building L, room 104) to make a Group Counseling appointment.
- Due to the large number of new students entering PCC each semester, the Counseling Office can only meet with new students in a group setting.
- The Group Counseling session will cover PCC polices, assessment results, transfer and graduation requirements, and class registration.
- Please bring a picture ID, online orientation printout, assessment results, and permit to the appointment.
Navigating PCC is as easy as 1-2-3 (and 4)!