Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

There are many reasons why students get behind in their high school journey. PCC offers a way for high school students to get back on track for graduation at their local school by making up failed or missed credits/classes here at the college.

PCC offers pre-college classes in math, reading and writing as well as a complete range of college level courses. You may check the PCC class schedule to get a more comprehensive overview.

The process for getting started is below, but it is strongly recommended that you meet with your high school counselor to pre-determine your specific credit/class needs.

Enrollment procedures

  1. Complete steps for new students

    Complete the steps for new students including admissions form, orientation, and first term placement. Don't register for classes yet. On the admissions form, choose "credit” application type.

    1. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you are required to submit a permission letter from your home high school to the Admissions Office. If you are homeschooled, you must provide a letter of verification from your local Educational Service District (ESD). Letters are not required for summer term enrollment.
    2. If you are under the age of 16, first contact the High School Completion Specialist. Then access campus contact information and procedures for the "Underage Exception process for Admission and Registration"
  2. Determine course placement

    All new students planning to take credit classes must complete the course placement process before they can register for classes. This may include taking placement tests. You should bring transcripts for previous college level course work in math or language arts and any ACT or SAT scores to your advising meeting, as you may not need to take the placement test. Learn more about placement testing.

  3. Meet with an advisor to create an academic plan

    Only high school counselors or home-school educators may approve classes to be used as high school credit. College advisors are available to maximize your "earned college credits" by creating an academic plan.

  4. Register for classes

    You may register for classes online through MyPCC. You can also read more detailed information about how to register.


  5. Confirm payment arrangements

    You must pay for your classes in full or have a college-approved financial arrangement in place two Mondays prior to the start of the term. Students who do not meet the payment deadline are subject to being deleted from their course registration. Confirm billing arrangements made through your high school with your high school counselor.

  6. Arrange transportation

    If you plan to drive to campus, purchase a parking permit online through MyPCC. You can find a link in the Term-to-term Checklist on the MyPCC Home tab. You can also learn about transportation options, including shuttle schedules, bus passes and more.

  7. Get your student ID card

    Student services such as the PCC shuttle, computer labs, libraries, and testing centers require a PCC student ID. After registering for credit classes go to an Enrollment Services Office with a valid government issued identification to get your ID card. Learn more about getting your ID card, including the types of identification we accept and where to get your ID card.

  8. Purchase books at the Bookstore

    Go to the Bookstore at your campus or online and purchase your books. Be sure to have your course CRN's in order to purchase the correct books!

  9. Go to class!

    You are expected to attend all classes in which you are enrolled or waitlisted. Your seat in the class may be given away to another student if you don't attend the first class session! If you do not attend or stop attending classes and fail to personally drop within the refund period, you will be responsible for all tuition and fees. If on a waitlist you could be automatically enrolled. You must check your MyPCC and your MyPCC email to manage your course enrollment.