Steps to enroll in YES to College

Step 1: School District approval

Talk to your high school counselor about YES to College and request school district approval, if applicable. The following school districts require district approval:

  • Beaverton
  • David Douglas
  • Hillsboro
  • Lake Oswego
  • Sherwood
  • Tigard-Tualatin

If you live in the Portland school district, you can skip this step. If your school district doesn’t approve you to apply for YES to College, we cannot consider your application. If you’re new to the school district in which you live, contact us and we can give you information on your district’s approval process.

Step 2: PCC Admissions

Apply for admission to PCC: Apply as a ‘credit’ student. Make sure to get your PCC student ID number (your G number) after you complete the application. Your student ID number will be emailed to you; and you can also get it at any campus registration window or through your MyPCC account.

Step 3: GED Orientation and Placement test

Choose your campus and attend one of the GED Orientation and Placement Testing sessions at that campus. (See the list of sessions.) No appointment is necessary. Bring your PCC student ID number with you. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for the session, and plan to stay for the entire session. If you park on campus, you will need to buy a parking permit at a Pay Station box in the parking lot.

Step 4: Complete intake process

At the end of your placement test, you will be given an appointment to complete the intake process or meet with the College Success Coach for your campus (see list below). Make sure to follow all instructions about placement testing and paperwork, including the YES to College application.

Step 5: Attend Class

Attend your classes, and make sure to have excellent attendance. If you miss class during the first week, your spot will be given to a student on the wait list.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the YES to College Success Coach at the campus that you would like to attend:


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