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3-Step Admission & Registration Instructions

There is a 3-step process for students who wish to earn college credit for their high school course work through PCC Dual Credit:

Step 1 – Apply for admission

Step 2 – Log into MyPCC & set up your permanent password

Step 3 – Register for Dual Credit classes

Dual Credit Benefits for Students

The PCC Dual Credit program offers local high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously before they receive their high school diploma. Benefits of the program are:

  • Enhances the ability and skills to do college-level work and aids students in gaining confidence for college success
  • Students may earn enough credit to gain advanced standing when admitted to college full-time and are entitled to register earlier for classes
  • Save money by receiving free college credit and shorten the amount of time, after high school, required to complete at college
  • PCC credits are transferable to all college/universities within the Oregon University System and many other institutions outside the state
  • Students entering the military may earn higher rank with earned college credit
  • Obtain PCC Student ID Card, use of PCC’s Library and online Tutoring Services
  • Research shows Dual Credit students are more likely to finish college and earn more credits by the 2nd year of college

Quick Facts

Enrollment Requirements:
You must be enrolled in a participating high school and not yet earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency.
Courses:
Dual credit classes are regular PCC classes, but taught at high school by an approved high school instructor.
Grading:
Once registered PCC students taking credit classes can choose between receiving traditional letter grades (A-F) and Pass/No Pass (P/NP), providing the PCC department has permitted both options for a course.
The (college) grade a student receives in the class (A-F or P/NP) will be reflected on an official PCC transcript, unless the student chooses to Drop or Withdrawal from the college course by the specified date. Once final grades have been submitted by the articulating high school instructor, a students’ grades will be transcripted.
Withdrawal/Dropping Course:
Students are responsible for formally Dropping or Withdrawing from a Dual Credit course if they do not want the PCC credit. If a student fails to drop during the correct time frame, they will still be responsible for the grade posted on their transcript (even if it is a D or F).
Cost:
There is no tuition or fees associated with the dual credit program.
Transferability:
PCC credits are transferable to all public college/universities within the Oregon University System and most other institutions outside the state. It is always important to check with the college or university you plan to attend to know how these credits will be applied. The credits you earn provide an advantage whether you use them at PCC, another college, or on your resume as you explore employment opportunities.

PCC Appeals

Registration/Enrollment Deadline Exception Appeals – Office of the Registrar

Students seeking an exception to an enrollment-related deadline (adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course after the deadline; changing a grading option after the deadline) need to submit an appeal to the Office of the Registrar within 90 days of the end of the term. Exceptions to established college deadlines are considered when a student has experienced serious hardship as a result from circumstances that are outside of their control, such as unplanned illness/medical issues.

To submit an appeal, the following information needs to be sent by the student in a message to pccregistrar@pcc.edu:
  • G#
  • Term
  • CRN
  • Course Number/Title
  • Requested Action
  • Explanation
  • Documentation of the circumstances
  • Note: This MUST come from the students PCC email address in order to be considered! (The PCC email can be accessed by clicking on the envelope icon in the upper-right corner once logged into the MyPCC portal)

The results of the appeal request will be emailed to the student’s PCC email address within 30 days of submitting the request and required documentation.

For complete information, please view the PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook.

GRAD Plan

You can learn more about GRAD Plan, or view our Grad Plan overview PowerPoint.

How does Dual Credit benefit students after high school?

C3

C3 is designed to help act as a roadmap for students considering earning Dual Credit while in high school, and wishing to utilize these college credits they earn after they graduate from high school.