Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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If this is your first time attending college, follow these steps to get started at PCC.

  1. Apply to PCC

    Complete the application for new students. It's free and only takes a few minutes. You'll receive an acceptance email with your username and student ID number.

  2. Complete the orientation

    Learn the basics about PCC in the New Student Orientation. Log in with the username and student ID number from your acceptance email. The orientation takes about 30 minutes.

  3. Plan your first term
    1. Set up your MyPCC account: use the first time user link on the MyPCC login page to get an account setup code.  Create a password, and you'll be ready to use MyPCC!
    2. Give us more info about your academic history. We use this info to recommend your first term classes: we call this process "placement".

      Less than 7 years since high school? 
      Submit your high school grades »

      More than 7 years since high school? 
      Take a placement test »

  4. Register for classes

    Sign up for a New Student Advising and Registration Session. At this session, you'll use MyPCC to register for classes.

Have you taken classes at another college and want to continue your education with us? Complete these steps for a smooth transition to PCC.

  1. Apply to PCC

    Complete the application for new students. It's free and only takes a few minutes. You'll receive an acceptance email with your username and student ID number.

  2. Complete the orientation

    Learn the basics about PCC in the New Student Orientation. Log in with the username and student ID number from your acceptance email. The orientation takes about 30 minutes.

  3. Plan your first term
    1. Set up your MyPCC account: use the first time user link on the MyPCC login page to get an account setup code.  Create a password, and you'll be ready to use MyPCC!
    2. Submit your transcripts: to get into most college classes, you'll need to demonstrate that you've taken college-level reading, writing, and math.
    3. Schedule an advising appointment: we recommend meeting with an advisor to plan your first term of classes.
  4. Register for classes

    You can register in MyPCC when your registration time opens.  See more about registering for classes.

Have you attended PCC before, but it's been more than a year since you've taken a credit class? Follow these steps to reactivate your account.

  1. Apply to PCC

    Complete the application for new students. It's free and only takes a few minutes. You'll receive an acceptance email with your username and student ID number.

  2. Complete the orientation

    See what's changed since the last time you were here in the New Student Orientation. Log in with the username and student ID number from your acceptance email. The orientation takes about 30 minutes.

  3. Plan your first term
    1. Set up your MyPCC account: if it's been longer than a year since you've logged in, use the first time user link on the MyPCC login page to get an account setup code. Create a new password, and you'll be ready to use MyPCC!
    2. Schedule an advising appointment: we recommend meeting with an advisor to plan your first term of classes.
  4. Register for classes

    You can register in MyPCC when your registration time opens.  See more about registering for classes.

If you haven't yet completed a high school diploma or GED®, you'll follow the application steps for your specific program.

  1. Apply to PCC

    Complete the application for new students. It's free and only takes a few minutes. You'll receive an acceptance email with your username and student ID number.

  2. Talk to a specialist

    PCC has several programs available for high school students. Schedule an appointment to discover a good fit for you.

Programs for high school students

We have the following programs for students that haven't yet completed a high school diploma or GED®.

Take classes at your high school:

  • Dual Credit: take classes at your high school, earn high school and college credit.

Take classes at PCC:

Finish high school at PCC:

  • Gateway to College: earn a diploma and college credit. Once accepted, program covers tuition.
  • Beaverton Early College: earn a diploma and college credit. Once accepted, program covers tuition.
  • YES to College: earn a GED® and college credit. Once accepted, program covers tuition.
  • Jefferson Middle College: take classes at Cascade Campus, earn high school and college credit. High school covers tuition.

The admissions process is different for:

  • ESOL: improve your English skills
  • GED®: earn your high school equivalency certificate
  • International: seeking F-1 Visa to study in the United States
  • CLIMB:  specialized non-credit continuing education opportunities

Questions?

Bianca de Garriz, Admissions Representative

Connect with our Admissions Team for one-on-one assistance or group requests.

Paying for college

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Payment is due two weeks before the term begins. See more about paying for college »

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