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Complete these steps if this is your first time at PCC or if you are returning after an absence.

  1. Apply to PCC

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

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    The admissions process is different for ESOL, GED®, International, and Community Ed.

  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. Set up your MyPCC account

    MyPCC is where you’ll go to sign up for classes, check your student email, pay for classes, and more. Use the first time user link on the MyPCC login page to get an account setup code and create your password.

  4. Complete the placement process

    Give us more information about your academic history in the form of grades, transcripts, or test results. We use this info to recommend reading, writing, and math classes. See how to complete the placement process.

  5. Register for classes

    To register for classes, you’ll follow different steps depending on your previous college experience:

    First-time college students
    Sign up for a Panther Registration Session and register for classes at your session.

    Students with previous college credit
    Register in MyPCC when your registration time opens. If you need help choosing classes, see an advisor.

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. Learn about programs for high schoolers

    PCC has several programs for students who haven’t yet completed a high school diploma or GED®.

    • Take college classes at your high school: Dual Credit
    • Take college classes at PCC: Expanded Options Program, High School Credit Recovery, Jefferson Middle College
    • Earn a diploma (or GED®) at PCC: Gateway to College, YES to College, Beaverton Early College
    • See more about applicants under the age of 18
    • See all programs for high school students »
  3. Talk to a specialist

    To figure out which program is a good fit for you, connect with us. We’ll help you choose your path and plan your next steps.

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PCC provides an Annual Security Report meeting Clery Act requirements. The report shares safety programs, policies, and crime data for the past three years. It also includes steps you can take to maintain a safe campus for everyone.