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Submit your high school grades or GED® score

First time in college student

We use your academic history to place you in your first reading, writing, and math classes. You'll need to submit high school grades or a GED® score if you have both:

  • been to high school or completed your GED® in the last 7 years
  • never been to college

See more about steps for new students.

How to submit grades or scores


How much do grades matter?

We only use your grades to initially match you to classes. High school grades won't prevent you from coming to PCC, or appear on your PCC record. The future is a blank slate!

  1. Find your grades

    You can submit grades for the following classes. If you didn't take all these classes in high school, that's okay – just fill out the form as completely as you can.

    • Junior English
    • Senior English
    • Pre-Algebra, Algebra, or Calculus
  2. Submit grades

    Once you have your grades handy, log in to the MyPCC Home tab, look in the Quick Links channel, and click Submit high school grades. Remember to click Save, then let the page refresh and also click Ready to be placed to submit your grades for placement.

  3. Check MyPCC email

    Check your MyPCC email for a message about placement. The email will let you know your next steps.

Can I change my placement level?

If you think you should have been placed at a higher level, you have options. Follow the instructions in your placement email to have more academic evidence considered in your placement.

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