Applicants 15 years of age and under

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Services Office.

Thank you for your interest in attending PCC! As an adult learning environment, it is college policy to admit students 16 years and older. If you are under 16 years old, there are additional steps to complete before you can register. There are also some restrictions to enrollment. It is important to keep in mind that college courses and an adult learning environment may not be appropriate for younger students. The decision to enroll should be considered carefully and a parent or legal guardian must be involved in the process.

Admissions requirements

Students under the age of 16 must meet the standard prerequisites for reading, writing and mathematics regardless of the desired course(s). There are additional prerequisites for many courses, as well. See Step 3 below for instructions on placement testing.

Enrollment restrictions

  • Students must present all required documents in person to Enrollment Services at any of the PCC campuses prior to registering for classes. See Step 4 below for a list of required documents and agreements. A hold will prevent registration until this step is complete.
  • Students may only enroll in "college-level" courses.
  • The college may determine certain classes are inappropriate for underage students due to health, safety and/or content. Enrollment in these courses will be blocked.
  • The entire enrollment process must be completed annually.

How to apply

  1. Apply for admission

    Complete the PCC admissions application. You will receive an admissions email once you completed the application.

  2. Complete the online orientation

    The online orientation requires your PCC username and student number. You will find this information in your admissions email.

  3. Take placement tests and email us

    Take placement tests in reading, writing, and math which will determine your prerequisite placement. You must meet the college’s standard prerequisites in order to register for classes as a student under 16 years of age.

  4. Bring required documents for verification

    Bring the required documents to the Enrollment Services office nearest you. The parent agreement must be signed in person at the Enrollment Services office.

    • Parent agreement: the form must be signed in person at one of our Enrollment Services offices. Parent/guardian must present a valid, government issued identification.
    • High school permission letter: get this from a school counselor or administrator. See a sample permission letter.
    • Consent to release: For each parent or guardian, complete a Consent to Release form in MyPCC, under Quick Links.

    Home schooled? You'll provide different documents:

    • Parent agreement: The form must be signed in person at one of our Enrollment Services offices. Parent/guardian must present a valid, government issued identification.
    • Exemption from Compulsory Attendance form: Get this from your Educational Service District. See a sample form.
    • Consent to release: For each parent or guardian, complete a Consent to Release form in MyPCC, under Quick Links.

Registering for classes

Plan and register for classes

For information on how to find classes and register visit the registration information page. For help choosing classes, work with your high school counselor or home school coordinator. PCC Academic Advising is a resource for additional academic planning assistance.

Important note: Enrolling at Portland Community College establishes a permanent college academic record and college transcript. Taking college courses too soon may lower your college grades and affect your future as a college student. This permanent academic record may also impact eligibility for future financial aid, scholarships, athletic team eligibility, and transferring to another college/university.

Grading options: audit option

Students approved through this process are not eligible to use the audit grade option.