Applicants age 14 or 15

Before you apply...

Work with your high school before deciding to apply to PCC. The process for applying for an exception is quite extensive. College courses may not be appropriate for younger students.

How to apply

PCC’s policy is to admit students 18 and older.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, follow these instructions for students 16 & 17 years old.

If you are 14 or 15 years old, follow the instructions below to apply for an exception to this policy. The student will need to show that they are ready for an adult learning environment, as described below.

Step 1: apply for admission

Complete the admissions form and the new student orientation. On the admissions form, choose "credit” application type.

Step 2: take placement tests and email us

Take tests in reading, writing, and math. When you’re done, email your campus contact. Your contact will tell you if you meet placement requirements and can move on to the next step.

Step 3: send required materials

Email the following documents to your campus contact. We will meet with you once we have received all required documents:

  • Student statement: a letter explaining why you want to attend PCC.
  • Teacher recommendation: have your teacher complete this recommendation form and have them email it to your campus contact.
  • Permission form: get this from a school counselor or administrator. Email it to both your campus contact and to enroll@pcc.edu. See a sample permission form.
  • Official school transcripts.
  • List of achievements that show readiness for an adult learning environment (e.g. awards, leadership, volunteering, or other relevant experiences).
  • 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…
  • Student statement: a letter explaining why you want to attend PCC.
  • Tutor or educator recommendation: have an educator or tutor other than your parent or guardian complete this recommendation form and have them email it to your campus contact.
  • Exemption from Compulsory Attendance form. Get this from your Educational Service District. See a sample form. Email it to your campus contact and to enroll@pcc.edu
  • List of completed coursework: have your parent or guardian provide a list of coursework completed in your middle and high school experience.
  • List of achievements that show readiness for an adult learning environment (e.g. awards, leadership, volunteering, or other relevant experiences).

Step 4: schedule an appointment

Set up a meeting with your campus contact. Both student and parent or guardian must attend. At this meeting, your campus contact will inform you if we can make an exception to the admissions policy. It is ultimately the decision of the Dean of Students to approve exceptions.

If approved, you'll then follow the instructions for registering for classes.