Contact the Enrollment Services Office.
Thank you for your interest in attending Portland Community College! Students 16 or 17 years of age, who do not have a high school diploma or GED®, must complete some additional steps before they can register for classes.
How to apply
Step 1) Complete steps for new students
Complete the steps for new students including admissions form, orientation, and first term placement. On the admissions form, choose "credit” application type.
Step 2) Provide additional documentation
A hold will have been placed on your account. Proper documentation is necessary to be able to remove the hold and register at PCC. Submit your documentation to a campus Enrollment Services Office (in person, by email, or fax).
If you are currently:
Continuing to Attend Your High School
You must submit a Letter of Permission to Attend Classes to one of the PCC Admissions & Registration offices from your high school counselor or administrator. Only HS counselors or administrators may approve classes for high school credit. Letters are not required for summer term enrollment at PCC.
You must provide a Letter of Verification from your local Educational Service District (ESD) to one of the PCC Admissions & Registration offices. Letters are not required for summer term enrollment at PCC.
Attending PCC and Not Pursuing a High School Diploma or GED®
You must provide a "Release From Compulsory Education" form from your high school or a Letter of Verification from your local Educational Service District (ESD) to one of the PCC Admissions & Registration offices.
Seeking a GED®
The GED® Program manages all aspects of their admissions process. Contact information, procedures, and orientation schedules can be accessed at the ABE/GED® website.
GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license.