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International Student Admissions

COVID-19 Updates for Prospective International Students

PCC is in sustained reopening for Fall 2021, with most classes and services online/remote.

 

During these difficult times, PCC’s International Admissions Team remains active in assisting student applicants. What we are doing:

  • We continue to accept and process applications for the upcoming terms.
  • We are assisting prospective students with deferrals (no fee).
  • We are available at international@pcc.edu for any questions about applications or next steps.

State Department COVID-19 Updates for Prospective Students

Message from OISS Admissions Team Leadership

Update for Prospective F-1 International Students (09/01/2021)

 

Completing your application

1) International application form

Choose the tab for the term you would like to apply for, and click on that “online application” button.

All application documents are due by the following dates:

Fall 2021
Applications must be submitted
Summer 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates
Outside US / Initial December 7, 2020-July 13, 2021  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
ring 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer December 7, 2020-August 30,2021
*Any application received after these deadlines will be automatically deferred to the next term.

Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • November 7, 2020
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • September 13-17, 2021
    *These dates could be subject to change.
First day of class
  • September 27, 2021
Winter 2022
Applications must be submitted
Winter 2020 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates Application link
Outside US / Initial March 15, 2021-October 13, 2021  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
Winter 2020 paper application
Inside US / Transfer March 15, 2021-November 29,2021
*Any application received after these deadlines will be automatically deferred to the next term.
Financial documents cannot be dated before

  • February 15, 2021
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • December 13-17, 2021
    *These dates could be subject to change.
First day of class
  • January 10, 2022
Spring 2022
Applications must be submitted
Spring 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates Application link
Outside US / Initial June 7, 2021-January 21, 2022  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper applicationSpr 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer June 7, 2021-March 7, 2022
*Any application received after these deadlines will be automatically deferred to the next term.
Financial documents cannot be dated before

  • May 7, 2021
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • March 21-25, 2022
First day of class
  • April 4, 2022
Summer 2022
Applications must be submitted
Summer 2019 application dates and links for outside and inside the US
Student group Dates
Outside US / Initial Coming Soon  Online application »
Or, you can fill out the paper application
ring 2019 paper application
Inside US / Transfer Coming Soon
*Any application received after these deadlines will be automatically deferred to the next term.

Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • Coming Soon
Orientation week – MANDATORY ATTENDANCE ALL DAYS
  • Coming Soon
    *These dates could be subject to change.
First day of class
  • Coming Soon

 

2) Passport photo page

  • Submit a copy of your passport photo page (with picture, name, and date of birth).

3) Academic transcripts

  • Submit academic transcripts (list of classes and grades) from your current or most recent high school, college, or university.
    • If the transcripts are not in English, you must submit a copy in the original language along with an English translation.
    • The transcript (or the English translation) must include the name and address of the high school, college, or university.
    • For initial admissions purposes, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, official transcripts may later be required.

4) Proof of financial resources

5) Health insurance agreement

6) Proof of English proficiency

English proficiency is NOT required for admission to PCC, but you may be exempted from the ESOL placement testing and ESOL program if you are able to show proof of English proficiency.

Placement Flowchart

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ESOL Plan

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Additional requirements

  • Age requirement: In general, applicants should be turning 18 years of age in the first term they attend PCC, or older. However, we do accept students aged 16 to 17 if certain requirements are met. The Admissions Team will provide the applicant with the necessary paperwork and inform them of the special guidelines.
  • Transfer students: There are a few additional steps for transfer students
  • Former PCC students on suspension: There are alternative steps for students on suspension

Submitting materials

Materials should be submitted within the application portal. Alternatively, you may submit documents directly to international@pcc.edu.

Contact Us

Phone: +1-971-722-7150 | international@pcc.edu

This page is maintained by the International Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator.