Apply to PCC

All application documents are due by the following dates:

Winter 2019

Applications must be submitted
  • Outside US / Initial: March 19, 2018 – October 10, 2018
  • Inside US / Transfer: March 19, 2018 – November 26, 2018
Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • February 19, 2018
Orientation week
  • December 10 – 14, 2018
First day of class
  • January 7, 2019

Spring 2019

Applications must be submitted
  • Outside US / Initial: June 11, 2018 – January 18, 2019
  • Inside US / Transfer: June 11, 2018 – March 4, 2019
Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • May 11, 2018
Orientation week
  • March 18 – 22, 2019
First day of class
  • April 1, 2019

Summer 2019

Applications must be submitted
  • Outside US / Initial: September 10, 2018 – April 10, 2019
  • Inside US / Transfer: September 10, 2018 – May 24, 2019
Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • August 10, 2018
Orientation week
  • June 10 – 14, 2019
First day of class
  • June 24, 2019

Fall 2019

Applications must be submitted
  • Outside US / Initial: December 10, 2018 – July 9, 2019
  • Inside US / Transfer: December 10, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Financial documents cannot be dated before
  • November 10, 2018
Orientation week
  • September 9 -13, 2019
First day of class
  • September 23, 2019

International application checklist

Your complete application packet should include the following:

1) International application form
Apply online

International application (online)

Please fill out the online application if possible

Paper application

International application (paper)

Mail the paper application to the Office of International Student Services

Students2) 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) 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.

Additional requirements

  • Age requirement: In general, applicants should be turning 18 years of age in the first term they attend PCC. 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 can be submitted in person, as email attachments or as fax to:

Portland Community College
International Student Services – Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Rd (Building 3, Room 223)
Portland, OR 97229

Phone: +1-971-722-7150 | Fax: +1-971-722-7170 | international@pcc.edu