Complete the requirements
under first-time student checklist.
If you graduated in a non-English-speaking country, you are responsible to provide a certified translation of transcripts. This certification must be made by (1) a commercial certifying organization or (2) an individual with appropriate credentials in the country where you attended school. If you graduated from a homeschool or non-traditional secondary education program, see the section for Homeschool Graduates above.
International students should allow a
minimum of six months to complete
application procedures. PCC is authorized
under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant
alien students. The regular
application form should be completed
and returned with the Application Fee and Reservation Deposit to the
Director of Admissions. The application
cannot be processed until these
fees are received; all payments must
be in U.S. currency. International
students’ accounts will be charged
any handling fees assessed by a foreign
bank (e.g., transfer funds, etc.). It is
required by United States Immigration
and Customs Enforcement regulations
that international students submit to
the College all application forms, academic
records, test scores, and proof
of financial responsibility before the
Form I-20 can be sent. In
addition, the College requires international
students to submit one semester’s tuition, room and board, fees, and one-way
transportation charges from the
College to the student’s home before
final acceptance can be granted and the
Form I-20 will be sent.
Each semester must be paid in advance.
Prospective students should also take
either the ACT, SAT or the CLT. Non-English-speaking students are also
required to take the Test of English as
a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Have
your TOEFL scores sent directly
from the Educational Testing Service
to the Director of Admissions as soon
as possible. This is done automatically
if you specify our college TOEFL
number 5970 when you register for this test.
The expected minimum TOEFL score
is as follows:
- 500 paper-based
- 61 internet-based
- 15 per section paper-delivered
The applicant whose TOEFL composite score is below the standard may be considered for provisional acceptance by the Admissions Committee. If accepted, the applicant will be admitted with a status of Academic Watch and will be required to take EN 110 Conversational English and meet weekly with an academic advisor to develop an ability to benefit from instruction at PCC.