Complete the requirements
under first-time student checklist.
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 submitted along with the Application Fee and Reservation Deposit to the Director of Admissions. The application cannot be processed until these fees are received. 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 the Form I-20 will be sent. Each semester must be paid in advance. 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.).
Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Start your evaluation at ece.org. Choose the Course-by-Course evaluation and follow the steps required. PCC must receive the evaluation report before your file will be reviewed for final acceptance. If you graduated from a homeschool or non-traditional secondary education program, see the section for Homeschool Graduates above.
In response to COVID-19, the submission of an official college entrance test score will be waived for all new students applying for Fall 2020.
Prospective students should also take the ACT, CLT, or the SAT. 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. Scores must be received before your file will be reviewed for final acceptance
The expected minimum TOEFL score is as follows:
- 61 internet-based (15 per section)
- 15 per section paper-delivered
The applicant whose TOEFL composite score is below the standard may be considered for provisional acceptance by the Academic Admissions Committee. If accepted, the applicant will be admitted with a status of either Academic Watch or Academic Probation and will be required to take EN 110 Conversational English and meet weekly with an academic success coach to develop an ability to benefit from instruction at PCC. Students on Academic Probation will be limited to 12 credit hours.