Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t addressed, give us a call at 850-478-8496, ext. 5241, or e-mail pts-grad*pcci|edu. We’re here to help!
Yes! For more details, see accreditation.
Career Services helps PCC/PTS students and alumni seeking internships or employment. Through the Career Services website, you can see posted job openings and connect with organizations about your job interests.
PCC accepts or rejects credits based on its own institutional criteria, regardless of whether or not the school transferring credit is accredited.
Up to 3 hours of graduate credit can be transferred to a master’s or D.Min. degree (up to 32 hours for the M.Div.). Up to 9 hours of doctoral credit in research, statistics, writing, or technology may be transferred for the Ed.S. or Ed.D. degree. For more details, see academic credit policies.
For summer or one-week modules, residence hall accommodations are available for single or married students. Spouses are also welcome to stay if space is available and only pay room and board per session. Children are not permitted to stay in the residence halls. During the fall and spring semesters, residence hall accommodations are only available for single students.
Residence hall rooms are single occupancy for the summer but may have multiple occupants during the fall and spring semesters. Your room will have either a private or adjoining bathroom, standard twin-size beds, closet and dresser space, a desk, chairs, and shelving. Linens or pillows are not provided.
Graduate and seminary students are expected to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA (2.00 for M.Div. and M.Min.).
The 4.00 grading system below is used for all students.
If you don’t earn a passing grade, you are able to repeat the course. All grades earned become part of your permanent record and will show on any PCC transcript. However, when a course is repeated, the highest grade you earned for that course will be used in computing your grade point average. (Note: Credit hours are only counted once for repeated courses.) For more details, see grading system.
A normal full-time, on-campus graduate load is 9 to 15 credits, depending on the program in which a student is enrolled. A maximum load is 16 credit hours per term.
Online-learning students can take as many as three courses per term.
Yes, you can take fewer credits than the normal credit load. However, keep in mind that taking fewer classes per semester means it’ll take longer to finish your degree. Also, you may be subject to changes in your degree requirements if you don’t attend consecutive semesters full-time.
If you’re attending for the first time, use the following checklist to apply:
Specific degree programs may include additional admission requirements.
Online-learning courses have the same lectures and course requirements as on-campus courses, but you can watch the lectures (recorded live in classrooms), interact with your instructor and other students, and complete course requirements at any time or place using a computer or mobile device. These courses provide a traditional classroom experience without having to leave your current ministry or full-time employment.
Self-motivated individuals who are independent learners are ideal online-learning students.
View course listing for all available courses.
All courses are delivered via Canvas, a web-based learning management system.
You’ll access your courses online through a learning management system (LMS) called Canvas. You’ll be able to do your work; watch course videos; and communicate with other students, your teacher, and the Online Learning Office all in one place.
Yes, you’ll complete the same coursework as on-campus students.
Yes, you’ll need a proctor to administer and supervise the quizzes and tests for your online course.
If you will be working on your courses in the United States, you can either use a live proctor or Examity online proctoring.
If you will be taking quizzes or tests while outside of the United States, you must use Examity online proctoring.
There is no charge to use Examity, which is a remote test proctoring service that allows you to take quizzes and tests from home at any time, day or night.
If you choose to use a live proctor, you must get the proctor approved before you can begin preregistration.
The proctor must be a member of the local church pastoral staff (pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor); pastor’s wife;
deacon; church secretary; or a member of the administration, faculty, or secretarial staff of a Christian school.
Relatives, peers, GAs or other students enrolled in online courses are not allowed to be proctors.
Your proctor should be available throughout the term to proctor your tests,
and you will need to plan your testing times around your proctor’s schedule.
Tests will be administered online using the proctor’s computer.
The Online Learning Office will also provide testing times for on-campus and town students.
If you select this option, you will receive an email with available testing times after you are registered for your course.
You can use either a Mac or Windows computer for your online courses.
We recommend that you have high-speed Internet of 2.0 Mbps or higher.
If you will be using Examity online proctoring, you must have a computer with a webcam and a microphone.
View a current list of tuition and fees.
You can register for up to three courses per term.
See dates and deadlines for specific registration and term dates.
You may take up to seven years (six years for the D.Min. and five years for the Ed.S.) to complete your degree.
See course listing for all available courses.
The following degrees can be earned entirely online:
Apply for admission online. When you receive final acceptance, you can register for your online-learning courses online.
After receiving final acceptance, go online to register for your course.
See dates and deadlines for registration and term dates.
You can rent or buy textbooks through the Campus Store by calling 1-800-722-3570 or by e-mailing cstore*pcci|edu.