Admissions FAQ · Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply to PCC?

It’s ideal to apply during your junior year or by January of your senior year, although we accept applications until the semester begins. PCC accepts qualified candidates as they apply until all available spaces are filled.

What are the academic requirements for acceptance at PCC?

PCC considers your entire academic history and bases admissions decisions on several indicators of college readiness. To complete your admissions file:

  • Submit an official high school transcript or GED.
  • Write a brief admissions essay online so we can get to know you.
  • Take the English grammar and mathematics placement exams online.
  • Submit official college entrance exam scores (ACT/CLT/SAT).

High placement exam scores waive the entrance exam requirement. Submitting entrance exam scores may aid in qualifying for specific scholarships or demonstrating proficiency for certain math courses. Submitted scores are considered in the holistic evaluation of academic preparation.

My scores on my ACT/CLT/SAT were not as high as I’d hoped. What should I do?

Since ACT/CLT/SAT scores aren’t the only factor in acceptance, go ahead and apply.

Am I required to have medical insurance?

Medical insurance is not required for admission, but may be necessary if off-campus medical care is necessary. Many students are covered on their parents’ policies.

The Graf Clinic, staffed by medical professionals with Baptist Medical Group of Pensacola, is available to all students and provides health care during regular clinic hours for minor illnesses and injuries. After-hours health needs and serious illnesses or injuries are referred to off-campus medical facilities associated with one of three area hospitals.

How will I know what to do when I get to PCC?

When you get here, you’ll find people ready to help almost wherever you go—from the front gate to your residence hall. You’ll also see maps around campus showing you where you are. When you make your way to the first floor of the Academic Center, you’ll check in and get a personalized schedule, plus watch a short video explaining what to do next.

You can also look in the PCC Student Handbook to see more about checking in, registering for classes, and getting settled on campus. Of course, your admissions counselor is always happy to answer any questions you might have.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact us. We’re excited you’re considering PCC and would be glad to answer your questions.