Step 1: START at the Go!Zone Enrollment Center Help Desk
Step 2: Apply for Admission
You may apply for admission one of two ways:
- Apply at the following site. Click Apply Online under the Academics tab.
- Visit any PCC registration station. Administrative personnel will help you apply.
Please refer to Applying for Admission for detailed information about your application.
Step 3: Register for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
Apply for the COF on the online admissions application. If you do not have access to the internet, you may go to any campus registration station to sign up for the COF.
Step 4: Take the Basic Skills Placement Test
Contact the PCC campus closest to you for the Accuplacer basic skills test schedule. Under some circumstances, you may be exempt from taking the test. Please refer to Basic Skills Testing for more information.
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. We will base your financial aid award on the number of credits you register for each semester. All information, guidelines and policies related to financial aid are available from the PCC Financial Aid Office. Please refer to Financial Aid for more information.
Step 6: Meet with an Academic Advisor
All new students should meet with an academic advisor to establish an educational pathway plan. You can meet with an advisor by going to the Go!Zone for walk-in service or call 719.549.3177 (Pueblo), 719.296.6100 Fremont), 970.385.2001 (Southwest Site - Durango) or 970.564.6201 (Southwest Campus -Mancos) to schedule an appointment. Continuing students should contact their assigned faculty advisor prior to registering for classes. If you do not yet have a declared major, please visit with an advisor.
Step 7: Register for Classes
Register for classes online. Click on myPCC Portal at the top of the PCC webpage. Sign in to the Portal and click the navigate link on the dashboard tab. The “My Plan” tab will display the classes needed for your program of study. You can also go to the Student tab, then to Registration Tools. Click on the Look up Classes or Add or Drop Classes links to search for classes. Refer to the current PCC Catalog for more information.
Step 8: Attend New Student Orientation
If you are a new or transfer student who is enrolling in more than six (6) credit hours, it is highly recommended you attend an orientation session prior to the start of your first semester. During orientation you will receive valuable information about PCC policies, as well as information regarding college success, study skills, time management and services available to you. Contact the Go!Zone for dates and times or look up AAA 0070-0077 sections in the schedule of classes. An online orientation is also available.
Step 9: Obtain a PCC Panther One Card (ID Card)
The Panther One ID Card is required at all campus locations – the Main Campus, Southwest Campus and Site, and Fremont Campus.
The card is required for identification at student-sponsored events and in various offices at PCC. All first-time students will be assessed a one-time ID card fee during the first semester they attend. The only time students will be charged additional fees is if the card is lost or needs to be replaced.
Students can obtain a Panther One Card after they have registered for classes by visiting the Welcome Center on the Pueblo Campus or the Go!Zones at the Fremont Campus and Southwest Campus. Photo identification must be presented to obtain an ID card.
Faculty and staff must obtain and display a PCC Id card once they have completed the new hire process through Human Resources.
Step 10: Make Sure You Can Access Your PCC Email Account
This is our primary way to communicate with you. After you become a student, we will not send information to your personal email account. All students should regularly check their college-issued student email accounts so they don’t miss important announcements. To access your student email, log in to the myPCC Portal and click the Student Email icon on the top right corner of the page. If you have problems opening your email, please call 1.888.800.9198 for assistance.
Step 11: Arrange to Pay Tuition and Fees
Visit the Cashier’s Office or go online to the myPCC Portal, Student Finance tab, and view Tuition Bill to pay your tuition and fees. PCC accepts cash, checks and valid third-party payments. You can also pay your tuition and fees with Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
Step 12: Register Your Vehicle to Receive a Parking Permit
PCC provides open parking on all campuses. Reserved or restricted parking will be identified with signage. Students, staff, and faculty are required to obtain and display a parking permit for their vehicles. Permits may be obtained at the Welcome Center on the Pueblo Campus or the Go!Zones at the Fremont Campus and Southwest Colorado Community College campuses. Any person utilizing handicap parking must display a state-issued handicap parking placard or handicap license plate.
Parking citations may be issued for violation of the PCC Parking Rules and Regulations. The complete PCC Parking Rules and Regulations can be found at the following website. They may also be obtained at the Welcome Center at the Pueblo Campus and the Go!Zones at the Fremont and Southwest campuses.
Step 13: Purchase Your Textbooks at the College Bookstore
As early as possible before the semester starts, go to the PCC Bookstore or website to obtain your required textbooks and supplies. The PCC bookstores also offer general interest books, art supplies, office supplies, basic school supplies, calculators, greeting cards, clothing, glassware, and gift items. Books can be purchased on campus at Pueblo and Fremont campuses. All students can purchase textbooks at the bookstore website.
Step 14: Complete Haven Plus, Part 1
All new, returning and transfer students are required to complete a sexual violence awareness and prevention program. PCC utilizes the online Haven Plus program for students to fulfill this requirement.
Haven Plus is an interactive program that addresses critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Haven Plus also addresses healthy relationships and bystander intervention.
Step 15: Be Sure to Attend Your First Day of Class!