Admissions & Records Office
Student Center, Room 260
The Admissions Office is responsible for reviewing all applicants for admission, including international student admission, and finalizing admission to the College. The Admissions Office will notify all students of their admission status.
ENROLLMENT IN 5 EASY STEPS!
STEP 1: APPLY
Apply online. There is no application fee and admission is open to anyone 17 or older. Colorado residents should also apply for the College Opportunity Fund. There is a 24-hour download time for an application to be processed
STEP 2: CHECK INTO FINANCIAL AID
Begin by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at studentaid.gov. The process takes six to eight weeks so start early! To learn more about scholarships, loans, grants and work-study opportunities, call 719.549.3200.
STEP 3: ESTABLISH PLACEMENT
To learn where your college education should start, take an Assessment Test. Scores are used to assist academic advisors to place you in the correct courses. Results have no affect on your acceptance to PCC. Under some circumstances, you may use your ACT or SAT scores in lieu of assessment.
STEP 4: GET ADVICE & REGISTER
Academic advisors are available to help you develop a schedule that works with your educational goals while balancing your personal, family and work schedule. To speak to a general advisor or for program advisor information, contact the Advising Office
located in the Go!Zone.
STEP 5: START THE ADVENTURE
Take a tour, talk with faculty, attend class, get involved and meet new friends!
If you are a former PCC student who has not attended PCC for one year or more, you must complete an Application for Re-Admission. We will ask you to update your previous application and provide additional residency and/or transfer documentation.
A transfer student is a student who has attended another college or university and are seeking admissions to PCC for the first time. If you are pursuing a degree or certificate and wish previous college credits to be considered for transfer, submit official transcripts to the Records Office as soon as possible.
Official transcripts may be mailed or sent electronically from your previous college(s) to the information below. PCC will only accept official transcripts sent directly to the Records Office from the previous college(s). Transcripts issued to the student, hand-carried, or faxed will not be accepted.
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Emailed to: Registrar@pueblocc.edu
PCC’s Process for evaluating transcripts:
- Transcripts for first-time students at PCC will have their transcripts evaluated once registered for classes.
- Credits will be transferred based on the degree or certificate student is pursuing.
- Evaluation may take up to 30 days.
- Once the transfer evaluation is completed, you can review the results by accessing your unofficial transcripts online in your MyPCC Portal.
- You will also receive notification to your student email concerning your transfer evaluation. Your student email can be accessed within your MyPCC Portal.
- If you change your degree or certificate program, you will need to contact the Records Office to have your transcripts re-evaluated. Note: we cannot remove credits that have already been posted.
PCC Transfer Credit Guidelines:
- We currently accept transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and as specified by legislated and CCCS articulation agreements.
- Transfer credits will be awarded as governed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and State Board policies and System President Procedures.
- All course work is evaluated on the semester hour basis: i.e. 1 quarter hour equals 2/3 of a semester hour; 1 semester hour equals 1 semester hour.
- The maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied towards an associate degree is 45 credits; 90 credits for a bachelors degree.
- A minimum of 25 percent of the credits applied to a degree or certificate must be earned at Pueblo Community College.
- PCC will only evaluate credits for transfer on courses with a grade of C or better.
- Grade point average (GPA) from transfer institutions is not calculated into your PCC GPA.
- Please note that some courses that are more than 10 years old may not be transferable. The department chair or dean of your program area will determine whether your transfer credits fall within acceptable time limits. Older credits may be evaluated by the appropriate department chair or dean and their decision will be final.
- If you do not enroll in classes, PCC will only hold your transcripts for one year.
Transfer Appeals Process
Consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, CCCS Colleges have established a Transfer Appeals Process. Based upon initial transcript evaluation of transfer credits completed, a student may appeal any of the following:
- A decision regarding the transferability of a specific course(s)
- A decision regarding the placement of a specific course(s)
- The college’s failure to provide a transcript evaluation within the designated 30-day calendar period
To appeal a transfer evaluation, you should meet with the transcript evaluator and/or the Director of Enrollment Services and Registrar.
For additional questions, please contact Karyl.Shawcroft@pueblocc.edu or call the Records Office at 719-549-3087.
M-1 and F-1 students must maintain full-time status on campus. Please request Official High School Transcripts be reviewed through National Association of Credential Evaluation Services all Official College Transcripts must be reviewed through World Education Services prior to having them submitted to Pueblo Community College, Records Department. High School Diploma is required. We only accept TOEFL exam. Non-Resident rate will be charged to M-1 and F-1 students.
International Student Applicants:
An international student is one who attends PCC on a nonimmigrant student visa (usually an F, J, or M nonimmigrant visa). Legally admitted immigrants and refugees are not considered international students. Generally, the policies described in this catalog apply to international students as well as domestic students.
However, by federal law, some special policies apply only to international students.
Pueblo Community College
International Student Application Requirements
No international student application for admissions can be considered until all required materials are completed and received by the Pueblo Community College Admissions Office by the following deadline dates: First Monday in April for the Fall Semester and the first Monday in November for the Spring/Summer Semesters. Submit all required documents to:
Pueblo Community College
Attn: Laura Lucero, Admissions Coordinator
900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Applicants who are residents of other countries must submit the following documents in order to complete the admission application process before an I-20 is issued:
- Official transcripts of all work completed in high school, college, or their equivalent. One transcript must be in the native language and the other must be in English. All transcripts must bear the official seal of the issuing institution and must be sent by that institution directly to the Admission office. No hand carried transcripts will be accepted.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A total minimum score for Internet Based Test (TOEFL;Bt) 45-46. To register for the TOEFL, write to the Publications Office, P.O. Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA; or check with the U.S. Embassy or the U.S. Information Service Center for TOEFL information.
The TOEFL code number for PCC is 4634. To have TOEFL scores sent directly to PCC please enter 4634 on your answer sheets when you take the TOEFL examination. If you have already taken the test, enter 4634 on the Score Report Request Form.
- American Language Academy: Successful completion of level four.
- ELS Language Center: A score of 109.
- A financial statement / affidavit of support by the sponsor regarding resources provided for the student while the student is in the United States must be submitted. A certified bank statement in the name of the sponsor, issued from the sponsor’s bank, and dated within the last 6 months must be provided for each source of funding. There are no institutional funds available to support an international student. Please access: Financial Requirements for International Students.
- Verification of health insurance coverage is mandatory. The insurance may be obtained from the student’s home country. Verification of health insurance must be submitted to the Admissions and Records office before the student may enroll in classes.
- A student health statement is required from a physician stating that the student is in good health and has no communicable diseases.
- Completed Admissions Application.
- Make tuition/fees payment in full upon registering for classes.
- An Acceptance Letter will not be sent out.
If you are a transfer international student, you must meet one of the above English proficiency requirements, and you must have an overall cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or above. Please request your present International Student Advisor provide the information on the SEVIS Release Form.
Note: When you submit a document to PCC, it becomes our property. We cannot return it to you. Therefore, please do not submit any document in its original form. Instead, submit an official or certified copy of the document. The official version is a copy of the original that has been notarized or certified by a recognized official source attesting that the document is a true copy of the original.
Other Requirements for International Students
- Complete PCC assessment tests, new student orientation, and advising before registering for classes. Your scores on the placement tests will determine which classes you take in English, mathematics, reading, and computer literacy.
- Pay tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. International students on M-1 and F-1 visas pay the same tuition and fees as non-resident students.
- Comply with immigration requirements regarding the number of credit hours you take while attending PCC. U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement regulations require that international students on M-1 and F-1 visas carry and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and that they complete their educational objectives within a reasonable period of time. If you do not comply with ICE Regulations, we will report your status to ICE.
- Only degrees are approved for international students, certificates are not approved.
- Comply with the minimum grade point average requirements found under Academic Probation and Suspension in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.
Pueblo Community College is proud to welcome our Military personnel. We are committed to helping service members and their families achieve their educational goals. Military students at Pueblo Community College will find a dedicated, friendly, and highly skilled staff that are very familiar with the needs, rules and regulations of the military.
- Complete an Admissions Application.
- Fill out Veterans’ Services Forms.
- If you are a Colorado resident register for the COF fund to help pay for
- Take the Placement Test.
- New Student Orientation - If you are a degree seeking student and
taking six credits or more, New Student Orientation must be attended.
- Transferring Credits? Please request that your previous institution mail
your official transcripts to:
Admissions & Records OfficeHand-Carried transcripts will not be accepted.
900 W. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
- Once you are admitted to PCC you may register for classes.
- Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- Apply for Veteran Benefits
- Arrange to pay tuition and fees.