FAQs

Questions that Porterville College students often ask...   and the answers.

New students

What do I need to do to get admitted at Porterville College?

To be admitted you only need to complete an admissions form that you will find on the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu.

Do I have to apply online, or can I complete a hard copy form?

You have to complete the form online, the college does not provide hard copies.

Where can I go for help to assist me in the admissions process?

You can stop by the Admissions and Records office in the Academic Center (AC) building and any of their staff can assist you. Or, you can stop by the counseling center in AC-126 and speak with a counselor.

Where is the Admissions office located?

It is located in the front lobby of the Academic Center (AC) building.

What are the hours of the Admissions office?

Monday Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. The office is also open Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m.

How much does it cost to be admitted?

There is no cost to being admitted. There is a cost, however, for paying enrollment fees when you register. Currently, the cost per credit is $26.

Can I be admitted while still in high school?

Yes. However, you must be recommended by your high school principal and receive permission from your parents or guardians.

Where do I sign up to take the placement test and orientation?

You can stop by the counseling center in AC-126 or call 791-2329 to make an appointment for the assessment and orientation.

How can I schedule an appointment to see a counselor?

You can stop by the counseling center in AC-126 or call 791-2329 to make an appointment to see a counselor.

Do I need my high school transcripts for admission to PC?

Not to be admitted; however, if you plan to take a math class a counselor will need to review your high school transcripts to determine the appropriate math course to enroll into at the college. So it is advisable to bring in a copy of your high school transcripts to your first advising appointment with your counselor.