PCC has an open-door admission policy. This means we impose no admission requirements on you if you are 17 years of age or older. However, admission to the college does not guarantee that you can enroll in certain courses or programs that may have prerequisites or program admission requirements.
You may apply online here.
There is a 24-hour download time for an application to be processed.
Demonstrating “Lawful Presence” (U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident Status)According to HB 06S-1023, you must demonstrate “lawful presence” in the United States if you:
are a new student, 18 or older,
apply for admission to PCC after August 1, 2006, and apply for a public benefit such as in-state tuition or financial aid.
To demonstrate lawful presence, you must produce one of the following documents:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification Card
U.S. Military or Dependent ID card
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
Native American Tribal Document
Copy of a US Birth Certificate
PCC uses several means of classifying students, depending on the purpose of the classification.
1. Unclassified/Classified Status
When you apply for admission, we classify you in one of two ways:
To become Classified, you must:
Changing Your Classification
You may change from Unclassified to Classified status when you meet the Classified requirements.
2. Class Rank
Your class rank is based on the number of college-level semester credit hours you earn. PCC has two class ranks:
1. Freshman – fewer than 30 hours.
2. Sophomore – 30 or more hours.
3. Part-time/Full-time/Auditor Status
You are a part-time student if you are carrying fewer than 12 credits.
You are a full-time student if you are carrying 12 or more credits.
When you audit a course, you enroll in a course for which you receive no formal transcript grade. As an auditor, you regulate your own course attendance, take no examinations, and receive no credit. The symbol “AU” is recorded on your transcript in place of a grade. If you wish to audit a course, you must indicate your intent to audit at registration or before the refund/census period ends. Audited courses are not eligible for the COF stipend or for financial aid; if you are a veteran, you will not receive veteran’s benefits for audited classes. Therefore, you are responsible for the full in- or out-of-state tuition for any courses that you audit.
You must tell your instructor that you are auditing a course.
Change Course of StudyYou must complete the basic skills assessment before you can declare a course of study in any approved program. You may change your course of study online at www.pueblocc.edu, click on quick links and forms and complete a Change Course of Study Form. If you wish to change your course of study to a health program or Cosmetology, you must obtain written authorization from the department chair. When your course of study change becomes effective, we will assign you an appropriate advisor.
Re-admission to PCCIf 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.
Transfer ApplicantsIf you have attended another college or university and are seeking admission to PCC for the first time, you are considered a Transfer Applicant. If you are seeking Classified status and wish to transfer credit from your previous college, you must ask that college to mail your official transcripts to this address:
Admissions & Records Office
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
For more information about transferring from another institution, see the Transferring Credit section of this catalog. Official transcripts will only be held for one year if you do not enroll.
International Student ApplicantsAn 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 catalogue apply to international students as well as domestic students. However, by federal law, some special policies apply only to international students.
Applying for Admission as an International Student
We will consider your application only if you submit all documents by the following deadline dates:
If you are a resident of another country, you must submit the following documents to apply for admission:
Admissions & Records Office
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Two official transcripts of all work completed in high school, college, or their equivalent. One transcript must be in your native language, and the other must be in English. The transcripts must contain these items:
Your former schools or colleges must send all transcripts directly to the Admissions Office at the above address. We do not accept hand-carried transcripts. All transcripts must bear the official seal of the issuing institution. Also, please make sure that the issuing institution includes an explanation of all terminology that appears in your transcript.
A financial statement describing all resources provided for you while you are in the United States. You cannot register without this statement. PCC has no institutional funds to support international students. You must be able to meet all financial obligations while attending PCC.
Verification of health insurance coverage. This insurance is mandatory. You may obtain it through PCC or from your home country. You are required to submit verification of current insurance coverage to the Admissions and Records Office prior to acceptance into PCC.
English Placement Exam Scores: If you are a first time freshman international student, and if you are from a country where English is not the only native language, you must meet one of these requirements:
Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL): A total minimum score of 450 on the paper-based version or 133 on the computer-based version. 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 Forms.
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.
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, and reading.
Pay tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. International students on 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 and Naturalization Service regulations require that international students on 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 INS Regulations, we will place you on probation or suspension.
Comply with the minimum grade point average requirements found under Academic Probation and Suspension in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.
Limited-Entry ProgramsIf you want to apply for a limited entry program, you must apply to the program itself (in addition to applying for admission to the college).
The following programs are limited-entry:
|Emergency Medical Services
||Physical Therapist Assistant|
||Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant
Respiratory Care Practitioner
These programs have specific entrance requirements. You may not enroll in limited-entry program courses until you are formally accepted into the program.
Before you are admitted to a limited-entry program, you must complete a criminal background check. Certain felonies or misdemeanors will preclude you from entering a health professions program. For further information, contact a health advisor.
Upon admission to a limited-entry program, the following additional requirements must be completed:
Submission of a health certification form documenting immunizations, TB Skin Test, CPR training, and receipt of Essential Job Functions.
It is your responsibility to meet the medical requirements of the program you wish to enter. If you are allergic or sensitive to latex, be aware that in Health Professions programs, latex products are used extensively, both during training and in the workplace. If you have an allergy or sensitivity, we will ask you to sign a release, and you may have to observe special precautions.
Note: Some clinical courses may not be available when you want to take them because of changes occurring in the health care industry. This could extend the length of your program.
Residency ClassificationWhen you are admitted or readmitted to PCC, we classify you as either a resident or a non-resident of Colorado for tuition purposes according to the provisions of Title 23, Article 7, Colorado Revised Statues, as amended. You have the right to challenge your tuition classification. To do so, obtain a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification from the Admissions Office, and complete and return the Petition with the required documentation to the Admissions Office. We will use the documents supplied by you, along with the answers to the residency questions on the Petition, to make a final residency decision.
To be classified as a resident, you must meet two tests of domicile:
Presence: You must have been physically domiciled in Colorado for twelve (12) continuous months prior to the first day of classes.
Intent: You must document that Colorado is your permanent state of residence.
It is not enough to document presence but not intent. Furthermore, you cannot rely on just one document to prove intent. Examples of the kinds of documents you might submit are listed in the following table.
|Criterion for Residency
||Example of Document|
|Employment in Colorado
|Payment of Colorado state income tax
||Colorado state tax return|
|Ownership of residential real estate in Colorado
||Real estate tax bill|
|Primary residence in Colorado
||Colorado state tax return|
Graduation from a Colorado high school
|High school diploma or transcript|
Registration of motor vehicle in Colorado
|Acceptance of future employment in Colorado
Letter from your future Colorado employer offering you a job
||Mailing you received from the County Clerk’s Office prior to the last election or verification from the County Clerk’s Office|
Possession of Colorado Driver’s license
|Copy of your Colorado Driver’s license or ID card|
Deadline: Submit your petition with all supporting documents by the deadline date published in the PCC Schedule of Classes for the intended term. We will not review late petitions, those missing documentation and information, or those without a notarized signature.
Selective Service Registration RequirementsBefore enrolling at PCC, male students must truthfully declare their selective service registration status on the Application for Admission. You may not enroll if you provide no information or false information. If your status changes in any way, you must notify the Admissions & Records Office. You may register for Selective Service or obtain proof of registration by using the web site at www.sss.gov. Contact the Admissions & Records Office for further information concerning Selective Service requirements.
Student Health Insurance
A low-cost health insurance plan is available for you and your family. A brochure and application form that explains benefits, the cost of premiums, and enrollment procedures is available in the Go!Zone, located on the second floor of the Student Center. You must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours to be eligible for membership. (Some restrictions apply, please read the brochure for more information.)