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Apply to Pima: application and registration checklist

You're going to thrive in your future career—and it all begins with earning your degree. Follow this checklist to guide you through each step of the Pima admissions process.

 Step 1: Apply for admission

New and returning students: Apply now

Transfer students:  Follow these steps for an easy transfer process

You may also download a printable application, pick one up at any campus Student Services Center, or request an application by calling (520) 206-4500.

Special application processes:

 Step 2: Apply for financial aid

If you are seeking financial assistance to pay for college, you can apply for federal financial aid at FAFSA. Use the PCC code 007266.

To make sure your award is processed in time, please submit all financial aid requirements by April 4 for the fall semester and October 1 for spring semester.

Check your MyPima Financial Aid tab to view your requirements.

 Step 3: Activate your MyPima account

Once you have applied and been admitted to Pima, you can activate your MyPima account. MyPima is your go-to resource for information on registration, financial aid, degree planning, billing, textbooks, and more. 

You will have access to your MyPima email account once you register for classes. Check your Pima email at least once a week for important College information.

 Step 4: Take placement tests

Complete the Pre-Placement Tutorial, located on MyPima on the New Students page. Placement testing ensures we put you in thes right level of classes for your academic skill. 

You can take the reading, writing, and math placements at a campus Student Services Center free of charge. Please bring a photo ID and allow 2 to 3 hours to complete the assessments.

  • Returning students: Review the Placement Testing to see which tests you may need to take.
  • Transfer students: Submit your official transcripts to see if any completed courses fulfill requirements.

See the Placement Testing page for more information, options, and sample test questions.

 Step 5: Attend orientation

If you are new to college, attend New Student Orientation to learn what classes to take and how to register for classes.

Register for orientation through your MyPima account on the New Students Tab.

Learn more on the New Student Orientation webpage.

 Step 6: Register and pay for classes

Click on the Academics tab on MyPima and select Register Online to sign-up for classes during registration periods.

You have several options to pay for your classes. See the Paying Your Bill web page for more on payment options and payment plan.

 Step 7: Visit a campus and get your gear

Visit your campuses and locate your classrooms before the semester begins. While you’re on-campus, get your Pima student ID card.

Purchase your textbooks. Textbook lists are available through MyPima and the bookstore’s website.

Complete financial aid requirements indicated on the financial aid tab of MyPima and meet with an advisor or counselor to create your education plan. 

We're excited for you to thrive at Pima! Questions? Contact us if you have more questions, or fill out the form below for information about a program.


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Campus Safety and Security

PCC makes every effort to provide a safe and secure environment so that you can concentrate on attaining your goals. The Jeanne Clery Campus Crime Act Annual Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on a campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by PCC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, a campus or building or property owned or controlled by the College. The report also includes institutional policies concerning College security. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting (520) 206-2671.  Additional information on campus safety and security can be found on the PCC College Police website.

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