Applying to PCC as a Non-US Citizen

Admission & NC Residency Determination

Complete a PCC admission and NC Residency Determination application.

NOTE: International schools will not be listed on the search box, please choose “click here” if your school is not in the list, then you will type in school information.

*Proof of Immigration Status (visas, I-94s, EADs, etc.) could be requested from you at a later date*

Academic Records Submission

Provide complete official academic records from secondary (equivalent to high school education in the U.S.) or/and post-secondary schools with certified translations. The academic records should include your transcripts with courses taken, grades received, grading scales, completion certificates for secondary education, examination results from the Examination Council and/or degrees awarded.

*If you only completed high school you may be required to take the RISE Placement Test*

NOTE: For translation services visit www.catiweb.org for local organizations

Transfer Credit Requirement

To earn transfer credit from college/university courses outside of the US, you must submit an official course by course evaluation by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services approved company: www.naces.org. The evaluation should be sent directly from the company to PCC. (mail or email)

NOTE: Course descriptions are recommended to award credit and some courses will require Department Chair approval and/or course syllabi to be submitted. Please allow longer processing time.

Some regularly used evaluation services include:

Educational Credential Evaluators Inc.
PO Box 514070 Milwaukee WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400

International Academic Credential Evaluators Inc.
PO Box 2465 Denton, TX 76202
Phone: 940-383-7498

Josef Silny & Associates Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451 Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-266-8805

World Education Services Inc.
Bowling Green Station
PO Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212 966-6311