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Admissions

Welcome to Pitt Community College!

At Pitt Community College, we empower our students for success.

We understand that choosing to apply for college is a big decision. That’s why we take our mission of educating and empowering people for success very seriously. We are here to help you every step of the way, from choosing your program to graduating and beyond.

We offer dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career. We also offer a variety of transfer programs that can help you continue your education at a four-year college or university.

Why Choose Pitt Community College?

At PCC, we know that deciding to apply for college can be a stressful and challenging time. That’s why we offer many resources inside and outside of the classroom to guide you on your way.

We’re accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which means our academic programs have met rigorous standards and that your credits will transfer if you decide to continue your education elsewhere. At PCC, you can finish high school, gain certifications for your career, and finish your associate degree.

We know you’re balancing more than just your schoolwork. You likely have personal and professional obligations that occupy your time, which is why we offer evening and weekend classes and give you the option to complete courses online. Schedule courses around your busy schedule.

We are also sensitive to the financial commitment of higher education. Our Financial Aid office is here to help you supplement our already affordable education with scholarships, grants, and financial aid. At PCC, you can earn a career-focused degree without amassing debt.

We offer a number of free student resources to help you succeed, including accessibility, career, and counseling services; computer labs and tutoring; and men’s and women’s resource centers.

College Admissions at PCC… How Do You Apply?

No matter where you are in your educational journey, we are here to help you reach your goals.

Whether you are just starting on your undergraduate degree, transferring from another university, or a working professional looking to take the next step in your education, we have the resources and support you need to succeed.

We offer a variety of programs and courses to fit your needs and interests. Our faculty are experts in their fields, and they are committed to helping you learn and grow. With programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Construction and Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, and Public Services & Fine Arts, there is something for everyone at Pitt Community College.

We also offer a variety of student services, including academic advising, financial aid, and career counseling. We are here to help you every step of the way in your educational journey, including throughout the college admissions process.

Freshman

High school graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to the future. It is also a time to make decisions about where you want to apply for college. PCC is a superb option.

Transfer

Congratulations on all you have achieved up to this point! Whether you are transferring from a community college or a four-year institution, we can help you complete your academic goals at PCC.

Adult Learners

Have you been out of school and in the workforce for years? Ready to make a career change or finally finish your degree? Our Adult Learning Center (ALC) can help you navigate this journey.

Freshman

High school graduation is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to the future. It is also a time to make decisions about where you want to apply for college. PCC is a superb option.

Transfer

Congratulations on all you have achieved up to this point! Whether you are transferring from a community college or a four-year institution, we can help you complete your academic goals at PCC.

Adult Learners

Have you been out of school and in the workforce for years? Ready to make a career change or finally finish your degree? Our Adult Learning Center (ALC) can help you navigate this journey.

International

Welcome to PCC! Whether joining from abroad or nearby, our diverse community awaits you. With exceptional programs and support, we’re here for you!

Learn More About College Admissions at PCC

Discover Your Career Pathway – Talk with our Career Services team to learn more about job opportunities and majors.

Pay for College – Learn more about financial aid and scholarships at PCC and contact our Financial Aid Office.

The basic requirement for applying for college at PCC is a high school or equivalency diploma. Selected diploma and certificate programs require students to have at least eight units of high school work or special permission.

In addition:

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed Application for Admission, and complete placement tests.
  2. Applicants for Electronics Engineering Technology and Architectural Technology must have completed one unit of algebra and one of geometry.

Each applicant must meet with an admissions counselor prior to enrollment to ensure smart program and course choices.

Home-schooled students must submit a copy of their state’s home school’s approved registration and an official transcript that includes the date and documentation of completion of competency testing.

Please note that the NC Division of Non-Public Education home school laws apply only to schools enrolling students of compulsory attendance (at least 7, but not yet 16).

Home schools are not empowered by state law to issue diplomas to post-high-school-age students. Students over the age of 18 years may, however, obtain their high school diplomas either through the NC Community College Adult High School Diploma program or its GED program.

Please allow two weeks from submission of your application for processing. You will receive a letter by mail once your application has been processed. If more than two weeks have passed, you can check the status of your application by calling 252-493-7232 or emailing pittadm@email.pittcc.edu.

The Health Science program has specific college admissions requirements. Until you satisfy these college requirements, you will be enrolled as an Associate in General Education (AGE) major. Learn more about Health Science requirements.

Pitt Community College welcomes students from other post-secondary institutions. Applicants need to complete the following:

  • Submit a formal college admissions application.
  • Request official high school transcripts mailed to the Office of the Registrar. Students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from submitting high school transcripts, except for financial aid.
  • Request official transcripts from each post-secondary institution mailed to the Office of the Registrar. Transfer students must be in good standing at all previously attended institutions.

Students who withdraw from PCC for one year or more must reapply by completing an Application for Admission. Official transcripts, placement testing, and additional college admission requirements may be requested.

Additional procedures are in place for readmission into Health Science programs.

Students who are applying for readmission as the result of disciplinary action must appear before the Vice President of Student Development Services to petition for readmission.

PCC also allows high school students to enroll in community college courses tuition-free through our Career and College Promise program.

PCC is committed to bringing global perspectives to students and our larger community by creating quality programs that attract international students. Learn more about international college requirements.

Any undocumented student registered in a class will pay the out-of-state rate.