Freshman (You have never attended college before)

Graduation is an exciting time in every student’s life.  Whether you are completing your high school diploma or equivalency, Pitt Community College is the next step in your academic success.  To assist you with questions you have about your transition to PCC, please call 252-493-7245 or email pcccounseling@email.pittcc.edu to speak with an Admissions Counselor.

Congratulations on your achievements and we are looking forward to seeing you continue your success as a Bulldog!  To start your journey with PCC, carefully follow these steps:

Path


Connecting your education to the career of your dreams is an important first step in making the decision to attend college. Knowing the profession you plan to pursue will let you know which major to select when you apply for admission.
 

Apply


Since you have never attended college before, you will be applying as a freshman student. Before completing your admissions application, you must complete an online form to verify residency status through the Residency Determination Service (RDS). You will be asked to enter your RDS number when you begin our application with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).
 

Submit


It’s your responsibility to have your high school transcript sent to us as soon as possible. You can do so through your high school counselor, your county school board, or your CFNC account under “Application Hub.” GED transcripts can be requested by clicking here.
 

Financial Aid


Attending Pitt Community College is an affordable way to continue your education, but if you need help paying for your tuition, books, and school materials, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the best way to receive assistance.  For a helpful tutorial on how to complete your FAFSA, please click here. If you’ve already applied for the FAFSA, please enter PCC’s school code 004062 to redirect your aid.  Once you’ve been admitted, you’re also welcome to complete applications for scholarships by clicking here.

Meeting

Your personal admissions counselor will review the application process with you to prepare you for New Student Orientation and course registration. Click the “Meeting” link on the left to schedule your mandatory appointment using your myPittCC student information. Please call 252-493-7245 or email pcccounseling@email.pittcc.edu to make alternate arrangements for a phone, email, or virtual meeting.

Placement Test


Meeting placement test requirements are required before you can attend an orientation session or register for courses. Submission of your high school transcript or SAT/ACT scores may allow you to be waived.
 

Visit


Your admissions counselor will review the application process with you to prepare you for New Student Orientation. Click the link on the left to schedule your mandatory appointment using your myPittCC student information. If you are a distance learner or have circumstances preventing a face-to-face appointment, please call 252-493-7245 or email pcccounseling@email.pittcc.edu to make alternate arrangements for a phone, email, or virtual meeting.
 

Attend


New Student Orientation is the best way to begin your education at PCC. At your session, you’ll get the tools needed to be successful in your transition college, along with meeting your future classmates. Along with meeting with your admissions counselor, completing a New Student Orientation session is mandatory for first-time freshmen.

Please click here for a printable Freshman Student Checklist sheet.