Late-Start Courses Offer Prospective Students a Chance to Enroll this Fall

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WINTERVILLE—The 2021 Fall Semester is off to a great start at Pitt Community College, and registration opportunities remain for those interested in taking courses this fall.

According to Lori Preast, PCC Assistant Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction, the college began offering 12-week classes on Monday and will start eight-week classes Oct. 20. All of the courses run until Dec. 17, and while most will take place entirely online, Preast says some have in-person meetings scheduled as well.

“Late-start classes essentially represent a shorter semester for students, but they require an extra measure of self-motivation and vigilance in order to succeed in them,” Preast said. “For individuals who maybe got busy and didn’t register for classes that started in August, I’d say it’s better to start late than never.”

The selection of late-start classes is wide-ranging, everything from American History and Personal Health/Wellness to Medical Law and Ethics and World Religions. While some courses are specific to associate degree curricula, others can be transferred to many of North Carolina’s public and private four-year institutions.

No matter which classes students choose, Preast said PCC has support services available – like tutoring, personal counseling and academic advising – to help them succeed. “Our goal at PCC is getting students ‘on track’ and progressing toward a transfer degree or credential with labor market value,” she said.

New students interested in taking late start classes are asked to complete a PCC admissions application and submit copies of their official high school transcripts to the college registrar’s office. Current students may register from an approved Student Education Plan or by contacting their Success/Faculty Advisor.

More details and a list of late-start classes PCC is offering this fall can be found on the college’s website at pittcc.edu/admissions/registration/late-start-classes.