Getting Started

Getting Started

Welcome to Paradise Valley Community College’s Black Mountain Campus. The following simple steps will place you on the right path to achieving success in college and completing your educational goals. Feel free to stop by Student Services in Orion Hall and speak to one of our staff members.

  1. Get Admitted

    Your access to Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain begins with applying for Admission. Complete the task below to get admitted.

    Student Admissions Application

    If you have already created your MEID account, select from the following

    Continue Saved Application Reapply or Transfer

    Click Continue Saved Application if you have previously created an account and are ready to continue your admissions application.
    Please note if you started your application more than 48 hours ago, you will need to start a new application.

    Click Reapply or Transfer if you have previously enrolled at any of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges and would like to transfer to a new college or resume classes.

    You can also apply for admission to PVCC at Black Mountain by submitting a paper copy of the Student Admission Application in person at the front desk of Orion Hall.

    Additionally, we recommend that you submit any official transcripts from your high school, college, and university education that you have completed to the Admissions Office.

    As you complete the step above, be sure to record the following information on your Enrollment Steps guide.

    • Create your Maricopa Enterprise ID (also known as MEID)
    • Complete the admission application by adding your personal information
    • Submit proof of your identification
    • MEID
    • Student ID Number
    • Maricopa Email
      • Note: Activate your Maricopa email at once you have completed the admission process.
  2. Determine Placement

    PVCC utilizes two processes to determine placement for students: High School Transcripts and/or Placement Test.

    Placement testing can be completed at either the Black Mountain or Union Hills campuses. Stop by Orion Hall for more details.

  3. Attend New Student Orientation - Seek Advisement - Register for Classes

    All new students must attend NSO (New Student Orientation) to get advised and register for classes. Registration after a class starts will not be permitted. Students must be enrolled in a class and in attendance on the first day of class.

    Advisors will help you with identifying courses and creating an educational plan to meet your academic goals. Our colleges can provide academic advisement in a variety of ways:

    • Individual or Group
    • Appointment or Walk-in
    • Phone or Email

    As you prepare for your academic advisement session, explore your program and degree options here. Be sure to discuss your academic goals and course options with your Advisor during your session. Make a note of the courses you and your Advisor discussed on your Enrollment Steps guide.

    To make the registration process easier, review the recommended course subject(s) and number(s) (e.g., ENG 101, MAT152, etc.) that you have discussed with your Academic Advisor. To register for classes, go to your Student Center and click on “Add a Class.” For more detailed instructions, please click here.

    New Student Orientation is designed to provide you with the resources you will need to maximize your potential and successfully manage your college experience. Orientation is a required enrollment step for new students.

  4. Pay Tuition and Fees

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