Steps to Enroll

Enrollment Steps

Welcome to Paradise Valley Community College. We want you to be successful in college, right from the start. The following steps will assist you in your transition to college. By completing these steps, you are increasing your chances of completing your educational goal. Stop by our Welcome Center in KSC building if you have questions along the way or call 602-787-7020.

  1. Get Admitted

    Your access to Paradise Valley Community College begins with applying for Admission. Complete the task below to Get Admitted:

    Student Admissions Application

    In this step, you will...

    • Create your Maricopa Enterprise ID (also known as MEID)
    • Complete the admission application by adding your personal information
    • Submit proof of your identification

    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 over.

    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 Paradise Valley Community College by submitting a paper copy of the Student Admission Application in person at the Admissions Office. 

    Additionally, we recommend that you submit official transcripts of high school and/or college/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
    • MEID
    • Student ID Number
    • Maricopa Email
      • Note: Activate your Maricopa email at google.maricopa.edu once you have completed the admission process.
  2. PREPARE FOR AND TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST 

    New students without college-level credits in English, reading or math must complete placement tests in writing, reading and math. These tests are a tool to ensure that you enroll in the most suited courses for you.

    Prepare for placement test.

    Tests are taken here at PVCC in the Testing Center on the 2nd floor of the KSC building.

  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

    Please check with the PVCC Academic Advising Office for your advisement options.


    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

  4. 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.
  5. Create A Plan to Pay For Tuition and Fees

    Payment is due 35 calendar days prior to the start date of your class(es) – payment options below

    Apply for Financial Aid including grants, workstudy, scholarships and more.

    Enroll in a payment plan.

    Pay in full online through your online Student Center or in person at the PVCC Welcome Center