Student Recruitment Office
We’re glad you’re considering PVCC as the college of choice to help you reach your academic goals. Whether you're coming to college for the first time or returning after a period of time we want to see you succeed. The Student Recruitment Office is here to help you get started! También Hablamos Español.
The Student Recruitment Office can:
- Provide you with all the information you need to ensure PVCC is the best place for you.
- Schedule and facilitate campus tours.
- Assist you with the admissions and Enrollment Steps Guide. (English | Spanish)
- PVCC Puma Scholarship and other scholarship options
- Are you undecided or want to explore more about your major? Take the career interest inventory at PipelineAZ
Talk with and meet a PVCC representative. Whether you’re graduating early from high school or looking to enroll next year be sure to contact us. We’re here to help you explore opportunities and learn about the enrollment process. We visit many local high schools throughout the academic year so check with us or your school to see if a visit is scheduled.
Visit PVCC. Request a tour to view our state of the art campus and learn more about academic programs, services and welcoming environment.
Find one of our 62+ degree programs and certificates that's right for you.
Contact us for more information or questions.
Learning is a core value at PVCC and is about solving problems and creating opportunities. At PVCC, we help people enrich and even transform their lives.
PVCC provides comprehensive educational programs in a highly supportive learning environment that prepares students to meet their goals for life and work. Professors are experts in their field and teaching is their priority.
PVCC is very affordable at only $97/credit hour. It is less than a third of the cost of our state universities.
PVCC classes transfer easily with over 60+ articulation and accreditation agreements.
PVCC offers traditional and non-traditional modes of learning to fit any learning and schedule needs, making classes easily accessible.
There are over 23+ clubs and organizations students can join as well as career related jobs and internships to enrich their college experience. At PVCC students build connections with our academic and co-curricular programs.
What is my Student Center?
Your access to the Maricopa Community Colleges begins with creating your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID). Your MEID is your username and you have create your own password to access your student center at www.maricopa.edu/students. At your student center you can: register for classes, view your class schedule, pay tuition and fees, obtain your final grades, and conduct other student business. College communication will also come to your Student Center
How do I apply for admission to PVCC as a new student?
Do I need to submit a high school transcript to apply for admission?
No, high school transcripts are not required for admission because PVCC has an open admission policy. A Final high school transcript will be required though if you are applying for Financial Aid or Honors.
Can I take college classes before I finish high school?
Admission to the college shall be granted to any student who is under age 18 and who completes course prerequisites and completes a college placement test designed by the community college district that indicates the student is at the appropriate college level for the course.
To register in classes, students under age 18 who have not graduated from high school and do not have a GED must complete the special admission process. Parent signature is required on the Special Registration Form and placement tests may be required. Academic departments may have additional requirements.
Students under age 16 should contact the Admissions office to schedule an appointment, Call 602-787-7070.
PVCC also offers several early college opportunities for high schools students. Check out the Early College Programs website for such programs and requirements.
How much does it cost?
It costs $85/credit hour for in-state students. For a full time load (12 credits) tuition is $1032/semester (includes $15 registration fee). Your other additional cost will be your books and they will average 350+ depending on the whether you buy them new or used, you buy them or rent them etc. Check with the bookstore for prices. All other student services like parking, tutoring, computer use etc. are FREE.
Check out our various payment options.
What do I do if I have been classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes?
Arizona state law requires a student document proof of lawful presence in the United States to be considered for in-state tuition. Until you submit a Declaration of Citizenship or Status Form and document lawful presence to the college, we are required to charge out-of-state tuition prices. Acceptable documents include a birth certificate, an Arizona driver license or ID card issued after 1996, and official immigration papers. Upon receipt of your documents, your residency status will be reviewed. Students must meet all residency requirements to qualify for in-state tuition. Students may be required to submit additional documents.
Thank you for your interest in Paradise Valley Community College. Once you complete the form, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch with you soon.
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