Admission to the College
Requirements to Attend
All degree-seeking or certificate-seeking students must make an application to the college. Peninsula College operates under an open door admissions policy and shall accept for admission any applicant who:
1. Is competent to profit from the curricular offering of the college; and
2. Would not, by presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college inconsistent with the purposes of the college; and
3. Is eighteen years of age or older, or
a. is a high school graduate, or
b. has applied for admission under the provisions of a student enrollment options program, such as Running Start, a successor program, or other local enrollment options programs.
This general admission policy complies with WAC 131-12-010.
The college administers an assessment test to all individuals who have not satisfactorily completed one or more quarters of college-level work, which includes English and math with a 2.0 or above GPA.
You must meet minimum-established English and mathematics achievement level requirements before entry into associate degree programs. The attainment of minimum levels of achievement is a prerequisite to registration in some programs, is established by program, and varies according to particular program requirements. The College follows the Washington State CTC Approved Placement Reciprocity Agreement Policy. The college reserves the right to deny individuals entrance to specific programs if they do not meet established achievement level requirements.
Admission to Peninsula College does not guarantee admission into all courses or all professional and technical education programs. You should consult this catalog for any specific admission requirements in your major field.
Non degree-seeking students are not required to apply for ad- mission to the college but must provide required documentation and meet any prerequisite requirements for courses by qualifying through a placement test or by providing an official transcript from a prior institution.
Peninsula College may enroll a student who:
1. Is competent to profit from the curricular offering of the college.
2. Would not by presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college inconsistent with the purposes of the institution.
3. Is eighteen years of age or older, or:
a. is aged 16 years or older and meets the provisions of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act. Individuals admitted in such classes will be allowed to continue as long as they are able to demonstrate, through measurable academic progress, an ability to benefit.
b. is enrolled in a Peninsula College sponsored youth program.
c. is enrolled in a basic education or noncredit class with approval from the appropriate dean.
d. Has approval from the Enrollment Exception Commit- tee or designee(s).
Peninsula College may accept for exceptional admissions stu- dents who are under age 18 who are approved by the Enrollment Exception Committee or designee(s). Contact: Pirate Central at (360) 417-6340 for more information.
Procedures for admission are published on the Peninsula College website at www.pencol.edu, and are provided by Pirate Central at (360) 417-6340.
Official transcripts from each college you have attended must be mailed to Pirate Central at Peninsula College for consideration of transfer credit. It is your responsibility to contact other institutions and request that transcripts and testing scores be forwarded in a timely manner. You must complete a Transcript Evaluation form to have your previous college credits apply toward your degree. This form is located on the College website, www.pencol.edu. All transcripts become the property of the college.
Prior to the quarter applied for, the Student Services Office will notify each new applicant who has completed the admissions process about times scheduled for placement testing, orientation, advising, and registration. Call (360) 417-6340 for information.
Individuals should check the College website at www.pencol.edu for the quarterly schedule of courses and for details on registration procedures.
Our registration process gives precedence to veterans and continuing degree-seeking students with the most credits. This system is designed to allow those most in need of specific courses required for graduation or program completion to have a first opportunity registration position. You may register at the time assigned or any time thereafter within the constraints of the period offered for registration. You are not guaranteed the unrestricted right to enroll in any specific course or program.
Continuing students who indicate they wish to enroll the next quarter are notified by email regarding their registration appointments. A designated period is set aside each quarter for advising purposes before registration begins.
You must be officially enrolled by the first day of the course to attend.
Under the Washington Administration Code (WAC) and the policies of the State Board for Community Colleges, we reserve the right to deny admission to, or cancel the registration of, any individual whose enrollment is inconsistent with the best interests of the student, other students, or the established policies of Peninsula College.
Financial Aid—Grants, Work Study, and Loans
Peninsula College participates in a variety of federal and state grant, work-study, and loan programs. These programs are de- signed to assist you in paying for your educational expenses. For more information, visit: www.pencol.edu.
Eligibility for the following aid programs will be evaluated for all individuals who complete the financial aid application process:
- Federal Pell Grant
- SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
- Washington State Need Grant
- College Bound Scholarship
- Passport to College Grant
- Peninsula College Grant
- Need-Based Tuition-Waiver
- Work Study
- Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students)
For more information on financial aid opportunities, contact: email@example.com.
Information about scholarship opportunities is posted in the Financial Aid Office and at www.pencol.edu. There are also many other websites with scholarship information. Unfortunately, some of these sites are less precise than others. One of the free sites recommended by financial aid administrators in Washington is www.theWashBoard.org.
The Opportunity Grant Program can provide funding for tuition and fees, books, and supplies for qualified adults for up to 45 credits in selected programs. For more information and the application process, visit www.pencol.edu.
Worker Retraining Aid
If you have experienced a major change in your employment circumstances in the last 48 months, including displaced home- maker status, you may qualify for Worker Retraining assistance. Worker Retraining applications are available on the college website, www.pencol.edu or by calling (360) 417-6263.
Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)
The BFET Program can provide support and assistance with tuition, books, and other support services for eligible students in professional-technical programs who are receiving Basic Food through the Department of Social and Health Services. For more information, contact the DSHS Programs Coordinator at (360) 417-6505 or toll free 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 6505.
The WorkFirst program supports students who are current recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Parents (TANF) program through the State Department of Social and Health Services and who are taking classes to improve their work skills and increase their wage earning capacity. For information and eligibility requirements, please contact the DSHS Programs Coordinator at (360) 417-6351 or toll free 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 6351.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fee information is published on the college website at www.pencol.edu and at Pirate Central, (360) 417-6340.
International Student Applications
Contact the Peninsula College International Student & Faculty Services Office for more information at:
Phone: (360) 417-6491 Fax: (360) 417-6482 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Peninsula College 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. #C-2 Port Angeles, WA 98362 U.S.A.
All international students must submit the following:
- A completed International Student Application Form and Payment Authorization Form.
- Translated official copies of all applicable scholastic records (transcripts from high school, previous college, or language schools).
- Proof of finance (notarized Affidavit of Support, or an of- ficial bank letter, government or sponsor’s statement con- firming the availability of sufficient funds for at least one year of study and living costs at Peninsula College).
- A nonrefundable application fee paid in U.S. dollars.
For complete application/fee requirements visit: www.pencol.edu.
Proof of English-language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways:
- 500 or higher in TOEFL.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0).
- 92 or higher on the Peninsula College ESL Compass Placement Test.
- Two years of U.S. high school study, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- Successful completion of the Advanced Level of the IELS Program at Peninsula College or any accredited ESL program in the United States.
- Transferring from the academic program of an accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Note: IIf your TOEFL scores are lower than 500, you will be accepted conditionally, and you will be required to take IELS classes. If your TOEFL scores are between 450 and 499, you may be allowed to take a college class, such as Music, Physical Education, or Math, that do not require heavy reading or writing assignments along with your IESL courses.
English Requirements for IELS (Intensive English Language Studies) Program
- There is no English proficiency requirement.
- Note: Students who apply without TOEFL scores will be automatically accepted into the IESL program.
- Students transferring from another institution within the United States will need to submit the following documents in addition to the regular admission requirements:
A copy of I-94 and visa. A copy of passport (pages containing photo and demographic information). Copies of all previous I-20s International Student Transfer Form (signed by current foreign student advisor). An official copy of institution’s transcript if you wish to transfer credit. Please send your application to: International Student & Faculty Services (ISFS) Peninsula College 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles, WA 98362 U.S.A.