Educational Planning and Counseling Services
Educational Planners are available to provide academic advising for college programs and educational opportunities. Educational Planners guide students through the admission and enrollment process, help with course selection, provide campus and community referrals, and assist with transfer planning.
Mental Health Counselors provide short-term personal and crisis counseling and assist with referrals to college services, community agencies, and other professionals.
Appointments to meet with an Educational Planner or Mental Health Counselor are made by contacting the Student Services Center at email@example.com or at (360) 417- 6340; toll-free in Washington at 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 6340; TDD at (360) 417-6339.
Multicultural Student Services
Multicultural Services provides assistance to ethnically and culturally diverse student populations attending Peninsula College. Our staff offers academic advising, programming, and general support, as well as assistance with financial aid forms and information regarding grants and tribal-contracted funding. Staff is available for community outreach opportunities. Contact Diversity@pencol.edu or (360) 417-7987 or toll free in Washington 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 7987 for information.
International Student & Faculty Services (ISFS)
International Student and Faculty Services at Peninsula College provides services to international students attending the college. Our multilingual staff is always ready to provide information and help on academic concerns, immigration procedures, transcript evaluation, housing, student life, and transferring. The ISFS office also provides assistance to U.S. students who wish to study abroad. Contact ISFS at (360) 417-6491or international@ pencol.edu for information or assistance.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Peninsula College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The College upholds and values the law regarding Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in education.
A variety of classroom accommodations are available upon student request. To arrange accommodations, students are responsible for providing comprehensive documentation of their disability and making an accommodation request each quarter with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office.
Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Sign language interpreter • Extended time, reader, scribe for testing • Note-taker • Alternative format • Tape recorder for lecture • Ergonomic chair
For more information contact SSD at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (360) 417-6323; toll free in Washington at 1 (877) 452-9277, ext.6323; or TDD (360) 417-6339.
Peninsula College offers courses, workshops, assessments, and advising to assist students who are interested in exploring a career pathway, major, or degree. In addition, the College website lists links that provide students with more information on career or major exploration, as well as tools and resources for job seekers and students. Contact us at email@example.com or (360) 417-6340 for more information.
The College conducts placement tests to help individuals identify skill levels in reading, writing, and math. Test scores are used to help ensure accurate placement in English and math courses. Placement testing is waived for those who have satisfactorily completed one or more quarters of college-level work, which includes English and math with a 2.0 or above GPA. For information on the tests and applicable fees, visit www.pencol. edu/testing-center.
Peninsula College recognizes and appreciates all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, or a survivor or dependent of a veteran working toward a degree or certificate, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. To determine eligibility and apply for benefits, visit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
The Veterans’ Services Office (VSO) provides guidance to vet- erans, their dependents, active military, and reservists regarding education benefits. In preparation for entering Peninsula College, all veterans and other eligible individuals can get information on the college website at www.pencol.edu or meet with the VSO advisor who can assist with the new student process, educational planning questions, and provide referrals to campus, local, regional, and state resources.
Check with the VSO to obtain information about a possible tuition waiver. Veterans as well as children and spouses of totally disabled or POW/MIA or deceased eligible veterans or National Guard members may apply.
If you have any questions, contact the VSO at veterans@ pencol.edu or (360) 417-6340, toll free in Washington 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 6340; or TDD (360) 417-6339.
Service Members Opportunity Colleges
Peninsula College is an institutional member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,900 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As a SOC member, we recognize the unique nature of the military lifestyle and have committed to assessing the transfer of relevant course credits and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. This includes a partnership with Army Recruit- ing Command Program ConAP that links new soldiers to college at the time of enlistment.
SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of 15 leading national higher education associations. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Associated Students are governed by the Associated Stu- dent Council (ASC), which is comprised of 12 officers. This group plans activities for all students and allocates funds for campus student activities and organizations. For more information about Student government and the ASC Constitution visit: www.pencol.edu.
For information about Student Life, visit: www.pencol.edu. It describes available services, where to find them, and how to become involved in campus life. Information about college policies and procedures, including policies relating to discipline and due process, is also included.
Peninsula College serves a population diverse in age, geographical origin, and cultural background. In recognition of this diversity, an effort is made to offer and assist with a broad range of activities outside the classroom to encourage the greatest possible personal development. Some activities are provided through the efforts of student government; others are encouraged by interest groups.