Requirements to Attend

Peninsula College has an open-door admissions policy for almost all of our programs of study. For most students, the admissions process is not competitive. It is simply a matter of collecting your information and confirming your intent to enroll. 

For most programs, we are able to admit anyone who:

  • Can benefit from the courses of the College; and
  • Would not, by presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere counter to the purposes of the College; and
  • Is 18 years of age or older, or who:
    • is a high school graduate, or equivalent, or
    • qualifies under provisions of a student enrollment options program, such as Running Start, a successor program, or other local enrollment options programs.

(Additional admissions criteria may apply to persons under the age of 18.) 


All incoming degree- and certificate-seeking students are evaluated for English and math placement before registering in courses except for:

  • students who completed college-level work at a regionally accredited college or university, including English and math with a GPA of at least 2.0, or
  • students who have an approved placement reciprocity agreement through another Washington State Community or Technical College, or
  • students who are pursuing short-term certificates that do not require mathematics or English prerequisites.

Placement in English and math courses may be completed in a variety of ways. You may hear these placement methods called "multiple measures", which refers to a range of means by which students can be placed in math or English courses. You can find a list of the multiple measures options at the Assessment and Placement Center or on the College website.


If you have been away from Peninsula College, not enrolling in classes for 4 quarters (including Summer), you will need to reapply. Reapplying includes:

  • Filling out an abbreviated reapplication form online, stating the quarter you wish to return
  • Submit any transcripts or test scores for any classes you have taken at another institution while away
  • Consider applying for financial aid using the FAFSA at the same time so any eligible funding is awarded

Please Note: If you are completing a degree, you will be required to complete the requirements in effect at the time of your readmission. 

The College reserves the right to deny entrance to specific programs if students do not meet any specific program requirements.

Admission to Peninsula College does not guarantee someone can enroll in all courses or be admitted to all professional technical education programs. Any specific admission requirements for programs of student can be found in this catalog.