How to Enroll
Prairie State College (PSC) offers students the best of both worlds: the small school advantage combined with affordable tuition. Our flexible scheduling options make it possible for anyone to fit college into their life. Our classes are small with excellent faculty and a supportive environment.
PSC is great place to start your college career. Complete your first two years of college at PSC and transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior. Or, PSC's career and technical programs can help you learn the skills to begin a career immediately. PSC is located in Chicago Heights, IL with a second campus in Matteson.
Type of Student
All new students entering college for the first time, are required to take the COMPASS test, and meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. ACT scores may be used in place of COMPASS. Please note , there is a time limitation on the use of previously completed ACT and COMPASS scores. Students should speak with an advisor for additional information. Download an overview of the enrollment process (PDF).
Late Registration Procedures — Credit Classes Only
The following guidelines apply to students who wish to register for credit classes after the schedule change period has ended and classes have begun to meet:
- If the class is not full, students do not need an instructor's consent to register during the first two days of the term (up until 11:59 pm of second day). This applies to all standard session classes—16-week, first and second 8-week, late start, and first and second session summer classes.
- Students do not need instructor's consent to register if a class has not yet met. (For example, if a class meets Thursday, Friday or Saturday, students may register up to the time the class begins if space is available.
- Online classes will be exactly like face-to-face classes. If
no start date is listed on the schedule, the class begins on
the first day of the term for 16-week, late start, or first or second session summer classes.
- All students who register (with or without the instructor's consent) the day following the first meeting of a class will be charged a late registration fee of $20.00.
Interested in a non-credit course? Please review the current non-credit schedule.
Instant enrollment is now available for non-credit courses.
For additional information, visit Information for Future Students.