New Students for Credit Courses

Step 1. Apply

Complete an enrollment application online, or complete one in person in Enrollment Services. If you have questions about the enrollment process, contact Enrollment Services at (708) 709-3516. Allow three days for processing the online application.

Step 2. COMPASS Test or ACT Scores

Students are advised to take the COMPASS Assessment Test for transfer programs and for correct placement in prerequisite programs, or bring in ACT scores that are within the past five years. The COMPASS Assessment Test determines your placement in English, math, and reading. No appointment necessary. Contact the testing center for times at (708) 709-3558, or visit COMPASS Assessment Testing and Placement online.

Step 3. Transcripts

Send your official high school transcripts* to the Enrollment Services Office.

Step 4. Advisor

Meet with an advisor to select courses and complete the registration form. No appointment necessary.

Step 5. Register

Register in person for courses in Enrollment Services.

Step 6. Payment

Pay tuition and fees in the Business Services Office. Don't let financial concerns stop you from enrolling at Prairie State College. Over half of PSC students receive financial aid. Talk to a financial aid representative at (708) 709-3735.

*Official transcripts are not required for enrollment at PSC. It is recommended that official transcripts be received and evaluated as soon as possible to ensure adequate advising and progress towards a degree or certificate.

What If I Never Attend?

Course attendance is important to academic success. You must attend the courses you register for at Prairie State College. If you register for a course and never attend, you run the risk of being dropped from the course(s). If you will be unable to attend any courses in which you enrolled, you must drop them. Refer to the academic calendar and the college refund table for applicable dates. Use the A-Z index where information is arranged alphabetically.