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How to Enroll

Welcome to Prairie State College! Thank you for your interest in attending our institution. Here, we offer open admissions high school graduates or the equivalent (GED). Those who are still in high school, are welcome to register for courses.*

For those interested in personal interest, vocational, computer and continuing education classes, PSC offers a wide range of professional development classes as well as free adult education courses including GED, ESL, and ABE.

* Currently enrolled high school students who, with permission, may enroll in credit or noncredit courses

General Admissions


The following categories of students are eligible for general admission:

  • Graduates of accredited high schools or students who have successfully completed a high school equivalency exam (HSE)
  • Transfer students from other colleges
  • Currently enrolled high school students who, with permission, may enroll in credit or noncredit courses
  • Individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and who may or may not have a HS diploma and would benefit from our certificate programs.
Individuals 15 years or younger, please contact Enrollment Services. Such admission requires high school consent, parental consent, and approval by the College.

Selective Admissions


Students interested in the following programs are required to follow specified criteria and admissions procedures in the respective program handbooks.

International Admissions


PSC welcomes international students. Before enrolling at PSC, international students must have completed the equivalent of a high school diploma, including the completion of primary and secondary levels. Prospective students must also meet all of the requirements for admission.

Electronic transcripts can be sent to:
Transcripts can be sent electronically through various third party services. Students can also request institutions send transcripts to ptranscripts@prairiestate.edu

Mailed transcripts can be sent to:
Prairie State College
Attn: Enrollment Services
202 S Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL. 60411

Course Attendance
Course attendance is essential to academic success. You must attend the courses you register for at PSC. If you register for a class and never attend, you run the risk of being dropped from the course(s). If you are unable to attend your courses, you must drop them. Refer to the academic calendar and the college refund table for applicable dates.

Vaccination Requirements
PSC does not require proof of immunization for enrollment. However, immunizations may be necessary prior to clinical placement in selected health programs.

Residency Requirements

Students must certify their permanent residency. In order to be classified as a resident, students must reside in the district for at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester.

Course Attendance

Course attendance is essential to academic success. You must attend the courses you register for at PSC. If you register for a class and never attend, you run the risk of being dropped from the course(s). If you are unable to attend your courses, you must drop them. Refer to the academic calendar and the college refund table for applicable dates.

Vaccination Requirements

PSC does not require proof of immunization for enrollment. However, immunizations may be necessary prior to clinical placement in selected health programs.

Steps For Returning Students


Step 1. Update your program and contact information

Speak with a member of Enrollment Services at enrollment@prairiestate.edu to verify your intended program and contact information. Documentation may be required when verifying your residential address.

Step 2. Select your courses and register

View your audit or submit a Transcript Evaluation Request Form to ensure correct course selection. Register for courses via WebAdvisor.* If you need assistance choosing courses, email an advisor from your PSC email account at advising@prairiestate.edu.

Step 3. Pay for College

Establish payment. You can refer to the business office for payment options, financial aid for grants and loans, veteran services for benefits or the PSC Foundation for scholarship opportunities.

Step 4. Purchase books and supplies

View the assigned books by selecting “textbook information” on WebAdvisor.

Step 5. Begin your classes

View your class schedule on WebAdvisor

Steps For Continuing Students


Step 1. Select your courses and register

View your audit or submit a Transcript Evaluation Request Form to ensure correct course selection. Register for courses via WebAdvisor.* If you need assistance choosing courses, email an advisor from your PSC email account at advising@prairiestate.edu.

Step 2. Pay for College

Establish payment. You can refer to the business office for payment options, financial aid for grants and loans, veteran services for benefits or the PSC Foundation for scholarship opportunities.

Step 3. Purchase books and supplies

View the assigned books by selecting “textbook information” on WebAdvisor.

Step 4. Begin your classes

View your class schedule on WebAdvisor

 

* Students testing in developmental courses, on academic probation or in special populations will not be able to add or drop courses on WebAdvisor. Meeting with an advisor will be required to enroll.

Academic Calendar – Reflects the last day to add, drop or audit a course.*

Tuition Refunds – Reflects the last day to drop a course and have the charges removed.

Payment Plan – Reflects the last day to enroll in a NelNet installment plan to pay your tuition for the semester.

Selective Admission Program Deadlines


  • Dental Hygiene – February 15
  • Nursing – February 1
  • Physical Therapist Assistant – March 1
  • Surgical Technology – March 1

Late Registration Process


The following guidelines apply to students who want to register for credit classes after a term begins:

  • 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 the second day).
  • Students do not need instructor's consent to register if a class has not begun and the class is not full.
  • Students who register after a class begins will be charged a late registration fee of $20.