A high school graduate, or anyone who has a Certificate of Proficiency or a General Education Development (GED) may be admitted to Porterville College.
Any person 18 years of age or older who is not a high school graduate may be admitted if his/her previous training or experience indicates that he/she will benefit from the offerings of the college. Such students must have the approval of the Director of Admissions & Records.
In accordance with California Education Code regulations, K-12 students may enroll as special part-time students on a seats-available basis. Enrollment must be recommended by the school principal, with parental consent and approval by the college Director of Admissions & Records. Units earned may be used for high school or college credit or for both. Students enrolled under this status are exempt from paying enrollment fees.
A ‘resident’ is a student who has residence in the state of California for more than one year immediately preceding the residence determination date which is the day before the first day of classes.
The resident of any California Community College district may attend a community college in any other district in this state, subject to generally applicable admission criteria, and subject to any restrictions set forth in a notice of restriction issued by a district.
In order to determine a person’s place of residence, reference is made to the following statutory rules:
In general, a resident has citizenship or permanent resident status in the United States and has established residence in California for at least one year immediately preceding the residency determination date (the day before the first day of classes). If you do not have citizenship or permanent resident status in the United States, or have questions regarding your status, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records.
Students from countries outside of the United States are eligible to attend Porterville College if they have the equivalent of U.S. high school diploma, a TOEFL score of 450 or higher on a paper-based exam or 133 or higher on a computer based exam, and sufficient financial resources to pay all expenses.
An admissions form may be completed on the college web page at www.portervillecollege.edu. It must be filed prior to registration. The application should include the prospective student’s social security number. The Social Security number will not appear on class roll sheets.
All students are assigned an identification number when a completed admissions form is submitted Online. Students may use the assigned numbers or their Social Security numbers to access their academic records.
Students may change their name by bringing a photo identification to the Office of Admissions and Records. They may change their address or telephone number, or e-mail on the web at www.portervillecollege.edu. To do that they must select “Register for Classes,” login and then select “Personal Information.”
When prospective students complete their admission forms Online, they will be asked to create a password. The number must be 8-20 characters long, containing letters and numbers. Students should select combinations that they will be able to remember but that other people would be unable to know.
The first time that students login to register they will be asked to select a password hint question from a drop down menu. They fill in the answer to the question that they select with a one or two word answer. Then, when students forget their passwords, they can click the “Forgot Password” button, and if they enter the correct response, they will be given a screen on which to enter a new password.