Your education is our top priority.
We’re still operating, but doing business remotely, as we navigate public health concerns posed by COVID-19. Instruction and student services have been moved online, and we are ready to serve you. Details regarding how to access campus services can be found below. We are able to respond to most questions and requests remotely, and are following state and health authority guidelines regarding social distancing protocols.
If you require a service that cannot otherwise be provided remotely, please contact the appropriate office below to discuss alternatives. This is a challenging time, and we appreciate your patience as we address this public health crisis together.
Student Services will continue to serve current and prospective students as well as our faculty, staff and campus community through remote delivery including email, phone, and online ZOOM meetings. Please use the following contact information and websites:
Admissions and Prospective Students
Q: How do I enroll for classes at PC?
For assistance with our admissions process or to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Specialist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are available via phone or online ZOOM (video conference meetings).
Placement Testing and Assessment Center
Q: How do I schedule my placement test?
At this time, we are researching options for testing services, including Accuplacer, GED and other PearsonVue Testing, to be able to offer the exams remotely. Please check back for updates. Our priority at this time is making testing arrangements for spring quarter students. For questions please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration and Current Students
Q: How do I add a Spring Quarter class?
Once classes have begun on April 13, you must have instructor permission and advisor authorization to add a class. You may email the instructor and request permission; if the instructor approves your enrollment, please forward that email to your advisor for approval. Finally, please forward the email with both approvals to email@example.com and we will add you to the class. Please be sure that your email includes:
- Your name
- The class(es) you wish to add
The last date you attended each course (please provide an exact date; if it was an online class, please provide the last date you logged in and interacted with the course).
Q: How do I drop a Spring Quarter class?
Please note that the last day to receive a 100% tuition refund on a drop is April 17. April 24 is the deadline to drop a class and not have a W on your transcript. You may drop a Spring Quarter class online through the Student Portal, using your SID and registration PIN. If you are experiencing issues registering for classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- The class(es) you wish to add
Q: How do I withdraw from a Spring Quarter class?
We recommend discussing options with your advisor and/or Financial Aid Office before withdrawing. If you would like to proceed with withdrawing from any course, please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Your name
- Your ID number
- The class you wish to withdraw from
- The last exact date that you attended the class
Q: How do I pay my spring quarter tuition?
Tuition was due March 19 (any registration from March 19 onwards would require payment within 24 hours of registration)
If you need to make a partial payment or have questions please contact the Business Office at 360.417.6210.
Running Start Students
Q. I am interested in Running Start. How can I sign up?
Check out the “How Do I Qualify” information on our website at https://pencol.edu/running-start/how-do-i-qualify . You have plenty of time to get started. We begin advising new RS students on June 1, 2020. Students can submit their Running Start Enrollment Verification forms to firstname.lastname@example.org . Scanned copies or uploaded photos are preferred. Make sure the form is completely filled out, including all required signatures.
We are currently working on virtual testing options. Students needing to take the placement test should contact Jan Isett at email@example.com and give her their contact info so they can be contacted about options as soon as they become available. For general questions about Running Start, contact Cindy Lauderback at (360) 417-6341 or visit https://pencol.edu/running-start. For more information, visit the Running Start page at https://pencol.edu/running-start.
Q: I am already a Running Start student and I have questions about my classes and high school graduation. Who do I talk to?
You can either email your PC Running Start advisor, contact Pirate Central at (360) 417-6340, or email Pirate central at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with them. We are here to help you stay on track for graduation.
PC Identification (ID) Cards
We are developing a new procedure to distribute ID cards during the remote services period. Please check with email@example.com for updates, or call Pirate Central at (360) 417-6340.
Q: Are classes cancelled?
Spring courses are not cancelled. However, all classes that were initially scheduled in-person are moving to an online format.
Q: Will I be able to complete my classes and graduate on time?
Our goal is to make sure that students experience as little disruption as possible to their academic progress. You will be able to receive full credit for classes you satisfactorily complete during spring quarter. In most cases, students will be able to complete their degrees on time. For programs with lab or studio components, faculty are working on ways to deliver that content online or possibly in condensed sessions at a later time. If you have questions, please contact your advisor or program faculty.
Q: Can lab and field classes be offered online?
Many lab components can be offered and effectively taught in an online format. For programs with disciplinary accreditation requirements—such as (but not limited to) Allied Health, Automotive Tech, Nursing, and Welding—program faculty and administration are working to determine alternatives and approaches to deliver these lab or clinical components.
Q: How will internships and/or other workplace experience courses be conducted?
Students taking classes that require workplace experience (e.g. internships, externships, practicums, etc.) should check with their instructors, who are receiving regular updates from workplace partners and will be able to communicate directly with you. In most instances, online options will be developed and available.
Q: Will faculty work with me if I get sick during the quarter?
Faculty will accommodate students due to illness, by clearly communicating opportunities and expectations around alternative assignments or makeup work. Students need to be pro-active in letting your instructor(s) know if you need accommodations in a timely manner and paying attention to the class syllabus and announcements. You do not need to provide a doctor’s note for absences related to an illness.
Q: Where can I go to get technical support for my online classes?
For questions specific to a course (course content, assignment due dates, tests, etc), please contact your instructor via email. Lookup instructor contact information. For general questions related to learning technologies (for example, Canvas, Zoom, Office 365, Google Docs), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q: Is the library open?
The library is offering services remotely at this time. Please visit the library website https://pencol.edu/library to access services and get more detailed information.
Q: I need to meet with my advisor. How do I make an appointment?
Contact an Advisor
Counseling and Advising is continuing to offer services via remote delivery during modified operations. Options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. To schedule an appointment please call (360) 417-6340. Students may also schedule an advising appointment by logging onto the Navigate app. You can find directions on how to do this here https://pencol.edu/programs/navigate. Advisors are monitoring their email regularly and you may continue to email them your questions.
Mental Health Resources
The news about coronavirus can bring a variety of emotions, and it is natural to feel anxious, scared, angry, or sad because of it. You are not alone. Reach out if you need help coping with the potential effects of social isolation or other concerns you may have that are impacting you at this time.
- On campus Mental Health Counseling Services
- Free, short-term counseling when classes are in session
- Available to help students adjust to, cope with, and succeed in college
To schedule an appointment call (360) 417-6340
Healthy Families of Clallam County
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Assistance
Jefferson County Crisis Hotline
Peninsula Behavioral Health in Port Angeles
Salish Regional crisis line
(888) 910-0416 (24/7/365)
Online chat available at www.imhurting.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8225) (24 hours a day)
Is someone you know struggling with life, isolating themselves socially, or experiencing a decline in work or academic performance? Click here to submit a private report to get them connected to the resources they need. The C.A.R.E. Team is here to help. Contact Email: PCCares@pencol.edu
Q: I need support with disability accommodations. How do I set that up?
If you have not already registered for services please go to this link to start the process https://pencol.edu/SSD .
Q: I receive accommodations in the classroom or for test. Will I still receive them?
Disability Access Services is continuing to offer services via remote delivery during modified operations. Staff are monitoring their email regularly and you may continue to email them your questions at email@example.com. Options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. To schedule an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Is Financial Aid continuing to offer services?
Yes, options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. For questions regarding Financial Aid please email email@example.com.
Q: How do I complete a tuition payment plan while the campus is closed?
The PC Business Office is facilitating Tuition Payment Plans for all campuses during our period of remote operations. Contact the Business office at (360) 417-6232 to apply for the payment plan and make your initial payment. Otherwise you may email your completed & signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted ASAP to get your debit or credit card information to process your payment, so please be sure there is a contact phone number. For information about PC’s Tuition Payment Plan, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.
The Learning Center is open to students at all levels and abilities working on projects for any class in any discipline. We are pleased to offer students support online via Zoom during Spring Quarter. Please visit https://pencol.edu/services/tutoring for a list of our services.
Our offices are continuing to offer services during remote operations. The Veteran Support Services team is available by email or a zoom virtual meeting to assist you.
Worker Retraining is continuing to offer services via remote delivery during modified operations. Appointments are being offered by phone or via online Zoom appointment. Worker Retraining Staff are monitoring their email regularly and you may continue to email them your questions or phone them directly at (360) 417-6263 or email email@example.com.
Q: I need to register and enroll into English Language, GED or High School completion classes. How do I make an appointment?
The Basic Education for Adults office is continuing to offer services via remote delivery during modified operations. Options for appointments are being offered by phone or online Zoom appointment. To schedule an appointment to get registered, please call (360) 417-6380. Advisors are monitoring their email regularly and you may continue to email them your questions or phone them directly.
PC is working to really limit - if not eliminate - cash payments to the college for the foreseeable future. First Federal and Sound Community Bank can convert any cash payment that needs to be remitted to the college into cashier’s checks, free of charge, at any branch. Students do not need to have an account with either bank to take advantage of it. The payments can then be mailed to PC at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362. To find the nearest location, visit First Federal Bank
Student Checks – Emergency Checks and/or Refunds by Check
All checks will be provided to students by mail only. Please make sure your address with the school is up to date. If you paid tuition by credit card, and are receiving a refund, the refund will be applied back to the card that paid the tuition and fees originally. Refunds by check are only for tuition and fees that were originally paid by check or cash.
Q: Will the Pirate Pantry be open?
The Pirate Pantry will be open for drive thru pick-up on Wednesdays. See our Pirate Food Pantry page under Student Life for weekly updates and times. For a list of community food resources, visit http://bit.ly/2J28K5A.
Q: I don’t have access to a computer at home, is there a computer I can borrow?
Yes. We can loan you a Peninsula College laptop computer for the Spring quarter. Laptops for loan will be available during the first week of the quarter. If you have not filled out the Technology survey or been contacted by the Peninsula College IT Help Desk, please email Helpdesk@pencol.edu or call (360) 417-6501.
Q: Is there someone I can contact if I am having technical difficulties with my computer equipment?
For technical questions or problems - including if you’re having trouble with your Internet connection - we offer a Virtual Help Desk if you are Internet capable. Please email Helpdesk@pencol.edu or call (360) 417-6501 and we will send you a link to connect for Live Help.
If your borrowed PC computer is broken or not working properly, we will fix or replace it. If you need help with your personal computer, we will advise the best we can but are not able to work on or replace parts on personal computers. Please use the contact information above to arrange a drop off/pick up. Live Help hours are Monday–Friday from 9:00am–5:00pm. Please contact the IT department by email or phone for afterhours and weekends.
Q: I don’t have access to an Internet connection, what options are available?
There are several free Wi-Fi locations on the North Olympic Peninsula, including the parking lot at PC’s main campus in Port Angeles. Please observe proper social distancing protocols when using this service. Link to free Wi-Fi resources on the Peninsula: https://bit.ly/2wNGBgj
Q: How can I get a Peninsula College student email?
Each student receives a school email address to use while attending Peninsula College. Please visit https://pencol.edu/student-center/student-email if you are having trouble getting started or logging in.
Purchase online: Please place your order online. We have extended free shipping or delivery on all orders placed on our website, within Washington State. We will also include a PC hand sanitizer while supplies last. Questions about ordering? Call us at (360) 417-6440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions on how to return your books can be found on our website http://bookaneer.pencol.edu/. If you have questions regarding Spring Quarter course materials or require assistance obtaining materials, please contact the bookstore at (360) 417-6440 or check out our FAQ page.
Christina Wonsey, Supervisor
Camilla Rico, Manager
(360) 417- 6444
Q: Is PC still hiring?
PC will continue to evaluate hiring needs and post positions as needed. For more information on job openings go to: https://pencol.edu/employment
Q: Are job interviews happening in-person or online?
Interviews will be online at this time.
Q: What if I don’t feel well on the day of my interview?
Please stay home and contact Human Resources at email@example.com .
Q: How will HR handle new hires?
HR will coordinate the new hire process via zoom and email. Contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q: Who do I contact for employment verification?
External organizations requesting employment data for PC employees can email the request to email@example.com. All requests for verification of employment must include a signed release from the employee. HR staff are able to receive and respond to emails during the closure.
Q: How can I receive a copy of my 2019 W2?
Current and former employees who need a copy of their W2 should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees should be prepared to provide additional identifying information.
Q: I am an employee of PC. Where can I find more information?
HR is posting information for employees and supervisors on SharePoint under Human Resources.
For general questions about becoming an International Student at Peninsula College, please visit https://pencol.edu/programs/international-student-programs or email email@example.com. Our staff are monitoring their emails daily and can arrange for video meetings if needed.
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