Peninsula College operates under an open door policy and shall accept for admission any applicant who is 18 years of age or older, or who is a high school graduate or equivalent. Peninsula College may enroll students under the age of 18 who are approved by the Enrollment Exception Committee. Some courses and vocational programs have special entrance requirements and enrollment limitations.
New Degree-Seeking Student Registration
If you are planning on working towards a degree and have not attended for two years or more, you must apply for admission. Applications can be submitted online at www.pencol.edu/GetStarted, or in person at the Student Services front desk. Contact Student Services for an application packet in the mail.
By Phone: (360) 417-6340
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Person: See the Student Services front desk.
Noncredit and WAOL classes register NOW!
Nondegree-Seeking / Continuing Education Students
Look for our non-credit classes in the Community Education and Events Guide in the mail. You may also get more information by visiting http://pencol.edu/ce.
Returning Degree-Seeking Students
You will receive instructions on how to schedule an advising appointment, via email. Please make sure your email address is correct with Student Services, so that you may continue to receive these, and other important announcements from Peninsula College.
Tuition deadline can be found by choosing the appropriate Academic Calendar.
Tuition for noncredit courses must be paid at the time of registration. For more information on paying tuition, visit http://pencol.edu/financial/payment-options or call (360) 417-6340.
Residency Tuition Policy
For information and application materials, go to www.pencol.edu/admissions/forms-and-documents then Residency Questionnaire.
Military Tuition Policy
Eligible veterans or National Guard members; child and spouse of totally disabled or POW/MIA or deceased eligible veterans or National Guard members can receive reduced rates. The college’s Veterans’ Service Office, (360) 417-6224, can provide information on qualification requirements or see www.pencol.edu/veterans.
In accordance with RCW 28B.15.605, full refund of tuition and fees will be made to students who withdraw from the college prior to the sixth instructional day of the quarter for which the tuition and fees were paid, or prior to the first class session of noncredit courses.
Fifty percent refund of tuition only will be made to students who withdraw from the college on or after the sixth day of instruction, but within 20 calendar days, including the first scheduled instructional day, of that quarter. The college may cancel courses; in this case, a full refund will be given.
Tuition refund dates can be found by choosing the appropriate Academic Calendar.
Note: Refund schedule will differ for condensed and/or early or late starting courses. Please email email@example.com or call (360) 417-6340 for more information.
ELA/ESL or GED Program Registration
Students studying for GED test preparation, Basic Skills improvements, English as a Second Language, and Job Readiness courses should sign up for orientation and registration in the Education Transition Center, Room E-148, or by calling (360) 417-6380.
Running Start Program
The Running Start Program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to attend college courses and earn college credits, tuition-free, while completing high school graduation requirements. Individuals who want more information on the Running Start program should call (360) 417-6340 or visit www.pencol.edu/running-start. Students may also email the Running Start Program at RunningStart@pencol.edu.
Limitation of Liability
The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.
Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 452-9277.
Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this publication in an alternative format may contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office at (360) 417-6323 or TDD (360) 417-6339.
Peninsula College no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, o edad en sus programas y actividades. Coordinación de cumplimiento es responsabilidad del Oficial de Recursos Humanos, Peninsula College, Oficina de Recursos Humanos, (360) 417-6212.
Personas que necesiten asistencia con el proceso de applicatión o que necesiten esta publicación in un format distinto, por favor comunicarse con la Oficina de Estudiantes con Impedimentos al (360) 417-6323 o al (360) 417-6339.
Please visit the Tuitions and Fees page for the current list of additional fees.
Confidentiality of Peninsula College Student Records
Nondiscrimination Policy (Board Policy #501)
For employment issues, see Protected Groups listed in Policy #501.
For non-employment issues:
Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race; creed; color; national origin; families with children; sex; marital status; sexual orientation, including gender identity; age; honorably discharged veteran or military status; genetic information; or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its program and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 452-9277. See the Peninsula College website, www.pencol.edu.
Confidentiality of Student Records (Board Policy #401)
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Peninsula College is committed to safeguarding appropriate access to student educational records as well as to maintaining individual student privacy. For detailed information, see www.pencol.edu/student-rights-policies-and-procedures/confidentiality-st....
Access or Release of Education Records
The college normally will not permit access to or release of the student’s education records to the public without authorization by the student, though some exceptions exist.
The college may release directory information concerning a student unless the student requests in writing that directory information not be released.
Directory Information as defined for Peninsula College in WAC 132A-280-075(2)
Peninsula College has designated the following items as directory information:
- Field of study
- Participation in recognized activities and sports
- Enrollment status and dates of attendance
- Degrees or certificates earned and awards, terms they were awarded and honors
In addition, level of education and prior military experience may also be provided to representatives of the department of defense for recruiting purposes.
* If you choose to have Peninsula College not release your directory information, notify the Student Services in writing by using the form available at Pirate Central. You should be aware that asking Peninsula College to withhold directory information may prevent other colleges and employers from receiving information that might be to your advantage.
Reasonable Accommodation/Academic Adjustment for Persons with Disabilities (Board Policy #505)
Peninsula College is committed to providing individuals qualifying with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs, activities, and employment in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual’s needs, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADAAA of 2008, the State of Washington Laws of 1994, Chapter 105, Chapter 49.60 RCW, Chapter 162-22 WAC, Chapter 251-10 WAC, Chapter 356-35 WAC, and Executive Order 93-03. No individual shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any college program activity. Peninsula College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, including core services, to qualified individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this policy is to identify the rights and responsibilities of the individual under ADA/504 and to establish clear guidelines for seeking and receiving reasonable accommodations. To receive reasonable accommodations, individuals are responsible for requesting accommodations and documenting the nature and extent of their disability. For a description of services, accommodations, scope, definition, obligation, resources and processes of the above policy, see the Peninsula College website, www.pencol.edu or phone 360-417-6323/TDD: 360-417-6339.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Peninsula College guarantees all students specific rights as a result of their enrollment status and requires that all students assume the obligation of responsible behavior as a condition of their continued enrollment. Student rights include academic freedom, as it relates to free speech, assembly, and a safe learning environment, as well as due process when a student is involved in a disciplinary action.
Regulations and Policies for conduct, discipline, appeals and filing a complaint can be found at the Peninsula College website, www.pencol.edu.
Computer Use Policy
Electronic Information Systems (EIS) Acceptable Use Guidelines:
In general, the same ethical conduct that applies to the use of all college resources and facilities applies to the use of electronic media.
- EISs are to be used for college-related purposes and goals as defined by statute, administrative code and/or board policy.
- College EISs must be used in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
- All data and software housed on college EISs must comply with federal copyright law.
- No duplication of copyrighted material is permissible.
- Users shall be solely responsible for messages, files, or screens that they store and/or transmit through the college’s EISs.
- Only authorized users may use EIS accounts administered by Peninsula College.
- Users are responsible for all use of their computer accounts.
- Users must not share their accounts or disclose their access codes.
- No one shall deliberately attempt to modify or alter an EIS, including the unauthorized loading of software to system hard drives.
- No one shall degrade the performance of an EIS or block access to others.
- No one shall knowingly introduce invasive computer software, such as viruses, on college systems.
- No one shall improperly access or attempt to access, misuse or misappropriate information/files.
- Users who access another organization’s network or computing resources (e.g., Internet services provided by the Communications Technology Consortium) must comply with the rules and policies of that organization.
- Users must remember that information distributed through the college’s computing and networking systems is a form of publishing and must comply with the same standards required for printed information.
- All users shall comply with the K20 Network Conditions of Use and Acceptable Use Policies (www.wa.gov/dis/k20/topc/aup.htm <http://www.wa.gov/dis/k20/topc/aup.htm>). (College Policy #530.)