Home Schooled Non-Graduate: Take Credit Classes
Follow the steps below to prepare for your PVCC classes.
|STEP 1: SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION
Apply online now using the Virginia Community College System's application. After completing your application, you will receive a student ID number and username on your confirmation page. Print this page or write down this information for your records.
See instructions on completing the application.
Request help with the online application for admission.
|STEP 2: SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.
Home school students must provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or a letter declaring home school for religious exemption. Documentation of parental permission is required. Graduates who complete secondary school in a home school setting must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework. All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college by achieving satisfactory scores on college placement tests and address all other college admission criteria. Satisfactory placement scores meet or exceed the federal Ability-to-Benefit standards.
|STEP 3: SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
If you attended high school for any length of time, send your official transcript to:
Counselor for First Year Programs
501 College Drive, Room M132
Charlottesville, VA 22902
|STEP 4: TAKE PLACEMENT TESTS.
PVCC Testing Center
Main Building, Rm. M607
Students planning to apply for financial aid or pursue a degree or certificate at PVCC requiring math or English courses must take placement tests. These tests are administered in the Testing Center at PVCC. See hours of operation. There is no fee to take the placement tests. You can prepare for these tests by reviewing Compass test information.
Possible exemptions from taking some or all of the placement tests include:
|STEP 5: MEET WITH THE FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS
Meet with the First Year Programs Counselor to review your home study program, placement test scores and program of study. Your parents must also attend this meeting. To make an appointment, call the Admissions & Advising Center at 434.961.6551. (Note: Home schooled students must meet with PVCC's Counselor for First Year Programs before registering each semester. Be sure to make your appointment well in advance of registration start dates.)
|STEP 6: REGISTER FOR CLASSES.
All home schooled students ages 17-19 are required to enroll in the Student Development SDV101 First Year Success class. PVCC's First Year Programs Counselor will assist you in the online registration process.
|STEP 7: PAY FOR YOUR CLASSES (IF APPLICABLE).
PVCC Cashier's Office
Main Building, Rm. M245
Tuition can be paid online through MyPVCC or in person at the Cashier's Office. Be aware of tuition payment deadlines noted on the Academic Calendar.
Virginia In-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $133.65 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $127.65 per credit hour
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees
• Fall 2013 - $328.25 per credit hour
• Spring 2013 - $319.75 per credit hour
|STEP 8: BUY YOUR BOOKS.
Main Building, Rm. M153
Print your schedule of classes, and take it to the PVCC Bookstore for assistance, or you can buy your books online.
|STEP 9: OBTAIN A PARKING PERMIT.
Stop by the reception desk at the south entrance of PVCC's Main Building to get a free parking permit for the semester.
|STEP 10: ACTIVATE YOUR PVCC EMAIL.
Through your PVCC email, you will be notified about financial aid and important class updates. To activate your email, log into MyPVCC and select the "Gmail" link.
Email the Help Desk or call 434.961.5261 if you experience difficulty using any of PVCC's online services.
If you are a student with a disability, please click here for information on PVCC's disability services.