New students have never attended college before, which includes recent high school graduates.
If you are a new student, follow the steps for success below, from applying to preparing for your first semester and beyond!
If you are not sure where to start, get stuck at any point during the registration process below, have specific questions about your situation, or just want to connect with someone at the college, we are here for you. After you have completed your admission application, schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor for guidance.
myPikesPeak Portal is your hub for online student services at Pikes Peak State. After you apply, you
will receive your Student ID number and instructions to log in to myPikes Peak Portal.
Tip: Be sure to remember the new password you create the first time you log in to myPikesPeak Portal - you will need it to log in to other resources and for any appointments you have with our team.
Once you log in, you will find important tools to support your success including registration, financial aid, online classes, your class schedule, payment information, student email, and more!
Navigate To-Dos will help you keep track of the important tasks you need to complete before, during, and after a semester. Review and complete your personalized To-Do items, which may include connecting with certain teams on campus, financial aid, degree planning, and more.
To access your To-Do Items:
It is essential for registration planning that you have the correct major(s) selected. Your major will determine which classes you will need to take to reach your goals, which classes financial aid will pay for, and much more.
To review your major and degree path:
If you need to change your major, add a major, or you are not sure which major to select to reach your goals, we highly suggest connecting with us first so we can help you determine the best course of action to reach your goals.
Your academic history and your program of study will have an impact on which classes you will take, especially during your first semester. You can review placement options, but it is best to talk to our team of experts to ensure you get placed in classes correctly. Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor to discuss your placement options.
Registering for classes will create a tuition bill. It’s an essential part of your success as a student that you have a plan for how you will pay for that bill.
Tip: You will not have a bill until after you register for classes. If you are using financial aid or other benefits, keep in mind that those do not always cover your full bill. Check on your bill for any remaining balance that you are responsible for throughout the semester.
Financial Aid begins with submitting your financial aid application – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. residents or the CASFA) for eligible non-residents. After your financial aid application is complete, you may qualify for grants, loans, work study, and/or scholarships to help you pay for your education.
Complete your FAFSA for the desired aid year OR update your FAFSA with Pikes Peak's school code: 008896. If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA based on your citizenship status, learn about ASSET and submit the Colorado Application for Student Financial Aid (CASFA).
Apply for Pikes Peak State College scholarships using the general Pikes Peak State scholarship application. Keep an eye on the scholarships web page and your email for information on when the scholarship application is open.
Sometimes, financial aid and other benefits will not cover your full tuition bill. If that is the case, you are responsible for paying your remaining balance.
Many students do not use financial aid or other benefits and pay for their education out of pocket.
Either way, it is important that you regularly review your bill so you know what you will need to pay. PPSC offers many self-payment options, including payment plans, to help.
Once you are ready to register, log into Navigate to plan for, schedule, and register
for your classes. Registration begins leading up to each semester – be sure to check
your email for reminders about when registration begins.
Each semester has more than one parts of term. View the academic calendar to see your options.
Review our step-by-step guide for how to register for classes. Don’t forget that we are here to help if you run into any issues!
After you have registered for your first classes, be sure to think about how you will
be successful. Review the Helpful Tips webpage, browse our how-to videos for class
success tips, and don’t forget to reach out if you have any questions!
Review Helpful Tips Webpage
Browse Class Success Videos
Remember, it’s important to have a plan for how you will pay for classes. As you add
or drop classes, and after drop dates for your classes, it’s important to review your
tuition bill. Be sure to reach out to Student Accounts early if you have any questions
or concerns about your bill.
Video: Review Financial Aid Overview
Video: How to View and Pay Your Bill
Centennial & Rampart Range Campuses:
Monday | 8 am - 6 pm (5 pm - 6 pm remote services only)
Tuesday | 8 am - 6 pm (5 pm - 6 pm remote services only)
Wednesday | 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday | 8 am - 5 pm
Friday | 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday | Closed
Room A110, Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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