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Take a Personal Interest Class

We are glad you are considering Pikes Peak State College! Follow the steps below if you just want to take a class for your personal interest without seeking a degree, or browse these resources to learn more about us.
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Take a Personal Interest Class

If you are not interested in pursuing a degree and only want to take a class or two for your own personal interest, Pikes Peak State College has multiple options for you! Follow the steps below to become a Pikes Peak student. 
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1. Apply for admission to Pikes Peak State College

  • Applying to Pikes Peak State is free and there are no essays or tests required.
  • There is no application deadline, so you can apply anytime!*
  • It takes most students about 10 minutes to complete the online application.
  • If you've attended or applied in the past year, you are an active student and do not need to reapply.

If you have questions about being a Pikes Peak student, or if you would like assistance completing your admission application, connect with our recruitment team.

2. Complete Mandatory New Student Orientation

New students must complete the mandatory New Student Orientation. The orientation is offered on-demand online.

All new students must complete the orientation before registering for classes.

Transfer students are encouraged to complete the orientation to learn valuable information to help them register for classes and succeed at Pikes Peak State.
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ppcc student cutout of Chad Jacobson

3. Meet with an academic advisor

You will meet with an academic advisor virtually or by phone to choose your class and talk about any necessary placement tests.

Bring these with you to your academic advising appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Any college transcripts (unofficial)

If you graduated high school within the last five years, also bring:

  • High school transcripts (unofficial)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Official College Board transcripts (IB or college level courses)

4. Make a plan to pay for college

There are several ways that Pikes Peak students pay for their education. 

1. Submit the FAFSA or CAFSA.
 Financial aid is based on your income and offered in multiple forms:

  • Grants (money you do not pay back)
  • Loans (money you must pay back)
  • Work Study (a type of student employment) 
  • Scholarships (money you do not pay back)

Complete your FAFSA for the desired aid year OR update your FAFSA with PPSC's school code: 008896. If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA based on citizenship status, learn more about ASSET and complete the Colorado Application for Student Financial Aid (CASFA). 

If you need help completing the FAFSA or CASFA, we encourage you to attend a FAFSA Lab, or visit the Centennial or Rampart Range campuses to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor.
Learn more about Financial Aid

2. Apply for College Opportunity Fund (COF)

COF is a tuition contribution provided by the State of Colorado to students who meet the qualifications to receive in-state tuition rates.
Apply for COF

3. Apply for Scholarships 

Apply for Pikes Peak State College scholarships using the general Pikes Peak State scholarship application. The application is open between November and February.
Apply for Scholarships

4. Self-Pay 

Pikes Peak State College offers many self-payment options

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5. Register for classes

Class registration begins leading up to the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Spring 2023 semester: Registration opens October 17, 2022. Full-term classes begin in January. 

Each semester has more than one parts of term. View the academic calendars to see your options.

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Enrollment Services Hours & Locations

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

Room S102 
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Room S102
100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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