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Personal Interest

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.

Lightbulb graphic on blue backgroundIf 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 and readmit students are strongly encouraged to complete orientation. It will help you though each of your next steps, and you can review it at any time for a refresher on the information that is covered.

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Need Help?

If you get stuck, have questions specific to your situation, or would just like one-on-one support, make an appointment with an admissions counselor. They will teach you about resources to help you succeed, including  financial aid, class registration, and showing you how to log in to and use Navigate and myPikesPeak Portal. 

Before you meet with an admissions counselor submit any high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that you have by using the Academic History Form.
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3. Follow your Navigate To-Do Items

Navigate To-Dos will help you keep track of the important tasks you need to complete before, during, and after a semester. Log in to Navigate often and complete your personalized To-Do items, which may include preparing for registration, financial aid, degree planning, and more. 

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 CASFA.
 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. Keep an eye on the scholarships web page and your email for information on when the scholarship application is open.
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. 

Summer and Fall 2023 semesters: Registration opens March 13, 2023. Summer classes begin May 30, 2023 and Fall full-term classes begin August 21, 2023.

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

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Enrollment Services Hours & Locations

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

Downtown Studio Campus:
Open only Tuesdays by appointment

Room A110, Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Room S102 
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Open for Enrollment Services & Admissions Counseling only on Tuesdays by appointment

Room S127
100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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