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Returning Students

Returning students are previous Pikes Peak students who have not taken classes in over a year. We are glad you are considering returning to Pikes Peak State College! Follow the steps below to become a readmitted student, or browse these resources to learn more about us.
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Returning Students are previous Pikes Peak students who have not taken classes in over a year.

We are glad that you are considering returning to Pikes Peak State College! Follow the steps below to become a readmitted student at Pikes Peak State.
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1. Log in to your Admission Application Account

Log in to the admission application account that you created the first time you applied, using the same email address and password that you set up. Contact us at admissions@pikespeak.edu or 719-502-2000 if you need help logging in to your application account. 
  • 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 New Student Orientation

Learn valuable information to help you register for classes and succeed at Pikes Peak State College.

The interactive, online orientation is offered on-demand. 

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PPPC Broadcasting student

3. Submit your official transcripts

If you have earned college credit elsewhere since previously attending Pikes Peak State College, order and submit your official transcripts to the records department.

If you attended Pikes Peak in the past, check Degree Check to see how many credits you have toward your current degree. 

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Log into Navigate and make an appointment with your academic advisor to create a degree plan, register for classes, and more.

You will meet with an academic advisor virtually or by phone to plan your degree and talk about any necessary placement tests. If you are returning from an academic suspension, you must meet with an academic advisor to get reinstated before you can register for classes.

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)
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PPSC Rampart Range campus

5. 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 Pikes Peak'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 the FAFSA Lab or visit 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 multiple self-payment options.

6. Register for Classes

If you are returning from an academic suspension, you must meet with an academic advisor to get reinstated before you can 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 2023.

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

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PPSC enrollment services at Centennial Campus

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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Enrollment Services

enrollment@pikespeak.edu

(719) 502-2000