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Visiting Summer Student

Make more of your summer at Pikes Peak State. 

 

If you have been away at college and are in the Pikes Peak region for the summer, you can take classes at Pikes Peak State College to get ahead. It's easy to transfer credits back to your home college or university after the summer semester ends. With our low tuition rates, you could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by taking the classes at Pikes Peak State.

Follow the steps below to register for classes as a visiting summer student at Pikes Peak.

If you have questions or are unsure if you are considered a visiting summer student, email enrollment@pikespeak.edu.

Please note, as a visiting summer student, you will not be assigned an Academic Advisor. You do not need to meet with an Academic Advisor or an Admissions Counselor to register for classes, and you do not need to complete the Academic History form or submit an official transcript.

 

PPSC Students Studying

1. Apply for admission

  • Applying to Pikes Peak State is free, and there are no essays, tests, or transcripts required to apply.
  • There is no application deadline, so you can apply on your own time. 
  • 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.
📽️ Video: Submitting Your Admission Application 

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. Find your class

Use the online course catalog to find a class you want to take.

To make sure the credits will transfer and count toward your degree, contact your home college or university's advising or registrar’s office.

Note: Courses that require special instructor permission, such as EMS, Nursing Assistant (NUA), and Welding (WEL) are not available for fast-track registration as a visiting summer student.  
PPSC student on laptop
PPSC Student

3. Submit the Visiting Summer Student Form

Be sure you have completed the steps above before submitting this form.

You will be able to self-register after our team has entered the required overrides. 

4. We will contact you

Our team will be in touch with you within one business day letting you know when you can self-register for the course(s) you selected. 

Tip: You will not be able to register for the course(s) until our team has entered the pre-requisite override.
PPSC Rampart Range campus
PPSC student browsing library books

5. Register for classes

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!

You will be able to register for your selected course(s) after you have submitted the form and our team has contacted you.
ppcc students in class

Paying for your classes at Pikes Peak State

As a visiting student, you are not eligible for aid through Pikes Peak State, but

  • if you are currently receiving financial aid at your home institution, where you are pursuing a degree, and
  • if you are taking classes at Pikes Peak that you plan to transfer to your home institution for your degree,

    you can contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution to determine if your Pikes Peak classes are eligible for financial aid.

If you plan to pay out of pocket for your summer classes, make payment arrangements with our Student Accounts Office if you have not already done so.

Consult with your home university to make sure the credits you take at PPSC will transfer and apply to your degree. Each college and university, and requirements for each degree, may differ. Our team cannot provide information on the transferability or applicability of our courses to your degree at your home institution. 

To order an official transcript, log in to myPikesPeak Portal and click on “Transcripts” then click on “Order Official Transcript.” This will take you to the Parchment website where you may order official transcripts to be sent to your location of choice.

You will get a PPSC assigned email address after your register for a PPSC class. Once registered, access your Pikes Peak assigned email through myPikesPeak Portal.

Video: How to Access your Student Email 

At PPSC, we use an online classroom management system called Desire2Learn (D2L). Whether you are taking online or in-person classes, your instructor will use D2L to manage assignments, grades, and more. To access D2L, log in to myPikesPeak Portal, and click on Course Access. To learn how to use the tool, click on the “Discover” tab at the top of the page and explore the many tutorial videos available.

Note: Classes may not show in D2L until the first day of the class. If you don't see a class you're registered for in D2L, check back on the class start date. 

Video: How to Access D2L

Please visit the Pikes Peak State Bookstore website or visit the Pikes Peak State Bookstore in person to find your course materials. We have locations at the Centennial and Rampart Range campuses.

Video: How to Purchase Textbooks 

We have lots of step-by-step tutorials for you to learn how to register on your own

How to Register for Classes

If you need additional help, or if you would just like to speak with someone about your enrollment, make an appointment with your academic advisor. 

Video: Making an Academic Advising Appointment

You may access our course schedule on the Pikes Peak State College Catalog website

No. Pikes Peak State competitive entry programs including, but not limited to, nursing, surgical technology, phlebotomy, pharmacy technology, law enforcement academy, are not available to Visiting Summer Students. These courses are restricted to students who have been accepted to the Pikes Peak State program.

Due to the accelerated nature of our summer courses, we do not recommend that you miss any days of your course(s). However, each instructor has a different attendance policy, so you must consult with your instructor(s).

As a visiting student, you are not eligible for aid through Pikes Peak State, but

  • if you are currently receiving financial aid at your home institution, where you are pursuing a degree, and
  • if you are taking classes at Peak Peak State that you plan to transfer to your home institution for your degree

you can contact the Financial Aid Office at your home institution to determine if your Pikes Peak classes are eligible for financial aid.

If you plan to pay out of pocket for your summer classes, make payment arrangements with our Student Accounts Office if you have not already done so.

ppcc student studying



ppcc centennial campus enrollment services

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