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Visiting Summer Student

Make more of your summer

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. We are excited that you are considering attending Pikes Peak State! Follow the steps below to become a visiting summer student, or browse these resources to learn more about us.
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Make More of your Summer

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.
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1. Apply for admission to Pikes Peak State

  • The admission application is free! 
  • You can apply at any time of the year.
  • You will be accepted as a Pikes Peak State College student. 

View the Admission Application Tutorial.
Tutorial de Solicitud de Admisión para Pikes Peak State en Español.

If you need assistance with any of the steps below, connect with an admissions counselor.

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.  
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PPSC Student Kori Johnson

3. Submit the Visiting Summer Student Form

The Visiting Summer Student Form is now closed. It will reopen for Summer 2023 after registration for that term opens. 
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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.

5. Register for classes

Registration for the Summer 2022 semester is open! 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Students must consult with their home university regarding the transferability and applicability of Pikes Peak State College courses to the student’s degree requirements. Pikes Peak State College is not authorized to provide that information.

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.

Your Pikes Peak State assigned email will be generated after you are registered in classes. Once registered, you may access your Pikes Peak assigned email through myPikesPeak Portal. Click on the “email” icon to proceed.

Log in to myPikesPeak Portal, click on Course Access, then click on Pikes Peak State College. You have now entered D2L. 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.

The electronic class shells within D2L will appear on the first day of the semester. To access D2L, log-in to myPikesPeak Portal and click on the “course access” icon. To verify your enrollment prior to the start of the semester, click on the “my schedule” icon in myPikesPeak Portal.

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.

Please visit the Advising & Testing Resources page for tutorials on how to register for classes, or refer to the email you received when you were approved to register for step-by-step instructions. 

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

Course details, including a short blurb and pre-requisites for courses, are accessible in our Pikes Peak State College Catalog.

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.

No, only students currently enrolled in the spring semester at their four year home institution/college are considered visiting summer students. You are welcome to apply to Pikes Peak State College to take courses, but you must provide transcripts and/or test scores for pre-requisite review and abide by catalog rules for courses.

No. As a Visiting Summer Student you are not assigned an academic advisor and do not need to make an appointment to register for classes. Please thoroughly read the instructions and complete the form above in Step #3.

No, you do not need to complete the Academic History form. Please thoroughly read the instructions and complete the form above in Step #3.

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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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(719) 502-2000