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New Students

At Pima Community College, everyone has a chance to learn, grow and achieve. We believe that the advancement of one student contributes to the progress of the whole community.

Whether you're going to college for the first time or coming back after years away, we can help you reach your goals.

Our small classes, affordable tuition, flexible class schedules, and multiple locations make Pima the perfect place to start or resume your college education.

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  • Why Pima?

    Whether you're looking to transfer to complete your degree or find a better job, Pima has a place for you. Find more answers to the question: Why Pima?

  • Apply

    Pima makes applying easy. Our dedicated staff is ready to assist new students in completing their application. Apply now online.

  • Take Assessments

    Taking assessments will help you determine how your prior learning has prepared you for college-level classes. We offer sample questions and exams to help you practice for your assessment tests.

  • New Student Orientation

    After completing your application and taking your assessments, it's time to learn your way around.  New student orientation is an essential learning experience for a strong start to college.  

    In orientation you will learn what classes to take, how to register for them, and the resources to help you succeed in college.

    While all students can benefit greatly from orientation, students who are first-time college students are required to complete orientation to help ensure their success.

  • Advising

    Pima Community College encourages students to take control of their academic plan. Our academic advisors can help get you started, answer questions, and give you the tools to help you succeed.

  • Register for Classes

    We provide step-by-step instructions to help you register for classes.

  • Student ID Card

    Student ID cards are required to use student labs, sell books back to the bookstore and to access many student services.  New students can acquire their student ID card at the Cashier's Office at one of our campuses. It's your passport to Pima.

Why Pima?

Whether you're looking to transfer to complete your degree or find a better job, Pima has a place for you. Find more answers to the question: Why Pima?

Apply

Pima makes applying easy. Our dedicated staff is ready to assist new students in completing their application. Apply now online.

Take Assessments

Taking assessments will help you determine how your prior learning has prepared you for college-level classes. We offer sample questions and exams to help you practice for your assessment tests.

New Student Orientation

After completing your application and taking your assessments, it's time to learn your way around.  New student orientation is an essential learning experience for a strong start to college.  

In orientation you will learn what classes to take, how to register for them, and the resources to help you succeed in college.

While all students can benefit greatly from orientation, students who are first-time college students are required to complete orientation to help ensure their success.

Advising

Pima Community College encourages students to take control of their academic plan. Our academic advisors can help get you started, answer questions, and give you the tools to help you succeed.

Register for Classes

We provide step-by-step instructions to help you register for classes.

Student ID Card

Student ID cards are required to use student labs, sell books back to the bookstore and to access many student services.  New students can acquire their student ID card at the Cashier's Office at one of our campuses. It's your passport to Pima.