Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:  
I haven't graduated from high school. Can I still attend Porterville College?
  A:  
Yes. You are considered Special Admit Student. You must complete and submit "K-12 Enrollment Petition" along with your official high school transcript. Click the following to obtain the form and procedures.
Q:  
Can I finish my high school diploma at Porterville College instead of my high school or adult education?
  A:  
No, Porterville College does not offer this service. Contact the local adult school in your area.
Q:  
What is the process for admissions to Porterville College?
  A:  
You must submit an admissions form either through a scantron form, via Internet or Voice Response (telephone).
Q:  
I have already submitted my admissions form to Porterville College. What's next?
  A:  
Call (559) 791-2328 to make an assessment appointment, or visit us on-campus in AC-126 Student Services. After assessment, you must attend orientation to obtain your assessment results, and then make an advising appointment.
Q:  
How many students attend Porterville College?
  A:  
A little over 5,000 students attend Porterville College.
Q:  
What majors or programs do you offer?
  A:  
We offer over twenty majors, and at Porterville College you can take many of the prerequisites to enroll in other major programs when you transfer to a four-year college as well as a two-year college.
Q:  
How do I make an appointment to see a counselor?
  A:  
Call (559) 791-2329 or visit us on-campus in the Academic Center (AC), Room 126.
Q:  
Do you have transfer agreement programs with any of the four-year colleges?
  A:  
Yes. UC Davis offers a Transfer Agreement (TA), and the filing period begins usually in September of each year. You can only submit a TA for the Fall Term of the following academic year. It is based on first-come. You must make an appointment with a counselor to complete the TA.
Q:  
What is parking like? What other means of transportation are available?
  A:  
Porterville College has enough parking spaces to accommodate all students. You must purchase a parking sticker each term. You can depend on other sources of transportation such as Porterville Dial-A-COLT (781-8104) and Tulare County Transit (800-431-9711).
Q:  
I have a learning/physical disability. What services do you offer me?
  A:  
Contact (559) 791-2215 to make an appointment or visit the office on-campus at AC-115. They provide a number of services such as transportation, high tech lab, tutors, and close caption resources, etc.
Q:  
I am on public assistance and single parent. Are there any programs for me?
  A:  
Yes. Please call the EOPS Office at (559) 791-2301 ? and ask for the CARE Program that provides services to this group of students.
Q:  
I do not have any legal documentation with the INS (Immigration & Naturalization Service); can I still attend Porterville College?
  A:  
Yes. Please make an appointment with Mercedes Herrera at (559) 791-2337 or Elvira Martinez at (559) 791-2446. Please click to this page if you have been a student in high school for at least three years: California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request.

For further questions go to Student Handbook page: ________________________________.


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