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Guide to Enrollment

Step By Step Enrollment Guide

Step 1 - Set up your Online Student Center at my.maricopa.edu

This can be done anytime from anywhere. Go to my.maricopa.edu
Click on “New Student? Click Here,”
Then click on “Set up Online Student Center”
Follow instructions provided to obtain your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID) and (Password). (Students who do not wish to use their social security number to set up their account must come in person to the Welcome Center (KSC Building) to receive a confirmation number for online setup.

Step 2 - Complete the Student Information Form

In person at:  Welcome Center (KSC Building)

Online at: my.maricopa.edu    

  • Click on Student Center
  • Enter your User ID (MEID)
  • Enter your Password
  • Click Sign in
  • In your Student Center, click Admissions
  • Select PVCC as college of choice
  • Select type of Program (degree and certificates or
    credit/non-credit)
  • Select Term
  • Continue with steps to complete admissions form

IMPORTANT - Locate your Student ID number online (which is different from your MEID)

  • In your Student Center, under Personal Information, click Demographic Data
  • Make note of your Student ID Number.  You will need this number for most on-campus services.

IMPORTANT - Arizona law requires that students who are seeking consideration for in-state tuition status or aid, that is funded in part or in whole by state money, to provide verification of citizenship, permanent residency or other lawful immigration status. Acceptable documents are U.S. birth certificate, U..S passport, AZ drivers license or AZ ID card.  For a complete list of acceptable documents go to  www.maricopa.edu/residency.

Step 3 - Take your Placement Tests

It’s not an admissions test, but a way to assess what Reading, English, and Math courses are right for you as you begin college.  A photo ID is required for all testing.  Study guides are online at www.paradisevalley.edu/assessment/.  The Testing Center is located in the KSC Building, 2nd floor.  Testing is done on a walk-in basis.   Call for specific hours, (602) 787-7050.

Step 4 - Apply for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships

To apply for financial aid or scholarships, visit the Financial Aid website at www.paradisevalley.edu/finaid/ or the Financial Aid Office, Welcome Center (KSC Building), 602-787-7100.  Apply early and be aware of important deadlines.

Step 5 - Log in to your Maricopa Community Colleges Email Account

Log in to your college email account using your MEID and password at:  www.maricopa.edu/google.  This link to email is also available at www.paradisevalley.edu.  All students will receive official communications about enrollment, financial aid, and other important deadlines.

Step 6 - Visit Career Services and Counseling to Plan for your Future

Take a free career assessment through Career Services to further develop awareness of your interests, skills, and values. Make an appointment with a Counselor to interpret your results and to explore college majors and occupations. Located in the KSC building, first floor. Call (602) 787-6540 for Career Counseling, (602) 787-7073 for Career Services.

Step 7 - Attend a New Student Group Advising and Orientation Session and Register for Classes

New Student Orientation is designed to help you:  be successful in college, meet other students as well as faculty and staff, participate in a campus tour, and more. Academic Advisors will assist you with planning for your future and choosing your classes.  They will advise you concerning certificate and degree options, placement test interpretation and course descriptions.  Advisement is located in the Welcome Center (KSC Building).  Call 602-787-7060 for more information.

NSO/NSGA Sessions are Monday, October 7, 2013 - Monday, December 23, 2013

March 17 - May 30, 2014
Monday & Thursday 2pm - 5pm

April 16, 2014
Wednesday 5pm-8pm

May 14, 2014
Wednesday 5pm-8pm

June 2 - June 27, 2014
Monday & Tuesdays: 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm - 5pm

June 30 - July 31, 2014
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

August 4 - August 21, 2014
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 1pm, 12pm - 3pm, 2pm - 5pm

All sessions are in the E building, Computer Commons, and will last approx. 3 hrs.
Please Walk-In - No prior registration required
Please arrive 15 min. prior to the start of the session for registration.

What should you bring to your Advising/Orientation Session?

Copy/printout of your placement test scores
Photo Identification
MEID (my.maricopa.edu username) and password

Step 8 - Pay Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due 35 days before the class start date. Students will not receive an invoice for payment reminder. Specific tuition dates are available at my.maricopa.edu
Pay Online at: my.maricopa.edu
· Click on Student Center
· Enter your User ID (MEID)
· Enter your Password
· Click Sign in
· In your Student Center, under Finances, click  Payment Options  Select by Credit Card,  
    echeck or Payment Plan.

Pay with cash or check at the Welcome Center (KSC Building).

Step 9 - Obtain your Photo ID Card and Parking Permit

Get your free student photo I.D. card and parking permit, required for all students, at the Information Center, Kranitz Student Center, 1st floor.

Step 10 - Attend your College Success Class

You’ll learn strategies for achieving your goals in college and in life including: Preparation for college work, increasing motivation and confidence, decreasing procrastination and stress, note taking and time management.  You will register for College Success Course (AAA115 or CPD 150) during your Advising session.

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