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"On Time Registration" is in effect for Fall semester 2015.
Learning starts from day one. Students must register for Summer and Fall classes prior to the first class meeting. Learn more on the Enrollment page .

Follow the steps below to become enrolled at Phoenix College and ensure your success as a student and member of the campus community.

Step 1: Enroll at Phoenix College

Step 1


Phoenix College's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who: is a high school graduate; has earned a GED; is at least 18 years old and not attending high school, OR a high school student who has the permission of a parent and the Phoenix College Admission office.  




Create an Account online at & obtain your MEID. Your MEID is the username that you will use to access your Student Center, Student Information System and Blackboard.

 New to Download an Easy Reference Guide 

 ENROLL / ADMIT - Complete Student Information Form (SIF)

If you are new to Phoenix College, or if you have not taken classes in the past four (4) semesters, you must complete or update your Student Information Form before registering.

ONLINE – Go to > Sign into your Student Center > Click on Admissions and follow on screen directions.

IN PERSON – Bring completed form to the Hannelly One-Stop Enrollment Center. You will also need documentation to verify your citizenship and residency status.



Access your e-mail account by visiting You will need your MEID and password. PC uses student email as its official form of communication.

Enrollment Checklist & Map

Download or print the Steps to Enroll Checklist . You may also download the campus map.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Assistance to Pay for College

Step 2

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans.

Our net price calculator may help you estimate the total annual cost of attending Phoenix College, including an estimation of financial aid assistance.



Complete the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Visit Financial Aid website

Financial assistance can help you manage college costs and pay for college tuition, fees, and books. There are a number of different financial assistant programs available to those who qualify, including federal work study.



Visit Scholarships website

Phoenix College students have access to hundreds of scholarships that are available to assist both academically deserving students and those who demonstrate financial need. These include the Maricopa Foundation online STARS program as well as other scholarships awarded by many other businesses, corporations, and organizations in the community.

Step 3: Prepare for & Complete Your Course Placement Tests

Step 2Course placement tests help to determine proper course selection.

If you are new to college and taking mathematics, English or reading, OR enrolling as a full time student AND planning to earn an associates degree or transfer to a four-year institution, you will need to take placement tests to help determine proper course selection.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare prior to taking their placement test, please refer to study materials & resources found on the Testing Services website. To review study materials, and for complete information regarding testing requirements, visit Testing Services (HC building) or call 602.285.7844.


The purpose of the ACCUPLACER/course placement tests is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English and reading.

Placement tests are provided at NO CHARGE to students. You cannot "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. 

pdf  Download the Districtwide Course Placement Chart


Please select links above for additional information


    In order to take your course placement test you must bring with you a valid and current State Issued Photo Identification and your Maricopa Student ID number. Note: If you are not a MCCCD student, create a student ID number online at

    Testing Services is located in the Hannelly Center - HC Building on the lower level.

Step 4: Register for Classes

Step 4

If you are new to college and planning to complete a degree or transfer to a university, you are required to enroll in Bear Trax.

Students enrolled in a Bear Trax session will learn how to navigate their online student account, activate their gmail account, search for classes, learn about degree programs, services and resources, receive academic advisement and register for classes so they leave Bear Trax with a class schedule in hand.

To sign up for a Bear Trax Session:

Select the Bear Trax session with a date and time that is most convenient for you: view available sessions

If you have trouble signing up through the link provided, please use one of the following options:

  • Visit the Welcome Center inside the Hannelly Center
  • Call the Contact Center at 602.285.7777
  • Call Recruitment and Retention at 602.285.7415

Things To Bring

  • Picture ID
  • Test Scores
  • MEID and 8 digit student ID number

Continuing students should see an academic advisor in the Hannelly Center to determine their proper course selection based on their program of study or major.

There are Several Ways to Register!

Choose a method that is convenient for you.

Find a Class — Online Schedule of Classes
Class Schedule E-Zine



* Some restrictions may apply.

 **All faxed or mailed forms must arrive in the Admissions and Records office no later than 3 weeks before the start of the semester. DO NOT include payment.





After meeting with your academic advisor and completing your Individual Academic Plan, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into your student account at 
  2. Click Add a Class under Academics
  3. Select Term (semester), Program (credit/noncredit), and PC
  4. Click Search for Classes
  5. Select classes that follow your academic plan. 




Operator Assisted Registration — 602.285.7777

Available Monday–Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (hours may vary during semester breaks, summer, and holidays).


Fax Registration to: 602.285.7813




Students may register in person in the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC).


U.S. Mail**

Mail completed registration forms to:

Phoenix College
Hannelly Enrollment Center
1202 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ  85013 

Step 5: Pay Tuition and Fees

Step 5

There are Several Ways to Pay:

Tuition and fees are due by the deadlines published in your Online Student Center at

  • ONLINE — Pay online with a credit or debit card. Access your student center at . Click on "make a payment" under the Finances section.

  • MAIL — Mail payment to: Phoenix College / Cashier's Office / 1202 West Thomas Road / Phoenix, AZ 85013. Please allow 7–10 business days for mail and processing time (no cash please). 

  • PHONE — Call 602.285.7522 during regular business hours. Credit card payments only.

  • IN PERSON at the Cashiers Office located in the Hannelly Enrollment Center. Pay with cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Net Price Calculator

The online Net Price Calculator estimates the ANNUAL cost of attendance.

Student Tuition Payment Plan

Generally, the earlier you enroll in a plan, the more payment options you have - including a lower down payment!Phoenix College offers a convenient online Student Tuition Installment Payment Plan. 

  Enroll - Student Tuition Payment Plan 

Note: Click on the link above for complete information, or log in to your personalized student center at, then click on "payment options" under the Finances section.  

 Important Information
Fee Payment Deadlines Payment due dates are determined by the start date of each class. Tuition and fees are due 35 days prior to the start of class and may be paid as soon as you register, or official payment arrangements such as the Student Tuition Payment Plan must be made before the due date. Please check your personalized student center at to access your payment due dates. (Click on "Charges Due" under your "Account Summary" for a complete summary by due date of the charges that you owe.) If you do not make a payment by your due date, your enrollment may be cancelled. Withdrawal from courses is the responsibility of the student; automatic withdrawal is not guaranteed. Refund information is available at the Cashiers office.
Residency Requirements Students are required to provide proof of citizenship or legal status in order to be eligible to be charged in-state/in-county rates. Read more about how Arizona residency requirements may affect you.

Step 6: Attend My College Orientation

Step 6Attend My College Orientation

All new to college students must attend My College Orientation on Saturday, August 20, 2016 and need to enroll for orientation just as they would any college class.

To register for My College Orientation:

 Log onto and enroll online for MCO.

At My College Orientation, students will learn about all the resources available to them as new college students. Students will also be able to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff, locate your classrooms before classes start in the Fall, and meet new students.

If you need assistance, call the Contact Center at 602.285.7777 or visit the Welcome Center in the Hannelly Center.