Phoenix College: New Student Orientation  

Getting Started

Step One

Enroll at Phoenix College
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.

Set up your student account ONLINE:

  • On the Student Center tab, click Create an account
    Follow the on-screen instructions to obtain your Maricopa Enterprise ID (MEID). This is the username that you will use to access your Student Center, Student Information System and Blackboard (see reference guide for additional help).

Enroll/Admit (Complete the Student Information Form):

    Go to > Click on Login > Enter your MEID > Enter Your Password > Click Sign in. In your student center, Click on MCCCD Admissions and follow the on screen directions.
    – OR –
  • IN PERSON — Download SIF form [PDF]    HC 602.285.7777
    Bring completed form to the Welcome Center located in the One Stop Enrollment Center. Note: Download the degree codes to help complete the form.

Access Student Email Account.

  • Access your e-mail account by visiting You will need your MEID and password. Click on Student Email and follow instructions.
  • Your email address will look like this: (MEID) PC uses student email powered by Google as its official form of communication. Check back often or forward your student account to your personal email.

Step Two

Take Your Course Placement Tests
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. For complete information regarding testing requirements, visit the Testing Center (LC building) or call 602.285.7844.

Testing Center     LC 602.285.7844
Take placement tests in English, math, and/or reading (additional testing is also available).

NOTE: All students are encouraged to take the placement tests early in their college careers in order to successfully complete their college plans.

Bear Trax Session: Students who test into one of the following courses: ENG 071-091, RDG 071-091, MAT 081–083 or MAT 090–092, AND

  • are new to college
  • plan to earn an associated degree or transfer to a four-year institution, or
  • plan to enroll in 7 or more credit hours

MUST attend a Bear Trax session before enrolling in classes. Students will receive assistance at BearTrax to enroll in classes which will include a Student Success class. Register at the Welcome Center or online at

Take Placement Tests in English, Math, and/or Reading     LC Bldg.. . . .602.285.7844

Step Three

Select Your Course or Program
Your academic advisor is your single greatest resource in planning your education. Advisement is required in some instances and is highly recommended for all students.

Meet with an Academic Advisor    HC 602.285.7110
Advisors can assist you in choosing the courses that will fit your academic goals and help you develop an academic plan that will keep you on track for graduation. There are also academic advisors on staff with certain specialties to assist the student in specified academic programs such as nursing or business career options.
NOTE: Students who have attended another college are encouraged to have official transcripts sent to Phoenix College prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

If you need additional direction defining your goals or choosing a career pathway, you may want to visit the Counseling Department or Career Services for guided assistance or additional resources.

Counseling    LC 602.285.7392
Receive individualized assistance with setting goals and exploring careers, or enroll in a course specifically designed to help you discover your talents, set your goals, and make your decisions.
Career Services    LC 602.285.7420
Provides resources to help you make informed career decisions and services to prepare you for a job search.

Find a Class — You can browse the digital Schedule eZine, or search for classes online at

Step Four

Register for Classes
There are four ways to register. Choose a method that is convenient for you.

  • Online Registration
    Log in to your online student center at
  • Walk-in Registration
    Students may register in person in the Hannelly One-Stop Enrollment Center (HC).
  • Telephone Registration*
    Operator Assisted — 602.285.7777
    Available Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours may vary during semester breaks, summer, and holidays).
  • Mail or Fax Registration*
    Mail or Fax completed registration forms to:
    Admissions & Records
    Phoenix College
    1202 West Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ  85013
    OR FAX: 602.285.7813
    NOTE: 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.
    * Some restrictions may apply.

Step Five

Pay Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are due by the deadlines published in your online student center at There are several ways to pay:

  • Pay online — with a credit or debit card at
  • Pay by mail — please allow 7–10 business days for mail and processing time (no cash please). Mail payment to:
    Cashiers Office
    Phoenix College
    1202 West Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ  85013
  • Pay by phone — credit card only, by calling 602.285.7522 during regular business hours.
  • Pay in person at the Cashiers Office HC 602.285.7522
    Pay with cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express).
  • Sign up for the online Student Tuition Payment Plan
    Click on the link above for complete information, or log in to your personalized student center at, then click on "make a payment" under the Finances section.

2011-2012 Tuition & Fees Information
Tuition is charged per academic credit hour, according to a student's residency classification.  Fees may vary, and will be assessed at the time of registration.

Step Six

Use Your Student Center!
Login or create an account to apply for admission, register for classes, check your Message Center (financial aid, refunds, etc.), check your financial aid, pay your tuition, get your grades, update personal information, request transcripts.
View Student Center Quick Reference Guide [pdf]

  • Message Center
  • Add/Drop Classes
  • Check Grades and Order Transcripts
  • Print out Class Schedule
  • Check Financial Aid
  • Update Personal Information:


Getting Started
Programs and Majors
Choosing Courses
Student Services

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  1. Welcome | 2. Getting Started | 3. Programs and Majors | 4. Choosing Courses | 5. Student Services | 6. Survey
Updated January 11, 2012 10:27 AM