PCC is busy registering students for Spring 2023 classes – WNCT | Team Cansler

WINTERVILLE, NC – Pitt Community College Spring 2023 enrollment is in full swing for current and prospective students.

With courses filling up quickly and applications for admission coming in daily, John Carrere, PCC director of recruitment and freshman experience, encourages students interested in spring courses to contact Pitt’s admissions office and academic advisors to help select courses. He said applying and registering is as easy as visiting the PCC website (pittcc.edu), which has “many resources” available to students who need help getting started.

“We have a strong team of recruiters and consultants who work with learners to create lesson plans that best meet their academic needs,” said Carrere. “Staff and faculty are always excited to connect with new and current students to help them navigate the enrollment and registration processes.”

For new students, Carrere strongly recommends completing a New Student Orientation Experience prior to enrollment to learn more about PCC support services and policies. He said there was a “well-documented” association between students completing the orientation and long-term academic success.

Since opening an adult learning center on Pitt’s main campus just over a year ago, Carrere says newly enrolled adults at the PCC have an excellent resource to help them get off to the right start.

“Adults exploring their options for returning to the classroom, whether for additional education or a career change, have a great team ready to welcome them to PCC and introduce them to support services that can help them Balancing work, study and life. in general,” he said.

The PCC will enroll students for the upcoming semester by December 22nd, then it will be closed until January 2nd for the holidays. Registration will resume on January 4th and classes will begin on January 6th.

For students who have registered for classes since spring registration began on October 17, an important payment deadline is fast approaching. These individuals must pay tuition and fees by 5 p.m. on December 2 to avoid having their schedules erased.

PCC Registrar Anita Tire says students can pay online through their myPittCC accounts or by visiting the PCC cash office. She said students can also explore and sign up for installment plans offered by Nelnet Business Solutions through their myPittCC accounts.

Students who have applied for financial aid must have a final Spring 2023 semester award by the Dec. 2 payment deadline to secure their schedules, Tire said. Those who don’t have to pay out of pocket and wait for financial assistance reimbursement if approved.

Tire noted that students have real-time access to financial aid records through their myPittCC accounts. They can see details on their awards, whether or not FAFSA forms have been received, whether they need to submit additional documentation, and whether they are making satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for continued financial aid.

Carrere says additional registration information is available by contacting pccadvising@my.pittcc.edu.

The ELA program hosts an annual Thanksgiving celebration

Students enrolled in PCC’s English Language Acquisition (ELA) program enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this week, complete with turkey, ham, numerous sides and a selection of cakes for dessert.

The annual ELA Thanksgiving celebration, held Monday at CrossPointe Church in Greenville, actually consisted of two meals — one for students attending ELA day classes and another for night students. In total, the student participants represented more than 15 countries, including Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Japan, France and Cuba.

“Participation in both events was excellent,” said PCC ELA Coordinator Sharon Edwards. “Our students and everyone in attendance had a great time getting to know each other and sampling all the delicious food prepared by the PCC faculty, staff and event volunteers.”

Edwards said the celebration is a great way to give ELA students a chance to practice their English skills while introducing them to an American holiday tradition.

“Our Thanksgiving celebration is one of the highlights of the program year for many of our ELA students who are unfamiliar with the American Thanksgiving tradition,” she said. “Many of them had never eaten turkey, cranberries and stuffing, and most didn’t know about traditions like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, breaking a wishbone for good luck and watching football.”

PCC Christmas Concert at First Christian Church in Greenville

The PCC Music Department will present its first holiday concert since 2019 when students in the program perform with the college’s symphony orchestra at Greenville’s First Christian Church on December 6.

The annual holiday concert, which has been canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic, begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to support future Music Department activities will be accepted.

Alongside the orchestra, the family-friendly performance will feature numbers by PCC Chorale, gospel choir Elements of Praise and PCC Jazz Band. The groups will perform a variety of music, from traditional Christmas carols to music from holiday movies.

For additional concert details, contact PCC Music and Drama Coordinator R. Michael Stephenson at (252) 493-7493 or rmstephenson701@my.pittcc.edu.

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