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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Dual Enrollment/Early Admission

As a dual enrollment student, you can begin taking college classes in high school and earn a two-year college degree by the time you graduate or soon after. The courses you take count toward both your high school diploma and your college requirements. There are two options for you to pursue. In most cases, tuition and books are free.


First time in college

Step 1: Explore & Choose a Career Pathway: Degrees & Certificates


Step 2: Apply Now 


Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships


STEP 4: Complete Additional Steps

Apply to Honors College

Complete required testing

Pay any outstanding fees 

Get your parking pass & ID 

Purchase textbooks

Visit Student Life to learn about resources & activities


CHOICE Program

Palm Beach State College has 40+ choices for you to continue your path to success from high school academies.  We may accept your credits so you can get a head start on success.

RETURNING STUDENTS

Explore & choose a bachelor's degree


Continuing Education Certificate (CCE) Courses


Returning PBSC students

Step 1: Explore & Choose a Career Pathway: Degrees & Certificates


Step 2: Apply Now 


 

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships


STEP 4: Complete Additional Steps

Apply to Honors College

Complete required testing

Pay any outstanding fees 

Get your parking pass & ID 

Purchase textbooks

Visit Student Life to learn about resources & activities



 

NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

What is EAP?

The EAP program at Palm Beach State College is intended for non-native speakers of English whose test scores indicate the need for further instruction in the English language. 

If you want to take English classes that will help prepare you for the level of English you will encounter in college courses, then the EAP program is for you.

 

EAP Overview [video]

 

EAP Students Testimonial [video]

 

EAP Courses Offered 

 

Steps to apply to EAP

Step 1: Apply to PBSC

 

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

 

Step 3: Testing

 


English as a Second Language (ESL)

The ESL program at Palm Beach State College is intended for non-native speakers of English whose test scores indicate the need for further instruction in the English language.  

If you want to improve everyday conversational skills at home, in the workplace, or in your everyday life and are NOT pursuing a college  degree at this time, then the Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) English as a Second Language (ESL) program is for you. 

Steps to apply to CCE ESL

Step 1: Complete a Non-Credit Application

Step 2: PBSC ID Number and Password

  • Make a note of your Student I.D. Number and password (PIN) when you apply - you will need it to complete your registration process after taking the LOEP test.

Step 3: Get your PBSC ID Card

  • Go to a bookstore at any of our five campus locations to get your student ID.
  • Your student ID is free, so just make sure you are ready for the picture. 

Step 4: Pay to Take the LOEP Test

  • The LOEP test evaluates your current language level and is a self-paced, computer-based test that takes 1½ - 3 hours.
  • Go to the Cashier’s Office at any campus and pay for the test.
  • The Cashier will give you a receipt to take to the Testing Center to authorize your test.

Step 5: After you have taken the LOEP Test

Contact Grace Diaz, Education Coordinator for Languages, at  diazga@palmbeachstate.edu or by phone at (561) 868-4211 OR 1-561-868-3700. 

She will review the schedules available for your level of language competency and interests and assist you with the registration process for the Continuing Education language courses.

ESL Courses Offered

 


Global Education

Our goal is to assist immigrants who register with the center. We provide:

  • Information about educational programs or courses to learn English.
  • Referrals to community services and programs in Palm Beach County.
  • Workshops designed to enable you to learn more about U.S. culture.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • Transferring from a Florida State College of University
  • Transferring from a Florida Private College or University
  • Transferring from an Out of State College or University

Steps to transfer to PBSC as a student


Step 1: Explore & Choose a Career Pathway


Step 2: Apply Now 


 

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships


STEP 4: Complete additional steps

Apply to Honors College

Complete required testing

Pay any outstanding fees 

Get your parking pass & ID 

Purchase textbooks

Visit Student Life to learn about resources & activities

TRANSIENT STUDENTS

Students currently attending another college or university who wish to take one or more courses at Palm Beach State College and transfer their credit back to their "home" institution may be admitted as "transient" students.

Transient students should be advised by their home institution regarding which courses to take at Palm Beach State and determine if the student has satisfied the necessary course prerequisites.


Transient Students currently attending a Florida public institution

(see list below)

  • Complete and submit an electronic transient form through FloridaShines (FloridaShines.org). The transient form will also serve as the application for admission to Palm Beach State (do not submit an application for admission).
    Go to the FloridaShines webpage for the Transient Student Admission Application.
  • Broward College 
  • Chipola College 
  • College of Central Florida 
  • Daytona State College 
  • Eastern Florida State College 
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University 
  • Florida Atlantic University 
  • Florida Gateway College 
  • Florida Gulf Coast University 
  • Florida International University 
  • Florida Keys Community College 
  • Florida Southwestern State College 
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Florida State University 
  • Gulf Coast State College 
  • Hillsborough Community College 
  • Indian River State College 
  • Lake-Sumter State College 
  • Miami Dade College 
  • New College of Florida 
  • North Florida Community College 
  • Northwest Florida State College 
  • Pasco-Hernando Community College 
  • Pensacola State College 
  • Polk State College 
  • Saint Johns River State College
  • Saint Petersburg College 
  • Santa Fe College 
  • Seminole State College of Florida 
  • South Florida State College 
  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 
  • Tallahassee Community College 
  • University of Central Florida 
  • University of Florida 
  • University of North Florida 
  • University of South Florida 
  • University of West Florida 
  • Valencia College

Transient Students who do not attend a Florida public institution

  • Submit a transient student form or an official Letter of Good Standing from their home institution. The form or letter must indicate: (1) the student is in good academic standing and (2) the course(s) in which the student is eligible to enroll at Palm Beach State.

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VETERANS

PBSC Veterans Center

As a veteran or military service member, you deserve an easy transition into college. With trained professionals in admissions, academic advising, financial aid and veterans affairs, Palm Beach State College is ready to assist you with the degree or certificate you are striving to achieve.

Steps to Admissions to PBSC 

Step 1: Explore & Choose a Career Pathway


Step 2: Apply Now 


 

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships


STEP 4: Complete additional steps

Apply to Honors College

Complete required testing

Pay any outstanding fees 

Get your parking pass & ID 

Purchase textbooks

Visit Student Life to learn about resources & activities

CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS

Visit the Corporate and Continuing Education website for list of courses being offered, registration links and information about their courses. 

 

PARENT(S) or GUARDIAN(S)

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires each institution to determine "directory information" that may be released without the student's consent, unless the student has specifically requested that some or all of the information not be released. Palm Beach State has classified the following as directory information:

  • Student name
  • Personal e-mail address (non-institutional)
  • Dates of attendance (session dates only)
  • Major field of study
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Educational institution attended

If a student does not wish to have the directory information released, the student must complete and submit a non-disclosure form. The non-disclosure form is located on PantherWeb. (Log in to PantherWeb and click on "Non-Disclosure" under the "Records" heading at the top of your screen).


FAFSA Workshops 

These free workshops are offered to help students and parents understand and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to apply for Financial Aid assistance.

Workshops are free and open to the public! 


Global Education

Our goal is to assist immigrants who register with the center. We provide:

  • Information about educational programs or courses to learn English.
  • Referrals to community services and programs in Palm Beach County.
  • Workshops designed to enable you to learn more about U.S. culture.

Florida Residency Guidelines

Here you can find answers to the following questions:

  • Who must declare Florida Residency - ALL students?
  • What does it means and how will it affects my tuition cost?
  • What must I do when completing my application to Palm Beach State College?
  • How can I tell if I am an Independent or Dependent Student?
  • What are acceptable vs. unacceptable documents for proof of residency?
  • Are there special cases of documentation?
  • Can I claim exemption and do I qualify for the 12-month requirement? 

CHOICE Program

Palm Beach State College has 40+ choices for you to continue your path to success from high school academies.  We may accept your credits so you can get a head start on success.

 

PRIOR LEARNERS

Theatres at PBSC

  • Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center: Belle Glade
  • Duncan Theatre: Lake Worth
  • Eissey Campus Theatre: Palm Beach Gardens

Senior Citizen Fee Waiver

Per Board of Trustees Policy, 6Hx-18-4.27, senior citizens, 60 years of age or older, may register each fall, spring or summer term for up to two courses per term (maximum eight credits) and receive a 75 percent discount on the cost of tuition and fees (senior citizens pay the remaining 25 percent). Senior citizens will also be required to pay the one-time, non-refundable $40 application fee. Senior citizens using fee waivers may take only full-term (16 weeks) credit courses on an audit basis. No academic credit will be awarded for classes for which the fees are waived. Courses that are part of Limited Access programs or bachelor’s level (3000/4000) courses are not eligible for the senior citizen's fee waiver. Any specified prerequisites and/or co-requisites of courses must be satisfied.

To apply for the fee waiver, senior citizens must:

  • Submit an online Palm Beach State Application for Admission if they are a new or readmission student.
  • Submit a completed and signed Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver form to any campus Admissions Office on the designated registration day for senior citizens.  At this time, the Admissions Office will have the senior citizen complete a Request to Audit form. (A Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver form must be submitted for each term of registration.)
  • Register for classes in person only on the designated registration day for senior citizens. Registration will be granted on a “space available” basis (at least one seat available in the class). Senior citizens are ineligible for the tuition waiver if they register for and/or drop the class(es) prior to the designated senior citizen's registration date. Please refer to the Registration Calendar for the appropriate term registration dates.

Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE)

Explore courses that will be part of your life-long journey.

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