Prince William Sound Community College

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First Year Students

Congratulations, you have your high school diploma or GED and you’re ready to start college? We want to make it as easy as possible for you to adjust to college. No matter your age or place in life, starting college is an exciting time and we can’t wait to be part of your new experience. Below are some helpful instructions to guide you through the admissions process; if there is something else you need but can’t seem to find, the Student Services Staff is here for you. Email us at admissions AT pwscc DOT edu or call at 907-834-1600. We’re happy to help!

Before you apply

As a first year student at PWSCC admissions is simple. We have an open door admissions policy; to you that means with your high school diploma or GED and all previous transcripts you are set to fill out and application! No ACT or SAT scores required, making it easier to help you stay stress free.


To apply, you will need to fill out the Application For Admission, have official copies of all previous transcripts, and your $25 application fee. All can be submitted to us at:

Prince William Sound Community College
Attn: Admissions & Registration
P.O. Box 97
Valdez, AK 99686
Phone: 907.834.1600

If you reside in the Copper Basin area:

PWSCC Copper Basin Extension
PO Box 730
200 Ridley Circle
Glennallen, AK 99588
Phone: 907.822.3673

If you reside in the Cordova area:

PWSCC Cordova Extension
Cordova Extension Site
100 Fisherman Way
Cordova, AK 99574
Phone: 907.424.7598

Or complete the online application and just click submit! If you have any questions while applying please contact us at admissions AT pwscc DOT edu or call us at 907-834-1600.

After you apply

Once your application and all its components are complete you will be notified by email to update you that all parts of your admissions application have been received and you will be informed of an admissions decision. Please be aware you may need to a placement test for English and Math skills to determine what level of classes you should start in.

Throughout the process

As you apply for admission, it is important to fill out all your financial aid information to help with the funding of your education. To be eligible for most financial aid opportunities you will need to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid,) make sure to use our school code on the application! Our code is 011462 (it is the same code as University of Alaska Anchorage.) You can find more information on student financial aid by going to our financial aid and scholarship pages.


Have a quick question? We’ll give you a quick answer. Contact the Student Services staff at anytime if you have any questions or need any help; you can reach us at admissions AT pwscc DOT edu or call 907.834.1600. In Cordova, call 907.424.7598. In Glennallen, call 907.822.3673.

We look forward to meeting you soon!