Enroll at Phoenix College

Enrollment Steps

"On Time Registration" applies to all courses.

Learning starts from day one. Students must register for classes prior to the first class meeting. 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: Get Admitted

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.  

Submit the Student Admissions Application at admissions.maricopa.edu.

New Student? You can find step-by-step instructions for becoming a student at https://www.maricopa.edu/getting-started.


Access your e-mail account by visiting my.maricopa.edu. 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: Take the Placement Test 

Course placement tests help to determine proper course selection.

If you are new to college and plan 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.

To take a sample test to be better prepared, and for complete information regarding testing requirements, visit Testing Services (HC building) or call 602.285.7844.


You may want to review one of the sample tests below.

Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF documents.


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. 

Download the District-wide Course Placement Chart


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 My.maricopa.edu

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

Step 3: Academic Advisement, Register for Classes, Attend New Student Orientation

If you are new to college and planning to complete a degree or transfer to a university, you are required to attend BearTrax.

Students attending a BearTrax session receive group academic advisement. They will learn how to navigate their online My.maricopa.edu student account, activate their gmail account, search for classes, learn about degree programs, services and resources, and register for classes.  Students leave BearTrax with a class schedule in hand.

Visit the BearTrax page to view a list of available sessions.

All new to college students must attend My College Orientation on:

  • Saturday, August 11 at 8 am  or
  • Thursday, August 16 at 4 pm or
  • Saturday, August 18 at 8 am

Students register for My College Orientation during Bear Trax

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, text "pc call me" to 480-405-1619 for a callback, or visit the Welcome Center in the Hannelly Center.

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.


Select the right Bear Trax Session for you, with the date and time convenient for you. 


Operator Assisted Registration — 602.285.7777 or text "pc call me" to 480-405-1619 for a callback.

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).


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


* Some restrictions may apply.

Step 4: Pay Tuition and Fees

There are Several Ways to Pay:

Tuition and fees are due by the deadlines published in your Online Student Center at My.maricopa.edu.

  • ONLINE — Pay online with a credit or debit card. Access your student center and. 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 My.maricopa.edu, then click on "payment options" under the Finances section.  

Important Information

  • 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 atMy.maricopa.edu to access your payment due dates.

Fee Payment Deadlines

  • (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 canceled. Withdrawal from courses is the responsibility of the student; automatic withdrawal is not guaranteed. Refund information is available at the Cashiers office.

Residency Requirements