Admissions

Do I have to be a high school graduate or have completed my GED to attend PHSC?

Applicants who have graduated from high school and received a standard diploma (or its equivalent) or who have successfully completed the General... read more

How do I become a PHSC student?

Please visit the How to Apply page for more information.

How do I change my personal information once I am admitted?

It is very important to keep your personal information current. If you change your name, visit he Admissions and Student Records office at the... read more

How do I prove that I am a high school graduate?

You must submit the final official transcript from the high school.

Testing rules for email validation

Testing rules for email validation

Will PHSC accept a copy of my diploma and/or report card grades?

No. Only an official transcript is acceptable, and it must come electronically or in a sealed envelope from the high school from which you... read more

Application information

How and where can I pay the application fee?

The application fee must be paid the same day the application is submitted. Payment may be made by major credit card (Discover, Visa, MasterCard,... read more

How much does it cost to apply?

Please see our fees and expenses page for the current, non-refundable application fee.

What documents do I need to apply?

You need:

Proof of high school graduation, or GED equivalency if you are applying to a college credit program. Proof of Florida residency if... read more
What if I attended PHSC before?

You will need to complete an application for readmission if you attended more than one year ago. This form may be completed via WISE. There is no... read more

What if I forget my application fee?

Applications received without the application fee will be deleted from the system and you will need to reapply and pay theapplication fee the same... read more

What if my application is incomplete?

Incomplete web admission applications are not processed. They are deleted from the system.

What information is needed to complete the application?

The application asks for personal information, educational background, and proof of residency if you are a Florida resident.

When is my application due?

PHSC has no application deadlines; however, students requesting financial aid and/or scholarships are encouraged to apply early and to pay close... read more

Where do I begin?

First, complete an application for admission to PHSC. You may apply online via WISE.

Where do I submit my completed application for review?

Applications should be submitted online via WISE.

Commencement

Am I limited to how many guests that I can invite?

No, not at the present time. (However, please consider that bringing more than 4 guests could result in someone in your party being seated in the... read more

Are there seats reserved for individuals with disabilities?

PHSC’s Disability Services Office attempts to accommodate all individuals living with a disability. Arrangements can be made to meet specific... read more

Are tickets a requirement for the commencement ceremony?

No tickets are required. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I decorate my cap?

Students are able to decorate their caps; however it must be tasteful and appropriate.

How early can my guests arrive for seating?

The doors to the gymnasium will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

How long does it take to receive my diploma?

Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately six weeks after the commencement ceremony.

How long will it take for me to find out if my grad app has been processed?

The process typically takes place in 4 to 6 weeks.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is a one-time $15 graduation application fee per program. A separate application must be submitted for each program you are completing. The... read more

Is there anything that I should bring with me to commencement?

Students should not bring anything they are unable to keep on them at all times. PHSC is not responsible for monitoring personal items (i.e.:... read more

What if I do not complete my program requirements in the term? Can I still participate in the ceremony? Do I then have to reapply?

Students are able to participate in the ceremony they applied for, however if a student is not graduating during the term they applied for, they... read more

What if I don’t know my catalog year?

Students have the option to choose a PHSC academic catalog year. Students may select the current year’s catalog or the catalog from either of the... read more

What if the system will not allow me to pay with my credit card?

Please verify all the information you entered is correct (card #, expiration date, and CVV). If all of the information is correct and your card... read more

What is the order of ceremony?

Students process into the gymnasium, followed by faculty, staff and college administration/platform guests. The audience is asked to stand for the... read more

What should I wear to my commencement ceremony?

Graduates and guests should dress appropriately for this time-honored tradition. Jeans, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, flip-flops and sneakers... read more

Where can I apply?

The graduation application available on WISE, must be submitted during the term in which your degree or certificate requirements are expected to... read more

Who can I call if I have questions?

You may call the Information Center 1-855-669-7472, or the Admissions and Student Records Office at 727-816-3371.

Who should I contact if there is an issue with the online grad app?

Please contact the Admissions and Student Records Office at 727-816-3371.

Will there be a professional photographer at commencement?

Yes, GradImages will be photographing all graduates at the graduation ceremony. You may visit their website at: gradimages.com, and click on Pre-... read more

FloridaShines

What if I have forgotten my PIN?

Contact the Information Center at 727-847-2727, 352-796-6726, 352-567-6701, 352-688-8798, or 813-527-6615.

What is FloridaShines?

FloridaShines is a website  where a student can review a college’s program requirements, retrieve current grades, review unofficial transcripts,... read more

What is my PIN?

If you applied online for admission, use the PIN you created when you completed your application. If this is your first time using WISE, use your... read more

Residency

Can I claim Florida residency as an independent student if I am under 24 years old?

Yes, but you must submit one of the following documents:

Proof of marriage (marriage certificate) Proof of being a veteran of U.S. Armed... read more
How do I know if I am considered independent or dependent for residency purposes?

Please view the Independent/Dependent Status for Residency for Tuition Purposes document for more information.

How do I prove Florida residency?

You must provide two of the following three documents issued one year prior to the first day of the semester:

Florida driver’s license or... read more
If I am a dependent of parents who live out-of-state, may I claim Florida residency?

No. A student who depends on out-of-state parents for support is presumed to be a legal resident of the same state as his or her parents.

If I pay out-of-state tuition my first semester, will I always pay that rate?

Not necessarily. If you can show appropriate proof of residency for 12 consecutive months at some time during your enrollment at PHSC, you must... read more

May I use my parent’s information to prove Florida residency?

Yes, if you are dependent of your parents or legal guardian.

May I use my spouse’s information to prove Florida residency?

Yes. Please contact the Admissions and Student Records officefor details.

What are the requirements to be considered a Florida resident?

A Florida “resident for tuition purposes” is a person who has, or is a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, established and... read more

What date is critical?

The original date of issue is needed for your voter registration card, Florida driver’s license, and/or Florida vehicle registration, not the date... read more

What do I do with these documents?

Fill in the appropriate information in the correct place on your application, including voter registration, driver’s license, and/or vehicle... read more

What documents will verify a change of status for reclassification in Florida residency?

You need to provide three documents. Please view the Documentary Evidence for Residency for Tuition Purposesdocument for a listing of approved... read more

Where do I obtain a residency classification form?

This form is available at the Admissions and Student Records office at the West Campus in New Port Richey, the Academic Advising office at any of... read more

Why is it important that I want to prove my Florida residency?

Florida charges a lower tuition for its residents; thus, it saves you money.

Will I need documents to prove my change in residency from out-of-state to Florida?

Yes. You will need to bring documents to verify your change of status.

Returning students

If I skipped registering for courses for one or more semesters, what do I need to do?

If you have been out of school for one full year or more, you will need to complete an application for readmission. If you have been gone for less... read more

May I ever return to PHSC if I have been academically dismissed?

Yes; however, some students may be required to submit a letter of appeal. Contact the Academic Advising office for assistance with this process.... read more

What if I have previously withdrawn from PHSC?

A student who withdraws from PHSC in good standing is permitted to reenter the institution at the beginning of any subsequent semester.

Transcripts

Do I need a high school transcript for a technical program?

A high school transcript or proof of GED is required for some technical programs. You may contact the Admissions and Student Records office at the... read more

How do I request an official high school, college or technical transcript from an institution other than PHSC?

If you attended a Florida public institution, you may complete and submit an electronic transcript request form, available at the Admissions and... read more

How do I submit a transcript?

Have high school/GED and every college or technical school you have attended send an official transcript to the West Campus (New Port Richey) ... read more

If I earn a GED, how do I request an official transcript?

If you earned your GED in Florida prior to January 1, 2014, you can request your transcripts via GED Testing Service using theironline credential... read more

Is there a limit on the number of transcripts I can request?

No, but you must make a separate request for transcripts being sent to different locations.

May I register if my official transcript has not arrived?

PHSC allows one semester for the arrival of transcripts. After that, missing transcripts will result in the student being restricted from... read more

Must my transcripts be on file with PHSC before financial aid can be awarded?

Yes, all high school or GED transcripts and any college transcripts must be on file with PHSC before financial aid is awarded.

What if I need an official transcript of my courses at PHSC?

Students may order electronic or hard copy transcripts online using their WISE account. Hard copy transcripts will be printed and mailed within 24... read more

What is an official transcript?

An official transcript is one that is received by PHSC electronically or in a sealed envelope that has the seal of the sending institution. If the... read more

Transfer students

If I am a transfer student seeking a degree, what do I do?

Please visit the How To Apply page for more information.

If I am a transfer student who has NOT successfully completed a college-level English or mathematics course, what will I need?

You will need placement scores that are less than two years old from the ACT, SAT, PERT or CPT to register for classes in these areas.

If I am a transfer student, must I take entrance (placement) tests?

If you are transferring to PHSC from another college, you must have scores that are less than two years old on the ACT, SAT, PERT, or CPT. Some... read more

Will my courses transfer in to PHSC?

All lower division college level credit (1000/2000) courses from a regionally accredited institution with passing grades will transfer into Pasco-... read more

Transient students

Do I need a transient form from my home college?

Yes, you must submit the the original transient form from your current college or university to register at PHSC. Alternately, Florida public... read more

Is testing required for transient students taking classes at PHSC?

No placement test is required, but transient students must submit the appropriate transient student registration form from their home college.... read more

What is a transient student?

A transient student is someone seeking a degree from another institution that needs to attend PHSC for a certain course(s) during a certain time... read more

When can a transient student register?

Transient students may register during general or late registration– refer to the current term schedule.

Advising and Registration

Are brochures available about other colleges, universities, and careers?

Yes. Check with the Academic Advising office, Career and Testing Services,library, or Academic Success Centers on any campus. Florida Shines(link... read more

Can I obtain my degree online?

PHSC offers the Associate in Arts, and the Bachelors of Science in Nursing degrees and some certificate programs online. Please see an academic... read more

How do I change my program?

Complete a program declaration form available at the Academic Advising office on any campus. This form cannot be obtained online at this time.

How do I change my schedule?

Schedules can be changed during regular registration or during the add/drop period by completing an SAR-5 form and submitting it to an Academic... read more

How do I login to myPHSC?

For detailed instructions for logging into myPHSC, please click on the myPHSC login link at the top right of this Web page. On the myPHSC home... read more

How do I obtain advising or see an advisor?

If you have a quick question, go to the Academic Advising office and ask your question. For an involved question, you may need to make an... read more

What are e-learning courses?

E-learning courses are classes that either do not require a student to attend classes on campus or may require a small number of class meetings.... read more

What are hybrid courses?

Hybrid courses are classes that blend online and face-to-face delivery.

What are Web-enhanced courses?

Web-enhanced courses are on-campus courses where the instructor uses myPHSC or the web to supplement their instruction. It can include online... read more

What classes will I need to take?

That depends on which degree or certificate you want to pursue.

What degrees are available?

PHSC awards the Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS),Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN), Associate in Arts degree (AA), Associate in... read more

What does “purged” mean?

Purged means you have been dropped (removed) from the course(s) for the nonpayment of fees by the specified date. The purge date for each semester... read more

What happens if I am purged from classes?

You can reregister for classes (if they are still available) and pay for them on the due date by registering in Academic Advising or through WISE... read more

What is a bachelors degree?

A bachelor's degree (also baccalaureate) is usually earned for an undergraduate course of study that normally requires three to five years of... read more

What is a college credit certificate?

A College Credit Certificate is a college-credit program designed to prepare students to enter technical areas. Certificate lengths vary by... read more

What is a technical certificate (PSAV) program?

A Technical Credit Certificate program is a program designed to provide certain job-entry skills in a short period of time. Program lengths vary... read more

What is an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)?

An Applied Technology Diploma is a diploma offered either for technical credit or for college credit. Students entering an ATDmust have a standard... read more

What is an Associate in Arts degree (AA)?

An Associate in Arts degree is a two year degree designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution. The AA satisfies general... read more

What is an Associate in Science degree (AS)?

An Associate in Science degree is a degree planned to prepare students to transfer to specific Bachelor of Science programs and for job entry upon... read more

What is continuing education?

Continuing education courses are noncredit courses designed to meet specific technical and personal needs in the community.

What is the advantage of a technical certificate?

A technical certificate usually can be completed in one year or less. It prepares the student to enter the workforce.

What is the procedure for graduation?

When you think you are ready to graduate:

Make an appointment with an advisor for a final graduation check. Log in to your WISE account and... read more
When are fees due?

Please see the academic calendar for due dates each term.

Where are academic advising services offered?

The advising office is located in Academic Advising on each campus

Where can I get academic help or tutoring?

Tutoring is available in the Academic Success Centers on all five campuses. These centers are located in the library of each campus. For online... read more

Where can I pick up a catalog?

The catalog can be viewed online.

Where do I get a schedule of classes?

Schedules of classes are available online. Class schedule quick reference guides are available online, in all Academic Advising offices, as well... read more

Where do I pay my fees?

Students pay fees at the cashier’s window at the College Store. Fees can also be paid online through WISE.

Who is my advisor?

No single advisor will be assigned to you. However, you may want to establish a relationship with a particular advisor who will become familiar... read more

E-learning

What types of online courses are offered?

Please visit the online schedule of classes and select online courses for the campus location.

Late Registration

A. What is the new policy?

Students will not be able to add a course to their schedule if that class has already met once during the first week of classes.

B. Why are you instituting this new policy?

Studies have shown that students who join a class late, after it has already met, are less likely to complete the class successfully.

C. What does this mean for online classes?

Students will only be able to add online classes until the day before the semester begins since online classes can be accessed any time after 12:... read more

D. Will I be able to drop classes during the first week of classes?

Yes, you will be able to drop any class by 4:30 p.m. on Friday during the first week of classes.

E. Will I then be able to add another class to my schedule?

Yes, you will be allowed to add a class, as long as that class has not yet met once.

G. If a class meets twice a week, Tuesday/Thursday, can I add the class on Wednesday before the class meets on Thursday?

No, you will not be able to add that class to your schedule since it has already met once on Tuesday.

H. How will the new PHSC course add/drop policy beginning this fall semester effect my financial aid?

Federal financial aid will be applied to students course enrollment as long as the courses meet Federal eligibility requirements. Students can... read more

Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)

Am I eligible to enroll in this program?

TIP is available at all campuses and to all students at PHSC enrolled in credit courses.

How am I notified regarding my contract and payment plan?

You will be notified by the email address you provided upon enrollment. If you do not have an email address, a paper notification will be provided... read more

How do I enroll?

Go to the TIP web page for instructions.

How do I make payments?

A student may choose to make payments from his or her checking or savings account or by Discover, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit... read more

How many payment options do I have?

The earlier you enroll, the more payment options you have. Students who choose to use TIP may select installment plans that are spread over... read more

Is there an enrollment fee to participate?

Yes. There is a $35-40 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee.

Is this a loan program?

No, this is not a loan program. You have no debt, there is no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check.

What happens to my contract if I drop or add a course?

You must contact the financial services office at 727-816-3481.

What if I want to change the method of payment on my contract?

To change the method of payment, you must contact TIP directly. They may be reached at 1-800-609-8056.

What information do I need to enroll?

You will need your 8-digit student ID number and your WISE PIN number, the name, address and email of the person responsible for payment and the... read more

What is TIP?

The Tuition Installment Plan which allows you to pay your tuition in installments.

When are payments processed?

Payments are processed on the 20th of each month and continue until the balance is paid in full.

WISE

Can I pay for my fees online?

Yes. Even if you and your advisor completed your registration during your initial advisor meeting or during an orientation session, you may pay... read more

Do I have an assigned (default) PIN and, if so, what is it?

PIN codes have been issued to all former and current PHSC students. Your default PIN is a four-digit number; the first two digits are the day of... read more

I am a new student at PHSC and have not yet registered for classes. Can I register online?

Your first registration can only be completed on campus once you attend a new student orientation session and meet with an advisor. Any subsequent... read more

I have forgotten my PIN. What should I do?

Contact the Information Center at 727-847-2727, 352-796-6726, 352-567-6701, 352-688-8798, or 813-527-6615.

I should be receiving financial aid, but the Fee Screen still indicates that payment is due. What is my next step?

If you are a financial aid recipient, your financial aid funds may be automatically applied to your registration fees. However, in some instances... read more

I was previously a student at PHSC, but I have not enrolled for more than a year. Can I register online?

You will first need to apply for readmission through WISE. After your application has been reviewed, you will be able to register for classes.

When I try to add a course to my trial schedule, I get a message that indicates I have a placement test problem. What does this mean?

This message means either that you have not taken your placement test, the score is not on file, your scores have expired, or the test score is... read more

When I try to add a course to my trial schedule, I get a message that indicates I have a registration restriction. What should I do?

A registration restriction means that you are not allowed to register for any classes. The name and the phone number of the office that placed the... read more

When I try to add a course to my trial schedule, I get a message that indicates that I need a prerequisite course. What does this mean?

This message means that you have not successfully completed a course that is required before you can register for the course you wish to take.... read more

When I try to add a course to my trial schedule, I receive a message that indicates that I am on Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension, or Dismissal. What should I do?

These messages indicate that your cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 and that you have not met the academic standard required. You will... read more

When is online registration through WISE available?

Online registration is available Monday through Thursday from midnight to 9 p.m. (ET); Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET), and Saturday and... read more

Wise Registration Video Walk-through

WISE allows students to register for classes, pay fees, view grades and unofficial transcript, order official transcript and to update their... read more

Career and Testing Services

Do low scores on a placement test stop me from attending PHSC?

No, low scores do not block your admission to PHSC. Some Florida high school and active military students may be exempt from testing.

How are placement tests administered?

The PERT is administered via computer. Students read all instructions and questions on the computer screen and mark their answers using the... read more

How do I schedule to take the placement test?

Details regarding when placement testing is available, as well as online scheduling, can be found on the Career and Testing Center web page.

How long are test scores acceptable?

Test scores are acceptable for two years after the initial testing date.

How many times may I re-take the placement test?

Degree seeking students may take the PERT a total of two times.

Is placement testing required for transient students taking classes at PHSC?

No placement test is required, but transient students must submit the appropriate transient student registration form from their home college.

Is the placement test timed?

No, it is not a timed test. Students may take as long as they need to finish.

Is there a fee for the placement test?

There is no fee for first-time test takers with a paid application on file. The placement test may be repeated with a $5 retake fee.

Is there anyone exempt from placement testing?

Transfer students who have successfully completed college-level English and college-level math/algebra may be exempt. Some Florida high school and... read more

May I use a calculator on the placement test?

No. Please do not bring calculators, textbooks, paper, notebooks, dictionaries, or thesauri to the test. An electronic writing board will be... read more

What if I score below the minimum required score on the placement test?

Students who score below the minimum levels are required to take preparatory developmental classes in the areas in which their scores were low in... read more

What if I score below the minimum required score on the SAT or ACT?

Students who score below minimum levels on those tests are required to take preparatory developmental classes in the areas in which their scores... read more

What is a placement test?

The tests required depend on the program you want to take. Some Florida high school and active military students may be exempt from testing.

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a test from American College Testing headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. The ACT consists of four sections: English, math, reading, and... read more

What is the CPT?

The CPT is the College Placement Test. It was formerly administered for placement purposes. It has now been replaced by the PERT.

What is the SAT?

The SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test given through the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey. The SAT consists of three sections: critical... read more

What must I bring with me to the placement test?

You must bring an official photo ID, such as a Florida driver’s license, and your student ID number.

What scores are required on the ACT and/or SAT for admission to PHSC?

Even though the ACT and SAT are accepted as entrance exams, there are no qualifying scores for admission since PHSC has an open admissions policy... read more

What scores are required on the placement test?

There are no qualifying scores for admission since PHSC has an open admissions policy and denies admittance to no one due to test scores. However... read more

What scores from the placement test are reported?

Placement test scores are reported for reading, English, and math.

What tests are required for a technical program?

The TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is required for almost all technical programs.

What tests are required for an AA and AS?

An Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree requires the ACT, SAT, CPT or PERT test scores that are less than two years old at date of... read more

What tests do I need to take for enrollment?

The tests required depend on the program you want to take. Some Florida high school and active military students may be exempt from testing.

Where is Career and Testing Services?

Career and Testing Services is located in building B221 on the New Port Richey campus, in building A151 on the Dade City campus, in A248 in... read more

Which students usually take the ACT or SAT?

Only degree-seeking students typically take these tests.

CJBAT

How do I schedule to take the CJBAT?

The CJBAT is scheduled online.

Is there a fee for the CJBAT?

Yes. There is a $50 fee for PHSC students and a $55 fee for non-PHSC students.

Is there a fee for the CJBAT?

Yes. There is a $50 fee for PHSC students and a $55 fee for non-PHSC students.

What is the Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT)?

The CJBAT Basic Abilities Test (BAT) designed by I/O Solutions. It is required for those who are interested in a career in law enforcement or... read more

When do I receive my CJBAT test results?

You will receive your results upon completion of the test. Passing scores for PHSC’s academies are 79 for law enforcement and 72 for corrections... read more

CLEP

What is the CLEP?

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country.

When is the CLEP offered?

The CLEP is offered at Career and Testing Services at the West Campus in New Port Richey on an appointment-only basis. There is a $100 fee for... read more

Why would a student take the CLEP?

Students who wish to gain college credit by taking an exam can try the CLEP because they could obtain credit, placement, and exemption by... read more

E-learning

Can I obtain my degree online?

PHSC offers the Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Nursing degrees and some certificate programs online. Please see an advisor for more information... read more

How do I login to myPHSC?

On the myPHSC home page, the box labeled “How do I logon?” includes detailed instructions for determining your username and password. Please... read more

What are e-learning courses?

E-learning courses are classes that either do not require a student to attend classes on campus or may require a small number of class meetings.... read more

What are hybrid courses?

Hybrid courses are classes that blend online and face-to-face delivery.

What are web-enhanced courses?

Web-enhanced courses are on-campus courses where the instructor uses myPHSC or the web to supplement their instruction. It can include online... read more

Internship

Do I receive college credit for an internship?

Yes. See each internship course description for the number of credits.

How do I sign up for this opportunity?
Ensure that you meet the prerequisite requirements for the internship course you are considering. Complete an Internship Request form in Career... read more
What internship opportunities are available?

PHSC offers several internships. Contact your advisor to determine if a course is a requirement for your program of study.

What is an internship?

A paid or unpaid work site experience where students work for an employer or agency and are supervised in conjunction with a college instructor.... read more

PERT

What is the PERT?

The PERT is the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test given through PHSC Career and Testing Services on the West Campus in New Port Richey or the... read more

Who must take the PERT?

Students who intend to enter degree or college credit certificate programs are required to complete the PERT. Other programs may also apply.... read more

TABE

How do I schedule to take the TABE?

Details regarding when TABE testing is available, as well as online scheduling, can be found on the Career and Testing Center web page.

How long does the TABE take to complete?

The TABE is timed and takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours to complete.

Is there a fee to take the TABE?

There is no fee for current PHSC students. Non-PHSC students, or students that are not currently enrolled, are required to pay $20.

What is a TABE?

TABE is the Test of Adult Basic Education. Students entering into most technical credit programs are required to complete the TABE. Inquire within... read more

TEAS

Can I study for the TEAS?

There is a study guide available for purchase at all PHSC college stores and at ATItesting.com.

Do I have to pay to retake the TEAS?

Yes, the fee is the same each time it is attempted.

Do I need to bring anything the day I take the TEAS?

Applicants must bring a receipt indicating the test fee is paid and photo identification.

How do I schedule to take the TEAS?

The TEAS is scheduled online.

How long can I use my score on the TEAS?

TEAS scores are valid for two years from the date of testing. Retests must be taken at least 30 days apart. Students may submit only one (1)... read more

How long is the TEAS?

The maximum time allotted is three and one-half hours.

How much does the TEAS cost?

$50.00. This fee can be paid at any campus College Store. Bring your receipt to the testing center. All fees are subject to change.

I applied previously to the nursing program but was not accepted. Am I required to retake the TEAS?

Your score on the TEAS is valid for two years from the date you took the exam. If you are satisfied with your score, you do not need to retake it... read more

I did poorly on my first attempt on the TEAS. Can I retake it?

The TEAS may be taken three times per calendar year (January– December). Retakes must be at least 30 days apart.

What is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)?

The TEAS is a national, standardized exam created by ATI that is used for nursing admission. It measures math, reading comprehension, English and... read more

College Store

How much do the books cost?

The PHSC College Store maintains competitive pricing with all texbooks. Due to publisher printing and sourcing costs, textbook pricing can... read more

What are the hours of operation?

The PHSC College Store hours of operation apply to all campus locations and are as follows:

Regular Fall/Spring Semester Monday-Thursday: 8... read more

What is the College Store?

PHSC’s bookstore. The College Store sells all required textbooks (on campus and online) as well as uniforms, school supplies, backpacks and much... read more

What is the textbook return policy?

All PHSC College Store sales, including textbook purchases, are backed by a full purchase price refund guarantee. If not 100% satisfied, you may... read more

When should my books be purchased?

Books should be purchased prior to the first class meeting.

Financial Aid

Are Spanish language interpreters available in the Financial Aid Office?

Yes. You can request assistance from a Spanish language interpreter by speaking to a financial aid staff member at your campus. The FAFSA is also... read more

Can I correct a mistake on my FAFSA?

Yes, you can make corrections to your submittted FAFSA.

Go back to the FAFSA web site Select the "Make a correction" option under the "... read more
How do I apply for financial aid?

You must apply for financial aid each year by completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How do I receive my financial aid refund?

All financial aid refunds are processed through BankMobile. The first time you enroll in a credit course with PHSC, you will receive a green... read more

How do I use my financial aid to pay for my text books?

If you have been awarded Federal grants or scholarships, you can use your PHSC student ID card at your campus bookstore to pay for your textbooks... read more

How long does is take to have my financial aid awarded after I complete my FAFSA?

The Financial Aid Office will process your completed file (completed means all required information has been received) in the order it was... read more

How will the new PHSC course add/drop policy beginning this fall semester effect my financial aid?

Federal financial aid will be applied to student course enrollment as long as the courses meet Federal eligibility requirements. Students can drop... read more

What if I am unable to provide parental information on my FAFSA?

Under very limited circumstances (for example; your parents are incarcerated, you have left home due to an abusive family environment; or you do... read more

What is an EFC and how much money will I receive in financial aid?

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by... read more

What is Early FAFSA?

Beginning with the 2017-2018 award year, the FAFSA will be available on October 1 of the year prior to the upcoming award year. This means that... read more

What is FERPA and how do I complete the form?

The 1974 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student's education and financial aid... read more

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money in the form of scholarships, grants, work awards, and loans to assist students with paying for the cost of their college... read more

What is Prior-Prior Year (PPY)?

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) begins with the 2017-2018 award year. Students/parents will provide income and tax information from the tax year one year... read more

When will my financial aid refund be disbursed to me?

Your financial aid refund will be available to you after the drop/add period of the semester. Click here or more information regarding tentative... read more

Why is the dollar amount on my refund different than the award amount on WISE?

Your financial aid refund amount can vary depending upon your unique student situation. Your financial aid must be applied to tuition and fees,... read more

Will financial aid pay for my mini-express term courses?

You may be eligble for financial aid that can be applied to your mini-express term courses. Please visit your nearest Financial Aid Office to... read more

Dynamic Forms

How do I access my electronic verification form using Dynamic Forms?

You will receive an email notification through your student QuistaMail account advising you to access your student WISE account for the Dynamic... read more

How does my parent sign my online Dynamic Forms document?

After you sign and submit your completed online Dynamic Forms document, an email notification will be sent to the parental email address you... read more

I see the Dynamic Forms link on my WISE account but cannot access the online form?

If you have received a verification notification in your WISE account and do not know your MyPHSC logon ID or password (required to access the... read more

What happens after I complete my online verification form through Dynamic Forms?

After signing your online verification form through Dynamic Forms, a confirmation page will verify that your form was submitted to the Financial... read more

What is Dynamic Forms?

Dynamic Forms is an online electronic form process. In order to simplify your verification process, the Financail Aid Office uses this electronic... read more

Federal Direct Loan Program

How do I apply for a Federal student loan?

After you have completed your FAFSA, you will need to submit a Student Loan Request Statement (LRS) to begin the loan process. The LRS form is... read more

How do I use my loan funds to pay my tuition and fees?

Once your loan has been approved, you will need to visit your nearest Financial Aid Office to complete a loan deferment form. A deferment means... read more

How much can I borrow in Federal student loans?

The student loan amount you can borrow depends upon a number of factors including your enrollment, dependency status per FAFSA, declared program... read more

What are Federal student loans?

Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are Federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education. Read more at... read more

What is a Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling?

The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S.... read more

When will I receive my loan refund?

Once your loan is certified, an award letter will be sent to you with an enclosure that lists tentative disbursement dates. The Department of... read more

Federal Work Study Program

How do I apply for the student employment program?

You must first complete the FAFSA online at FAFSA.gov. After the school has received your valid FAFSA, you must visit your Financial Aid Office to... read more

How is FWSP eligibility determined?

FWSP is offered to students who demonstrate financial need, are declared into an eligible certificate or program of study, enrolled in at least... read more

What is the rate of pay for FWSP?

Students earn the federal minimum wage rate. Scheduled work hours vary between 15 to 20 per week, depending upon the student's school schedule and... read more

What is the student employment program?

The Federal College Work Study Program (FWSP) is part-time employment for students who demonstrate federal financial need. Read more about the... read more

Florida State Aid

Can I decline the Bright Futures Scholarship?

Students have the option to decline their Bright Futures Scholarship funds for a semester, in order to meet renewal criteria, if the proper... read more

Can the Bright Futures Scholarship be used in the summer semester?

No. The Bright Futures Scholarship can only be used during the fall and spring semesters.

How can I apply for the Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG)

Students must meet specific eligibility criteria to receive Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) funding and have a complete financial aid file... read more

How do I renew my Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)?

Due to limited funding from the state, not all students who meet the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) eligibility criteria receive these... read more

How will a failing grade (F) effect my Bright Futures Scholarship?

Students are required to meet miinimum credit hour and annual cumulative GPA requirements in order to renew their Bright Futures Scholarship each... read more

If I withdraw from my course, how will this effect my Bright Futures Scholarship?

In most cases, students must repay for courses if they withdraw while receiving Bright Futures Scholarship funds in order to retain eligibility... read more

When is my Bright Futures Scholarship awarded to my account?

Bright Futures Scholarship funds are awarded automatically in July (for the fall semester) and December (for the spring semester) to eligible... read more

PHSC Foundation Scholarship

Do I have to be a PHSC student before I can apply for a Foundation Scholarship?

Yes. You must submit an application to PHSC, and be accepted as a student, before you can complete a Foundation Scholarship application.

How do I apply for a PHSC Foundation Scholarship?

You can apply for a PHSC Foundation scholarship online at PHSC Scholarships. You will use your MyPHSC login for this application process.

How do I submit a thank you letter to the Foundation?

If you are awarded a Foundation scholarship, you will be notified via your QuistaMail account to complete a thank you letter. Instructions on how... read more

How often must I apply for a Foundation Scholarship?

You must apply every year for a Foundation Scholarship. One application will be used per year for all scholarships available.

When is the priority awarding deadline?

The priority awarding deadline is the second Friday in April.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

How do I meet SAP requirements?

In order to meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), a student must complete, with a passing grade, 67% of all credits... read more

How long will it take for my financial aid appeal to be processed?

Your financial aid appeal will be processed in the order in which it was received and as quickly as possible. Please read the appeal request form... read more

What is a financial aid appeal?

The financial aid appeal process is available to students who have become ineligible for financial aid due to failing to meet Satisfactory... read more

When is my account reviewed for SAP?

Students are evaluated and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements at the end of each semester in which they attempt course... read more

Why is my Financial Aid Suspended?

Students are required by the Department of Education to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to continue to be eligible for Federal... read more

Why was my financial aid suspended for maximum time frame eligibility?

Students who have attempted more than 150% of the credits required for their current program of study are not meeting Satisfactory Academic... read more

Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship

After I have submitted the Foundation scholarship application, do I have to reapply for the next academic year?

Yes. Students who receive the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship must reapply for the PHSC Foundation scholarship after they complete their first... read more

Can I still use my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship if my grade point average drops below a 3.0?

No. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average at the end of the spring semester in order to be eligible for scholarship renewal... read more

Can I transfer my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship to another college or university?

No. The District Board of Trustees at Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) created the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship specifically for eligible... read more

Can I use the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship to pay for my summer classes?

No. The Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship is only awarded to eligible students for the fall and spring semesters.

Do I have to complete a specific number of credit hours to renew my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship?

Yes. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by the end of the spring semester following the year in which the scholarship was... read more

Do I have to complete the FAFSA to receive my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship?

No. You must complete the Foundation scholarship application in order to receive the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship. We do recommend you... read more

How do I accept my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship?

You accept the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship by completing the PHSC Foundation scholarship application.

How many credit hours must I be enrolled in per semester to use the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship?

Students awarded the Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship must enroll in at least 12 credit hours, and maintain 12 credit hour enrollment, for both... read more

I just graduated from high school. Can I take a semester off and still use my Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship?

No. Students must enroll in the fall semester following their high school graduation and remain continuously enrolled.

I received a Top 10% Academic Merit Scholarship certificate at my high school awards ceremony. Do I need to do anything else?

Yes. You must complete the steps listed in your scholarship award letter. The steps include: 1. Complete the PHSC admission process 2. Complete... read more

Verification

How do I know what documents I need for verification?

You can view financial aid required documentation requests on the home page of your WISE account under the "Financial Aid Documents" tab. 

I was selected for verification, what does this mean?

Verification is the Department of Education's process for checking the accuracy of the information supplied by the student on their FAFSA and... read more

What is a tax transcript and how do I get this document?

Unlike a tax return form, a tax transcript shows any changes either you or the IRS have made to your tax return after it was filed. The tax... read more

Financial services

Can I receive a refund for an Ed2Go continuing education course?

A full refund will be given to a student who drops an Ed2Go online continuing education course before the starting time of the first class meeting... read more

Can I receive a refund for an online continuing education course?

A full refund will be given to a student who drops an online continuing education course by noon one day before the start date of the course.

Can I receive a refund for an online insurance continuing education course?

Contact Continuing Education for assistance at 727-816-3256.

Can I receive a refund for my textbooks?

The College Store will accept textbook returns for refunds during registration, drop/add and one week immediately following the end of the drop/... read more

Can I receive a tuition refund after the drop/add period?

Tuition refunds after the end of the drop/add period may be authorized with sufficient documentation. Review the most recent catalog for more... read more

How do I qualify to receive a refund for a dropped course?

A 100 percent refund of fees, not including special additional fees (such as late fees), will be granted for a course a student drops before the... read more

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds are given when the College cancels a class. A full refund will be made to a student who drops from any noncredit class priorto the... read more

When should I receive a refund for a dropped course?

The financial services office begins issuing refunds after the designated drop/add period. Please note: All refunds to students will be reduced by... read more

Scholarship

I am trying to apply for a scholarship, but I can not login. What do I do?

Before you can login to the PHSC scholarship page, you are required to change your QuistaMail password from the default following the instructions... read more

Limited access programs

Can I apply if I do not live in Pasco or Hernando counties?

Yes, you can apply, but preference for admission will be given to residents of Pasco and Hernando Counties.

Dental Hygiene

How are students selected? What can I do to guarantee a seat?

All students who apply for a given class will be ranked according to a combination of the prerequisite GPA, overall college GPA and Pasco or... read more

I dropped out of the dental hygiene program and want to reenter. How do I proceed?

If you dropped the dental hygiene program in your first semester without successfully completing a single DEH/DES course, you must reapply. If you... read more

I was picked as an alternate for last August, but was not selected. Does this mean that I will automatically be selected the following year?

No, anyone not selected for admission, as an alternate or otherwise, must reapply for subsequent years.

When is the deadline for me to apply to the dental hygiene program?

When is the deadline for me to apply to the dental hygiene program?

When will I find out if I have been selected for the next dental hygiene class?

The selection committee will meet in June, and letters should be sent out in July.

Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)

Are the EPI courses transferable?

No. The EPI program is a post-baccalaureate certificate program. The credits are “institutional” and are not transferable to another higher... read more

Can I work full-time and participate in the Educator Preparation Institute program?

Yes. In fact, the majority of our students hold full-time jobs while completing the program.

Does it matter where I live?

You must live in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Because of the field experience requirements, we cannot accept... read more

Does the College help EPI students with job placement?

No. The EPI office does not participate in the hiring process. All hiring decisions are made by the local school district human resources... read more

Is financial aid Available?

Military personnel and their spouses can receive information about financial aid at Troops to Teachers(link is external) or Military OneSource(... read more

The program is fully online. Do I have to come to a PHSC campus for any reason during the program?

Everything can be handled as distance learning. You can apply for financial aid, register for classes and complete all course assignment online.... read more

What are the admission requirements to become a PHSC EPI student?

You must have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree achieved with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. An official transcript in a sealed envelope from the... read more

Nursing (RN) ADN Transition - Associate in Science

How do I apply for the Nursing (RN) ADN Transition program?
Submit a completed PHSC application with application fee Once admitted to the college, speak with an advisor to evaluate transcripts to ensure... read more
I am a paramedic and I want to start the ADN Transition program. When is it offered?

The Paramedic ADN Transition program is offered every two years, on the odd years.

I dropped out of the Nursing (RN) ADN Transition program and want to reenter.

If you dropped the program in your first semester without successfully completing a single NUR course, you must reapply. If you completed one or... read more

I took the TEAS last year. Can I retake the TEAS to try to get a higher score?

Yes, the TEAS may be taken three times per calendar year (Jan‐Dec) with at least 30 days between testing.

I was picked as an alternate, but was not selected. Does this mean I will automatically be selected the following year?

No, anyone not selected for admission, as an alternate or otherwise, must reapply for subsequent years.

On what basis are students selected?

All students who apply for a given class will be ranked according to a combination of the prerequisite GPA and score on the Test of Essential... read more

Nursing (RN) Generic

I dropped out of the nursing program and want to reenter.

If you dropped the nursing program in your first semester without successfully completing a single NUR course, you must reapply. If you completed... read more

I took the TEAS last year. Can I retake the TEAS to try to get a higher score?

The TEAS may be taken three times per calendar year (Jan–Dec) with at least 30 days between testing.

I was picked as an alternate for last class, but was not selected. Does this mean that I will automatically be selected the following year?

No, anyone not selected for admission, as alternate or otherwise, must reapply for subsequent years.

I will be completing my last prerequisite course, but it will not be finished before the deadline date. Should I still apply for a seat in the next class?

No. All requirements must be completed by the deadline date. You will need to apply during the next application period, after completing all... read more

On what basis are students selected?

The Nursing (RN) Generic program (AS-NGT) is competitive entry. Applicants who apply and meet the minimum requirements for a given admissions... read more

The TEAS may be taken three times per calendar year (Jan‐Dec) with at least 30 days between testing.
Submit a completed PHSC admission application with application fee Once admitted to the College, speak with an advisor to identify prerequisite... read more
When will I find out if I have been selected for the next nursing class?

The Selection Committee will meet in mid October for January applications and in mid June for August applications and letters should be sent out... read more

Pharmacy Technician

How do I apply to the Pharmacy Technician program?
Submit a completed PHSC application with application fee Complete the required prerequisite courses Submit a completed Pharmacy Technician program... read more
How will students be selected?

All students who apply for a given class will be ranked according to their prerequisite course GPA. In addition, Pasco and Hernando county... read more

If I am not selected this year, can I reapply for next year?

Yes, you can reapply each year if not selected.

When is the deadline for me to apply to the Pharmacy Technician program?

Please refer to the Admission to Program page.

When will I find out if I have been selected for the next class?

The selection committee will meet in mid to late July and letters should be sent out by the beginning of August.

Why should I take this program?

In January 2010, Florida law changed and now requires anyone who wants to work as a pharmacy technician to be registered through the Florida Board... read more

Practical Nursing

How do I apply to the practical nursing program?
Submit a completed PHSC application with application fee Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Submit a completed practical nursing... read more
How will students be selected?

All students who apply for a given class will be ranked according to their TEAS scores. In addition, Pasco and Hernando county residents will be... read more

I dropped out of the PN program and want to reenter. Do I have to meet the new criteria?

If you dropped the PN program in your first semester without successfully completing a single PN course, you must reapply using the new criteria.... read more

I took the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) last year. Can I retake the TEAS to try to get a higher score?

The TEAS may be taken three times per calendar year (Jan‐Dec) with at least 30 days between testing.

I was picked as an alternate for the last class, but was not selected. Does this mean that I will automatically be selected the following year?

No, anyone not selected for admission, as an alternate or otherwise, must reapply for subsequent years.

When is the deadline to apply for the Practical Nursing (PN) program?

For August admission

You must apply between May 22 and June 15. The application must arrive at the Admissions and Student Records office by 7:... read more
When will I find out if I have been selected for the next Practical Nursing class?

For the August class, the selection committee will meet in mid June and letters should be sent out by the end of June. For the January class, the... read more

Radiography - Associate in Science

How will students be selected? What can I do to be guaranteed a seat?

All students who apply for a given class will be ranked according to a combination of the prerequisite course GPA and overall college GPA.... read more

I dropped out of the radiography program and want to reenter. Do I have to reapply?

If you dropped the radiography program in your first semester, without successfully completing a single RTE course, you must reapply using the new... read more

I was picked as an alternate for last January, but was not selected. Does this mean that I will automatically be selected the following year?

No. Anyone not selected for admission, as an alternate or otherwise, must reapply for subsequent years.

I will be completing my last prerequisite course in session I in December. Should I still apply in September for a seat in the next January class?

No. All requirements must be completed by September 15 prior to the year of entry. You need to apply during the next deadline period.

If I have ever been arrested, will I be able to apply for a Florida radiographer license?

A criminal background history form must be completed and submitted with the state license application at the completion of the radiography program... read more

When is the deadline to apply to the radiography program?

Applications for the radiography program are accepted October 2 - October 16 for January admissions. Completed applications are due by 7:30 p.m.... read more

When is the next available opening?

Only one class is accepted each year, to enter in January.

When will I find out if I have been selected for the next radiography class?

The selection committee will meet in early October, and letters are mailed by the end of October.

I am very anxious to find out about my... read more

Will I be able to apply to the radiography program if I have a criminal record?

Yes, but there are clinical agencies that require a background check before a student can be assigned to that facility.The clinical agency has the... read more

Will I be eligible to take the ARRT certification exam if I have a criminal record?

A pre-application review form may be submitted to the ARRT prior to entering the radiography program or prior to graduating from the program to... read more

Services for Students

Mobile

Can I access PHSC Mobile on my computer?

Yes.  PHSC Mobile can be accessed from almost any device that has a web browser.  To access the mobile web version of the app, enter "m.phsc.edu"... read more

Can I find out about campus alerts and emergencies with the app?

Yes!  Emergencies and alerts will be displayed at the top of screen.  You can also go to the Emergency module within the app for current notices... read more

Does the app send notifications?

PHSC Mobile uses push notifications.  You can manage notifications by going to the Settings option on the Home screen or Menu.

How can I provide feedback?

We welcome your feedback about PHSC Mobile! Please report issues and submit your improvement ideas to mobileapp@phsc.edu.

What are Personas?

PHSC Mobile uses Personas to help organize and control the type of content, features and messages presented to a user.  This helps the user... read more

What is PHSC Mobile app?

PHSC Mobile is the official College mobile app.  It connects you to key College resources while on the go.  Download the app from Google Play or... read more

What settings can I change?

Click the “Settings” option on the Home page or in the Menu to change your Persona, font size and push notification settings.

Quistamail

Can I change my QuistaMail address or select a different email account as my primary College account?

No, your assigned QuistaMail address will be the primary account used for official college communications. We encourage all students to update... read more

Do I need to access QuistaMail?

Yes! Are you applying for scholarships, financial aid or trying to download Office 365? Are you a current student at PHSC? The College sends... read more

How can I check to see if my password is currently the default?

If you’re not sure if you have changed your password from the default, you can check by following these steps. Login to WISE and look the... read more

How do I get help with QuistaMail?

Please take a moment to see if the problem you're experiencing is addressed by any of these frequently asked questions:What is QuistaMail?Do I... read more

How do I get started?
Login to WISE to retrieve your username and default password format Go to the password change page to set a secure password(link is external) Set... read more
How will the QuistaMail account be used by students to communicate with the College?

Your QuistaMail account from Google is your official College email address. You are expected to check it regularly for important communications... read more

I have already changed my password, but it still does not work! Now what?

Please allow up to 2 hours for QuistaMail to update your new password. Then, check to ensure that your password meets the following requirements.... read more

I tried to login with my default password and it does not work. What do I do?

Before you can access QuistaMail, you will need to set up your password responses and change the default password. Click here for instructions.... read more

I went to the login page, but I am already signed in to my personal Gmail account. What should I do?

No problem! Follow the directions on this page to add your QuistaMail to your existing Gmail account.

Is the Inbox in myPHSC the same as QuistaMail?

No, QuistaMail and the myPHSC Inbox are not the same. QuistaMail is a traditional email, like any Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail email account. The... read more

None of these address my issue. What should I do?

Contact us! Call the Student Help Desk at 727-816-3776 during the College’s normal hours of operation, or email studenthelpdesk@phsc.edu. Please... read more

What about access to Google Apps?

PHSC's agreement with Google includes a package of Google Apps that many students will find helpful. These user-friendly tools are among the most... read more

What are the “rules of the road” for email?

See our Email Etiquette page for many helpful tips.

What if I already have a Gmail account?

Students who already subscribe to Gmail services may continue to access their Gmail accounts. Just keep in mind that your College issued... read more

What if I forget my password?

You should have set up several security questions when you set up your QuistaMail account. If so, just visit the Forgotten Password page to reset... read more

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive allows you to centrally store your files in the cloud. See ourGoogle Drive page for more information.

What is my login information?

If you know your login information for myPHSC, you know your login information for QuistaMail – it’s the same! For example, if your myPHSC login... read more

What is QuistaMail?

All current PHSC students have an assigned email address, known as QuistaMail, to receive official College communications, including:

General... read more
What will happen to my account when I am no longer a PHSC student?

One year after you graduate, or your last attendance, your account will be inactivated and you will no longer have access to your QuistaMail or... read more

Where do I go to sign in?

You can login using the student login page, or by visiting gmail.com.

Why is PHSC providing students with assigned QuistaMail addresses?

Effectively communicating news and information to students is of the utmost importance to PHSC. Institution-issued email addresses have proven... read more

Will I be able to access my QuistaMail account on my smartphone or tablet?

Yes. See our Mobile Device Setup pagefor more information.

Will I have access to Google Calendar and other Google goodies?

Yes. See our Google Docs or Google Drive pages for more information.

TodayCare

Does the center accommodate children with special needs?

The center will meet with the family to determine the needs of the child and together with the family decide if the program can meet both the... read more

Does the center follow the same calendar as the college?

No, the center has its own holiday calendar.

Date Holiday

January 19 Martin Luther King Day (evening only)

May... read more

How many centers does TodayCare currently operate?

TodayCare Children’s Centers(link is external) currently operates six centers in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, North Carolina, and... read more

How many hours per week can I use the center?

There is no limit on the number of hours you may use the center per week.

How will the center get in touch with parents while they are in class?

The center will have important demographic information on each parent and family member permitted to pick up the child, including telephone... read more

How will the drop-in children be grouped in the evening?

The drop-in program has two separate classrooms where children will spend their time. Two year olds through school age will be grouped according... read more

Is the center open on the weekends?

No, since the majority of classes are scheduled during the week, the center will not be open on the weekends.

Is there a registration fee for the center?

Yes. Students: $25 per term or $50 annually; Faculty, staff and community: $75 annually

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes, the center will discount the oldest child’s tuition ten percent per week, for full time enrollment.

What activities are available for the school age children?

All children will benefit from developmentally appropriate activities written specifically for their age group. Activities for the children will... read more

What are the ages of the infant program? The toddler program?

Infants are six weeks through 12 months. Toddlers are 12 months through 24 months.

What are the hours of the center?

The center will operate the core program from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drop-in program will operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.... read more

What are the plans for security at the center?

The center is equipped with a security system as well as a secure keypad entry system at the front door. Parents and faculty of the center will be... read more

What happens to my child when I graduate from PHSC?

We feel strongly that consistency is an important factor in choosing an early childhood program. In order to maintain that consistency, upon... read more

What is the student rate for the center?

For the entire rate structure, please see the tuition schedule

What type of surface does the playground consist of?

The playground is made up of several different surfaces including a concrete area with climbing structures and a rubber surface for outside play... read more

What type of training is required for faculty of the center?

Each faculty member will have a background check performed and will be fingerprinted. In addition, each faculty will be trained in Pediatric First... read more

What will the children sleep on at the center?

Infants will have individual cribs. Toddlers through pre-kindergarten children in the core program will sleep on a cot within their classroom.

Will the center faculty help when my child is ready to be potty trained?

Yes, faculty of the center will work with families to facilitate any potty training efforts between home and school.

Will we receive a parent handbook and policies of the center?

Yes, each family who enrolls a child will receive a parent handbook and the policies of the center.