Get Started at Pierce College in Five Steps

With an education from Pierce College, your possibilities are limitless.

Earn your associate's degree. Get on the fast track to transferring to a four-year school. Earn a professional or technical certification in a number of high-demand career fields. Or, become a lifelong learner with our continuing education opportunities.

Take the first step toward making your dreams come true and enroll today.

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Step 1: Apply for Admission

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Submit an admissions application or visit the admissions office. If you need help filling out the application, please call 253-840-8470 or Zoom chat with our admissions staff. Notice: The Pierce College Online Admissions Application will be offline Saturday, September 18 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Step 2: Explore Funding

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Apply for financial aid (grants and loans) and learn about payment options.

Step 3: Determine Your Starting Point

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Pierce College has a fully online Guided Self Placement process for English and math. Access to the resource is available through the link to your Student Guide that is sent with your Admissions email.

Step 4: Get Connected

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Log in to MyPierce to set up your student email and complete the New Student Guide. After you’ve finished the guide, we will contact you to schedule your advising appointment.

Step 5: Register for Classes

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After seeing your advisor, register for classes and pay your tuition and fees.