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Our Advising Mission

Partnering with students, faculty and military community members to provide a quality educational experience to our service members, their families, and our local community.

What We Can Do For You

Advisors assist you throughout your time at Pierce College and ensure you're staying on track toward meeting your goals.

How We Can Assist You

Prepare For Your Success

1. Advisors will ask:

  • What is your ultimate academic/professional goal?
  • How do your think a college degree or certificate can help?
  • Do you consider yourself an online or classroom student?
  • What are your family/work/personal commitments?

2. Research your goals and interests. Please visit these research options for assistance:

3. Complete the first four steps in the Getting Started Checklist prior to meeting with an advisor.

Getting Started Checklist

Step 1: Set up Your funding

Examples of possible funding include Army/AF Tuition Assistance, financial aid, MyCAA, VA Education Benefits, and the fee installment plan.

Please visit the Pay for College page for additional information.

Step 2: Choose Your Program of Study

Please visit the Degrees and Programs page.

Step 3: Complete Placement Assessment

The placement assessment determines your math and English starting point. Please visit the Testing page for schedules and study materials.

Step 4: Submit Official Transcripts

Submit the Transcript Evaluation Request Form once received.

Step 5: Meet with an Advisor

Walk-in advising is available or contact us at

Step 6: Register for Classes

Your funding source may determine your registration procedures. Please visit the Registration page for specific guidelines.

Step 7: Activate Student Email and Set up MyPierce Portal

All official communication from the school is sent to your student email.

MyPierce is your student portal. In MyPierce you may view your unofficial transcript, access your email, and view your financial aid status.

Step 8: Get your Textbooks

Please visit the Bookstore for required class materials.