Please follow the steps below to complete your admission process. If you need additional help at any time, you may call us.

Step 1. Application for admission

Applicants must submit the application with a non-refundable application fee (payment must be made the same day):

  • Apply online with WISE, our Web registration system, and pay by credit card
  • The application fee may be paid in person at any college store

Note: Returning students who have not attended PHSC during the last twelve months must complete the application for readmission prior to registration.

Step 2. Submit transcripts

All degree-seeking students, certificate-seeking students, and limited access technical certificate applicants must submit either an official high school transcript confirming graduation or official GED scores indicating the award of a high school equivalency diploma and official transcripts from each U.S. college or university attended in order to finalize admission to PHSC. All official transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from issuing institution and be addressed to:

Admissions and Student Records
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5112

Step 3. Apply for financial aid

Students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid by applying directly online at Any application for financial aid should be completed well in advance. Applicants for Title IV federal aid (e.g., Pell Grant) must submit either high school transcripts or GED scores indicating successful program completion to:

Admissions and Student Records
Pasco-Hernando State College
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5112

Students in eligible technical credit programs must submit appropriate Common Placement Test scores. Contact a Financial Aid or Veterans Advisor with any questions.

The PHSC school code is 010652.

Additional information is available on the PHSC Financial Aid Web page.

Step 4. Demonstrate readiness for coursework

Students planning to enroll in degree programs including College Career and Technical Certificate programs and/or college-level English and math courses must take a common placement test for proper placement into coursework. The common placement test assesses reading, writing and mathematics skills and recommends placement into college-level or developmental education courses. Students enrolling into most technical certificate programs must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six weeks of the program in order to assess basic skills required for certification.

Students who have a bachelor’s degree, transfer credits in English and mathematics or previously taken an ACT, Accuplacer, FCAT 2.0, PERT or SAT exam within the last two years may submit validated records to Admissions to receive an exception to testing. Some students may also be exempt from testing, including recent graduates of a Florida public high school or active duty military. Speak to Admissions about required documentation for this exemption. Note: Test scores become inactive after two years.

Step 5. Select a major

Students must complete a self-paced career guidance tool designed to explore values, interests, personality and skills as they relate to possible majors and careers.

  • Go to:
  • Follow the instruction on creating your new account
  • Complete the work interest, personality, skills, values and leisure interests assessments
  • Explore major areas of study that match interests and support career goals
  • Select a major area of study before meeting with an academic advisor

Step 6. Attend a new student orientation

All new degree or certificate-seeking students are required to attend new student orientation and schedule an advisement appointment before registering for classes. The orientation program, providing a review of PHSC academic programs, policies and entrance requirements, is offered year-round in online, day and evening sessions. Check the orientation schedule for dates, then contact Student Development at any campus to set an orientation appointment.


Step 7. Academic advisement

Before registering for classes, new students are required to meet with an academic advisor. In the one-on-one meetings, advisors discuss student career interests and academic options, review test scores, help build class schedules, and offer information about programs of study. Transfer students must bring copies of their previous college transcripts with them for advising purposes.


Step 8. Registration


Step 9. Payment

Students may pay course fees online through WISE or the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP). Students may also pay with check or major credit card (Discover, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) at the College Store on any campus. Separate payment may be required for course fees and books.

Need more help?

Campus Phone Admissions Financial Aid Student Development
East Campus, Dade City 352-567-6701 1311 1312 1310
North Campus, Brooksville 352-796-6726 5011 5120 5010
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel 813-527-6615 6664 6661 6667
Spring Hill Campus 352-688-8798 4818 4821 4815
West Campus, New Port Richey 727-847-2727 3371 3302 3447

It is the student’s responsibility to furnish all required documents. Students with incomplete admission files will not be allowed to register. Our WISE system prevents any student from registering for courses without the appropriate prerequisites.

Admission policy
Pasco-Hernando State College is an "open door" institution. As such, it accepts applicants who possess a standard high school diploma or the equivalent (a state-issued equivalency certificate or diploma). State law establishes certain minimum requirements for admission to academic courses. These requirements ensure, as far as possible, that students will be successful in their academic work.

Placement testing
First time college applicants who apply to enter an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree program must have taken a placement test prior to the completion of registration. Initial enrollment in English or math courses for any student requires placement scores no more than two years old. Non-degree seeking students desiring to enroll in English or mathematics courses also must have been tested.

The College accepts scores on the ACT, SAT, PERT, or any other state approved placement tests that are no more than two years old. These test results are used for placement and advisement.

Placement testing is available at the College for applicants who have not been previously tested or whose scores are no longer valid.

Services for students with disabilities
Students with disabilities are welcome at PHSC and are encouraged to contact Disabilities Services on their campus where special assistance is available with orientation, registration, academic planning, special supplies, and equipment. In addition, specialized services are available to students whose disability prevents them from participating fully in classroom activities. The College provides services relating to student academic success; transportation and personal services are the responsibility of the student.

Students seeking disability accommodations for PERT or CPT testing must provide documentation of the disability to the campus disability coordinator prior to scheduling a testing appointment.

Relay service for the hearing and vision impaired:
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or (voice) 1-800-955-8770

All registration dates and times are publicized well in advance of the beginning of the term. Students should complete all admission requirements prior to that time. New students should attend orientation and have met with an academic advisor prior to registering.

Schedule change
The period for schedule changes is specified in the academic calendar, located online in the current Catalog and Student Handbook.