Schedules of classes are available online. Class schedule quick reference guides are available online, in all Student Development offices, as well as at libraries, chambers of commerce, and high schools in Hernando and Pasco counties.
How do I change my program?
Complete a program declaration form available at the Student Development 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 a student development assistant. However, ask for a copy of your revised schedule to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct courses and sections. Returning students who are in good academic standing without any holds are eligible to change their schedules online through WISE during the registration and drop/add periods.
Where can I get academic help or tutoring?
Tutoring is available in the Teaching-Learning Center on all five campuses. These centers are located in the library of each campus. A Math Lab is available at the West Campus in New Port Richey. For online tutoring, login to myPHSC and click on the Smarthinking link.
If you have a quick question, go to the Student Development office and ask your question. For an involved question, you may need to make an appointment with an advisor for a later time.
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 with your specific circumstances or be able to provide a letter of reference. Feel free to ask for that person when you schedule advising appointments.
What classes will I need to take?
That depends on which degree or certificate you want to pursue.
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 education requirements and common prerequisites for entrance at the junior level as approved by the state articulation agreement.
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 completion; program lengths vary for Associate in Science degrees.
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 program and are part of an Associate in Science degree.
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 ATD must have a standard high school diploma or GED. The ATD allows the student to gain advance standing toward an AS degree. When the ATD program articulates into an AS degree, the credit awarded will be college credit. These Associate in Science degrees may be offered at any Florida state college.
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 and do not result in college credit.
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 continuing education?
Continuing education courses are noncredit courses designed to meet specific technical and personal needs in the community.
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. They do not differ in content from on-campus courses. At PHSC, e-learning courses consist of online and hybrid courses. To find out more, please visit the online resources web portal.
What are hybrid courses?
Hybrid courses are classes that blend online and face-to-face delivery.
PHSC offers the Associate in Arts, and the Bachelors of Science in Nursing degrees and some certificate programs online. Please see an academic advisor for more information.
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 testing, retrieving materials, submitting assignments, discussion forums, or any combination of the items listed above.
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 page, the box labeled “How do I login?” includes detailed instructions for determining your username and password. Please follow those instructions.
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 credit card or checking or savings account information of the person responsible for the payments.
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 via regular mail.
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 happens to my contract if I drop or add a course?
You must contact the financial services office at 727-816-3481.
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.
Orientation is a two-hour day, evening or online session where important information about the college and its procedures are explained. This information is designed to help you to become a successful student at PHSC.
Do I have to attend orientation?
Yes. It is mandatory that every student attend an orientation session prior to registering for classes for their first semester.
If you are a first time student, you will register after your required advisement/orientation session, and after testing (if required) has been completed.
Is there a fee for adding or dropping a class?
No. However, there is a $20 late registration fee if you register after the regular registration period. The late registration fee begins on the first day of the term.
Can I register if I have not taken the placement exam?
You must complete the PERT or provide scores from the CPT, SAT or ACT taken within the last two years for admission to all AS and AA programs and some certificate programs. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) must be taken for most technical certificate programs within the first six weeks after classes begin. Some Florida high school and active military students may be exempt from testing. Make an appointment to speak with an advisor for more information.
What if I register late?
If you register during the late registration period you will incur a $20 late fee. Late registration begins on the first day of the term.
Do all students need a photo ID?
Yes. Your photo ID is also your library card.
Where do I get a photo ID?
Once you have paid your tuition, take the receipt to the library at your home campus to obtain your ID card.
Is there a cost for the photo ID?
There is no charge for the initial photo ID. If the card is lost, there is a $10 replacement fee.
Is there a limit to how many times I may withdraw from a course?
Yes. You will be permitted to withdraw from a course a maximum of twice. On your third attempt, you are not eligible for withdrawal and must receive a grade. Also, you will be required to pay the full cost of tuition for the third attempt of a course at PHSC.