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Get Started: Apply

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​​​​​​Congratulations! ​You’ve already completed the most difficult step in going back to school – deciding it’s time to get started. You’ve also made a smart move in choosing PC’s School of Continuing Education, the affordable, flexible and supportive “School of Continuing ME.” 

Now let’s talk next steps.

If you’ve already explored our degree and certificate programs and know which program you want to pursue, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: View and follow our application checklist​ to help guide you in the application process and in applying for financial aid.

Step 2: Apply online now​ or download our mail-in application.

Step 3: Request transcripts from all other schools, colleges or universities you’ve attended in the past.

Step 4: If you are a veteran or member of the U.S. Armed Forces, submit your Joint Services Transcript (JST) with your application in order to have your military coursework and training evaluated for transfer credit.
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Option 2: Speak with One of Our Friendly Advisers

We’re here to help you choose the program that’s right for you and map out a degree completion plan in person or over the phone. Daytime and evening appointments are available at your convenience.  Just call (401) 865-2487 or email us​ to get things started.

Jennifer Andrews

Jennifer Andrews
Academic Counselor: Adviser for
SCE degree and certificate programs

Katherine Hibbard

Dr. Katherine “Kate” Hibbard
Coordinator and Adviser: Teacher
Certification Program (TCP)​

​Option 3: Take Some Classes Before You Apply
Applying really is an easy process (remember, we’re here to help every step of the way) and is the best way to get a strong start on earning your degree. You also need to be admitted into a degree program in order to receive financial aid. But if you feel you’re not quite ready yet and want to “test the waters” first, you can still take classes and earn credits at SCE without applying for admission. Simply head on over to our Register page​ to browse courses and register. Our advisers are happy to recommend classes for you.​


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Will you need Financial Aid?

NOTE: You must be fully admitted into a program and enrolled in at least 2 courses/6 credits before financial aid can be awarded. For further information, contact PC's Office of Financial Aid at finaid@providence.edu​ or 401.865.2286.