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Frequently Asked Questions

Allied Health
Changing Majors
Classes
eduKan
Enrolling
Financial Aid
Housing
Internet Access
Nolij
Nursing
Payments
Placement Testing
Scholarships
Self-Service
Top Ten Questions
Transcripts
Transferring Credits

 

Allied Health

What is Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)? 
This is a nursing techniques course designed to develop the skills of nurse aides in the hospital or long term care facility. Certification provides opportunities to work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and many other health care facilities where patient assistance is needed.
This course meets the guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
 http://www.kdads.ks.gov
This course is offered online to high school and adult students.
Admission Requirements:
1.     Completion of PCC Application.
2.     Student must be 16 years of age.
3.     A copy of student Social Security card and drivers licenses.
4.     Signature of Student agreement and memo of understanding.
5.     Provide a negative TB test that has been administered in the last six months of the start date of class.
6.     Completion of State Application.

What is Home Health Aide?
This course is designed to provide Certified Nurse Aides with additional training and knowledge to provide safe, effective, and supportive personal care assistance in the privacy and comfort of an individual clients' home setting. Provides opportunities to work in the home setting, including Home Heath and state aide to the elderly and disabled. 
This course meets the guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
 http://www.kdads.gov/ This course is offered online to high school and adult students.

What are the Admission Requirements?
1.     Completion of PCC Application.
2.     Current State Nurse Aide Certification license.
3.     A copy of student social security card and drivers licenses.
4.     Signature of Student agreement and memo of understanding.
5.     Provide a negative TB test that has been administered in the last 6 months of the start date of class.
6.     Completion of State Application
7.     COMPASS reading test.  A proctor fee of $5 is required.
Student must score a 58 or higher to be admitted into the course. Campus testing information can be found at prattcc.edu/compass. Students in the Wichita area contact: Melinda Rodman at 316-927-3780 or melindar@prattcc.edu        
       

Changing Majors 

Students who wish to change a major or advisor will need to fill out the appropriate form in the Student Success Center. The previous advisor, as well as the new advisor, will both be notified by a staff member in the SSC.
 

Classes

When do classes start?
See the Learning Calendar.

What is the average class size at PCC?
The average class size is between 15 and 25 students. Some classes, depending on their popularity, may have more.

When is a payment due?
A student’s payment is due on, or before, the start date of their class.

My employer is paying for my class(es). What do I need to do?
The individual’s employer must fax a letter to the Pratt Community College business office that states the individual’s name and the courses that they are willing to pay for. The business office will then mail, fax, or email them an invoice.
 

eduKan

How can I know what classes are available on eduKan?
The eduKan courses offered each semester can be viewed on the class schedule. All courses are offered for college credit and with the exception of the developmental course may count toward graduation requirements at any of the institutions. Courses are offered in a semester basis and most offered courses range from one to five credit hours.

How much are eduKan classes?
Tuition for all eduKan courses for the term is a set rate of $147/credit hour regardless of Kansas residency status. 

How can I pay for an eduKan class?
Credit Card via Phone, Money Order, Personal Checks, Cash and Third-Party Checks.

How do I obtain my books?
The student may access the online bookstore on eduKan.org. If using financial aid: Please contact the Bookstore at KrystalA@prattcc.edu or 620-672-6937. Many eduKan courses offer e-books, check eduKan.org course schedule for information. 

When does a session begin?
This information can be found on the eduKan.org website. Under information header, select ‘Semester Dates’. 

Do I need placement testing for eduKan?
Because of the nature for some eduKan courses, you will need to show that you are ready to pursue these courses just as you would if you were taking them on one of our campuses. Prerequisites are required for some eduKan courses, and showing that you have met the prerequisites can be done in one of two ways:

1. Providing a college transcript showing the successful completion of a prerequisite course. Grade should be "C" or higher.
2. Submitting standardized test scores. Either ACT or ASSET test scores may be used for this purpose.If you are using a college transcript of previous course work for the prerequisite, please request that your former college send an official transcript to the registrar at your college of enrollment. Your transcript needs to be on file by the day the course starts.
 
If you are using ACT scores, please request that ACT send a copy of your ACT scores to the registrar at your college of enrollment. Scores must be on file by the time the course starts. ACT scores must be no more than two years old.
 
If you wish to use ASSET test scores, please request that an official score report be sent from the college where you took the ASSET test to the registrar at your college of enrollment. Scores must be on file by the time the course starts.
 
If you have not completed prerequisites through previous college courses and if you do not have placement test scores, you are encouraged to make arrangements with your selected eduKan college campus for placement testing, or to locate a community college near your home and arrange for placement testing.
 

Enrolling

What do I need to take in order to enroll for the first time?
Admissions/Office 51 will begin the process of enrolling a student for the first time. During this process, an Enrollment Checklist is used to make sure all needed actions have occurred. 

In order to enroll, students need to have the following items:

  • An Application
  • An Active Email Address
  • A Self-Service Account (which will be created in Office 51)
  • Emergency Contact Information (which will be obtained in Office 51)

For first-time degree/certificate seeking students, the following steps will need to be taken in Office 51:

  • High school/GED Transcripts on file, as well as any and all college transcripts.
  • A Residence Life contract for student living on campus.
  • A PCC ID photo.

Upon the completion of these steps, the student will be ready to enroll in Office 55 (Student Success).

I am in high school and I need to enroll into College Start classes.
The prospective student will need to speak with the Coordinator of HS/CTE & College Start Programs to enroll the student into classes.  The College Start Application is available at prattcc.edu/collegestart. The prospective student must submit a College Start application and complete all require paperwork (high school authorization and the handbook acknowledgement forms) prior to enrolling into classes. They can also enroll at their high school for dual-credit classes. Their high school counselor will need to know that they are interested in taking classes. If the prospective student wants to take English or Math classes, ACT or COMPASS scores must be on file. The high school counselor will then inform the student where and when the COMPASS test will be available.

Why do I need to take a placement test to enroll at PCC?
Pratt Community College requires all degree-seeking students to take an assessment test for placement prior to registration in classes. The purpose of this test is to help determine the student’s level of skill in English, Reading, and Mathematics. The information will be used to determine the most appropriate courses for the student at this time.  If the student has not taken the ACT or another placement test, they may take the COMPASS test in the Student Success Center. They will not have to take the placement test if they have previously completed English and Math classes that satisfy PCC requirements.

How do I add an online class? It is not showing up on my Self-Service account.
Online classes are added in our system by the Coordinator of Online Enrollment. If the student has specific questions on how to enroll, the Online Coordinator can help. If they have any questions about what class is needed, or what they should add to their schedule, the student should call the Student Success Center. Online classes are not covered for by scholarships. eduKan classes are added on the eduKan website, www.edukan.org.

More Information
Enrollment Checklist
 

Financial Aid/Student Loans

What financial aid is available?
The following items are most common; FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), PCC Scholarships and third-party scholarships.  FAFSA can be found at www.FAFSA.Gov  The student does not have to pay to complete the FAFSA and their information will be converted to an EFC (Estimated family contribution) number that allows our financial aid office to put a Financial Aid package together.  This is based upon income and answers to questions provided on application.  The PCC scholarship application is found at www.prattcc.edu/Scholarships.

Status updates or missing documents
Please check your self-service account. For all other questions, please email the financial aid office at finaid@prattcc.edu  or call the office at 620-450-2247.

Has my financial aid been applied to my account?
The Student Accounts Coordinator, located in the Business Office, can check to see if scholarship funds and financial aid have been applied to the student’s account.  If funds and aid have not been applied to the student’s account, the student will need to contact the Financial Aid Department.

My Pell and Student Loans are not on the statement that I received. Can you fix this?
The student will need to speak with an advisor in the Financial Aid Department.

Why is there a stop/hold on my account?
There are various reasons for a stop/hold. The most common is that a past due balance is owed on the account. The Business Office cannot take that stop off until the balance is paid in full.
 

Housing

Does Maintenance clean residence hall bathrooms?
Yes, but only in three of our older residence halls. In the newer residence halls, the students are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms.

Can a member of the Maintenance Staff unlock my residence hall room door if I am locked out?
Yes, however, a student will need to provide a proper ID before maintenance will unlock a residence hall door.

Can Maintenance clean my residence hall room?
Maintenance does not clean residence hall rooms.

I’ve lost my key card, what do I do?
The student will need to pay a $10 replacement fee at the Cashier window. Upon the payment of the $10 dollars, the student will receive a receipt. The office assistant in Student Services will need to see the receipt before the printing of a new residence hall key card.

I’ve lost my key card, what do I do?
Residents who have misplaced their residence hall keys will need to see the Housing Director, or the Housing Director’s Assistant. A replacement key is $50.

Do I have to live in the residence halls?
The students required to live on campus are those that have certain scholarship amounts.  Here is information from policy sheet.  Pratt Community College students awarded full books and tuition scholarships shall reside in the residence halls if space is available.

Students on partial scholarship may be required to live in the residence halls according to the total scholarship dollars received. Students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours normally are not authorized to reside on campus. Exceptions may occur only when there is space available and the current waiting list is exhausted. Room assignments will be limited to no more than two persons per room.
A waiting list shall be established on a first come first served basis. Students will be selected from the waiting list with regard to available space. Waiting list participants shall have on file a completed room and board contract, confidential health card, required immunizations, personal information card, and room deposit. The Director of Residence Life will maintain a current list of off campus housing. College employees will not enter into rental/lease agreements on behalf of students, nor will the college assume any responsibility for conduct and security of students residing off campus.Those scholarship students exempt from required on-campus living must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Married
  • Age 21 or older by December 31 of the current year.
  • Have a handicap that cannot be accommodated
  • Have lived in Pratt County a minimum of two years and established residence
  • Living with parent(s) of legal age and/or court appointed guardian or other immediate family members.
  • International or Non-US Resident student living with approved host family
  • Have a minor child living at home​

 

Internet Access

My internet is not working, yet others have access. Why?
The individual’s internet access may have been shut off due to a Peer to Peer transferring issue. High bandwidth usage is also a cause for some internet usage issues. For details, the student will need to speak with the Computer Center.

How do I log into the student wifi network?
The wifi network designated for student use is called PCC-Student and can be accessed by entering your Self-Service username and password.

 

Nolij

What is Nolij?
Nolij is document management software that was purchased by the College through The Title III grant.  The purpose of Nolij is to provide PCC faculty, staff, and administrators with a tool for viewing many of the documents and information important to specified processes.

Who is in charge of Nolij?
Casey Backman is currently the Document Management Clerk.  He is the point of contact for all Nolij issues.  Jerry Sanko is assisting with the design of new departments in Nolij.

What documents are available on Nolij?
For current students, high school transcripts, college transcripts, applications, add/drop forms, emergency contact information and student information release forms can be found on Nolij. The availability of additional documents will vary upon which department a PCC employee works in.

 

Nursing

What Nursing Programs does PCC offer?
CNA to LPN program once a year in two locations, Pratt and Winfield, begins every fall. Hybrid Paramedic to RN program (once a year, fall semester). On campus RN completions program (once a year, fall semester, Pratt or Winfield Campus).

I want to apply for the Nursing Program.
The prospective student will need to speak with the Pre-Nursing Advisor, Cindy Lambert.

Do all pre-reqs have to be completed before I submit my application?
 No, however, pre-reqs must be successfully completed (with a "C" or better) prior to entering the nursing program. To be considered for admission, we must have your PCC Nursing Application, TEAS-V ® scores, high school transcript, and all college transcripts. (See Admission Requirements)

Do I have to submit a high school transcript?
Yes, a high school, homeschool transcript or GED certificate is required for admission to PCC.

What do I do if my credit hours for a specific class are less than that which is required by PCC?
Send a syllabus for the year and term from your college to PCC Nursing Admissions along with a Degree Exception Form. You will be notified whether or not your course(s) is/are approved. Please allow up to six weeks to be notified.

Would a copy of my transcripts from a former college suffice?
All transcripts must be the OFFICIAL transcripts from the college or colleges you attended and must be from all colleges you have ever attended. NO copies will be accepted.

Can paperwork be turned in after the Priority Deadline?
Yes. Applicants with application materials submitted by the priority deadline will be considered first. New applicants may be considered if openings occur.

Do I need to take a PCC nursing transition course?
Yes, if admitted, you will receive an acceptance letter via e-mail explaining details about the course. The course must be successfully completed in order to secure your admission into the Nursing Program.

What if I do not pass Dosage Calculations, can I reapply?
Yes, you can reapply, but you will be required to successfully pass (with a "C" or better, or a "P") a Dosage Calculation Course. 

 

Nursing    –   TEAS-V Test

What is the TEAS-V ®?
The TEAS-V ® is the Test of Essential Academic Skills Assessment for Admissions. The test is computer-based and is made up of 170 questions. You are allowed 209 minutes to test. There are 4 sections with the total score weighted differently to reflect skills determined most important for beginning nursing students: Science 32%, Reading 28%, Math 20%, and English 20% = 100%

MORE INFORMATION on the TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS-V®)
Must take the new TEAS-V® to be considered for admission, even if you have taken the previous TEAS. Study guides are available at Pratt Community College Bookstore and Cowley County Community College Bookstore. Study guides and practice exams are available at www.atitesting.com.

The computerized test contains 170 questions with a 209 minute time limit. The 4 sections are weighted differently to reflect skills determined most important for beginning nursing students (Science 32%, Reading 28%, Math 20% and English 20%). There is no "cut off" score. However, earning a higher score will increase the chances of being accepted. STUDY and seek tutoring in areas you feel you are weak. Tutoring is available free to current PCC students in the Learning Resource Center. Students may only take the TEAS-V® twice. The cost to take the TEAS-V® is $45. 

Testing is available by appointment at the Student Success Center in Pratt by calling (620) 450-2156, or at the eLearning Service Center in Wichita by calling (316) 927-3780, or on the Winfield campus by calling (620) 221-2763.

Calculators are prohibited. Must show photo ID. Fee will be collected before the test is taken. Testing at other locations: confirm it is the new TEAS-V®. Take all four (4) sections (Reading, Math, Science and English). Have the location (school) email results to nursinginfo@prattcc.edu or faxed to (620) 450-2282 or mail to PCC Nursing Admissions, 348 NE SR 61 Pratt, KS 67124. Copies from students are not accepted 

When should I take the TEAS-V ®?
As soon as you have completed A&P and English Comp I, and have reviewed the study guide. 

 

Payments

When is my payment due?
A student’s payment is due on, or before, the start of their class(es).

How do I setup a payment plan?
The individual will need to go to the PCC website and log-in on Self-Service. Under Finances, click Payment Plan and continue. This takes the individual to Official Payments. They will need to fill in their information on Official Payments website. When it asks for the external ID#, that is the student ID without the dashes.

Does the Student Accounts Coordinator take payments over the phone?
Yes, we take every kind of debit/credit card over the phone.

 

Placement Testing

Why do I need to have placement scores? Why does PCC need my ACT scores? I thought community colleges did not require a certain placement score to enroll.
Students may enroll at PCC without placement scores on file but they will not be able to enroll in English, Math or Physical Science courses at the college level. We suggest students send scores and/or college transcripts to PCC or take the Compass exam in order to see where students place and give the student the opportunity to take those classes as soon as possible. For more information on placement scores and course placement, please contact the Student Success Center.

If I haven’t taken the ACT/SAT, will I have to take the COMPASS test?
You will not have to take the placement test if you have previously completed English and Math classes that satisfy PCC requirements. The Student Success Center will determine if the requirements have been met.

Where can I take the COMPASS test?
A COMPASS test can be taken through the PCC Student Success Center. If the student plans to take the Compass test on the Pratt main campus, the SSC offers testing appointments throughout the day, Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:00pm during the school year (summer hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:00pm and Friday 8:00-11:00 am). COMPASS exams are not timed but we schedule in two hour increments during business hours, i.e., testing sessions start no later than 3:00pm.

Is there a fee for the COMPASS test?
Yes. There is a $5 dollar fee to take the COMPASS test.

Can I retake the COMPASS test? How long do I have to wait between testing and how much does it cost?
 Yes, students can retake the COMPASS test if they are not satisfied with their test scores. The Student Success Center recommends a two week period between testing sessions. It is also recommended that the student reviews the sample questions which can be found here; ACT.org/compass/student. There is a $10 retest fee.                                

What is the difference between the WorkKeys Test and the COMPASS test?
The COMPASS test is a placement test, used to place students in the appropriate English, Math and Reading classes for a student’s skill level. The WorkKeys Exam is offered to Technical Program students (i.e. Auto, Ag Power, EPT, etc.) as a pre-test and post-test measure of skill. The WorkKeys exam cannot be used to place students into the appropriate English, Math or Reading classes.

 

Scholarships

Have my scholarships been applied to my account?
Generally follow up with the Business Office to see if scholarship funds have been applied to account.  If not, then contact financial aid to inquire of status.  Report findings to person asking.

Where can I apply for scholarships?
The PCC scholarship application can be found at www.prattcc.edu/scholarships.  Departmental, Athletic and demographical scholarships are available.

What kinds of scholarships are available?
The scholarship guide is discussed with the student. Scholarships geared towards what the student is interested in are discussed.

I got a letter telling me I need to add a class in order to keep my scholarship. How do I do that?
Students that have a scholarship of $500.00 or more need to be enrolled in 16 or more credit hours to keep their scholarship. They can add a class with their advisor. If they do not know who their advisor is, please have them contact the Student Success Center to find out.

Are online classes covered by scholarships?
Online classes are not covered by scholarships. 
 

Self-Service

What is Self-Service?
Self-Service is an online account that allows students to access class schedules, unofficial transcripts and billing information. Self-Service also gives approved students the ability to register for classes.

Where do I get my Self-Service password/account?
All PCC students must have a Self- Service Account prior to enrollment. Your admissions representative will request this account for you one to two weeks before the Beaver Building Day you registered for or when you make an enrollment appointment. You will then receive two e-mails titled “Your New Pratt Community College Login” one containing user name and one containing a temporary password for Self-Service and Office 365.

What is SSRPM and why do I have to enroll?
SSRPM stands for Self Service Reset Password Management.  This one time enrollment allows students to reset their password on their own, anytime of the day or night, by utilizing security questions, a non-PCC email address and/or text message. 

What do I do if I forgot my password?
If you have previously enrolled into SSRPM Password Reset System, you will click “Change Password” at https://selfservice.prattcc.edu/selfservice/Home.aspx
Select “Reset your password” Answer the security questions and choose your preference (email or text) on how you want your password reset code to be sent. 

I forgot my password and have not signed up for the SSRPM Password Reset System. What do I do now?
Contact Admissions at 620-450-2425 or pccadmissions@prattcc.edu and a staff member will put in a help desk ticket for you. 

I need help enrolling in classes on Self-Service and on campus.

  • On campus - The student will be walked through the Admissions Checklist. Following the checklist, the student will be guided to the Student Success Center. 
  • Self-Service – The student will be guided through the process with the aid of the Office Assistant for Admissions/Student Services.

How do I check my grades?
A student can check their grades by logging into their Self-Service Account. Their grades can be found under the ‘Grades’ Tab. The student will need to click ‘Grade Report’ in order to view their grades

What is the login and password for my office 365/student email account?
Your login and password are the same as your Self-Service user name with the addition of @prattcc.edu at the end of the login. Example: bbeaver01234@prattcc.edu.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions

(According to surveys completed by both employees and students)

1. What is the status of my financial aid?

Financial information

2. How can I have my transcripts sent to another college? (How can I obtain a copy?)
In order to receive a transcript, official or unofficial, you must go to prattcc.edu/transcript. You will be taken to the Clearinghouse website, which is a secure site, where you can order multiple transcripts in a single session. In order to use the site you must have a major credit card, a working email address and must know the email address of the recipient. If requesting an electronic transcript, know the recipient’s email address

3. When do classes start?
This question can be answered by the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction, as well as Office Assistants for Student Services. The information is also available on the learning calendar.

4. Have my PCC transcripts been sent to another college?
The Registrar, or an Admissions Office Assistant, can go to the National Student Clearinghouse website to verify that the transcript has been sent.

5. Why is there a hold on my account?
There are various reasons for a stop/hold. The Business Office will be able to assist the student.

6. I’ve lost my key card, what do I do?
The student will need to pay a $10 replacement fee at the Cashier window. Upon the payment of the $10 dollars, the student will receive a receipt. The office assistant in Student Services will need to see the receipt before the printing of a new residence hall key card.

7. How do I get a Self-Service Account?
A staff member in Admissions can create a Self-Service account for a student. The student’s user name and a temporary password will be emailed to them.

8. How can I add an online class?
Online classes are added in our system by the Coordinator of Online Enrollment.

9. What Nursing Programs does PCC offer?
Hybrid CNA to LPN program (once a year, Spring Semester)
Hybrid LPN to RN program (twice a year, Spring and Summer)
Hybrid Paramedic to RN program (once a year, Summer Semester)
On campus Level 1 CNA to LPN program (once a year, Fall Semester, Pratt or Winfield Campus)
On campus Level II LPN to RN program (once a year, Fall Semester, Pratt or Winfield Campus)

10. How do I check my grades?
A student can check their grades by logging into their Self-Service Account. Their grades can be found under the ‘Grades’ Tab. The student will need to click ‘Grade Report’ in order to view their grades. 

 

Transcripts

How can I obtain a transcript from Pratt Community College?
In order to receive a transcript, official or unofficial, you must go to prattcc.edu/transcript. You will be taken to the Clearinghouse website, which is a secure site, where you can order multiple transcripts in a single session. In order to use the site you must have a major credit card, a working email address and must know the email address of the recipient.

How can I request my High School Transcript or GED?
A student may request their high school transcript by calling their high school. In some instances, there are high schools that prefer to have a written request for a transcript. It is at this point that the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Students/Enrollment Management will guide them to their school’s website for further instruction. In the case of a GED, a copy can be obtained through the state in which the student took the GED. Normally, a state will make an electronic request available on their Department of Education website.

How much does a PCC transcript cost?
$12 for all students, both current and former.

Have my transcripts been received by PCC?
The Registrar, the Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of Students/Enrollment Management, and Admissions Office Assistants can view transcripts received by PCC through PowerCampus. The student can also see if their transcript has arrived through their Self-Service account.

Have my PCC transcripts been sent?
The Registrar, or an Office Assistant in Admissions, can go to the National Student Clearinghouse website to verify that the transcript has been sent. 

 

Transferring Credits

​We have articulation agreements with all Kansas universities and if you receive an associate’s degree with us, the 48 general education credits will transfer as such. If the student receives an associate’s degree and their credits do not transfer at all, please contact the Registrar and/or the VP of Instruction office for guidance.  If the student does not earn an associate’s degree, they will be subject to the university’s review of coursework.

Updated August 2015