Questions Relating to PSC Programs

Do certain programs have waitlists?

Yes, certain programs may have a waitlist, such as Cosmetology, Dental Hygiene, Facials Specialty, Registered Nursing, or Sonography. For an accurate estimation of wait time for a program, please contact the Admissions Office by visiting their PirateQ or calling 850-484-2000.

Do certain programs have prerequisite courses I must complete before applying?

In the Academics Tab on PSC’s website, select the degree type you are interested in (Baccalaureate, Advanced Technical Certificates, Applied Technology Diplomas, Associates AA or AS, or Certificate programs). Review the available programs of study for each respective degree or certificate, select the degree or certificate, and selectView Course Requirements. For a comprehensive overview of the programs offered at Pensacola State College, please visit our College Catalog. 

What courses will I take in the program I am interested in?

In the Academics Tab on PSC’s website, select the degree type you are interested in (Baccalaureate, Advanced Technical Certificates, Applied Technology Diplomas, Associates AA or AS, or Certificate programs). Review the available programs of study for each respective degree or certificate, select the degree or certificate, and select “View Course Requirements. For a comprehensive overview of the programs offered at Pensacola State College, please visit our College Catalog.

Who should I speak with if I am interested in Dual Enrollment?

See the eligibility requirements on the Dual Enrollment page. Follow this link to view the Steps for Enrollment if you currently attend a public or private school. If you are currently homeschooled, see these steps for enrollment.

Are there any programs at Pensacola State that are offered completely online?

Many of PSC’s programs offer courses with your choice of either online, in-person, or hybrid learning. However, not every course offers various delivery modes. Students can see course delivery modes by using the Course Search tool on the PSC website.  

General Questions Related to Advising

What are the Civic Literacy requirements and am I required to complete them?

Depending on what year a student enters college, they may be required to complete the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE). See the Testing Center’s website for details. Additionally, depending on their year of entry, students also may be required to complete AMH 2020 American History from 1877, or POS 2041 American National Government to satisfy their Civic Literacy course requirement. Effective for Fall 2024, AMH 2010 American History to 1877 will satisfy the Civic Literacy course requirement. See more information on the Florida Department of Education’s website.

Who do I speak with if I need accommodations for my disability?

Students who require accommodations should speak with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services.

How can I receive a document that proves I am enrolled in school?

Students can request an “Enrollment Verification Certificate” by logging into Workday through MyPSC.  On Workday, the student will select “Academics.” On the right under “Transcripts and Enrollment Verification,” the student will select “Enrollment Verification Certificate.”

How can I see what courses I have left in my degree program?

In Workday, students have access to what is referred to as their “Academic Progress.” This may be referred to as a degree audit. A student’s Academic Progress will display their GPA, their remaining courses, and any other remaining requirements. On Workday, the student will select “Academics,” then select “View My Academic Progress” under “Academic Advising.”  If you have questions on viewing your Academic Progress, please contact your assigned advisor to assist you.

What is the difference between an Associate in Arts (AA) and an Associate in Science (AS)?

If a student has a goal to transfer to another university after completing their Associate’s degree, the  Associate in Arts (AA)  is the best fit. This degree has 60 total credits. The student must complete 36 credit hours of general education and 24 credits of AA electives. PSC offers only one Associate in Arts degree, encompassing over 40 advising tracks to prepare students for university transfer. Please visit our Academics page for a full listing of the available advising tracks for our Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Studies.

The Associate in Science (AS degree) requires 15 credit hours of general education requirements. Much of the coursework in an AS degree focuses on equipping students with a skill they can take directly to the workforce. Students who receive an AS degree can continue their education if they decide to get a bachelor’s degree; however, they may need to complete more general education requirements before they move to major-specific courses.  

What is a “hold,” and how can it be removed?

Holds are applied to a student’s account when the student needs to take some form of action—whether that is meeting with an advisor to register, paying a fee, submitting transcripts, or another action item. Most action items are available to the student in their Workday inbox. If a student has a question on a hold applied to their account, they should contact their advisor.

How do I request a student ID and parking decal?

Information about how to request a student ID and parking sticker is available in the Workday Student Help link.

How do I change my major?

You can request to change your major by contacting your advisor. Your advisor’s contact information is available on your Workday. In Workday, select “Academics.” A picture of your advisor and their email information should appear on this page. View the Find Your Advisor page for additional contact information.

How do I set up an advising appointment?

Reach out to your advisor via text, email, or phone call. Your advisor’s contact information is available on your Workday. In Workday, select “Academics.” A picture of your advisor and their email information should appear on this page. View the Find Your Advisor page for additional contact information.

How can I speak with an advisor?

Enter the PirateQ to meet with the first available PSC representative.

Who should I contact if I am having difficulty logging into MyPSC?

Review the email sent from Workday to your private email with firsttime login information. If you are not able to get the assistance you need, contact the student help desk at 850-471-4534, you can also visit the Technology Support Website.

Who do I speak with if my bill does not reflect in-state tuition?

If you are a Florida Resident being charged out-of-state tuition, make sure you have completed all your Workday action items. If there are no action items in your Workday, contact the Admissions Office by entering the PirateQ, or call 850-484-2000.

How do I know who my advisor is, and how often should we meet?

Log in to Workday through MyPSC Select the Academics tab. On the left side of the page, a photo of your advisor and their contact information will be listed. Check in with your advisor at least once a term to ensure you are on track completing your degree or certificate. By meeting with your advisor and updating your academic plan, you can visualize how close may be to completing your degree and what is recommended to take in upcoming terms. If any additional advice is needed, your advisor is there to aid in your academic success.

Where do I start if I need assistance with finances?

Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and listed Pensacola State College as your institution? Have you completed the PSC General Scholarship Application? If you have completed both application and have additional questions, contact the Financial Aid office. You can contact their office by calling 850-484-1680, logging in to the PirateQ to speak to the first available representative, or visiting their office on the Pensacola Campus, on the 2nd floor of building 2.

When does registration open, and what other important dates should I be aware of?

The first day of registration is advertised on the Academic Calendar.   

On the calendar, there are additional important dates you should be aware of. You may receive communication from your advisor about upcoming dates or deadlines. Most importantly, your instructor(s) will provide important dates and deadlines for your course(s) related to homework, tests, or project deadlines.

Why are my classes not accessible on Canvas?

Classes only arrive on Canvas the day before or the day of your first day of class. If the courses are still not on Canvas on the first day of your class, verify you are enrolled in the course by checking your current courses on Workday. You can also contact the eLearning department by calling 850-484-1238, emailing them at elearning@pensacolastate.edu, or view their webpage on How to Log In

What makes my student status full-time or part-time?

Your status is determined by your how many classes you are enrolled in. For example, each course has a number of credits or clock hours assigned to it. A student is considered half-time if they are enrolled in 6 credits, and full-time if they are enrolled in 12 credit hours

Does Pensacola State offer tutoring?

Pensacola State offers free tutoring for math, writing, physics, and chemistry. View the provided tutoring information here. Tutoring for other courses may be available if a student qualifies for TRIO services. See if you qualify for TRIO.  

How can I see my current Academic Standing?

Students can see their current academic standing by accessing Workday. In Workday, Select “Academics.” Under “Academic Records,” select “View My Academic Record.” The student’s academic standing is accessible on the right side of the page, just under their most recent term.

Can I take a course I have already received a passing grade in?

Audit a Course  

Auditing a course is ideal for those students who have already passed the course with a C or better, who would like to review material, and who do not require college credit. Students cannot audit a course they are not qualified to take. A student who chooses to audit a course will not receive college credit for the course, but the student is accountable to cover all course fees. For a student to audit a course, the student and advisor will fill out the Schedule Adjustment Form.   

Repeat Course Request for Admission to Another Institution  

If a student is interested in retaking a course they have already earned college credit for, the student must prove there is a need to retake the course. For example, a student interested in retaking a course to satisfy a requirement for a program at another institution could be considered for this option. Financial Aid will not cover retaking a course if the student has already received credit. To request to repeat a course, the student must contact their advisor with a link to the other institution’s webpage showing the grade in the course required for the program. If appropriate, the student and advisor will fill out the Repeat Course Request. The advisor will register the student for the course if the request is approved.  

Questions Related to Classes and Workday

How do I drop or withdraw from a course?

Log onto Workday through MyPSC. In Workday, selectAcademics.Next, select View My Courses” under “Planning and Registration.” If you scroll all the way to the right, there should be a drop button if it is within the drop and add period. If the drop and add period has concluded, the withdrawal button should be viewable. See this year’s Academic Calendar to see the last day to drop, and the last to withdraw this term. See Workday Help for withdrawal steps.

How do I withdraw after the deadline?

Late withdrawals will only be considered if the student experiences extenuating circumstances during the term. Log onto Workday through MyPSC. In the search bar, type in “Create Request.” Type in “Late Withdrawal” and hit enter. Fill out the form for the appropriate course and attach the official documentation proving extenuating circumstances. This request is approved by a committee; therefore, its approval or denial is subject to their meeting times. The term may conclude without the committee meeting. If your request is approved after the term ends, your academic record will be adjusted accordingly. 

How do I submit a Financial Aid Appeal?

Schedule a meeting with your advisor to get a signed and dated copy of your Academic Progress, Academic Plan, and Academic History. After you sign the copy and date it, scan and upload it to your Financial Aid Appeal. Log onto Workday through MyPSC. In the search bar, type in “Create Request.” Type in “Financial Aid: Satisfactory Appeal Progress” and hit enter. Read the instructions on the form and submit the form with the appropriate documentation.

How do I submit an Academic Suspension Appeal?

Schedule a meeting with your advisor to get a signed and dated copy of your Academic Progress, Academic Plan, and Academic History. In the Workday search bar, type in “Create Request.” Type in “Academic: Suspension Appeal Request” and hit enter. Read the instructions on the form and submit the form with the appropriate documentation. 

How do I register for a third attempt in a course?

An advisor must register you for your third attempt in a course. If you attempt to register for a third attempt, you will receive an error message stating you have reached the number of allowed attempts for the course. You must meet with your assigned advisor to discuss this registration and important details about completing the course for a third time.  

After you meet with your advisor and are registered for the course, you are encouraged to complete the  Maximum (or Multiple) Attempt and Full Cost of Instruction Notification form. In the Workday search bar, type in “Create Request.” Type in “Maximum (or Multiple) Attempt and Full Cost of Instruction Notification” and hit enter.

How can I see where my class is and what books I need?

Log in to Workday and select “Academics.” Under “Planning and Registration” select “View My Courses.” Select the section number of the course, and a new window will open. It will display the location of your course (for example, 2118 means building 21 room 2118). If your class requires materials, they will be displayed on this page under “Course Materials.” See the workday help article, “Books and Materialsfor additional instructions. The Bookstore website will display bookstore locations, times, and a link to shop online.

How do I pay my bill?

Make a payment on your Workday account by going to the Finances app and selecting Nelnet- Make a Payment or Enroll in a Payment Plan. See Workday Help for instructions.

How do I apply to graduate?

A student should apply to graduate when they have registered for all their final courses. In the Workday search bar, type in “Create Request.” Type in “Records: Graduation Application” and hit enter. In case schedule adjustments need to be made, it is wise to apply to graduate when there are still a few weeks before the term begins.