Pearl River Community College

Parents Prowl - October, 2016

October, 2016 – Volume 3

Welcome to the PRCC family and your third edition of your Parents Prowl newsletter. We hope you are finding the newsletter informative, however if you would like additional information included, please e-mail Carol Williams at

If you need help completing the FAFSA, visit this link for step by step help:

October 1 is when the FAFSA may be submitted for the 2017-18 school year instead of waiting to apply on January 1.
FASFA changes

Check out a performance at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.  October 17 at 7 p.m. the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation invites you to attend a performance by DAVID PHELPS.   All tickets are $45.  You may purchase tickets at or by calling the box office at 601-403-1180.

T-ShirtThe next football home game will be held on Thursday, October 6 at Dobie Holden stadium.  The Wildcats will take on the Southwest Bears.  This game is designated as PINK OUT the stands in recognition of Breast Cancer.  Students are asked to wear PINK shirts to turn the stadium pink.  These shirts will be available in the Wildcat Den Bookstore: 
Day classes will NOT meet on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  NIGHT CLASSES DO MEET.

Pearl River Community College is pleased to announce the launch of Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers.
Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the College’s website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research. The real-time information is customized to the College’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users are directed to the College’s programs when searching for specific jobs.

Mid-term exams are coming up soon for students.  They will be receiving mid-terms grades in October.  These grades are not posted on a transcript, they just give the student an idea of what grade they have in their class.

It is probably hard for you to believe, but your student may begin registering for their SECOND semester at Pearl River on Tuesday, November 1.

If a student is in a M-W-F class they are allowed 6 cuts/absences.  On the 7th absence, they are cut/dropped from the class.  If a student is in a T-Th class, they are allowed 4 cuts/absences.  On the 5th absence, they are cut/dropped from the class.  Students enrolled in one day only classes or night classes are allowed 2 absences and are dropped from the class at the 3rd absence.

Please follow us on our social sites to keep up-to-date on daily happenings on campus.  We are on Facebook - Pearl River Community College, Instagram - PRCC Wildcats; Twitter - PRCC_WildcatsPinterest - Pearl River Community College (lots of good college boards) and on LinkedIn - Pearl River Community College.

If you know of parents who would like to receive the newsletter, they may contact Carol Williams at or call 601-403-1287.  Soon a link will be created on the PRCC website where parents may sign up there. It will be under the  Community tab.