FAQ

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Q:    How to enroll at PRCC?
A:    Click here for info: http://www.prcc.edu/admissions

Q:    I need to speak to someone about my admissions file.
A:    Call 601-403-1214

Q:    When can I purchase my books from the bookstore?
A:    Textbook sale dates are announced prior to each semester. The announcement is posted at www.prcc.edu.

Q:   Can someone else pick up my books for me?
A:    No. You must pick up your own books. Your student I.D. is required to get your books.

Q:    Can I use scholarship money to buy my books?
A:    Yes! In most cases you can use scholarship money to buy your books.

Q:    Is there an online bookstore?
A:    The online bookstore’s address is:  http://bookstore.prcc.edu

Q:    When is the cafeteria open?
A:    Breakfast:  7:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Monday – Friday)
       Lunch: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM  (Monday – Friday)
       Dinner: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)
       Dinner: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Friday)

      Brunch:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Saturday-Sunday)
      Dinner: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Saturday-Sunday)

     **These hours of operation will be followed unless otherwise posted.**

CEU: The CEU website is currently being revised and is not available on the PRCC website.  Please contact Ms. Cindy Wells at 601-403-1374 or cwells@prcc.edu with any questions.

Q:    What Continuing Education opportunities does PRCC offer?
A:    Currently, Pearl River Community College does not offer any Continuing Education opportunities; however, opportunities are periodically available through Workforce Training.  Contact them at 601-554-4667.

Q:    How are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) processed at PRCC?
A:    Pearl River Community College transcripts the CEUs when a local school district or other approved organization requests approval to host a CEU professional development session. For more information on this process review the Continuing Education website and then call 601-403-1374.

Q:    What is the process to receive approval to host a CEU course?
A:        It is very important that the established procedure be followed in order to host a CEU course.

  1. At least two weeks prior to the date of the course, request approval by completing the CEU Host Request form.
  2. Upon approval of the course, use the provided CEU Transcript Request form to gather the information from each course participant.
  3. Submit the required information at the completion of the course. For more information, review the Continuing Education website.

Q:    How many CEUs can be earned for each hour of the course?
A:    For each hour of the course, a participant is awarded .1 CEUs. A ten-hour course would be worth 1 CEU credit. No PRCC CEU course is approved for less than .5 CEUs.
   
Q:    What is the difference between CEUs and community education classes?
A:    Continuing Education Units are opportunities for individuals who need the training to retain certification. Community education opportunities are provided to teach people a hobby or to reinforce life-long learning.

Q:    How much does it cost to earn CEUs through PRCC?
A:    There is a flat processing fee of $40 regardless of the number of CEUs that are being earned.

PRCC uses a company called RedShelf to deliver your digital course materials. Inside your Canvas shell under the RedShelf eReader tab you will find your eBook.  View the video tutorials and Quick Start Guide in RiverGuide under the Bookstore/eBooks tab to help you navigate your way through our digital course materials platform.   

Q:    How can I pay for my classes?
A:      Fees can be paid by cash, credit card, scholarships, Pell grant, or any other type of financial aid.

Q:    When will I recieve a bill / statement?
A:      Statements are emailed each month to your PRCC email account.

Q:    Can I make a payment over the telephone?
A:      No. You can make payments in person at PRCC, on-line through Wildcat Web or mailed to:
         Pearl River Community College
         101 Hwy 11 North
         Poplarville, MS  39470

Q:      How do I enroll in the PRCC GED Programs?
A:      If someone would like to enroll in a PRCC GED Program, they need to call:
        Poplarville Campus: 601-403-1439
        or
        Woodall Center (Hattiesburg): 601-554-5551

Q:    How can I get approved for more than 18 hours of classes for a semester?
A:    Put your request in writing in an email to generaleducation@prcc.edu.  Make sure to include your full name, your student ID, and reason you are making this request.

Q:      Can I schedule an informational meeting with an enrollment or admissions specialist at Pearl River?
A:       Yes!  Please call the Office of Recruitment and Orientation at (601) 403-1197 to schedule a personalized meeting with a Pearl River staff member to discuss the enrollment process, programs of study, and financial aid options.  Recruiters are available by appointment Monday through Friday anytime between 8:00 and 4:00.

Q:    How do I get my PRCC student ID?
A:    ID cards should be picked up from the business office.

Q:    Why do I need my PRCC ID?
A:        ID cards must be presented to receive any information. ID cards must be displayed at all times.

Q:    How do I replace a lost or stolen ID?
A:        PRCC issues the first ID. If you need to replace an ID, for any reason, you can purchase a new ID from the Business Office for $15.

Q:        Do I need a new ID every semester?
A:        No. You may use the ID you are issued for the consecutive amount of terms you are at PRCC.

Q:    Who do I ask about night classes?
A:    Poplarville and Off-Campus Sites – Office of General Education & Technology Services (generaleducation@prcc.edu) or 601-403-1210
Forrest County Campus – 601-403-5506
Hancock Campus and Stennis – rbarnes@prcc.edu or 228-252-7000

These classes are listed in the PRCC schedule which can be viewed online by clicking Academics and then Class Schedules under the PRCC Academics page.

Q:    How many nights do night classes meet?
A:    Traditional night classes meet one night per week for __ weeks. (The number of weeks depends on whether it is summer, fall, or spring night class.)

Q:    Do night classes meet even when the College is closed for a holiday?
A:    Night classes will normally meet on holidays. 

Q:    What is the schedule for a weekend class?
A:    Weekend classes allow a student to take a class in a time frame that is outside the normal two or three-day-a-week schedule. A weekend class meets three weekends and on that final weekend, students take the final exam for the course. Here are the times a weekend class will meet:
    Friday           6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Saturday      8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday        1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday           6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Saturday      8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday        1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday           6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (final exam)

Hybrid classes will normally meet during the above listed timeframes, but for fewer hours.

Q:    Who is required to complete orientation?
A:    All students attending PRCC for the first time will participate in ROAR, including students who have previously dual enrolled while in high school. ROAR is where students will learn important information to prepare them for the first day of school, as well as be advised and registered for their classes. 

Q:    What should I expect at orientation?
A:    Once you register for ROAR, you will gain access to the ROAR Experience course in Canvas. In 30 minutes or less, you will watch helpful and important videos that will guide you through getting prepared for your advisement appointment. Then you’ll have a one-on-one meeting with an advisor who will answer all your questions and make sure you are prepared for your first day of class! 

Q.    How do I schedule an appointment with an advisor?
A.    In your ROAR Experience Canvas course, you will be provided a link to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor at a time that’s convenient for you. We encourage you to visit us in person, but we also offer virtual and phone appointments. If you are having trouble making your appointment, call us at 601-403-1250. 

Q:    How do I register for a ROAR session?
A:    Go to www.prcc.edu/roar to read the Frequently Asked Questions and register for a ROAR session.  If you have any questions, please e-mail fye@prcc.edu.

Q:        Is a parking decal required to park on campus?
A:        Yes, you must have a parking decal to park on campus.

Q:        Is there a special parking decal for commuter students?
A:        Commuter students do get a different parking decal than dormitory students.

Q:        How can I get my PRCC Parking decal?
A:        Decals can be purchased online and picked up at the campus police department. If you need to purchase a decal with cash or a check, go to the Business Services Department on each campus. Online Parking Decal

Q:        How do I change my schedule?
A:        Schedules may be changed online through Wildcat Web or by visiting the Office of Student Success on the Poplarville Campus (2nd Floor of Crosby Hall) or the Counseling Center at the Forrest County Campus (Allied Health Building).  You may also e-mail advisement@prcc.edu if you need assistance or have questions.

Q:        I do not see my scholarship on my account.
A:        Contact the Financial Aid office at 601-403-1029.

Q:        Where can I find information on campus activities or clubs for students?
A:    Events and student activity information is sent via student email accounts. Students may also contact the Office of Student Life and Housing (601-403-1412).

Q:        How can I appeal a college sanction?
A:        You must submit a disciplinary appeal form and turn it in to the Director of Student Life within seven days of the sanction.

Q:        Does PRCC have clubs and organizations?
A:        Yes, PRCC has over 40 clubs and organizations.

Q:        How can I get involved on campus?
A:    To learn how to become involved on campus, you can contact the Office of Student Life and Housing (601-403-1412.)

Q:    How much do I need to pay on my account and when do I need to have this paid?
A:    PRCC now requires students with OUT OF POCKET BALANCES to enroll their balance with the Nelnet Payment Plan. The plan provides an interest-free monthly payment plan for those students who either do not have financial aid or do not have enough to cover the full cost. Simply go to River Guide, enter user id and pin number, go to Student Tab, click on Payment Plan. Here you will enroll only the OUT OF POCKET portion of your student account. The PRCC Business Office will receive notification of your enrollment within 24 hours. Your enrollment within the Payment Plan will satisfy the financial requirements for registration. Those students who would wish to pay in full upfront may do so at the Business Office.
Q:    How much is tuition?
A:    You can view our tuition & fees here.