How to Enroll
Whether you’re a new or continuing student, enrolling at Pioneer Pacific is a straightforward, three-step process. To be eligible for admission to any program, an applicant must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED). Prospective students who have completed an associate degree or above at an accredited institution may submit official college transcripts in lieu of a high school diploma or GED.
Step 1: Meet with Admissions
We invite all prospective students to visit one of our campuses, take a tour of the college, its facilities, and speak with Admissions about their interests and goals. This visit allows prospective students to learn more about our college and to ask specific questions regarding the curriculum and career field(s) being considered. If both the prospective student and Admissions Officer feel that Pioneer Pacific College is the right choice, then the Admissions Officer will assist the prospective student through each step of the college’s application process.
Step 2: Applying & Assessment
In addition to attestation of meeting the general requirements above, applicants to Pioneer Pacific College and Oregon Culinary Institute are required to take the Wonderlic SLE exam. The Wonderlic SLE exam measures basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics, and is used to ensure that applicants accepted have the requisite skills to meet the entrance requirements of the college.
To be eligible for admission to any program at Pioneer Pacific College or Oregon Culinary Institute, an applicant must earn a minimum aggregate score of 13 on the Wonderlic SLE. Applicants who do not receive a passing score on the Wonderlic SLE on their first attempt will be allowed to retest, using an alternate form of the same test, once without a waiting period. Any subsequent attempts must be separated by a minimum of 31 days.
At this time, Pioneer Pacific College/Oregon Culinary Institute does not participate in the student and exchange visitor information system (SEVIS) for the issuing of F, M or J visas. Certain other visas may allow students to attend post-secondary institutions. Please contact an Admissions Officer for more information.
Step 3: Explore your Financial Options & Acceptance
Once the application process has been completed, applicants are scheduled to meet with a Financial Aid Officer regarding the details of their personalized financial assistance plan. Financial Aid Officers are available to meet with students at any time, from pre-application and beyond. Once applicants have been accepted, they are then scheduled for orientation and can begin taking the first steps towards a new and exciting career.
Transfer Credit Policy
Up to one-half of the total credit requirements for program completion may be awarded by means of transfer credit, challenge credit or a combination of the two.
Pioneer Pacific College has additional guidelines for transferring credit. If you have credits you’re interested in transferring or would like to learn more about this process, call the admissions team at 1-866-772-4636 for step-by-step instructions.
For Paralegal (LAWxxx or equivalent prefix) transfer credits, the following guidelines shall apply:
Any student seeking to obtain transfer credit for any specific paralegal course taken at another institution must provide the following documentation and information to the Registrar’s Office:
(a) The name and address of the institution;
(b) A transcript or other equivalent showing the course title, date taken, and grade received;
(c) The course syllabus; and
(d) Documentation of whether or not the paralegal program at the institution has obtained ABA approval.
Upon receipt of the above, the Registrar will consult with the Paralegal Program Director or Director of Education as to whether or not transfer credit shall be given for the course requested. Transfer credit will only be allowed if the course complies with all criteria of an equivalent course offered in the Pioneer Pacific College Paralegal program. Transfer credit will only be allowed for a course in which the student received a 2.0 or higher. The maximum number of legal specialty credit allowed for transfer shall not exceed twelve quarter hours.