Admissions Requirements - Pioneer Pacific College

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Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to any program, an applicant must have proof of a high school diploma or a general education development (GED). 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.

Within 30 days of application, students must provide transcripts indicating successful completion of high school, GED, Associate’s or any degree above. Official transcripts may be mailed or faxed directly from the issuing institution to the college or they may be hand delivered in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution within 30 days of application. Exceptions to the 30 day requirement may be made on a case by case basis, in writing and only upon approval of the Vice President of Admissions.

Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. must be evaluated for U.S. degree equivalency, at the student’s expense, by an independent agency that is qualified and approved by Pioneer Pacific
College/Oregon Culinary Institute to evaluate foreign credentials.

In addition to 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.

Practical Nursing and Radiologic Technology students are required to take the program specific assessment test(s) regardless of prior post-secondary education or test scores.

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 representative for more information.

For additional information regarding admissions requirements, feel free to call an Admissions Officer toll-free at 866-772-4636, or fill out and submit the Get Started form on this page.