Admission          Visiting Students

Paterson Campus' main entrance

Welcome Visiting Students! 
If you are currently attending another college or university and want to take classes at PCCC that will transfer back to your home college, then you are considered a Visiting Student.  Being a Visiting Student at PCCC is a great way to earn college credit that is transferable and affordable. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to have you at PCCC!

Steps to Enrolling & Registering at PCCC as a Visiting Student: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Apply for Admission.  You can apply online. If you have questions and would like to speak with an Admissions Counselor, please contact us at or (973)684-6305.
    Submit your:
    Unofficial Transcript
    b. Visiting Student Form – We strongly recommend that you get permission from your home college to take courses at PCCC. 
    Your unofficial transcript and/or your visiting student form can be uploaded when you apply online.
  2. Check the PCCC course schedule – Click on “course schedule” to find the class you want.
  3. Register for classes. Email the completed registration form to You can check the registration dates and times by going to On your registration form, please be sure to indicate the course number – for example, EN101 for English Composition and the section number – for example, MO1.

Important Information for Visiting Students:

  • During Registration Times, On-the-Spot Admission and Registration are available for students who have all their documents in hand.
  • As a general rule, you need to meet all prerequisites for the class you would like to take.
  • When your registration has been successfully processed, you will receive a copy of your schedule via e-mail.
  • Payment for your course is due within 48 hours of registration.  We will drop your course for non-payment after 48 hours. Payment plans are not available for summer sessions. For information about paying your bill contact the Bursar’s Office at 973-684-5202 ext. 685 or click here.
  • Visiting Students interested in Financial Aid should contact their home institution.

Again, welcome to PCCC!