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PNCA Admitted Students

Please check back to this page periodically during the enrollment process as dates are subject to change.

Important Dates for Enrolling Students

This timeline is designed to help you prepare for your first semester of classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art. We will contact you by email with a reminder and additional instructions for each task. Please check your email regularly to ensure you stay on track for enrollment. You may also review your checklist and progress.

Your first step is to submit your enrollment deposit, which secures your place in our next entering class of students. Login to your applicant status page, submit the Reply to Your Offer of Admission and then submit your payment. If you have questions regarding your reply and deposit, contact the Admissions Office at or 503-821-8972.

Please reply to your offer of admission by May 1. The final reply deadline is August 5.

You may request a deposit extension by contacting the Admissions Office. Extensions will be granted for students who have submitted financial aid appeals or are awaiting financial aid offers from other institutions.

  • April
    Apr. 8 – May 10, 2024

    Create Your Network Account and Activate Your University Email Account

    The day after you pay your enrollment deposit, you can create your network account.

    This will activate your university email address and enable access to all the services you'll need as a student. For reference, you can find your student ID number on your applicant status page (where you replied to your offer of admission and paid your deposit).

    Failure to create your network account will delay other critical tasks, including course registration, housing and roommate assignment and bill payment.

    Apr. 8, 2024

    Turn on Google 2-Step Authentication

    Willamette University requires the use of Google 2-Step Authentication. You'll be prompted to do this immediately after network account creation and must do so within one week.

    Failure to enable 2-Step Authentication within one week of account creation will lock your account. You must contact the Willamette Integrated Technology Services (WITS) Help Desk at 503-370-6767 or from a personal email account for assistance.

    Apr. 8, 2024

    Add Your Willamette Email Account to Your Mobile Device

    Follow these instructions to add your Willamette email account, including your calendar, to your mobile device.

    Apr. 8 – Aug. 26, 2024

    Accessible Education Services Early Advising

    If you used an IEP or 504 in high school, have used accommodations at a prior college/university, have a learning difference or mental health concern, any diagnosis that could impact academic performance or would warrant an accommodation in the classroom, residence hall or other space on campus, please contact Accessible Education Services to assess what accommodations or support will be appropriate for your success.

    Apr. 8 – May 31, 2024

    Housing Application: Step 1

    One day after creating your network account, you can begin the housing application.

    During this step of the process, you will use the WU Housing Portal to:

    • Review the Housing Contract and sign acknowledging you accept the terms;
    • Make a decision regarding your renters insurance for your residence hall room; and,
    • Submit your lifestyles and likings information, which will help us match you with your roommate(s).

    ArtHouse availability is first-come, first-serve with priority given to first year students who live 30 miles or more from PNCA's campus, as well as students who submit their housing application and contract by May 31.

  • May
    May 1, 2024

    Reply to Your Offer of Admission and Submit Enrollment Deposit

    Submit your enrollment deposit in your applicant status page to secure your place in the next entering cohort. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your first semester bill. You’ll also be able to confirm your preferred first name at this time, which will be used in future communication and to create your network account.

    You may request a deposit extension by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Extensions will be granted for students who have submitted financial aid appeals or are awaiting financial aid offers from other institutions.

    May 13, 2024

    Summer Virtual Event for New PNCA Students: Registration + Academic Support

    In the first of our summer virtual events for new PNCA students you’ll learn about the registration process and the ways that PNCA supports students academically. We’ll review how to register for classes and how to find courses to consider. We will also go over the academic accommodations process and the academic support systems available at PNCA.

    You’ll hear from: 

    Max Winthrop, PNCA’s Academic Advisor
    Jewls Griesmeyer-Krentz, The Assistant Director of Accessible Education Services
    Sally Schoolmaster, The Assistant Dean of Academic Success


    May 15-Aug. 16, 2024

    Schedule Advising and Course Registration Appointment

    First Year Students: Schedule your advising and course registration appointment, which will take place from June 3 to mid-August. Students can select from an in-person appointment at PNCA's campus in Portland or over Zoom.

    Transfer Students: After your portfolio and transcripts are evaluated, you'll receive an email from your faculty advisor regarding course registration and instructions for scheduling a required advising appointment.

    May 21, 2024

    Summer Virtual Event for New PNCA Students: Housing + Residence Life

    In this summer virtual event you will learn about PNCA’s student housing, ArtHouse and residence life at PNCA. We will go over how to navigate the Housing Portal, the process for roommate selection, what to expect on move-in day, what an RA is and what they do, and more. 

    You’ll hear from: 

    Heather Kropf, Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
    Tori Ruiz, Assistant Director of Housing Operations
    Aaron Hukari, Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing
    Chris Potts, PNCA Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion


    May 22, 2024

    Review Information about Paying for College

    The Office of Financial Aid will mail you information that summarizes estimated costs and financial aid for the upcoming semester, provides instructions for student loan processing, and outlines options for paying the balance due (such as through a payment plan, parent loan, and/or private loan).

  • June
    Jun. 1–Aug. 26, 2024

    Submit Final High School and College Transcripts

    First year students, and transfer students with fewer than 62 semester credits, must have a final high school transcript with graduation date sent directly from their high school. Proof of high school graduation or equivalency is required for financial aid disbursement.

    All students with prior college enrollment (including as dual enrollment credit earned in high school) must also have official transcripts sent with the most recently completed term of grades included. Prior college coursework cannot be evaluated for transfer without updated official transcripts.

    Failure to provide these materials by the first day of classes will result in a hold placed on your account preventing involvement in some activities and course registration in future semesters.

    Jun. 3–14, 2024

    Housing Application: Step 2

    During this step, you will find or confirm your roommate through the WU Housing Portal. All roommate requests must be mutual, meaning, each student must request each other. You can bypass this phase if you would like the system to match you based on the answers you provided in your lifestyles and likings information.

    Jun. 5–Jul. 14, 2024

    Update Emergency Contact Information

    Update your emergency contact information in SAGE, the system where all your educational records will be located throughout your time as a student. Detailed information is available from the Office of the Registrar.

    Jun. 10, 2024

    Summer Virtual Event for New PNCA Students: Student Affairs Overview

    This summer virtual event will go over the many aspects of Student Affairs at PNCA. You will learn more about Student Engagement and Leadership, Health and Wellness, and what to expect during New Student Orientation. We will also go over PNCA’s mental health and wellbeing support, academic support and the accommodations process, and how to get involved on campus through student leadership and student groups. 

    You’ll hear from: 

    Chris Potts, PNCA Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion
    Don Thomson, Associate Dean for Health & Wellbeing
    Hunter Marcus, PNCA Health Coach & Educator
    Jackson Seemayer, Director of Student Affairs


    Jun. 10–Aug. 9, 2024

    Submit ID Card Photo

    Submit your ID card photo online. We'll have it ready for you to pick up when you arrive on campus.

    Jun. 10–Sep. 9, 2024

    Submit Health History and Immunization Records

    Submit your online health history and immunization information to Bishop Wellness Center via the Student Health Portal. Instructions, including information about SB 274 per Oregon law, will be sent via email starting on June 10, 2024.

    Jun. 24–Aug 1, 2024

    Complete Required Educational Trainings

    All students must complete required trainings about sexual assault prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention, and topics on the subject of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. These trainings are assigned by the Office of Student Affairs to promote a community of respect, safety, and health. You will be notified at your Willamette email with additional instructions when the modules are available.

    Questions about the required modules can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at If you encounter technical difficulties with the modules, please contact Vector Solutions at

    Jun. 24, 2024


    During this virtual event, you will learn everything you need to know about the next steps in the financial aid and billing processes. We will go over where to see your financial aid offer, how to pay your bill, and how to take out a loan or utilize a payment plan.


  • July
    Jul. 8, 2024

    Student Accounts Information

    Student Accounts will mail you information regarding your online statement, the billing process, payment options and other important matters.

    Jul. 15–Aug. 26, 2024

    Submit Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

    All students are required to accept the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, which outlines the financial terms and conditions associated with enrollment. Login to Bill+Payment and the agreement will appear on the screen. You must click "I agree" prior to the first day of classes.

    Jul. 15–Aug. 26, 2024

    View Your Tuition and Fees Statement

    Your tuition and fees statement will be posted to your online account, and a paper copy will be sent via regular mail.

    Jul. 15, 2024

    Summer Virtual Event for New PNCA Students: First Year Experience

    This summer virtual event is all about what to expect for your first year at PNCA! During this event we will go over the details of New Student Orientation: Schedule and expectations, parent and family participation, hotel suggestions and more. We will also go over the first year experience at PNCA. 

    You’ll hear from: 

    Jackson Seemayer, Director of Student Affairs
    Sally Schoolmaster, Associate Professor & Assistant Dean for Academic Success


    Jul.22–Sep. 9, 2024

    Complete Your Health Insurance Waiver

    All eligible students are enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Insurance Policy every academic year. Waivers are required annually for students who wish to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan.

    International students who would like to request an insurance waiver should contact the Office of International Education.

    The Student Health Insurance waiver will be available online starting July 22, 2024. Deadline to submit this waiver is Sept. 9, 2024.

    Jul. 29, 2024

    Summer Virtual Event for New PNCA Students: Career Development

    This summer virtual event will be all about career development at PNCA. We will go over how to find a campus job, opportunities for first year students, finding internships and provide an overview of the services that the Office of Career Development provides. 

    You’ll hear from: 

    Anne Lapour, Executive Director of Career Initiatives
    Lynn Brown, Director of the Talent Hub
    Rosa Phoenix Wang, Career Advisor


  • August
    Aug. 1–20, 2024

    Gather Employment Documents to Bring to Campus

    If you plan to work on campus, you will need to provide the required documentation for proof of work eligibility during the hiring process. Review the list of eligible documents from USCIS. Once you are hired for on-campus employment, you will need to provide required documents in their original format. Photocopies, scans, emails, or expired documents will not be accepted and will delay the start of your on-campus employment.

    Aug. 5, 2024

    Receive Your Housing Assignment and Roommate Information

    Your housing assignment and roommate information will be sent to your Willamette email account.

    Aug. 5–15, 2024

    Reserve a Move-In Time

    Once you receive your housing assignment, reserve a timeslot to move-in to your on-campus housing.

    Aug. 21, 2024

    ArtHouse Move In

    Move into ArtHouse based on your previously reserved time.

    Aug. 26, 2024

    First Day of Classes

    Fall semester classes begin. You can access the full academic calendar online.

New Student Checklist

We’ll ask you to complete important tasks as you begin your journey at PNCA. Once you have created your Willamette email account, you’ll be able to access your personalized new student checklist showing what tasks you have completed and what remains.


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