Peirce 101

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Getting Started:

Orientation Courses

  • Peirce College's orientation courses are designed to assist students' transition into the College by focusing on the necessary skills to achieve academic success.

    Students must complete their designated orientation course within the first 14 weeks of enrollment. Students who do not successfully complete this course upon the initial attempt must immediately repeat it in the subsequent session. Students must take and pass their designated orientation course to continue enrollment at the College.

    PRC 100, the Student Success Seminar, is a required three-credit orientation course for all new, returning, or transfer students with fewer than 15 college credits earned. This 7-week course will be offered both online and on campus. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" to pass this course.

    PRC 101, Peirce College 101, is a required one-credit orientation course for all returning or transfer students with 15 or more college earned credits. This 7-week course is offered primarily online. Students must earn a grade of "P" in this pass/fail course.

    To register, students can contact the Admissions Office at 888.467.3472, ext. 9214, contact their Academic Advisor, or register through https://my.peirce.edu. Financial Aid can be applied to the orientation courses for students who meet Financial Aid eligibility requirements.

    For more information about PRC 100, PRC 101, or other support services for first year students, please visit the First Year initiative website at https://my.peirce.edu/ics/New_Students/.


Here are some frequently asked questions (with answers!) for additional information:

Who should take Peirce 100?
All new, returning, or transfer students with fewer than 15 college credits earned. This 7-week course will be offered both online and on campus. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" to pass this course.

Required Text: Carter, Carol; Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits. Keys to Success Quick. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-254171-8, ISBN-10:0130254171-8.

Who should take Peirce 101?
Students returning or transferring into Peirce with 15 or more college earned credits must complete Peirce 101 within the first fourteen weeks at the College. Students must earn a grade of "P" or "pass" in the course.

Recommended (not required) Text:
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

To register for this course, go to https://my.peirce.edu. Click on "My Classes" and add the course.

If I have questions about PRC 100, the Student Success Seminar, or Peirce 101, Peirce College 101 who do I contact?
If you have questions about accessing the course, contact your Program Advisor or the Admissions Office at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9000. If you have questions about your assignments, contact your instructor (contact information can be found in the course syllabus).