Step 1

Complete an application for your desired program of study.

Complete an application form and submit it and applicable fees to PBTCC. Application forms can be picked up at the main office at the PBTCC Oak Grove Road site. Application form can also be completed on or downloaded here:    Post Secondary (Online) Application
Enrichment Application (Barber Crossover)  (High School Only Application - Don't do any of the next steps if a High School student) The completion of the application is not a guarantee of admittance.  Only applicants who have completed the application and completed the application processes will be considered for acceptance.  PBTCC Application additional documents are as follows:  
*Application fee of $25 (non-refundable, make check payable to PBTCC)
*Copy of Proof of Immunizations Record
*Copy of Birth Certificate
*Copy of Drivers License
*Copy of Social Security Card
*Copy of a Proof of Residency (Official mail sent to your home address or address listed on application, i.e. utility bill, phone bill, etc)
*Copy of Marriage License (If it applies)
*Take the TABE Entrance Exam

Step 2

Request your transcripts.

Call your high school and college and request that your official transcripts be sent to PBTCC or request your GED scores be sent to PBTCC. Official transcripts or GED scores must be received directly from the granting source. Student copies, or transcripts and GED scores delivered by students to PBTCC are not acceptable.

Step 3

Assess your academic liability.

Upon receiving your completed application and fee you will be contacted to arrange a time and date for an academic assessment. The type of assessment you will complete depends upon your chosen program of study.

Step 4

Finance your education.

The Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and student loans. The majority of funds are provided through federal and state programs. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA is the first step in seeking financial aid. Applications can be accessed or downloaded at the FAFSA website,  High school counselors or the PBTCC Financial Aid Coordinator can answer questions regarding the process of completion of a FAFSA. Use the PBTCC Federal School Code 013683 when completing financial aid forms. Call the PBTCC Financial Aid Coordinator at 573-785-2248 for further information.

Step 5

Pay your tuition.

Tuition and fees can be paid at the PBTCC main office. Arrangements for payment of tuition and fees must be made five business days prior to the first scheduled day of classes.

Step 6

Attend your orientation.

You will receive information regarding the date of your program’s orientation meeting. It is essential you attend this meeting.

Step 7

Begin your classes!
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