Getting Started

Step 1. Complete Online Application

If you are new to Palo Verde College please complete the online application by clicking the following link:

Step 2. Complete Online Orientation

Orientation is mandatory unless you've received an exemption from your counselor.

Step 3. Request Transcripts

Request your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS from previous colleges attended. You will need to fill out a TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION FORM (PDF), if you would like to transfer coursework from another institution to Palo Verde College. Please allow 8-12 weeks for evaluations to be completed. Be sure to have the college(s) mail your transcripts to:

Attn: Registrar's Office
Palo Verde College
1 College Dr.
Blythe, CA 92225

Step 4. Financial Aid

Every student should apply for federal student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To do so, click on the following link:

To learn more about financial aid, go to the financial aid page by clicking the link below:

Step 5. Self Placement


AB 705 Statement

The State of California has enacted a new law affecting students at community colleges. Assembly Bill 705 requires colleges to maximize the probability that students will complete transfer-level English and math within one year and English as a second language within three years.

All students now can enroll in transfer-level English and math.

We recommend that you speak with a counselor before registration. Counselors can provide a multiple measures review of your preparation for transfer-level work. They can also inform you about the particular courses that are required to meet your goal.

All new students for Summer and Fall 2019 will be placed using guided self-placement and multiple measures. Complete the Course Placement Form prior to speaking with a counselor.

Step 6. Register

You can registering for classes online in four simple steps.

  1. Go on PVC Services to get started.
  2. Access your username and password by clicking on "I'm New to WebAdvisor" at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the STUDENT menu
  4. Select "Search/Register for Sections".

For complete instructions follow this tutorial PDF Document.

Step 7. Pay Fees

Payment for courses can be settled online through your PVC Services account or in person at the main campus or the Needles center.