Pasco Hernando State College

After High School

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Thank you for your interest in attending Pasco-Hernando State College. With five beautiful, conveniently-located campuses and multiple online learning opportunities, PHSC offers both accessibility and flexible course selections.

Choose PHSC to earn your degree, prepare for transfer to a university, enhance your current job skills, or start on the path to a new career. We offer quality, affordable education and a wide range of degree and certificate programs, small class sizes and student support to help you succeed.

Preparing to attend PHSC

  • If you are going to attend PHSC after you graduate, please sign up to see the recruiter. She will meet with you here on campus. Feel free to have a family member attend with you.
  • Spanish speakers attending PHSC may speak to Ms. Maria Morales at PHSC for financial advising in Spanish.
    • Her contact info is: and phone: 727-816-3319.
  • Begin exploring the PHSC Programs now.
  • Once you are accepted into PHSC, launch your scholarship search. You can apply for scholarships every semester that you are a PHSC student. They have their own scholarship page. $$$ Check out these scholarships on the PHSC webage  $$$
  • If you have a 2.00 GPA or greater, be sure to apply for the Withlacochee River Electric Scholarship, this is a $12,000 scholarship. The application opens October 1st of your senior years and closes at the end of Febuary (check the application for deadline).
  • You will need to complete your FAFSA as early as October 1st of your senior year.
  • You will need to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application if you are a Bright Futures Scholarship candidate as early as October 1st of your senior year.
  • If you plan on majoring in any of the degree programs below, reach out to Mrs. Signia Alagna regarding the PHSC to USF Fuse Program.
    • Muma College of Business- Accounting, Finance, Marketing
    • College of Arts and Sciences- English-Creative Writing,Psychology
    • College of Education- Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
  • Test requirements for admissions:  
    • For high school seniors, once you have successfully applied as a new student to PHSC, you can take the PERT test for free for the first time in one of PHSC's testing facilities.
    • This is regardless of prior test scores.
    • This is not applicable for dual enrollment student who are "reapplying" as a returning student to PHSC.
    • Students who have attended a public FL high school for the last 3 to 4 years may be exempt for testing if they have recent ACT, SAT or PERT scores for Reading, Writing and Math.
      • PHSC can better inform students of their testing requirements once they've received their official transcript during the summer months.
  • Students with Disabilites
    • Unknowingly, often students and parents believe that a student's IEP or 504 plan accomodations transfer to the post-secondary institution (vocational school, state college, university etc).  However accomodations do not seamlessly transfer.  Students must reach out to the specified institutions Office of Disabilities to inquire on the process for requesting accomodations at the college.  Also, accomodations at post-secondary institutions are implemented differently than in high school.