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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Providence Christian College! Before you embark on your new journey with us, there is some important information that will help guide you through the new student process. There are a number of forms you need to complete. Please read through the following information carefully. If you have any additional questions, contact your admissions counselor.

First Step: Setting up your Providence Populi account to access email, billing, and class registration

This is one of the most important steps to do first, as much of the information below is found through your Populi account and your Providence email account. Please read the following document for information on how to set up your account. Populi and Email Registration Instructions

Important Information:

Move-In Day and Orientation for Fall 2017! 

  • Move-in day for volleyball and soccer athletes is Saturday, August 5, 2017. Detailed information about move in will be sent from the coaches. Baseball and cross country teams will move in with all new students on Saturday, August 19.
  • Move-in day for all new students is Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 8:00-11:00 am

**Please Note: The orientation and registration information below will be updated after May 1, 2017** 

  • Forest Home Retreat Center Registration

Class Registration, Academic Calendars, Class Schedule, and Book Ordering

  • New Student Class Registration
    • Class registration will open at noon on Wednesday, June 15 for all students who have committed to Providence and have paid the $100 Enrollment Deposit.
    • Please refer to the instructions on the New Student Registration document when registering for classes.
  • Fall 2016 Class Schedule
  • 2016-2017 Academic Calendar (print version)— This calendar includes all the events (academic, student life, etc.) that will happen this coming year. Please use this calendar when making your travel arrangements.
    • NOTE: Homecoming Weekend is also Parent’s Weekend and it is on the schedule for October 28-29
  • College Calendar (website version) 
  • Book Ordering Information
  • All Student Athletes: In order to be eligible for intercollegiate play in the NAIA, all athletes must certify their eligibility through It is important to note that if you do not certify by the start of the season or meet eligibility requirements, you will not be able to play.

Tuition Billing and Payment Procedures

Your first tuition payment is due upon receipt of your billing statement. If you have not received a financial aid package from Providence yet, please contact your admissions counselor immediately to find out what you need to submit in order to be sent your financial aid package. You will not be placed in college housing until your FAFSA and all other information necessary for financial aid has been submitted to Providence.

  • If you have not yet paid your $100 enrollment deposit signifying your intent to attend Providence, please go to the Enrollment Deposit page. Your enrollment deposit will be credited to your account on your invoice.
  • 2016-17 Costs and payment procedures  — This document will explain tuition, fees, billing and payment.
  • Payment Plan Application  — This form must be completed if you desire to pay off your student account balance throughout the semester (four month plan). If you do NOT apply for the payment plan, it is expected that you will pay for your first semester in full upon receipt of your billing statement.

Items Required for ALL New Students:

  • If living on campus, please fill out the Roommate Form.
    • In order to be placed in housing for Fall 2017, all new students must pay the $100 enrollment deposit 
  • Medical History and Health Form— (Required) For the safety of the student and the entire college community, each student must complete a Medical History and Health Form that will be kept confidentially in the office of student life. (Please send a copy of your insurance card as well). This form will help us care for the student in an informed way, especially in the case of an emergency. The information will only be used to ensure the health/safety of the student or college community.
  • Immunization Record Form  — (Required) Providence requires all students to be in compliance with the California Department of Health Services recommendations regarding immunizations. These recommendations are also consistent with the U.S. Public Health Service Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). All students need to provide medical proof of immunizations. Exemptions to the requirements are allowed for medical reasons or personal beliefs. (See the Immunization Waiver Form below. Please read this document for the list of required vaccinations to attend Providence— OR — Immunization Waiver Form — (Optional) Complete this form ONLY if you choose not to comply with the immunization requirements of Providence Christian College.
  • Medical Insurance Coverage —  All full-time students are required to have personal medical insurance coverage. A student with medical insurance through a dependent (family plan) or an independent plan must submit a copy of his/her insurance card to the department of Student Life. Documentation of insurance coverage must be received before the first day of classes.
  • Financial Aid Forms — Please review the Financial Aid Office page if you have not already done so and complete the Federal Financial Aid Forms and complete the application in the Providence Virtual Financial Aid Office. Email or call Tina Bos, Financial Aid Advisor if you have questions.
  • Final Transcripts — If you have not already sent in your final transcript from your high school with your completed high school classes and final gpa, please request it from your high school. If you need to send transcripts from a college you have previously attended, you will need to request those directly from that college.
  • Final ACT or SAT scores —  If you had not done so already when you applied, send an official  copy of your test scores to Providence.
    • SAT code: 7893
    • ACT code: 6958

Items Required for SOME New Students:

  • All Student Athletes: In order to be eligible for intercollegiate play in the NAIA, all athletes must certify their eligibility through It is important to note that if you do not certify by the start of the season or meet eligibility requirements, you will not be able to play.
  • Airport Ride Request Form  — (Optional) Complete this form if you need a ride from the airport to campus. (Note that airport rides during orientation week are complimentary for all new students.)
  • Minor Medical Release Form  — (Required ONLY if you will not be 18 years old before the semester begins).

Additional New Student Information:

  • Laptop Requirements  — With the technological advances of our day, Providence requires that all students bring their own personal laptop computer with the minimum specifications found on this document.
  • College Packing List  — A list of suggestions of what you need to bring
  • Student Handbook — The Student Handbook explains the mission and policies of the office of student life at Providence Christian College.  It serves to guide students into a living/learning community.  Any questions should be directed to the director of student life.
  • Student Employment Application-incoming students may apply for on-campus jobs through the employment application process.

Contact Information:

As always, the staff at Providence is here to help you, so please do not hesitate to call toll free at 866.323.0233 or email if you have questions.

Admissions Staff (please contact your personal admissions counselor)

Candace Janzen,  ext. 4007  |

Geoff Shaw, ext. 4000  |

Administrative Staff (for questions pertaining to financial aid, payment, student life forms)

Tina Bos, Financial Aid Advisor, ext. 4038  |

Dwayne Johansen, Business Office, ext. 4036  |

Ellen Avants, Student Life, ext. 4000  |

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