Getting Started

At Pierpont, we like to make things easy. That is why we have an easy 5-step system for enrollment. Follow the steps below to become a Pierpont student today!


Once you complete these things, you will be ready for your first day of classes with no last-minute surprises. Have questions? Don’t wait – get started now! If you need assistance at any point, please contact us at (304) 333-3684 and we will be happy to help you.

1. Complete the application.

  • It’s simple. Click the above link ‘APPLY NOW’, follow the instructions, and click “send.” Admission is open to anyone 17 or older, and the best part is, there is no application fee. If you would like assistance, visit the Office of Admissions– we are happy to help! (Students under 17 may be admitted through the Early Admission Program or Evening College for High School Students.)

2. Apply for financial aid.

  • Funding your future may be easier than you think, but be sure to get started early. In order to apply for different types of financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships) you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can begin that process at Pierpont's School code is 040385.  The FAFSA is available on October 1 for each upcoming academic year.  Some financial aid programs have deadlines for FAFSA completion, so be sure to complete as early as possible.  Need help? Speak to one of our Financial Aid Counselors at (304) 333-3642. 
  • If you are a WV Resident, you can complete the WV Invests Grant application at  The Invests Grant is available to assist in paying Tuition and Fees for WV Residents who are seeking their first college degree.  Learn more today by going to
  • To learn more about Financial Aid at Pierpont click here (link to Financial Aid section of website).

3. Request transcripts.

  • We’ll need to know what classes you have taken in high school or at another institution to guide you on the best course for your future. Submit high school, GED/TASC, college, or other transcripts as soon as possible. 

Mail transcripts to:

Pierpont Community & Technical College
Office of Admissions
500 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554

4. Take your placement test.

  • This is one test everyone passes. It’s a quick evaluation of your basic skills that helps you and Pierpont know where your college education should start. If you have taken the ACT or SAT with in the last five (5) years, or if you have taken college classes before, you might not need a placement test. But to be on the safe side, contact the Office of Admissions today at (304) 333-3684.

5. Register for classes.

  • Your application is in, you’ve sent your transcripts, and you’ve completed your placement test – what’s next? Registration! This is when you book your classes and get your schedule in place. You can register online or in person at our Enrollment Services Center. If you need help, just call (304) 333-3684.