Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Emergency Response System?

PCCUA’s Emergency Response System notifies students of special college closings and news. Sign up either using the Emergency Alert icon in the My RidgeNet portal or through WebAdvisor. Go to http://www.pccua.edu and click My RidgeNet at the top of the page. Cell phone number and phone provider are required. You will receive text notification in case of inclement weather, campus closings, or emergency situations.


What is BlackBoard?  

Blackboard is the learning management system used by PCCUA for hybrid courses, UA Online courses, and PC Net courses. Many instructors utilize this resource in their classes. 


When will I receive the Pell Grant and scholarship disbursements? 

Fall 2020:

Pell Disbursements will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24th, and Thursday, November 5th.

  • Helena campus will be drive-thru at the back of the Fine Arts Center under the awning.
  • Stuttgart will disburse at the Business Office Window in the A Wing.
  • DeWitt will disburse at the Front Desk.

Students will need a current student ID and the yellow success card from your advisor. Please wear your masks.


What is the Student Success Pass card? Why do I need one?  

Students must have Student Success Pass to pick up a Pell and/or scholarship disbursement check at fall and spring semester disbursements. Students receive the Student Success Pass from their assigned advisor. Students are required to contact an advisor a minimum of three (3) times per semester.


How do I know who my advisor is?

An academic advisor is assigned to each student at registration. To find an advisor, click here. The advisor will assist the student in choosing appropriate courses and creating an education plan.


How do I check my school EMAIL

Students may access their PCCUA email account using the following steps:

  • Click on the My RidgeNet link located on the PCCUA homepage (www.pccua.edu). 
  • Enter your PCCUA studnet email address (first initial + last name + last four digits of your student ID number + @pccua.edu). 
  • Enter your password (your date of birth MMDDYYYY). 
  • Click on the "Email"  icon.

How do I enroll for online courses?

To enroll in any online course, you must contact your advisor or Bennie Fonzie, bfonzie@pccua.edu by email. If communicating via email, you must include your name, student ID, and the online course name and number. If you do not receive a response within two business days, you are not enrolled in the class, and you should contact your advisor or the Admissions Office at (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1336.


How do I log into WebAdvisor?

WebAdvisor provides student with access to their personal information, billing and account information, transcript, grades, and class schedules.

  1. Go to My RidgeNet at www.pccua.edu and select the WebAdvisor link.
  2. Click on login the upper right of the main menu.
  3. Enter your username, First initial+last name+last four digits of Datatel/Student ID number.
  4. Press TAB
  5. Enter your Password which is your full date of birth (mmddyyyy).
  6. Click submit.

If you have problems, please submit a helpdesk ticket from the WebAdvisor Guest Page.


How do I login to a computer on campus?  How do I get a computer account?

All students must log in when using a computer lab. All programs loaded on the computer are available for students to use. To access the Internet, double-click the Firefox icon on the desktop. When prompted, enter your PCCUA email address and password.

Email address: First initial + last name + last 4 digits of student ID + @pccua.edu, i.e. -  jdoe1234@pccua.edu.
Password: Your birth date, i.e. – 01051985


How do I check my grades?

Students may access their account information, including grades, using the following steps:

  • Click on the My RidgeNet link located on the PCCUA homepage (www.pccua.edu).
  • Enter your username (first initial +last name + last four digits of your student ID number) or your email address (first initial  + last name + last four digits of your student ID number + @pccua.edu).
  • Enter your password (your date of birth MMDDYYYY).
  • Click on the "WebAdvisor" icon then click "Log In".

My RidgeNet accounts are typically created within 24 hours after a student registers. If you are unable to log into your account for any reason, please fill out a Helpdesk ticket by going to the PCCUA homepage, www.pccua.edu, and clicking on "Helpdesk". Please include a private email or phone number in your ticket for responses. 

 


How do I apply for graduation?

Students graduate in December and May. An annual graduation ceremony is held in May in Phillips and Arkansas Counties.

When a student is scheduled to graduate, the advisor and student must fill out a Graduation Application (see below). A degree audit must be attached to the application and sent to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Instruction. Any course substitutions must be written on the degree audit, and the degree audit must match the catalog year for the student.

The deadline to submit an application to graduate in December 2019 is November 8. The deadline to submit an application to graduate in May 2020 is March 13.

To earn an associate degree, at least thirty (30) credit hours or the last fifteen (15) credit hours must be earned from PCCUA. For a technical certificate, at least half the credit hours must be earned at PCCUA. Students can only receive one (1) Associate of Arts degree from PCCUA.

Graduation Application

Certificate of Proficiency Application