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Family Day Weekend Recap… In Pictures

Now that we’re just a week away from the college enrollment deadline of May 1, let’s take a look back at our Family Day weekend for students accepted to the Class of 2018:


Welcome to Family Day, Class of 2018!


Admission Ambassadors ready to greet arriving families!


PC’s Jazz-Funk Combo setting up before their performance on Family Day


Students and parents arriving at the registration tent


New members of the PC family making their way into the Peterson Recreation Center


Members of the Friars Club, our welcoming committee at the registration tent


Members of the Class of 2018 and their families making their way to the Welcome Presentation


Ready for the opening speeches welcoming the Class of 2018 to campus in Mullaney Gymnasium



College President Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., addressing 830 accepted students and their families in Mullaney Gym


Members of the Friars Club leading campus tours


LOTS of campus tours on Family Day!


Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Raul Fonts, Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Cooley, and Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., welcoming attendees of our Night in Friartown Program



“Are there always trolleys on campus?” (No, just special occasions… like Family Day!)

Post Deposit Information

As we move through the month of April, we continue to receive a number of enrollment deposits each day – our congratulations to you for making your college decision! We’re excited to have you join the PC Class of 2018!

When we receive a student’s Enrollment Reservation Form and enrollment deposit – either by mail or online – we send some information back to you (by mail) that outlines the next steps in the process. Along with a copy of your Enrollment Reservation Form that serves as a “receipt” for your enrollment deposit, we send all of our enrolled students a sheet titled “Post Deposit Information” that I want to go over today.

As the “Post Deposit Information” sheet indicates, there are two required items we need from our enrolled students in the coming weeks as well as two optional items you may choose to submit.

Required Items:

  1. Final High School Transcript – When your senior year is officially complete, we need an official final transcript from your high school in order to complete the documentation required for you to matriculate here at PC. Your final high school transcript must clearly indicate your date of high school graduation, and should be submitted to the Office of Admission by July 1. It is a requirement that we have a final high school transcript on file before a student can begin taking classes at PC.
  2. Standardized Test Scores (SAT/ACT) – If your application for admission to PC did not contain standardized test scores, your scores must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services by June 1. As part of our test-optional admission policy, we require all enrolled students to submit their SAT/ACT scores to support academic advisement. There are two options available for submitting your test scores: (a) You may contact the testing agency directly to have your official scores sent to PC (note that there is a fee charged for this service!) or (b) you can use the “SAT/ACT Test Report Form” included in the mailing to have your scores sent from your high school counseling office to PC. Scores received directly from your high school are considered official and will fulfill the standardized test requirement. (Of course, if your application to PC contained your official standardized test scores, you’re already all set!).

Optional Items:

  1. AP/College Credit Mailing – Information regarding college-level coursework from your high school years that you wish to be considered for inclusion on your PC transcript will be mailed in mid-May. (Go to the Enrollment Services website for PC’s Transfer Credit Policy).
  2. Change of Major – A request for a change of major or to change your status from undeclared to a specific major needs to be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services. A change of major isn’t automatically granted, but requires another review. You will be notified once your change of major request has been reviewed. You’ll need to submit the New Student Change of Major Form by June 1 to request a change of major (by mail, fax, or in-person; the office’s address is on the bottom of the form).

There you have the first of many steps you’ll take as an official member of the Providence College community. If you have any questions about the post deposit information we’re looking for, please post them here or feel free to call the Office of Admission at (401) 865-2535.

Family Day Weekend Prep

Family Day Preparation in Alumni Hall

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“Family Day” for Accepted Students

Registration page for Family Day 2014

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FAQ about Merit Scholarships

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Your Stories: #pc2018

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Class of 2018 Updates: Facebook

Providence College Class of 2018 Facebook page

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Spending “A Day in Friartown”

Day in Friartown visit program

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to present at a session for parents of accepted students as part of our Day in Friartown program along with Kristine Goodwin, PC’s Vice President for Student Affairs. (Brief side note: If you have the chance to … [Continue reading]

The Waiting List: FAQ

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Academic Interests of Accepted Students

Accepted student academic interests for the Class of 2018

A graphical representation for you of the academic interests of all of our accepted students for the Class of 2018: Students who have declared majors in the liberal arts lead the way at just over 33% of our accepted student population. And not to … [Continue reading]

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