Registration & Enrollment FAQ

What is the Enrollment Agreement?

The Enrollment Agreement process involves verifying your information and registration, signing a financial contract, ordering your books, and making a down payment. This must be completed in order for you to be considered an official PBC student.

Do I have to have paid the previous semester in full in order to register online?

No, you do not have to be payed in full to register. However, you will not be able to begin classes until your previous balance is paid in full. Contact the Finance Office for more information.

Do I have to have paid the previous semester in full in order to sign the Enrollment Agreement?

No, but you do have to pay off your previous semester in order to start classes.

How do I know what classes to sign up for?

To view your required courses, log onto your Populi account and go to the “Student” tab, then select “Degree Audit”. Make sure to click on “Show All” under each semester grouping to view all classes (Note: Please complete your first year requirements before requesting second year courses.)

You can also watch a video tutorial on how to view your degree audit here.

How can I change my course registration after I have submitted it?

If your registration has been reviewed and locked, please contact the Registrar’s office for assistance with changing your enrollment. Otherwise, you can simply go to your “Registration” tab and select the (+/-) sign to add/delete a course.

Where can I find my Populi User Name & Password?

In Populi, click on “Forgot your username or password?”. The system will automatically email your login information. If you are unable to obtain this information please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Do I need to take an English Waiver Exam?

All Freshmen, who are pursuing any degree at PBC other than a Music Degree, are required to take the English Waiver exam.

If you have completed an English course(s) at another institution you can submit an official transcript for transfer credit review. Once we receive your official transcript we will evaluate them and determine whether any of your courses would be the equivalence of our course. If so, we can then transfer-in those courses.

For any additional questions please contact our offices at 503-255-3540 or

Can I buy my books from the school?

All students have the option to purchase their books through the PBC Bookstore. However, students are also welcome to purchase books on their own through Amazon and other bookstores. Students are responsible to make sure they have all their books in time for their first class. For more information about the PBC Bookstore click here.

Do I have to register online?

Yes, you will need to register online through your Populi account.

Do I have to register my car to bring it on campus?

Yes. All vehicles must be registered. Please contact the Student Resource Center for more information.

When is the Enrollment Deadline?

You can find the current deadlines on our website.

Do I have to pay as soon as I register for classes?

No. Down payments are due on the Enrollment Deadline. You are welcome to make a payment early by logging into your Populi account and visiting the “Financial” tab.

Please note that if your down payment is not received by the enrollment deadline there will be $100 Late Enrollment Fee added to your bill.

I am not 100% sure that I will be returning to PBC next semester. Should I still register for classes anyway?

Yes. You will want to register for classes so we can keep you in our communication for any updates. Should you decide not to return to PBC you can simply email or call the Registrar to un-register.

What should I do if I am not able to return after all?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office to notify us of this change. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in communicating this information to us as soon as possible.

How do I sign up for private music lessons?

Students can request private lessons the same way they request other classes. Check the course description to see if the private lesson is a ½ hour (1 credit) or 1 hour (2 credits). After a request is approved, a member of the music staff will contact the student to schedule the time.

Who can I contact if I have other questions?

For academic questions, contact the Registrar’s Office. For financial questions, contact the Finance Office. For questions about living on campus, contact the Campus Pastors. For other questions, contact the Student Resource Center.

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