INFORMATION ABOUT JOINT BASE ANDREWS CENTER Prince George's Community College on Andrews is a safe, convenient location for those living in the southern part of Prince George's County. Located on Joint Base Andrews since 1972, the college offers a full range of services, such as admission, placement testing, registration and academic advising, and at least 50-70 course offerings each fall and spring semester. Classes are small and personal. Associate degrees offered are Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and General Studies along with several certificate programs. Civilians can easily access the base through the Visitor Center just outside the main gate off Allentown Road. Approximately 65% of Prince George's Community College students on Andrews have a military ID. Nearly all credit courses offered are in the evening at various locations on the base. In the spring and fall semesters, Andrews offers up to 10 weekenders and other alternative formats. Summer sessions are 5, 6 or 8 weeks in length and weekenders are also available. For more information about Joint Base Andrews, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. SERVICES AT JOINT BASE ANDREWS CENTER Admissions Joint Base Andrews location offers a full range of services to students. We process applications on site and the paper copy is sent to the Records office at Largo campus for your permanent record file. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 may be paid by check, money order,debit or credit. We do not take cash payments. SOAR online orientation: The college requires all first year students to participate in the Owl Success Track at Prince George's Community College. This program offers incoming students an excellent way to make the most of a student's first year at Prince George's Community College. For military students taking courses at Joint Base Andrews there is an online version of SOAR available (follow the link below). Students taking the online orientation must complete all sessions (16) and take the test at the end and present this test to registration to be eligible to register for classes. SOAR online Placement Testing: Andrews offers the free Accuplacer Test (placement test) on a walk-in or appointment basis. We offer the same tests as Largo: reading comprehension, Sentence Structure and mathematics. Samples of the Accuplacer are available at Andrews. Re-testing is available upon request. You will take your test on a personal computer system in our technology lab. Your test results are printed immediately when you are done, and you may then meet with an academic advisor, who will help you choose courses based on your scores. Transfer students who transfer courses in college level English and mathematics may be exempt from all or parts of the placement test. Ask an advisor if you are not sure. Call ahead for hours of testing and advising as they may change when classes are not in session at Andrews: 301-322-0778 or 301-981-5949. Academic Advising Academic advisors are available Monday through Thursday but advising hours vary. Call 301-322-0778 or 301-981-5949 for specific times the advisors are available. Advisors can assist you with test score interpretation, course selection, career advice, course transfer information, study skills and can answer concerns you have about your enrollment. After consulting with an advisor, you'll be ready to register for classes. Registration for Credit Classes The staff at Andrews is ready to help you with any forms associated with enrolling or registering for college. Registration is a big step and we make it as easy as possible for you. In-person registration at Andrews is available only for those students who have a military ID or have current base access. If you register in person at Andrews, we will process your registration form and print your bill. You can pay at Andrews too! We also handle forms for withdrawal, adding and dropping classes, transfer credit evaluation requests, requests for official transcripts, name and address changes, curriculum changes and Veterans' Administration applications. If you are a civilian and are planning on taking classes on Andrews, you may register for the Andrews location from any other location. You will be notified by email about how to get your base pass for class access on base (see "Frequently Asked Questions" about obtaining a base pass). Also, you may check the extension center section of the courses schedule for base access information as well as see information on base access procedures on this site. Registration for Non-credit Classes We process non-credit course registrations and take payments at Andrews, but we do not offer Continuing Education courses at Andrews. Accepting Payments/Financial Aid We accept payment for credit and non-credit courses. At Andrews, we accept all types of payments except cash. We process checks, money orders, credit/debit cards and purchase orders (employer paid tuition). This includes Tuition Assistance through the military branches. F.A.C.T.S./NBS deferred payment plan and Free Applications for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) are available online. For more information on financial aid (other than military tuition assistance), go here. Purchasing Books Andrews Center students may purchase books in person directly from the Largo campus bookstore or online by accessing www.pgccbookstore.com. You may also call 301-322-0912 (bookstore) to order textbooks. Have the reference number of the course ready when you call or access the website. Online or phone orders require credit card payment. You can request your textbook be sent directly to the Andrews Center for pick up. Military students may pick up their books any time during our Andrews Office hours. Civilians will only be able to pick up their books once they have base access for their class. Call the College’s Andrews Office for more information at 301-981-5949.