University Town Center

  • Just a short walk (about 5 minutes) from the Prince George’s Plaza station on Metrorail's Green Line, Prince George's Community College at University Town Center (UTC) offers students a convenient location for college credit and workforce development courses. The Center opened in August of 2000 and has grown steadily since that time. It now serves approximately 1,800 credit and continuing education students each semester. The Center offers approximately 175 credit classes each fall and spring semester and 60 in the summer. Classes are small, personal, and available throughout the day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm. UTC is open Monday through Saturday during the fall and spring, and Monday through Friday over the summer. 

    Services


    Admissions: New and transferring credit students can apply in person or online for admission to the College. To apply online, simply click on “apply” from the Quick Links on the homepage. The application fee of $25.00 may be paid by check, money order, or credit card but only credit cards are accepted online. UTC does not accept cash payments.


    To be eligible for in-county tuition, individuals who are not U.S. citizens must present evidence of permanent U.S. residency in the form of an original resident alien card or, for asylees, an original I-94 card. The UTC staff will make a photocopy and attach it to your record.
    For applicants who attended a university outside the U.S., information is available about the transfer evaluation process for foreign course work.


    Placement Testing: UTC offers placement testing on Mondays and Wednesdays. No appointment is necessary, but individuals planning to take the placement test must be signed in by 10:00 a.m. Your application for admission must be on file 24 hours before you take the test. Students are strongly encouraged to pick up and review a sample of the appropriate placement test prior to taking the test. Samples are available at the front desk or online at http://academic.pgcc.edu/sas/sas-placement-test.shtml See the advising staff for more information.


    After the test, you will be given an appointment for orientation. Orientation typically lasts two hours, including an individual meeting with an advisor to develop a class schedule based on the test results.


    Transfer students who transfer courses in college level English and mathematics may be exempt from all or parts of the placement test upon review of their records by an advisor. Ask an advisor if you are not sure.


    Academic Advising: Academic advisors are available at UTC. Advisors can assist you with test score interpretation, course selection, career advice, transfer information, study skills, and enrollment concerns. To avoid concerns about prerequisites, students who have earned academic credit from other institutions should bring a copy of their records to show the advisor.


    Accepting payments/Financial Aid: You can pay for credit and continuing education courses at UTC. We accept checks, money orders, and credit cards, but cash is not accepted. Payment for continuing education classes is due at the time of registration. Credit students have the option of participating in the deferred payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions (formerly FACTS) and/or applying for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on financial aid, go to http://pgcc.financialaidtv.com/  


    Purchasing books: University Town Center now has an on-site college bookstore open throughout the peak registration period. You may also purchase your books directly from the Largo campus bookstore. Consult www.pgccbookstore.com for more information.


     

  • Contact Information

    University Town Center

    Office Hours:

    Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM Friday, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

    Address

    6505 Belcrest Road, Suite 200, Hyattsville, MD 20782

    Phone:

    (301) 277-5934