Enhance your opportunity to succeed at Prince George’s Community College with The Owl Success Track! Attending the New Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is the first step toward your academic success. SOAR is a one-stop opportunity to learn about services and resources available at Prince George’s Community College, become familiar with college policies and procedures, and get the inside “scoop” on the institution. Your experience doesn't just stop there. Owl Success Track will be with you throughout your first year offering a variety of services and programs to engage you. After you complete the New Student Orientation (SOAR), students and their families are invited to attend the New Student Convocation. During the fall and spring semesters, students are invited to attend college tours, along with workshops on financial literacy, personal management, and goal setting to name a few. At any time during their first year, students are encouraged to connect with an Owl Success Track team member should you encounter any barriers that you feel will impede your academic success, from stress to academic difficulties. We have the answers and a resource or two which can get you back on track to Owl Success! Support ServicesAcademic AdvisingAcademic advisors assist students in choosing a major, developing a plan of study, and registering for classes.Behavioral Intervention TeamThe Behavioral Intervention Team encourages all community members to identify and report issues of concern so that steps can be taken to support those in need and prevent behavioral problems.Career ServicesThe Career Resource Center offers resources and guidance to students seeking employment or exploring career interests. Counseling ServicesThe Counseling Center offers individual support and referrals to those in need. Disability Support ServicesStudents with disabilities can get support and accommodation through this office. Health Education CenterThe Health Education Center provides basic medical services and educational information about health issues. International Education CenterThe International Education Center provides support and guidance for all students from other countries, regardless of citizenship status or nationality. Mentoring OpportunitiesThe college offers several mentoring programs promoting academic success such as Diverse Male Student Initiatives, International Education Center, Mentoring Program, and Women of Wisdom (WOW).PGCC CaresPGCC Cares mobilizes the college's internal and external community to provide resources and solicit support to address critical needs.Student Assessment Services Testing CenterThe Testing Center administers college placement tests and proctored course exams.Student Identification CardsInformation about student IDs for credit and noncredit students.Student Support Services(TRIO)Student Support Services-TRiO (SSS) is a comprehensive, federally-funded program that offers academic coaching to students in need of scholarly support to accomplish their educational and career goals.Tech Prep Program ServicesTECHnical PREParation is designed to prepare students for the workplace. Tech Prep requires students to complete a sequence of academic and technical coursework starting in high school and continuing through postsecondary education.Transcript and Verification RequestsRequest an official college transcript or an official verification of enrollment.Transfer ServicesThe college has many services to support graduates transferring to four year colleges.TutoringThe college has tutoring centers focused on math and writing, as well as general academic support services.Veterans ServicesThe Veterans Services Office helps students access VA financial benefits and other support services. Student Success ProgramsDiverse Male Student InitiativesThis program provides support and guidance to increase the success of diverse male college students. Hillman Entrepreneurs ProgramA selective admissions scholarship program for potential entrepreneurs funded by the David and Suzanne Hillman Foundation.Next StepPrince George's County Department of Social Services offers tuition assistance through the Next Step Training and Education Program.OWL Success Track - A First Year ExperienceA comprehensive program for entering students that includes orientation, registration, support and advisingPrior Learning Assessment Network (PLAN)Students can develop portfolios to document prior experiences in order to earn credit for some college courses.Upward Bound (TRiO)Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program that assists high school students through their transition to college.Veterans Upward Bound (TRiO)Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program that assists military veterans through their transition to college. Vocational Support ServicesVocational Support Services (VSS) provides instructional support to students enrolled in career and technology education programs leading to an A.A.S. degree. Students are able to identify learning strengths, target areas for improvement, and build the skills for successful learning and accomplishment of educational goals.Women of Wisdom (WOW)This program provides support and guidance to increase the success of minority women students.EnrichmentAthleticsA member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Association (MD JUCO), Prince George's Community College Intercollegiate Athletics comprise TEAM OWL.Book Bridge ProjectThe Book Bridge Project brings Prince George’s County residents and the college community together in a shared learning experience about contemporary issues through literature.Collegian CentersThe Collegian Centers are academic organizations that enrich the educational experiences of students by supporting academic and career achievement, encouraging faculty and peer mentoring, and promoting scholarship, leadership and fellowship.Fitness & HealthThe college offers a gym, pool, track, weight training and exercise facilities, and many other amenities.Honors Program & AcademyStudents can take honors courses or enroll in the selective Honors Academy. Natatorium (Swimming & Exercise Facility)Robert I Bickford Natatorium (Fitness Facility & Swimming Pool).Service-LearningThe Service-Learning Program encourages the development of civic responsibility through students’ participation in service projects within the community which support their academic objectives.ResourcesBookstoreThe privately-run college bookstore offers textbooks and supplies that can be ordered online. LibraryThe college library has extensive online resources and onsite holdings, including reference and information literacy support. Student HandbookThe student handbook contains essential information for students on all aspects of the college.TechnologyBlackboardBlackboard is a Web-based program that serves as the college's online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials, to submit assignments and to discuss the course with your classmates.Computer Labs and FacilitiesThe college offers computer labs for use by current students at all major college sites.eLearning ServicesSupport for students taking online courses.Mobile AppsMobile applications supporting campus, contact, and course information are available here. Owl AlertOwl Alert is the college's text messaging and email notification system for alerts such as college closings and delays.Owl LinkOwl Link is the online system used to search and register for courses, monitor grade and financial records, update personal information, and more. Guest access is available.Owl MailCollege email system for current students.Wi-Fi AccessWi-Fi access is available on the main campus and extension centers; get details here.Money ManagementFree Tax PreparationThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free Tax Preparation to members of the community. Volunteers are essential to the success of the program. Volunteers are trained and Certified as IRS Volunteer Income Tax Preparers.CashCourseVisit CashCourse for Financial Literacy Resources, including information on budgeting, credit, banking, and paying for college. Financial Empowerment Center at Prince George’s Community CollegeThe Financial Empowerment Center at Prince George's Community College provides financial services to Prince George's County residents, including prior year tax return preparation, amended tax returns, financial coaching, small business coaching and financial workshops.