Registration & Matriculation FAQ
What is Registration?
This stage includes selecting your classes in Populi.
What is Matriculation?
The matriuculation process involves verify 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 be paid in full for the previous semester to register online?
No you do not have to be payed in full to register. However, you will not be able to finish matriculation until any old balance is paid in full.
Do I have to be paid in full for the previous semester to Matriculate?
Yes, you will need to pay off any past due balance in order to proceed with matriculation.
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 on the registration page on our website.
How can I change my course registration after I have submitted it?
If your reigstration 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?
Go to www.pbc.populiweb.com and 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 reiceve 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.
We will only review courses at 100 level or higher. AP classes do not apply unless you completed them at a college/univeristy campus – if this is the case please request an official transcript be mailed to us as soon as possible.
For any additional questions please contact our offices at 503-255-3540.
Can I buy my books from the school?
All students have the option to purchase their books through the PBC Online 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. PBC does not have a physical bookstore on campus. For more information about the PBC Online Bookstore click here.
Do I have to register online?
Do I have to register my car to bring it on campus?
Yes. Registering your vehicle is part of the matriuclation form. You will need to pick-up your parking pass at the Student Resource Center.
When is the Matriculation 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 Matriculation 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 matriclation deadline there will be $100 late fee added to your bill.
I am not 100% sure that I will be returning to PBC next semester. Should I still register online 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.