Current Collegiate Connection Students
Below you will find some answers to some of your potential questions and links to various resources that will help you be successful in your course work.
It is critical for you as a student that you activate your GoPFW account. This is the one place where you will pay your bill, check your PFW email account for important updates and notifications, online coursework, online file storage, and upcoming deadlines. If you have already activated your account, but need help logging in please reach out to the PFW IT Help Desk (Submit a Helpdesk Ticket).
- Students who have already activated their accounts GoPFW
- Students who need to activate it for the first time Account Management Service
- Academic and Learning Supports
- Access to tutoring, supplemental instruction, and peer-facilitated group study sessions for various courses
- Writing Consultation & Support
- Provides writing consultations for academic papers
- IT Support
- Can help you set up and troubleshoot your goPFW account and answer other IT related questions
- Helmke Library
- Can provide crucial research assistance from reference librarians
- Online access to all university libraries and professional databases
- Vast data resources at the library and online (you must have an active goPFW account)
- Disability Access Center
- Mastodon Campus Bookstore (apparel, books, technology, etc.)
As mentioned above, bills can be paid by logging into your GoPFW account, mail, or by coming onto campus at the Office of the Bursar. If you are having issues with your GoPFW account please reach out to IT services for support and make sure you have your individual student 900 number.
Indiana College Core (ICC) Students:
PFW partners with local schools to provide students with the opportunity to earn a block of 30 college credits that can be transferred to any public college or university here in Indiana. These college courses fill specific competency requirements that make up the general education requirements for most Bachelor degrees. For more information, about completing the ICC please check out the following links below or talk to your local school counselor.
- Students must earn 30 credits across 2 Categories: Foundational Intellectual Skills & Ways of Knowing and multiple competencies
- 3 Credits must earned in each ICC Competency through a mix of PFW courses, other university courses, AP, and IB
- Students must earn at least 15 of those credits through PFW
- Students will need to meet with their school advisor either, TiAsia Barlow or Jackie Murray, to discuss their progress and goals for achieving the ICC
*Earning the ICC does not guarantee that students will not need to still complete additional general education requirements at whatever institutions they decide to transfer the block of credits to
Important ICC Links:
Once you enroll in PFW courses, whether you are on campus or in your local high school, your records and privacy are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, even if you are a minor. That means that your records are private and only accessible by you, that also means if you need information or help from one of our departments it needs to be you the student that requests it, not your parent or guardian. This may seem like a roadblock, but it is a step designed to protect you the student. For further information on FERPA, please visit PFW's Registrar page on FERPA.
Dual credit grades that are earned through PFW Collegiate Connection will be recorded on your high school instructor and will be reflected on both your high school and permanent college transcript. Its important to remember that these courses are challenging for a reason, they are college level courses that you are taking in high school, so treat them as such. If you do poorly in a course it will be reflected on your permanent transcript, therefore take them seriously. If you are not being as successful as you had hoped, you have some options. The first would be to seek out academic support resources either at your local school or here on campus. If you feel like these additional supports won't be enough, then you can withdraw from the course up to a certain date. If you earn a grade of a D+ or lower, then you will not be eligible to enroll at another Collegiate Connection course for one enrollment term, unless it is to retake the same course for a better grade.
Becoming a Full-Time Mastodon:
Interested in coming to PFW full time for your degree, excellent! Here are some things that you may need to know before applying.
- Wanting to tour campus, Visit Us Your Way
- Have some questions about becoming a full-time undergraduate student at PFW, complete the Request for Information form to learn more, reference the new Mastodon Checklist, or contact the Admissions Team for information about next steps, details about orientation and classes, etc.
- You will need to complete an Undergraduate Application
- But there is no application fee for Collegiate Connection students
- Once you have been accepted & completed orientation, then our First Year Advising office will help guide you through your first year as a member of the herd