Gold is the Goal in Student Success
Pasco-Hernando State College encourages students to take advantage of the many services available at the college. PHSC faculty and staff are here to help you successfully complete your program and graduate. We will assist you with academic, financial and social challenges and connect you with beneficial campus and community resources to help you achieve your goals!
PHSC's Top Tip for Student Success
- Academic Advising
Advisors in the student affairs office assist students with academic, career, and personal matters. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor at any PHSC campus.
Students who have a paid application on file can schedule a virtual appointment through the Navigate app. To schedule a video chat, email or phone appointment, please send your contact information to email@example.com. We will contact you promptly to schedule a meeting.
- Academic Success Center
PHSC students receive support, guidance, and free tutoring through the Academic Success Center to help reach their academic and personal goals.
Special Notice: Free online tutoring is available to all PHSC students. We offer:
- Drop-in Sessions
- Online Writing Lab
Current students have access to our services and additional resources through Canvas via the course Academic Success Center — All Campuses Spring 2021. Make an appointment with an online tutor.
- Bobcat Pantry
PHSC's Bobcat Pantry is a donation-based service, free to students who need assistance in having their basic needs met. The pantry provides supplemental food and various hygiene products to ensure no student goes without. Students in need or individuals who would like to donate can call 855-669-7472, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about how PHSC helps students in need.
Also, students can contact a variety of community resource agencies for assistance with food and essentials: AuntBertha.com, FindHelp.org, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Metropolitan Ministries.
- Career Services
PHSC’s career services department helps students select a major, plan academic goals, develop career readiness skills, and search for a job with an online career guidance system. Students have access to lectures and workshops, internships, online job search resources and career advising.
Many resources such as FOCUS 2 and the College Central Network are available to assist students. Students may schedule a phone or virtual appointment with a career advisor.
- College Stores
The PHSC college stores are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit collegestore.phsc.edu to order textbooks, supplies, and Bobcat merchandise. If you need assistance with placing an online order, paying fees or have general questions call the College Store at 727-816-3304 or send an email to email@example.com.
- Financial Aid
Need help paying for college? The financial aid office at PHSC provides information and advising about federal, state and institutional aid programs, as well as local scholarships that may help you achieve your educational goals.
Financial Aid staff from all campus locations continue to serve students daily. Students are encouraged to contact their financial aid office with any questions or concerns they may have and a financial aid representative will respond as soon as possible. Call your local financial aid office or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly advise all students to complete their 2021-2022 FAFSA online at studentaid.gov. Students should continue to monitor their PHSC mail and WISE accounts for awarding status updates.
- Foundation Scholarship
Students are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships available through the PHSC Foundation. During the 2019-20 academic year, the Foundation provided $1,157,299 to students. Apply for a Foundation scholarship.
Each PHSC campus has a library staffed with experts who direct students to informational resources that support all aspects of the College's instructional, administrative, and cultural functions. Additionally, library instruction is offered to help each student at the college acquire the skills necessary to use all available resources effectively.
Ask a Librarian, PHSC's virtual reference service, is fully staffed and available to support students. Databases are available online through Canvas Courses or from the Library's website. On the database page students can find links to FAQs, research guides, Library Catalog and services during Covid.
Students and the community are encouraged to monitor the PHSC libraries social media posts (@PHSCLibraries) on Facebook and Twitter.
- Peer Mentor Program
Peer mentors are PHSC students who foster growth and empower their peers to take advantage of the support systems and resources available at the College while providing a casual, social platform for open communication. Student peer mentors are committed to promoting tools for student success. This dynamic group of students is friendly, approachable and provides a positive presence on campus. Interested in helping your peers? Apply to become a peer mentor!
- PHSC Mobile and Navigate
Download the PHSC Mobile App to stay informed with up-to-date information, learn about campus activities, clubs and events, view campus maps, check final grades, financial aid and scholarships. Get easy access to course descriptions and schedule, registration through WISE, and more! Also, download the Navigate app for a personal student experience. Through the Navigate app students can: schedule a virtual advising appointment; meet with an advisor; review academic history; and receive updates from the College and/or an advisor using their favorite delivery (text, e-mail, or notification).
- Student Accessibility Services
PHSC’s Office of Student Accessibility Services ensures equal access and provides accommodations and services to its registered students with disabilities.
To schedule a video chat, email or phone appointment, please send your contact information to email@example.com. We will contact you promptly to schedule a meeting. Students with accessible needs are encouraged to join the PHSC Accessibility Services Facebook group on the main PHSC facebook page @NowPHSC.
- Student Assistance Programs
The BayCare Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, voluntary, and confidential counseling service for students facing personal problems that may interfere with their academic success. Students have access to face to face, telephone or virtual appointments. Specifically for PHSC students, check out the BayCare Behavioral Health online resource, Personal Advantage, for articles, tips, resources and more. To access BayCare's Personal Advantage program log in using "BAYCARE".
- Student Life and Leadership
Student Life and Leadership (SLL) at PHSC offers many opportunities to ensure student success. Participation in activities sponsored by SLL allow students to get involved with student life on campus (and virtually) where they learn about educational resources and gain valuable leadership skills. So, join a club, make new friends and network your way to success!
Special Notice: All in-person Student Life and Leadership, Student Government Association (SGA) and student club meetings are held virtually until further notice. If you are interested in getting involved in upcoming events and leadership opportunities, email Jessica White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Testing Services
PHSC provides testing services to help students in a number of areas—placement into college-level courses, admission into limited-access programs, assessment of basic skills for exiting career and technical education (CTE) programs, assessment of prior learning for college credit, and industry certification.