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How do I change my name and address?

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How to register

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What is the Academic Year?

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What Panola College buildings will be open this fall?

  • All Panola College buildings will be open regular business hours (Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Enrollment/Registration

How can I change my major?

Contact the admissions office at admissions@panola.edu

How do I change my personal information with the school?

Contact the admissions office at admissions@panola.edu

How do I contact the IT Helpdesk?

Contact Distance Learning at dl@panola.edu

How do I drop/withdraw from a class?

Contact the admissions office at admissions@panola.edu from your Panola email address. If you are a dual credit student, you must contact your high school counselor

How do I order my transcripts?

To order your transcript online click here

I need help getting access to Canvas

Contact Distance Learning at dl@panola.edu

Is there a way to transfer or change to an all-online class

If the class is offered both online or face to face, it is possible to switch up to the last day to registration.   

What are the first and last days of classes in the semester?

The first day of fall 2021 is August 18, 2021 and ends on December 7, 2021.

What is the last date to add or drop a class for this semester?

For fall 2021 the last day to add a class is 8/23/2021. To withdraw from a class, review the drop date list at

When can I register for Fall/Spring/Summer/etc. classes?

Any time after Apr. 7, 2021.

Where can I replace my Student ID card?

Student IDs can be replaced at MCC, SRTC, and Student Center. If you are dual credit student, please contact your high school counselor.

Who do I contact if I have a hold on my account?

It depends. Contact the department that has the hold on your account. You can check on your hold by visiting your Campus Connect account.

Who do I contact if I want to transfer?

Contact the admissions office at admissions@panola.edu

Will classes be virtual or in-person this semester?

All campuses are operating as normal and offer both options for most classes.

Financial Aid

Can I receive aid for the summer?

Financial aid is available for summer course.  To see if you qualify,  complete the summer I and II financial aid applications starting in April.

How do I get a loan?

You MUST be enrolled in 6 credit hours to qualify for loans:

  • Complete "Applying for Financial Aid" steps first
  • Complete the Entrance Counseling 
  • Complete the Loan agreement for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN)
  • Complete the Direct Loan Request form

See "Apply for a Student Loan" for more information on the Financial Aid page.

If I drop a class, will this affect my financial aid?

Maybe. This is different for each individual student. Please contact the finacial office to find out how dropping a class effects your personal financial aid.

Steps for applying for financial aid

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Complete the additional paperwork required by the Department of Education --  you must log into Student CampusConnect to complete missing documents

When do we get excess funds?

Fall 2021 financial aid excess funds will be dispersed on September 30, 2021.

When is the deadline for submitting the FAFSA?

The FAFSA and all necessary paperwork should be completed before your bill is due for the semester.

Where can I find scholarships?

Here is the link to the scholarship webpage

Where can I get an update on the status of my financial aid?

You can find your log into Student CampusConnect and select "Review Financial Aid".

Who do I contact with questions about filling out my FAFSA?

The financial aid office can help you! Call us at 903-693-2035 or email us fao@panola.edu.

Student Services

How can I request an unofficial transcript online?

You can print one directly from your Student Campus Connect

How can I request an unofficial transcript online?

You can print one directly from your Student Campus Connect

How do I apply to live on campus?

Fill out the application at

How do I contact an advisor?

Fill out the form to request an appointment or call us at 903-693-2048

How do I contact an advisor?

Fill out the form to request an appointment or call us at 903-693-2048.

How does tutoring work?

Contact student services at 2048 to find out your tutoring options

Is there a new dean's list every semester

Yes

Is there a new dean's list every semester?

Yes

What are the Fitness Center hours?

M-Th 7:30 am- 5:00 pm; F 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

What do I do if I need ADA accommodations?

Contact disability support services at 
Telephone: (903) 693-2046
Fax: (903) 693-2031
dss@panola.edu

When are residence halls closed?

December 9, 2021

When are residence halls open?

August 14, 2021

When can I apply for graduation?

When you register for your final semester complete the application here 

Where can I apply for graduation?

When you register for your final semester complete the application here 

Where can I apply for graduation?

When you register for your final semester complete the application here 

Where do I go for testing accommodations due to a disability?

Contact disability support services at 
Telephone: (903) 693-2046
Fax: (903) 693-2031
dss@panola.edu

Who can I talk to to get help with finding a job?

Visit our virtual career coach at

Who do I contact to take the HESI test?

Contact the testing center at 903-693-2036 or find out more info here

Who do I contact to take the TSI test?

Contact the testing center at 903-693-2036 or find out more info here

College Store

Can I purchase my textbooks online?

Yes, absolutely! All textbook ordering information can be found here.

How do I use my Financial Aid in the Panola College Store?

Bring your student ID card with your number on it, and show it to the cashier.  For online orders, choose “Financial Aid” as the form of payment and make sure you include your student ID number in your information.

I need instructions for ordering textbooks online.

All textbook ordering information can be found here.

Please explain how textbook pricing works?

We often hear that textbooks cost too much.  To see the textbook pricing is explained in detail, please visit 

What holidays is the Panola College Store closed?

All planned holidays will be listed under announcements on our website here. 

What is needed to sell my textbooks back for cash?

Nothing but the textbooks.  You do not need anything else.  

What is the textbook refund policy?

To see the full refund policy, please visit

When can I purchase my textbooks?

All textbook ordering dates can be found under the “Announcements” section at the top of the  Panola College Store website here.

When can I sell my textbooks back for cash?

Textbook buy back for fall 2021 will be Dec 2, 9am - 4pm; Dec 3, 9am - 11am; Dec 6 - 8, 9am - 4pm

Library

Are there textbooks in the library?

The only textbooks in the library are those that instructors have placed on reserve. Email library@panola.edu to ask about which ones. 

Does it cost to print?

A one-sided, black  white copy is $.09, two-sided are $.17.  A one-sided color copy is $.25 and two-sided are $.49.

How do I get a HOOPLA account?

Email library@panola.edu for assistance. 

How do I get a hotspot?

Each semester the library sends a new form to student email accounts for requesting hotspots. Submit the form for a device.

How do I get a laptop?

Each semester the library sends a new form to student email accounts for requesting laptops. Submit the form for a device.

How do I get a library card?

Your student ID is your library card. 

How do I login to the databases?

Email library@panola.edu for assistance. 

Is the library open on weekends?

The library is not currently open on weekends.

What time does the library close?

The library closes Monday-Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and Friday at 12:30 p.m.

What time does the library open?

The library opens Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m.

Where can I fax something?

Faxing is available at the College Store in the Charles C. Matthews Student Services Building.

Where can I print?

Printers are located on each Panola campus.  There are 2 on the main campus.  One is on the second floor of the library and the other is in the Health Science building.

Where can I scan something?

A scanner is available on the second-floor of the library in the computer area.

Digital Learning/IT Services

How do I access Canvas?

User name: your entire PC email address
Password: your PC student ID #
Click here: 

How do I access my Campus Connect account?

User name: your PC student ID #
Password: Last 4 digits of your social security #
Click here:

How do reset my email password?

Contact IT support @ email_support@students.panola.edu

I'm having trouble with HonorLock. Who do I contact?

Contact Distance Learning at dl@panola.edu

What are the Testing Center hours?

The testing center hours vary at each location. Check out the hours here

What should I bring to the testing center?

Just bring your student ID

Where is the testing center located?

Carthage - Panola College Testing Center

1109 West Panola Street
Gullette Building, Room 107
Phone: (903) 693-1159
Email: pc-testing@panola.edu

Center - Shelby Regional Training Center

678 Roughrider Drive
Phone: (936) 591-9075
Fax: (936) 591-9056
Email: srtc-testing@panola.edu
TSI testing available

Marshall - Marshall College Center

1300 E. Pinecrest Drive
Phone: (903) 935-5039
Fax: (903) 938-3845
Email: mcc-testing@panola.edu
TSI testing available

OTA

Are there any requirements or pre-requisites to apply to the program?

Yes, applicants must obtain full admission to Panola College, complete the prerequisites listed on the Admission Point System page; and must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or better.

But what if I have been convicted of a crime?

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to take the NBCOT exam or obtain state licensure.  Based upon the nature and severity of criminal activity, fieldwork sites may refuse to allow a student to participate.  The OTA faculty and staff will be happy to assist you with questions regarding criminal history, certification and licensure.

Do I HAVE to pass the TASP in order to be admitted to the OTA program?

All Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements must be met within the first year of the OTA program (prior to the beginning of the third semester).   For specific information regarding TSI, click here.  Students applying to the OTA program who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are TSI exempt for the OTA program.

How do you select students for the OTA program?

Because clinical practicum space is limited, students are admitted on a competitive basis. Preference will be given to applicants who have met TSI requirements. Students will be selected based on several factors such as residency, interview performance, and any combination of high school, GPA or equivalent, college GPA and TSI scores; see Admission Point System for more details.

How is Occupational Therapy different from Physical Therapy?

Occupational therapy practitioners provide unique services by using occupations or activities to promote recovery, health and wellness. For example, while a PT or PTA might work with a client on how to use a walker or cane, an OT or OTA would help that same person figure out how to use that walker or cane safely when doing laundry, preparing meals, accessing tight spaces such as the bathroom, etc.

How long is the program?

The program is two years.

How many students do you admit per year and when?

The OTA program enrolls up to 24 new students each Fall semester.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives

What kind of instruction can I expect during OTA classes?

Historically, most OTA students are second career, adult learners.  OTA courses are designed to emphasize hands on learning, mentorship, meaningful and job-relevant assignments and the use of technology to enhance instruction.  Almost all OTA courses involve a service learning component, where students learn through engagement in projects designed to enhance the lives of local residents.   This program is designed for active learners who are ready to experience education beyond the lecture podium.

When I finish the program and pass the national certification exam, can I start providing OT services?

Not quite.  You have to first get a license to practice.  Licensure is the governmental (state) regulation of practice, designed to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of a state against unscrupulous or incompetent practice by persons who have not met prescribed qualifications. In Texas, occupational therapy assistants are required to obtain a license to practice from the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners before practicing. Failure to do so renders both the individual as well as his/her employer (if applicable) liable for misdemeanor charges and fines. The Board maintains certain rules and regulations that govern eligibility for a license, as well as requirements for licensure renewal.  For additional information, contact the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners at 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510, Austin, Texas 78701-3942 Tel. (512) 305-6900. If you have been charged or convicted of a felony offense, you might not be eligible for OTA licensure in Texas and for certification by the National board for Certificate in Occupational Therapy.

When I finish the program, I will automatically be a COTA?

Not quite.  Upon completion of the OTA Program, graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states, including Texas, require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to take the NBCOT exam or attain state licensure.  

When should applications be submitted?

The application is located on our website and is available from January to May.  The application should be filled out and submitted online. The due date is mid May.  The specific date will be posted on the application.

Will I automatically be accepted into the OTA program?

Not necessarily. Admission to the OTA program is on a competitive basis.