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Pasadena City College (PCC)

The PCC Application opens on December 1st. PCC Outreach Team are looking forward

to helping you complete the application via Zoom on the following dates and times.


Each session will be limited to maximum number of students to best support



DATE        TIME          Maximum # of students                            ZOOM LINK



3pm - 4pm










4:15pm – 5:15pm




3pm - 4pm




4:15pm – 5:15pm

15 + students who missed earlier session



3 pm - 4pm

30 (Special Ed /IEP/DSPS will join)



As a first-year student, you will be automatically considered part of the Pathways FYE

program. We will communicate all the steps you need to take before registering for

classes. These steps will determine whether you qualify for Priority Registration and get

the schedule you want with the classes you need! We would also like to connect you

with some of the support programs that are under Pathways FYE or those we work very

closely with. Please complete this interest form and let us which programs you would

like more information on:


The Pathways FYE Program will be hosting financial aid application assistance

workshops for any students who have not started or completed their application. For

more information, please refer to the attached flyer. You can sign up

at: even if you are not planning to apply to or

attend PCC.


Lastly, as you are going through the application to enrollment process at PCC, we want

you to have a guide to refer to, so you’ll always know what your next step is. You can

find the checklist at:


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at


Apply to PCC

Pasadena City College accepts applications for the winter, spring, summer, and fall terms. The opening dates that applications are accepted for the respective terms are listed below. Apply on- line at:




Application First Accepted

Winter 2021

October 1, 2020

Spring 2021

October 1, 2020

Summer 2021

December 1, 2020

Fall 2021

December 1, 2020


Application Days

PCC will conduct virtual application workshops at all in-district high schools on December 1, 2020, to ensure that students have assistance with the application process on the first day that applications are accepted for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021. Sign up at your Career Center today.

When will PCC Visit Your School?

Find out when the Outreach Team will visit your school on the Outreach Activities calendar listed on the PCC website at or contact your school’s counseling office or career/college center.

PCC Day at Your High School

PCC Day brings Pasadena City College to your high school campus. Representatives from PCC’s academic, vocational, and support programs appear in a fair or presentation format to help you discover all of PCC’s programs and services.

PCC Office of Community and School Relations

PCC’s Office of Community and School Relations coordinates the college’s outreach and recruitment activities.

Yvette Valdez, PCC’s Outreach and Transfer Counselor, provides preadmission counseling and advice about the Concurrent Enrollment Fast Track program. She also conducts presentations and special events.

Alan De La Vara, PCC’s High School Specialist, provides advisement, attends information fairs, and conducts presentations at local area high schools. In addition, Student Ambassadors attend information fairs and conduct PCC campus tours.

The Outreach Team provides:

  • Site visits to schools and community events
  • Presentations about a variety of topics, including transfer and vocational/occupational academic programs, support services, and financial aid
  • On-line Application Workshops
  • College/Career Fairs to acquaint you with PCC programs and services
  • Preadmission counseling about academic program and course requirements
  • PCC Campus Tours


Discover when the Outreach Team will host virtual events at your school. The master calendar of outreach activities is listed on the PCC website: You also may contact your school counselor for information about outreach activities.

Why Should You Study At Pasadena City College?

  • Pasadena City College is a top-rated, 2-year community college that serves more than 30,000 students every semester. The college is world-renowned for its high-quality education and extensive range of general education, transfer, certificate, and associate degree programs.
  • Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC ranks in the top 5 of community colleges in the state that transfer students to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.
  • PCC can meet a variety of educational needs with more than 60 academic and 70 Career and Technical Education programs as well as Extended Learning fee programs, Online Education, and the PCC Community Education Center
  • Classes are offered days, evenings, weekends, online, and on television.
  • PCC partners with the community providing occupational programs to train firefighters, dental assistants, paralegals, and many more professionals.
  • PCC offers generous financial aid and scholarships to students and awards nearly $28 million in student aid every year.
  • Nestled in the foothills of Pasadena, California, home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, PCC has educated more than a million students since its founding in 1924.
  • PCC Pathways Program: PCC has made a bold investment in the success of first year students, leveraging resources from a Title V grant, Student Access and Success Initiative (SASI) funds, and faculty and staff from across the campus to create the First Year Pathway Programs. Students enrolled in Pathways are guaranteed priority registration and provided with critical support in and out of the classroom.
PCC website:


Click on Concurrent Enrollment to be directed to the PCC website.
  • High School students that are interested in taking a PCC course, must see their counselor for prior approval and forms. 
  • If you'd like to get your PCC course on your SPHS transcript, you will have to get prior approval from Mrs. Wichman before taking the course. 
Extended Opportunity Programs (EOP)
This is a state-funded program at Pasadena City College that provides educational and financial support services to eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational disadvantages. EOP&S assists eligible students in obtaining their educational goal of certificate, degree or transfer by providing additional support through counseling, tutoring, financial assistance,transfer services, career advisement, and other services.  See files to the right for application and more information about the EOP program.