Graduating from Pasadena City College


Two students participate in commencement from Pasadena City College.

Whether you're planning to continue on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree or you're going straight to the workforce, graduating from PCC with an associate degree will open more doors for you.

Why Earn An Associate Degree?

  • AA/AS Degrees can stand alone or be a stepping stone to a bachelor degree.
  • AA/AS degree holders earn up to 25% more each year than someone who is doing the same job without a degree.
  • A different AA/AS degree from your bachelor degree will diversify your resume.
  • More employers are requiring job candidates to have a degree, so getting an associate degree will open more doors.

Get Priority Registration to Finish Your Degree!

Have 3 classes or less to complete your associate degree (AA/AS, AA-T/AS-T)? Sign up for the Graduation Initiative to get an earlier registration date to make sure that you get the classes you need to graduate.

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Applying for Graduation


We graduate students three times per year (fall, spring, and summer). Once you register for your final semester, you may apply for graduation. Deadlines are usually in September for fall, January for spring, and May for summer. Specific deadlines are listed in the academic calendar

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