Important Dates

Newly Admitted Students

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall

Application deadline:

Overseas & Change of Status: May 1                               Transfer applicants (In country with an F-1 visa): June 1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Spring

Application deadline:

Overseas & Change of Status: October 1                Transfer applicants (In country with an F-1 visa): November 1

If an applicant submits application documents after the deadline, it will be at the discretion of the admissions advisor if an acceptance will be given for the term applied. The ability to make a visa appointment, travel arrangements, and class availability to make up 12 units will all be factors in granting a late acceptance.

NEW STUDENT IMPORTANT DATES: FALL 2016

By U.S. immigration law, you must attend the International Student Orientation events. You are encouraged to check-in on July 13, 2016 for in- person Welcome Day, placement tests, academic counseling, and registration for FALL 2016 semester. 

Students who check-in on July 13th will be able to register for a full course of study early, 12 units including ESL/English and math. Before you arrive, please visit the following website for important information on how to complete the Pre-Registration steps: http://www.pasadena.edu/internationalstudents/pre-registration.html

Date

Required Events

ONLINE

Online Pre-Registration Steps

Wed. July 13, 2016

Early Bird Check-in/ Welcome Day 

*Thu-Fri July 14-15, 2016

Placement Tests

*Mon-Tue July 18-19, 2016

Group Counseling and Registration

July 20-August 7, 2016

No Events Scheduled

Mon. – Fri. Aug. 8-12, 2016

iJam

Mon. August 29, 2016

First day of Fall 2016 semester

**Students who check-in in July will not have any events scheduled after July 19, 2016. You may return home (submit a travel request) or choose to stay in the U.S. However, you must be available on campus from August 8-12, 2016 for iJAM and the beginning of the Fall term.

If you are unable to attend early check-in, you will have to register for 6 units of classes from home. It is not guaranteed that these 6 units will be the classes you will take during the Fall 2016 term, you may need to change the schedule based on Placement Test scores after you arrive. Before you arrive, please visit the following website for important information on how to complete the Pre-Registration steps: http://www.pasadena.edu/internationalstudents/pre-registration.html. Please note that many classes are full by early August, and you may have difficulty registering for the classes you need, especially math and English classes. You will not be able to register for math and English/ESL courses until after you arrive and take the placement tests.

Date

Required Events

ONLINE

Online Pre-Registration Steps

Mon. August 1, 2016

Check-in

*Mon-Fri. Aug. 1-5, 2016

Placement Tests

*Tue. - Fri. August.  2 - 5, 2016

Group Counseling and Registration

Mon. – Fri. Aug. 8-12, 2016

iJam

Mon. August 29, 2016

First day of Fall 2016 semester

 

*Date and time of Placement Tests and Group Counseling & Registration will be assigned during check-in. Students only have to participate in only one day of Placement Tests and one day of Group Counseling & Registration. However, attendance at iJAM is mandatory for all days.   

**Note: All new students, international and domestic, are required to take the placement tests for English and math. Even if you have taken TOEFL, IELTS, highest level of ESL, etc., you still need to take the PCC placement test to determine your eligibility to enroll in specific math and English courses. The placement test compares your skills to those of other students who study at PCC. TOEFL, IELTS, highest level of ESL, etc. scores will not be used as academic placement at PCC. Placement will be determined by your score on PCC’s placement test, given after arrival on campus.