How To Apply

Future Students

Applying to PCC is simple and the best choice you can make to set your future on fire! Just follow the 3 simple steps below and you'll be on your way to reaching your dreams and aspirations. Get started now!

Application Checklist

Note: All students must be at least 16 years old and show proof of high school graduation.

  1. Completed PCC International Student Application
    • The application asks for you to indicate the Program of Study ("major") that you wish to pursue. Please view the Programs of Study as a reference for possible majors.
  2. Passport-size photograph. 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)
    • Please submit one recent passport-sized photo.
  3. $40 USD Application Fee
    • The non-refundable, application fee can be paid via money order, cashier's check, or personal check. NO CASH, CREDIT CARDS, OR WIRE TRANSFER accepted. Payments should be made out to Pasadena City College.
  4. Sponsor Affidavit Form
    • Please complete the Sponsor Affidavit Form and obtain all necessary signatures. Without signatures from you and your sponsors, your application cannot be processed.
  5. Original Bank Statement/Letter
    • In addition to the Sponsor Affidavit form, a statement/letter from your bank or other financial institution must be submitted. The bank statement/letter must be in English, from CHECKING/SAVINGS/CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT account (*no stocks or investments), and issued by your financial institution. It must issued by the bank, contain the date (no older than 3 months), name of the account holder, and state that there is funding available in the amount of at least $20,000 USD. If funding is not in USD, currency must be specified in the statement/letter. If you have funding from multiple sources, you will need a bank statement/letter from each source. The statement/letter must also be signed and/or stamped by an official at the financial institution.
  6. English Proficiency Requirement:
  7. Educational requirement: (If the original language is not English, a certified English translation must accompany all transcripts, certificates, and diplomas.):
    • Applicants under 18 years old must submit a copy of their high school diploma and a copy of their high school transcript.
    • Applicants over 18 years old must submit a copy of a transcript from their high school or college.
  8. Visa document requirement:
    • Copy of your passport information page(s) and expiration page

     In addition, if you are a transfer student:

     Copy of current visa page

      Copy of form I-20 from current school

     Transfer-in Recommendation Form (Transfer students only)

     In addition, if you are a change of status student:

     Copy of current visa page

    Copy of I-94

     Copy of I-20 if you are on F-2 status

     Copy of page 1 of DS-2019 if you are on J status

  9. Applicants under 18 years old at time of application

Applications that are not complete (including all required supporting documents) by the application deadline will be deferred to the next available semester.

Return the completed application together with the supporting documents before the deadline to:

Pasadena City College
International Student Admissions, D204
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003, USA


  • Please send the completed and signed application as soon as possible.

  • Your applications will not be processed until all documents listed above are received.

  • You will be notified of our decision within 10 business days AFTER your completed application is received in our office. We will use the email address on your application to notify you.

Application Forms

All forms are fillable PDF's. Please make sure that you TYPE your information and PRINT the forms. Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

All the forms that you need to apply are listed below.

For more information, please refer to the Application Checklist above.

International Student Application Packet

Please complete and sign the required documents in the Application Packet.

International Student Application Packet

Individual Forms

Programs of Study (List of Majors)

Please refer to the "Programs of Study" sheet to find your program major code in order to complete your application.
Programs of Study

Sponsor Affidavit Form

Your sponsor affidavit form and your bank certification letter need to show that you (or your sponsor) have the minimum amount required for one academic year (i.e. $20,000) in your bank account.
Sponsor Affidavit Form

Transfer-in Recommendation Form

Submit Transfer-in Recommendation Form only if you are transferring from a school in the United States where you attended as an F-1 student.
Transfer-in Recommendation Form

International Student Application Deadlines

Transfer Students
Overseas Students
Change of Status
Semester Begins
June 1st
May 1st
May 1st
Late August
November 1st
October 1st
October 1st
Early January

Fall Semester MANDATORY Orientation begins early July

Spring Semester MANDATORY Orientation begins mid November

*Dates are subject to change at any time without notice

Applications that are not complete (including all required supporting documents) by the application deadline will be deferred to the next available semester. Late applications will NOT be processed!