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News: Pasadena City College Launches Graduation Initiative to Help Students

Pasadena City College has launched the Graduation Initiative designed to make it easier for students to identify the courses they need in order to achieve their academic goals.

At, users can fill out an online form to submit a request for a PCC counselor to review their academic records. In turn, students can determine how many classes they need in order to petition for graduation, transfer, or earn a CareerTech certificate. The online initiative also eliminates the need for students to come to PCC in person.

Students who have completed at least 40 units at PCC and are nearing completion are encouraged to submit a request. A counselor will review the information and send an email with a response in 4 weeks.

“We are committed to helping students obtain the courses they need, refer them to support services to assist them in successfully completing their classes and ultimately to helping them realize their educational goals,” said Dr. Cynthia Olivo, Counseling and Career Services associate dean.

The deadline for spring 2012 graduation petitions is Feb. 1, 2013. PCC commencement exercises will be on Friday, May 3, 2013.

For more information, visit the Counseling and Career Services office in Building L, Room 104, or call (626) 585-7251.

Release Date: 12/20/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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