Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does it cost to attend Pasadena City College?
Fees to attend Pasadena City College are available here: pasadena.edu/admissions/fees/
California Community Colleges offer a Board of Governors Fee Waiver. The BOG provides enrollment fee waivers for low income, California residents. BOG Fee waivers are also available to students who, with information from the FAFSA, demonstrate Federal financial need. All students are encouraged to apply. Go to the Financial Aid Website for more information on financial aid programs and scholarships. pasadena.edu/getmoney/
- When can I apply for the fall or spring semester?
PCC accepts applications for the summer and fall beginning April 1 each year. Application for winter and spring are accepted beginning October 1 each year. No applications are accepted after fall or spring terms start until the next application period.
Apply as early as possible to get an earlier date to register and get in the classes you want!
- Do I have to apply again if I already attended PCC?
You need to reapply only if you missed a fall or spring semester since the time you last took classes.
- Do I have to pay to send my application to PCC?
No, submitting your application to PCC is free.
- If I did not get an email from PCC after completing my application online, what should I do?
You should hear from PCC within 24 hours of completing your application online. If you did not receive your Admissions Notice email, you can check your email spam folder.
Sometimes we need to spend more time to process an application and we will notify you that your application requires special handling. Usually the special handling will take 5 to 7 days.
If a week has passed and you did not find your Admissions Notice or a notice of Special Handling in your email spam folder, you should call 626-585-7394 or visit the Admissions Office in L113.
- I'm currently in High School. Can I take classes at PCC?
Yes. You will apply online and complete paperwork with your school counselor and parents.
Use our "Start Here" steps, selecting I want to take college courses while in high school and you will get the full instructions on how to apply and register. More information is online here: http://www.pasadena.edu/admissions/apply/hs.cfm
- I was dismissed from PCC in the past. I'm ready to get to work and complete my educational goals. What should I do?
You must submit a petition for reinstatement on a probationary status (pdf)
Readmission of disqualified students is not guaranteed. The student must present positive evidence of a serious intent to succeed and have a realistic goal identified. If the petition is granted, the student will be admitted on progress probation and may have enrollment limitations.
Limits on when you can apply again:
- First dismissal:
- You may not attend PCC until after the end of the next full semester, fall or spring, following your dismissal.
- Second dismissal:
- You may not attend PCC for one year (two full semesters)
- Third dismissal:
- You may not attend classes for five years.
- First dismissal:
- I want to take some classes at PCC while I am attending another college. What should I do?
If you are attending another community college or are in a Bachelors program at a four year school and want to take classes that meet requirements at your current school:
- consult with the advisors at your current school before you start:
- get information regarding which PCC classes will transfer
- identify classes that fulfill the specific requirements of your program
- PCC transfer classes can meet:
- lower division general education requirements
- major prerequisites toward your BA
PCC does not offer upper division courses.
- consult with the advisors at your current school before you start:
- How do I get a parking permit?
Order Parking Permits online! With Parking Plus
Log into Lancerlink - Other Student Services:
Select the Purchase Parking option. You must pay with credit or debit card.
Purchase Parking Permits on Campus at the 411 Trolley located in the Quad
You will need:
- A current Student LancerCard ID Must be presented - No Exceptions
- Students: Enrollment Receipt (available at https://lancerlink.pasadena.edu/student_login.htm)
- Exact Cash or Check
- What is my registration date?
Your registration date is determined by a variety of factors, including how many units you have already completed or how early you applied and other factors.
New students will receive an Admissions Notice stating your registration date. Keep this and mark your calendar to ensure you register as soon as possible to get access to the most classes, since classes fill quickly.
Continuing students will find your registration date at Lancerlink online in registration services. The dates are usually made available for look-up about a month before registration starts.
Student ID and PIN
- What if I forget my PIN?
If you forget your PIN, you must go to the Office of Admission and Records in L113 with a photo identification to have your PIN reset to the default number (birth date-month and day). We will not release any information about your PIN over the telephone. The next time you login to Lancerlink, you must change the assigned PIN to a different number of your choice.
- How can I change my PIN?
If you need to change your PIN, especially if you believe it has been compromised, go to the Office of Admission and Records in building L, room 103 with a photo identification, to have your PIN reset to the default PIN (birth date month and day, mmdd).
Once reset, login to LancerLink online and when prompted change the default PIN to a different number of your choice.
- What is my PIN?
Your PIN protects your privacy. It is a four-digit code used in combination with your Student ID number or Social Security Number to provide a unique and confidential "password" to allow access to your Student Information.
All students are initially assigned a PIN. Your assigned PIN is the month and day of your birth date. For example, if your birth date is May 4,1981, then your assigned PIN is 0504.
When you first login to the Student Information System (Lancerlink), you will be required to change your assigned PIN to a four-digit number of your choice. Choose a PIN and memorize it! It allows you to register for classes and obtain final grades online and by telephone.
You will be required to enter the PIN you choose each time you login to the Student Information System (lancerlink), or use your Network ID to sign into computer labs, sign in to Canvas online courses, or use Library resources from off-campus.
- When I first attempt to register online it asks for my PIN. What is this?
Your default PIN is the month and day of your birth date. For example, if your birth date is May 4,1981, then your assigned PIN is 0504.
You will be prompted to change this to something personal (4 digits). Be sure to record it somewhere safe or memorize it.
- What is my Email address?
At this time students are not issued a pasadena.edu email account. The email you used at the time you applied online is the email PCC will use for official communication to you.
You should keep your email account information updated on Lancerlink, either with "Registration Services" or "Other Online Services."
- What is my Network ID or Login
Your Network ID can be found on your Enrollment Fee Receipt after registering. You can view your Enrollment Fee Receipt at LancerLink Online. Login to LancerLink --Other Online Services-- with your 8 digit LancerCard ID number and choose "Print Enrollment Fee Receipt."
Your Network ID is the initials of your first, middle and last name and the last four digits of your LancerCard ID.
For example, if John Adam Doe has a Lancer ID# of 12345678, his Network ID User Name would be: JAD5678
No middle name? "X" is used in place of the middle initial.
Your Network password is the same PIN you use for registration.
Network ID is required for:
- login to online classes on Canvas
- login to computers in computer centers and labs
- login to access Library online databases from off-campus, i.e. Proquest
- How do I access my Email account?
PCC currently does not provide a pasadena.edu email account for students.
To make sure you do not miss any official PCC communications, please keep your current and preferred email account updated in LancerLink
- What is a Student Identification Number (Student ID)?
Your Student ID number is found on your LancerCard.
Example: 6031 7100 0012 3456.
The last eight digits are used to login to Online Services to get to your:
- Personal Information Updates
- Goal, Major and Matriculation Information Update
- Assessment Results
- Current Semester's Academic Information
- All previous Semester's Academic Information
- Enrollment Fee Receipt
- Enrollment Verification through National Student Clearinghouse
- PCC Offical Transcript Request
Since your Student ID is confidential, you will see asterisks (*) display as you enter your ID number.