Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Prerequisite Office

Room: L 103
(Directly across from Counseling office L-104T)


Department Hours
Mon - Thu8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.Location: L104T 
Fri8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location: L104T 

How Can the Prerequisite Office Help You?

Test Results

We will provide you with the results of your English, ESL, Math, and/or Chemistry assessments.  Results are available for pick-up one hour after you complete your assessment.  A photo ID is required. We maintain strict confidentiality; therefore we may only give results to the student who tested.

Prerequisite Clearance

We will grant approval for enrollment into courses with prerequisites for students who present evidence of eligibility.

  • Official or unofficial transcripts from previous colleges are accepted as proof, as long as they provide the following:
    • college/university name
    • student's name
    • course and grade (without manipulation on the transcript )
  • Obtaining a Prerequisite Clearance:
    • Preferred: Meet with an advisor at the Prerequisite Office in L building with documents as listed above (sign-in on computer).
    • Alternate: If unable to meet in person, fax documents and completed cover sheet per instructions on the Prerequisite Clearance Request Cover Sheet.
    • Prerequisite clearances are only valid for one term

Prerequisite course in process or final grades not published?

  • Registering for courses before prerequisite PCC course final grade is available:
    • Come to the Prerequisite office to have your mid-term marks confirmed.
      • If the mid-term mark is passing, the student will be able to register for the next course in the sequence.
      • If the mark is sub-standard at mid-term, the student will need a letter from the instructor at registration time indicating that they are passing. The advisor will clear the student to enroll in the next course in the sequence.
  • Registering for courses before completing a prerequisite course at another institution:
    • bring a signed letter from your instructor, on college letterhead, indicating that you are passing the class, and when the class ends.
    • the advisor will clear you to enroll in the next course in the sequence for just one term.

Do I Need a Counseling Appointment?

Unsure about whether you need to see a counselor?  We will answer quick questions and advise you to see a counselor if needed.