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 progress 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.

Have not completed the prerequisite requirement but feel you qualify for the classes?

  • You wil need to request a Challenge through the Division.  A challenge will require documentation to support your request.  If approved, the Division will enter the prerequisite clearance (only valid for one term).  For more information, please connect with the Division


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.