Student Consumer Information
Federal and State law requires Pasadena City College to provide current and prospective students with information about the college. The links below provide convenient access to this information.
Pasadena City College's Profile and Statistics
- Statistical information and Pasadena City College's profile are available on the National Center for Education Statistics web site. This is a comprehensive site maintained by the U.S. Department of Education which provides information about PCC and other colleges such as:
- General campus information
- Student Race/ethnicity and gender
- Program completion
- Retention Rates
- Overall graduation rate and transfer-out programs/majors
- The Institutional Research page provides links to a number of studies on PCC's effectiveness. Also linked on this page is general reporting on student progress and achievement
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- According to the U.S. Department of Education:
Parents and students put their trust in the stewards of education data to ensure students' personal information is properly safeguarded and is used only for legitimate purposes and only when absolutely necessary. The Department deeply values this trust and strives to ensure it is doing all it can do to protect the privacy of our students as the uses of their data to improve education increase.
- Pasadena City College FERPA policy statement can be found on the Admissions and Records main page
- Pasadena City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Information on this organization is available on the PCC web site under the Institutional and Planning Research Office. For information on Acreditation see the PCC Accreditation page
Accrediting bodies for programs offered by PCC are as follows:
- Nursing: www.rn.ca.gov
- Dental Laboratory Technology: American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation
- Dental Hygiene: American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation
- Information on completion and graduation rates from these programs is available through the credentialing bodies listed on the Cal Grant Licensure Pass Rates page
Academics and Student Life
- Admissions and Records
- Pasadena City College currently offers more than 70 certificate programs in 37 different subject areas. The programs and the requirements for successful completion are available on-line and in the Career and Technical Education Handbook
- The Classes & Academics page will give you access to many useful sites such as
- Current schedule of classes
- Transfer and degree programs
- Career and Technical Education Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates programs
- Distance Education programs and on-line courses
- Pasadena City College's Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S) is designed to enable eligible students with verified disabilities to fully participate within all Pasadena City College academic and vocational programs.
- The College provides not only required text books but also kits for special programs, and is your source for Pasadena City College T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts, and other great wear
- The Shatford Library is committed to providing quality services and resources for Pasadena City College's diverse community and residents of the Pasadena Area Community College District
- Campus policy on the use of copyrighted materials is found under the "Student Right to Know" link within the Schedule of classes page (linked above). More detailed information concerning Student Conduct and Academic Honesty, along with much more (such as the policy on substance abuse on page 2 of that document), is available on the Institutional Effectiveness web site
International Transcript Acceptance Policy
Pasadena City College (PCC) will grant elective credit only, not specific course credit, 70 units maximum, towards the traditional (not transfer option) Associate In Arts Degree and/or Associate In Science Degree if the courses were lower division and taken at an accredited international institution. Students seeking credit must have their transcripts evaluated by one of the evaluation companies listed below. The evaluation must include a course-by-course review which determines semester unit value, grade, and lower/upper division breakdown.
IMPORTANT: If the student is not planning to earn a traditional Associate Degree from PCC and only wants to transfer to a 4-year institution, then he/she should not follow these steps. 4-year institutions have their own foreign evaluators and will do their own foreign evaluations.
Students must request and pay for an evaluation of their international transcripts through one of the following list of agencies. (Please be advised that PCC is not affiliated with the following agencies but you may use this list as a resource.)
- ACEI — ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS EVALUATION INSTITUTE, INC.
P.O. BOX 6908
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212
PHONE (310) 275-3530 FAX (310) 275-3528
- AERC — AMERICAN EDUCATION RESEARCH CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 996
WEST COVINA, CA 91793
PHONE (626) 339-4404 FAX (626) 339-9081 www.aerc-eval.com
- IERF — INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
P.O. BOX 66940
LOS ANGELES, CA90066
PHONE 310) 390-6276 FAX (310) 397-7686 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ierf.org
The service will then send PCC an official evaluation report. As with any other college transcript, the student will see a counselor and the counselor will submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form to the Evaluations Office. Upon completion, the evaluation will be available for the counselor and student to review.
Credit is not granted for the following areas towards the Associate Degree:
WRITTEN EXPRESSION COMPETENCY
- Pasadena City College offers an extensive list of athletic programs. The site also includes a comprehensive list of athletic events
- Participation in athletic programs is first determined via the Eligibility Guidelines
- The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) offers a page where athletics statistics are available. On the right side click the link that says Get Data for one Institution and then enter "Pasadena City College" in the first entry box. Then click on the Pasadena City College link presented. The next page will have tabs where the number of participants per sport can be found; finances per team are listed under the Revenues and Expenses tab via a table which presents a breakdown per gender and a total or summary column. Alternatively, the data is available in collective downloadable zip files which contain several file formats, each of which has information for all nationally participating colleges and universities
- Alternatively, team participation statistics and other statistics are available on the Scholarships.com site
- Note: Pasadena City College does not participate in any athletically-related financial aid programs
- PCC's Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for Federal financial aid, state programs, and various scholarships that are available
- On the Fees and Tuition site you will also find a link to learn how you can pay fees on-line and PCC's refund policies
- In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Pasadena City College would like to provide as much information as possible to students regarding the financial costs of attendance. Standard costs and a Net Price Calculator can be found on the Cost of Attendance page
Public Safety and Health Services
- Crime Statistics are provided by the campus police services
- PCC's policy regarding the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act is available as a PDF download. Also, a brief review of substance abuse policies can be found on the campus police rights page by scrolling down to the Substance Abuse section
- Learn how to add yourself to the AlertU automatic emergency alert text messaging system
- Parking concerns are addressed on the campus parking page
- Health services are also available to PCC students as well as to full and part-time employees. Please see the Health Services web page for detailed information
- The Clinical Services page contains information on which vaccines and immunizations are available, including flu shots. More information as to the cost of each can be found on the Immunizations - Eligibility Information page.
- Pasadena City College first responders to any sort of emergency will be the campus Police and Safety Services office. In this regard, the student health services office will provide first aid and emergency care to students and employees
Student Grievance and Complaint Process
- Pasadena City College has a procedure to provide a prompt and equitable means of resolving student grievances and complaints