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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
    • Enrollment
    • Student Race/ethnicity and gender
    • Program completion
    • Retention Rates
    • Overall graduation rate and transfer-out programs/majors
    More Pasadena City College Statistics can be found at PCC's Factsheet page
  • 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

Accreditations

Academics and Student Life

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: info@ierf.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:
READING COMPETENCY
WRITTEN EXPRESSION COMPETENCY
ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ORAL COMMUNICATION
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS
HEALTH EDUCATION

Athletics

  • 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

Financial Matters

Public Safety and Health Services

Student Grievance and Complaint Process