After You Apply
After you submit a complete application and all supporting documents, your application will be evaluated and an admission decision will be made. You will be notified by email of our admission decision within 4 weeks time.
Note: An admission decision will not be made until your application and all supporting documents are submitted through the International Student Application Portal.
How to Receive Your I - 20
Once you are accepted to PCC, your I-20 will be emailed to you through a secured link within 7 business days. The PCC I-20 will be sent to the email address you used in your application.
After you have received your PCC I-20, schedule an appointment with the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in your home country to obtain an F-1 visa. Visit Visa Tips for additional instructions. If you would like additional visa application and interview tips, you can Book an Appointment with an Advisor for help.
Prepare for Registration and Arrival
Follow the New International Student Checklist for a step-by-step guide to prepare for registration of classes before you arrive. It is important that international students register for classes before they arrive on campus in order to have the best selection of times and preference.
In addition, continue to check your email for important information on how to prepare for your arrival, including information about Pasadena, housing tips, connecting with other new students through our New International Lancer Community, and more!