Follow the steps on this page to get started with your classes at PCC. Watch the accompanying videos for even more help getting through this process.

Important Message Regarding Fall 2022 Registration Dates

Registration dates for Summer and Fall will be released in the coming weeks. Please check Lancerpoint for your most accurate date. 

  1. Orientation
    1. Part 1: Online Orientation and Directed Self-Placement
    2. Part 2: New International Student Welcome at Pasadena City College
      1. Fall 2022 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  2. Learn how to register for classes by joining one of our online Group Counseling Sessions
    1. Fall 2022 
      1. Watch the recording of our session here
  3. Sign up for Pathways JAM

Watch the Fall 2022 Group Counseling Session Here!

Start by logging in to your LancerPoint account at If this is your first time logging in, you will need to activate your account. Locate the "Activate your account" link just below the username and password fields. 

Activate your account by following all the prompts. You don’t need to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) if you don’t have one. You'll choose 3 security questions and provide answers then you'll set up your password by following the instructions and click "Submit." Once activation is complete you'll be able to return to the login screen from the beginning of this step using your username and the password you just set up.

Please watch this video to learn more about how to activate and log in to your Lancerpoint account.

As an international student at PCC, you qualify to register for your classes early. You may register for classes before you arrive in the U.S. in person. Registration dates are typically early July for Fall semester and early December for Spring semester.

If you plan on being physically present in the U.S. during Fall or Spring semester, you need to take minimum of 12 units.

If you plan on staying in your home country as an overseas student during Fall or Spring semester, you are not required to take minimum 12 units. We recommend you to take 6 units or less because of the time difference.

Here are some recommended classes for your first semester at PCC. 

Recommended First Semester Registration Classes:

Subject Classes Units
English or ESL Please complete the Directed Self-Placement in your Online Orientation to check your English or ESL level. 4 Units

Math 003 (College Algebra)

For Science, Technology, Engineering, Math majors or Business majors transferring to UC or USC


Statistics 050 (Elementary Statistics)

For Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences majors or Business majors transferring to Cal State Universities

5 Units


4 Units

First Year Seminar

College 001 (First Year Seminar)

A required class to join the Pathways program at PCC

3 Units
General Education (GE)

Choose one class from the recommended GE courses below:

Anthropology 002
Biology 011
Dance 021A or 021B
Geography 001 or 002
Humanities 001 or 004
Music 021
Psychology 001 or 021
Sociology 001
Cinema 007A or 007B

3 Units

Some frequently asked questions:

What if I feel my course placement is incorrect?

If you feel that your course placement for English (ESL) and/or math is incorrect, a counselor can help make that change when you schedule a one-on-one appointment with them by visiting Please make sure you prepare any proof that shows your competency in the subject (i.e. transcripts, AP or IB exam scores, etc.)

Before you register: view the Schedule of Classes online to check for class dates, times, instructors and locations. To use the online schedule of classes, first select the Term for which you would like to search. In the Course Level field, select Credit. Select the Subject you are searching for. Then click the Search button.

Please watch this video to understand more about the schedule of classes. 

F1 international students cannot take classes at Rosemead or High School locations.

Glossary of Terms:

Cap: indicates the maximum amount of students that can enroll in the class.

CRN: stands for Course Reference Number. You will need to know the CRN number in order to properly register for the course.

Date: column indicates the start and end date of each class, and the total amount of weeks the class meets.

Meeting Time: indicates the days and time the class meets. M stands for Monday, T stands for Tuesday, W stands for Wednesday, R stands for Thursday, F stands for Friday, S stands for Saturday, and Su stands for Sunday.

Location: tells you where the class will meet. International students must take classes that meet directly on PCC's main campus. Classes that are on the main campus will usually begin with a letter to indicate the Building location, followed by a three-digit classroom number. Do not register for any class that has "PCC Rosemead" or "high school" as its location.

Prerequisite: means that you must meet a requirement by taking another class or a placement test before enrolling in a course.

Rem: indicates how many seats are still available in the class.

Units: units the class is worth. Econ 001A is 3 units. International students must be enrolled in at least 12 units every Fall and Spring semester.

Log into LancerPoint and find your registration date under My Classes & Academics.

Add your registration date and time to your calendar so you don‘t forget them!

Please watch this video to learn more about how to check your registration date and time. 

Registration Dates for Summer and Fall 2022

If you complete steps 1-3 below, you will have an earlier registration date.

Registration Dates Steps to be Completed

Earliest Date 

Must complete:

  1. Orientation 
    1. Part 1: Online Orientation
      1. Complete Math and ESL/English Placement during your Online Orientation
    2. Part 2: New International Student Welcome on January 5, 2021 at Pasadena City College
  2. Watch our group counseling session recording here
  3. Sign up for Pathways JAM. 
Second Earliest Date

Must complete:

  1. Orientation 
    1. Part 1: Online Orientation
      1. Complete Math and ESL/English Placement during your Online Orientation
    2. Part 2: International Student Welcome (A separate link will be sent to you via email)
  2. Watch our group counseling session recording here
Normal Date

No priority


Log in to LancerPoint (Step 1) and follow these steps: 

  1. Click on “My Classes & Academics”.
  2. Click on the “Add/Drop Classes” option.
  3. Select the desired term in the drop-down menu and click the “Submit” button.
  4. Enter the CRN (Course Reference Numbers) in the rectangular boxes. Remember that the CRN number is found next to each course in the “Schedule of Classes.” Once you have entered the CRN numbers, click “Submit Changes.”
  5. Students must pay for their Tuition and Fees after registration and no later than Friday before classes start. To pay for your tuition and insurance fees, click on “Pay Your Fees”. If fees are not paid on time, you will not be able to change your schedule or add other classes.

Please watch this video to learn more about how to register for your classes.