Application Periods & Deadlines
Applications are only available during our application period. We accept applications during the following filing period:
- Applications must be submitted online from January 1 to February 13 for summer admission
To All Applicants:
Pasadena City College is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. This is a very fluid situation, and the college is adapting its response as events change.
All complete applications will be processed. There will be a delay in notifying students of their status due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual situation we are all currently facing. Watch this page for the latest updates.
We also encourage you to visit the following website for additional information https://pasadena.edu/about/president/coronavirus-updates/index.php
To be considered an eligible applicant, you must:
Complete all prerequisite courses
Prerequisite courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 (grade of “C” or better) or higher. “In Progress” work for the prerequisites will not be considered during the selection process.
- Complete all general education courses
General Education courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. “In Progress” work for the general education courses will not be considered during the selection process.
Have a social security number
State of California requirement. The social security number is used for background checks and radiation detection badges.
Be a minimum age of 18 years
As mandated by the State Health Code, Title 17
Complete minimum of 36 volunteer/observation hours.
We recommend completing your volunteer or Observation hours in a radiology facility. All hours must be documented on our Volunteer/Observation Hours Verification form.
If you are currently working in the medical field with patients, it is considered acceptable, however we need employment verification. We do not place applicants for observation or volunteer in our current clinical facilities. It is up to you to seek out your own observation or volunteer site.
Eligible applicants will be prioritized in one of the three categories:
Priority 1: GPA of 2.0 or higher in the completed prerequisite courses AND 36 volunteer/observation hours in a facility that performs medical imaging, in addition to an Associate Degree posted, OR, all general education courses completed to satisfy the Associates Degree requirements from Pasadena City College,
Priority 2: GPA of 2.0 or higher in the completed prerequisite courses AND 24 volunteer/observation hours in a facility that performs medical imaging, in addition to completed general education courses with an Associate Degree posted, OR, all general education courses completed to satisfy the Associates Degree requirements from Pasadena City College.
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, selections will be made by random selection.
Alternates will be chosen by random selection and alternate status does not guarantee admission.
How to Apply
Apply now to PCC .Students are encouraged to write down and save their Pasadena City College Identification Number for any additional application processes.
2 Complete Your Online Application
To apply to the program you need to submit a complete an online application which includes:
- A copy of DD214, if you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran.
As a veteran, you may receive special consideration for admission once requirements have been met. Spouses of veterans must provide a copy of your marriage certificate.
3 Submit Your Online Application
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive notice that your application has been submitted.
The Health Sciences Division will inform you of the status of your application by email only. Please make sure your email is current when you apply to the program. We do not maintain a waiting list from year to year, so if placed on the wait list, you need to re-apply for acceptance each year. The number of students selected for admission to the program varies from year to year. We generally accept 20-25 per class.
After you are accepted to the program, you will need to comply with the following requirements.
- You are required to submit evidence of good health documented by a recent physical with the required immunizations.
- TB test results must be no older than one year and must be done yearly.
- Drug testing may also be required
- You must have and maintain a current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support Card for Health Care Providers while in the program.
- You are expected to comply with the program’s clinical uniform standards.
- You must provide their own transportation to all on and off campus clinical sites (note that some classes will include evening sessions).
- You are required to maintain vehicle liability insurance at all times if using a vehicle to attend clinical or classes.
- You are required to obtain professional liability insurance while in the program.
- As the curricula requires clinical experience, you must be cleared through the process of the criminal background check. In the event that you cannot obtain a background clearance, acceptance to the program will be forfeited.
- If you are found to be ineligible for clinical placement by the clinical agency after admission to the program shall be subject to dismissal from the program, as they will be unable to complete mandatory clinical rotations and objectives. Random drug testing may be required by some clinical facilities.
If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated by one of the following three companies before applying:
International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | www.aceil.com
American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com
This program is designed to be completed in months.
This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: www.collegescorecard.ed.gov.
This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.