Noncredit students can submit a petition for a certificate or high school diploma electronically by using the secured online forms below. Petitions are evaluated after final grades are posted at the end of the filing term (fall/spring/summer). Once the petition is processed by the Admissions and Records office, students will be notified via PCC email of the decision (approval or denial). Please allow 2-3 months for approved certificates/diplomas to be mailed.

Due to FERPA regulations, emails will only be sent out to a student’s Lancer Point email address we have on file or indicated on the petition form. Emails will not be sent out to a third party.

Contact Petitions

Petition Process

Please read the following information carefully before completing a petition.

  • Diplomas are issued three times a year, at the end of the spring, summer and fall terms.
  • To be eligible for a diploma, must complete at least 160 high school subject credits and a minimum of 20 credits at PCC to meet residency requirement.
  • Refer to the college catalog for a detailed list of courses required for the AHSD program.
  • Students who do not complete all requirements will be advised to wait and submit a new petition when all requirements are met.
  • Once you determine you are eligible, complete and submit petition as indicated below.

1.  Complete the Petition

  • Ensure you select and complete appropriate petition for the AHSD program.
  • Provide all information for each subject area you have completed toward the AHSD program.
  • Check for accuracy & completeness before submitting petition.
  • Petitions without the required information will be delayed in processing.

2.  Submit your Completed Petition
You may submit your completed petition online or by mail.

Online
Submit your graduation petition for the Adult High School Diploma by using the secure submission link below.

Mail
Please fill out clearly, print petition, hand sign, and mail your petition to the following address:

Pasadena City College 
Noncredit Division (CEC), Admissions & Records Office, Rm 100
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106   

3.  Petition Evaluation & Results
Petitions are evaluated at the end term and diplomas are mailed out approximately three months after the end of the term you petitioned.    

Petitions Term Diplomas Mailed
Spring semester Early September
Summer session Early November
Fall semester Late March
  • All notifications regarding your petition will be emailed to your PCC Student Email ONLY. Check your email regularly.
  • It is very important that you complete mailing address correctly, we will mail diploma to the address listed on your petition. PCC is not responsible for documents which are lost or damaged in the mailing process.

Use this form to petition for Adult High School Diploma.

Download Form

After you have downloaded the form:

  1. Fill out the form completely
  2. Save it as a copy by adding your full name and lancer ID (if available) to the filename.
    For example this-form-name-larry-lancer-00123456.pdf 
  3. Upload your form using our secure link:
Upload Form

Petition Process

Please read the following information carefully before completing a petition.

  • Certificates are issued three times a year, at the end of the spring, summer and fall terms.
  • To be receive a certificate, all coursework must be completed with a "P" passing grade.
  • Refer to the college catalog for a detailed list of courses required for each certificate program.
  • Students who do not complete all requirements will be advised to wait and submit a new petition when all requirements are met.
  • Once you determine you are eligible, complete and submit petition as indicated below.

1.  Complete the Petition

  • Ensure you select and complete the appropriate petition for your certificate program.
  • If necessary, complete one form for each certificate.
  • Provide all information for each course you have completed toward certificate.
  • Check for accuracy & completeness before submitting petition.
  • Petitions without the required information will be delayed in processing.

2.  Submit your Completed Petition
You may submit your completed petition online or by mail.

Online
Submit your graduation petition by using the secure submission link below.

Mail
Please fill out clearly, print petition, hand sign, and mail your petition to the following address:

Pasadena City College 
Noncredit Division (CEC), Admissions & Records Office, Rm 100
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106   

3.  Petition Evaluation & Results
Petitions are evaluated at the end term and certificates are mailed out approximately three months after the end of the term you petitioned.    

Petitions Term Certificates Mailed
Spring semester Early September
Summer session Early November
Fall semester Late March
  • All notifications regarding your petition will be emailed to your PCC Student Email ONLY. Check your email regularly.
  • It is very important that you complete the mailing address correctly, we will mail certificates to the address listed on your petition. PCC is not responsible for documents which are lost or damaged in the mailing process.

Use this form to petition for Certificate of Completion.

Download Form

After you have downloaded the form:

  1. Fill out the form completely
  2. Save it as a copy by adding your full name and lancer ID (if available) to the filename.
    For example this-form-name-larry-lancer-00123456.pdf 
  3. Upload your form using our secure link:
Upload Form

Petition Process

Please read the following information carefully before completing a petition.

  • Certificates are issued three times a year, at the end of the spring, summer and fall terms.
  • To receive a certificate, all coursework must be completed with a "P" passing grade.
  • Refer to the college catalog for a detailed list of courses required for each certificate program.
  • Students who do not complete all requirements will be advised to wait and submit a new petition when all requirements are met.
  • Once you determine you are eligible, complete and submit petition as indicated below.

1.  Complete the Petition

  • Ensure you select and complete the appropriate petition for your certificate program.
  • If necessary, complete one form for each certificate.
  • Provide all information for each course you have completed toward certificate.
  • Check for accuracy & completeness before submitting petition.
  • Petitions without the required information will be delayed in processing.

2.  Submit your Completed Petition
You may submit your completed petition online or by mail.

Online
Submit your petition by using the secure submission link below.

Mail
Please fill out clearly, print petition, hand sign, and mail your petition to the following address:

Pasadena City College 
Noncredit Division (CEC), Admissions & Records Office, Rm 100
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106   

3.  Petition Evaluation & Results
Petitions are evaluated at the end term and certificates are mailed out approximately three months after the end of the term you petitioned.  

Petitions Term Certificates Mailed
Spring semester Early September
Summer session Early November
Fall semester Late March
  • All notifications regarding your petition will be emailed to your PCC Student Email ONLY. Check your email regularly.
  • It is very important that you complete the mailing address correctly, we will mail certificates to the address listed on your petition. PCC is not responsible for documents which are lost or damaged in the mailing process.

Use this form to petition for a Certificate of Competency.

Download Form

After you have downloaded the form:

  1. Fill out the form completely
  2. Save it as a copy by adding your full name and lancer ID (if available) to the filename.
    For example this-form-name-larry-lancer-00123456.pdf 
  3. Upload your form using our secure link:
Upload Form