Application Deadline: Fall

Overseas and Change of Status: May 1 Transfer applicants (In country with an F-1 visa): June 1

Application Deadline: Spring

Overseas and Change of Status: October 1 Transfer applicants (In country with an F-1 visa): November 1

If you submit application documents after the deadline, it will be at the discretion of the admissions advisor to grant you acceptance for the term applied. The ability to make a visa appointment, travel arrangements, and class availability to make up 12 units will all be factors in granting a late acceptance.

New Student Important Dates: Spring 2018

By U.S. immigration law, you must attend the International Student Orientation events. You are encouraged to check-in on November 27, 2017 for in-person Welcome Day, placement exams, academic counseling, and registration for Spring 2018 semester.

If you can check-in early:

Students who check-in on November 27th will be able to register for a full course of study early; a total of 12 units including ESL/English and math. Before you arrive, please visit the following website for important information on how to complete the Pre-Registration steps.

DATE REQUIRED EVENT

*Monday, November 27, 2017

Check-In & Welcome

Tuesday - Wednesday, Nov. 28 - 29, 2017

 Placement Exams

Thursday - Friday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

Group Counseling & Registration

TBD

iJAM (New Student Orientation)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

First day of Spring 2018 semester

*Students who check-in in November will not have any events scheduled after December 1, 2018. You may return home (submit a travel request) or choose to stay in the U.S. You must be available on campus from February 12-15, 2018 for JAM and the beginning of the Spring term.


If you cannot check-in early:

If you are unable to attend early check-in, you will have to register for 6 units of classes from home. It is not guaranteed that these 6 units will be the classes you will take during the Spring 2018 term; You may need to change the schedule based on Placement Test scores after you arrive.

Before you arrive, please visit the following website for important information on how to complete the Pre-Registration steps. Please note that many classes are full by early August, and you may have difficulty registering for the classes you need, especially math and English classes. You will not be able to register for math and English/ESL courses until after you arrive and take the placement tests. 

DATE

REQUIRED EVENT

 

Online Pre-Registration Steps

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Check-in/Welcome Day

*Thursday, January 4, 2018

Placement Exams

 *Friday, January 5, 2018

Group Counseling and Registration 

 February 12-15, 2018

JAM (New Student Orientation)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

First day of Fall 2017 semester 

*Date and time of Placement Tests and Group Counseling and Registration will be assigned during check-in. Students only have to participate in one day of Placement Tests and one day of Group Counseling and Registration. Attendance at JAM is mandatory for all days.

**Note: All new students, international and domestic, are required to take the placement tests for English and math. Even if you have taken TOEFL, IELTS, highest level of ESL, etc., you still need to take the PCC placement test to determine your eligibility to enroll in specific math and English courses. The placement test compares your skills to those of other students who study at PCC. TOEFL, IELTS, highest level of ESL, etc. scores will not be used for academic placement at PCC. Placement will be determined by your score on PCC’s placement test, which is given after arrival on campus.