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 Spring 2022 Registration Dates


All new and returning students have a registration date of November 15-December 9, 2021. 

However, once you complete all the following steps you will have a priority registration date of November 19 (or November 17-18 if you join Pathways FYE JAM):

  1. Orientation
    1. Part 1: Online Orientation and Directed Self-Placement
    2. Part 2: New International Student Welcome on January 5, 2021 at Pasadena City College
  2. Watch the recording of the group counseling session here
  3. Sign up for Pathways JAM
    1. You can contact Pathways if you have more questions about their program and JAM.

Watch the Spring 2022 Group Counseling Session here!

Start by logging in to your LancerPoint account at https://lancerpoint.pasadena.edu/. 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

Math 003 (College Algebra)

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

OR

Statistics 050 (Elementary Statistics)

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

5 Units

or 

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 www.bit.ly/PCCInternationalCounseling. Please make sure you prepare any proof that shows your competency in the subject (i.e. transcripts, AP or IB exam scores, etc.)


I’m an overseas student who is not planning on staying in the U.S. for Fall or Spring. Do I have to take a minimum of 12 units this semester?

No. If you plan on staying in your home country as an overseas student during Fall or Spring semester, you are not required to take a minimum of 12 units. If you have further questions regarding your status, please contact International Student Center at iso@pasadena.edu.

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 Spring 2022

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

Registration Dates Steps to be Completed
November 17-18, 2021

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. Join one of two online group counseling sessions:
    1. Group Counseling #1
      Monday, November 15, 2021
      7:00PM – 9:00PM (Los Angeles Time)
      https://tinyurl.com/SP22iGroup1
    2. Group Counseling #2
      Tuesday, November 16, 2021
      7:00AM – 9:00AM (Los Angeles Time)
      https://tinyurl.com/SP22iGroup2
  3. Sign up for Pathways JAM. Email pathways@pasadena.edu for more information
November 19, 2021

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. Join one of two online group counseling sessions:
    1. Group Counseling #1
      Monday, November 15, 2021
      7:00PM – 9:00PM (Los Angeles Time)
      https://tinyurl.com/SP22iGroup1
    2. Group Counseling #2
      Tuesday, November 16, 2021
      7:00AM – 9:00AM (Los Angeles Time)
      https://tinyurl.com/SP22iGroup2 
November 22-December 9, 2021

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.