If you have moved to a new address or changed your phone/cell number, please submit your new information to ISC with 3 days.

Are you thinking of taking some classes at another SEVIS-approved institution at the same time as studying at PCC? If so, please submit this request.

Employment under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must be an integral part of an established curriculum and be directly related to the student's field of study. It must be a degree requirement or credit-bearing option. This requirement must be stated in the school's catalog or departmental literature describing the program and must be available to all students in the program. 

Please note: Not all program has CPT requirements.

Are you leaving Pasadena City College?
Are you not going to study at PCC any more?
Are you planning to leave the United States?

For example:

  • Family emergency
  • Military duties
  • Graduated from PCC
  • Completed OPT

If so, please submit the following form.

Please note: If you are only traveling for break/vacation, please submit Travel Request Form instead.

Is the Program End Date on your I-20 approaching and you still need more time to complete your classes at PCC? If so, please submit this form and the New I-20 Request Form including all required documents.

Do you need an official letter from the ISC? Submit this Letter of Verification Request below.

You can request a New I-20 for a variety of reasons:

  • Replacement of I-20: (e.g. Lost, Stolen, Damaged)
  • Extension of Program (I-20 Extension)
  • Change of Major
  • Adding Dependents to I-20
  • Regain Legal Status

Do you want to work on-campus? Have you been offered a job on-campus? If so, submit this application packet with all required documents.

Do you want to take an online class during Fall and Spring semesters? If you do, make sure you have at least 9 units of on-campus classes first, then submit the form below.

If you would like to take online classes during Winter or Summer intersessions, you still need to submit the Online Course Clearance Request. For Winter and Summer intersessions, you do not need to have any on-campus classes.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student's major field of study. At PCC, eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization after completed their academic studies and obtained an AA/AS degree (post-completion).

Make an appointment to see an International Educational Advisor for more detail.

Please note: OPT application must be submitted to USCIS for approval.

Federal Immigration regulations require international students in F-1 status to register for, maintain, and complete a full course load (12 units) in both Fall and Spring semesters. F-1 students who drop below 12 units without prior approval from ISC are out of status. 

Students are allowed to apply for Reduced Course Load (RCL) under only a few specific academic reasons:

Academic difficulty RCL:

  1. Initial difficulties with the English language (First semester at PCC only)
  2. Initial difficulties with reading requirements (First semester at PCC only)
  3. Unfamiliarity with American teaching methods (First semester at PCC only)
  4. Improper course level placement

Final Semester: 

  1. This option only applies to students who are going to graduate from PCC with an AA/AS degree.
  2. If this is your last semester at PCC and you are going to transfer to another institution without completing an AA/AS degree from PCC, you do not qualify for this option.

Please note: Final decision is made by the International Student Center.

Federal Immigration regulations require international students in F-1 status to register for, maintain, and complete a full course load (12 units) in both Fall and Spring semesters. F-1 students who drop below 12 units without prior approval from ISC are out of status. 

This form is for those who are eligible for a Reduced Course Load (RCL) due to severe medical reasons.

Please note: Final decision is made by the International Student Center.

Are you out of status? Has your I-20 been terminated? Do you want another chance of studying at PCC? If so, you may be eligible for reinstatement.

Make an appointment to see an International Educational Advisor for more detail.

See Reinstatement Checklist below.

Each official bank statement must have a sponsor affidavit form attached. Sponsor Affidavit Form indicates who is sponsoring (paying for) you to study at PCC.

Please make sure your sponsor name and the account holder name on your official bank statement is the same. 

If there are multiple account holders on your official bank statement, please submit 1 affidavit form for each account holder.

Are you going to attend another U.S. college/university next semester? Don't forget to transfer your SEVIS I-20 record to your upcoming new school.

In order to transfer your SEVIS I-20 record to the new school:

  • Please complete this Transfer-Out Request Form
  • Submit a copy of your Admission letter from the new school

Are you traveling outside the United States for break/vacation? If so, you must have travel signature on your I-20 (2nd page). In order to get the travel signature, please submit this form with all required documents.