New Student Checklist

Steps to Apply


Starting PCC is easy if you follow these 10 steps and check your email every week.

Click on “Apply Now.” This will redirect you to the CCCApply website. Create an account using a personal email or log in if you already have an account. Remember to write down and save your Student ID number.

  • If you need help setting up your CCCApply account or help answering the questions on the application, please contact us at pathways@pasadena.edu.

Financial aid is any source of funds that are available to help you pay for college. Most types of financial aid come from federal and state programs, which require completing the FAFSA application.

If you are not a US Citizen or permanent resident but meet AB 540 criteria, you may be eligible for the California Dream Act.

We recommend that you submit a financial aid application for the 2020-2021 academic year to see what you may qualify for!

  • The PCC School Code is 1261.
  • Remember that you will need to apply for financial aid every academic year.
  • If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact us at pathways@pasadena.edu.

To activate your LancerPoint account, you must have your PCC ID# and username . You should have received both of these in an email within 72 hours of applying to PCC. If you did not receive them, please contact us at pathways@pasadena.edu.

To start the Online Orientation, you will need to log into your LancerPoint Account.

Start Orientation

It’s important to know your English and Math placements so that a counselor can help you select the right classes. This information is automatically placed in your LancerPoint account if you provided your GPA and the last Math and English classes you took in high school.

  • Log into your LancerPoint account. On the landing page, you’ll see three badges under “My Achievements.” If the second badge, called “Placement Completed,” is red and gold, click on it to find your course placement information. If the tile is gray, you will get your course placements when you set up a one-on-one appointment with a counselor during New Student Counseling (NSC).
  • In order for the counselor to appropriately place you in college-level Math and English, you will need to know your non-weighted cumulative GPA along with the final grades you received in your Math and English classes.
  • If you feel that your course placement for English and/or math is incorrect, a counselor can help make that change when you schedule a one-on-one appointment with them during NSC. Remember to have your non-weighted cumulative GPA along with the final grades you received in your math and English class ready.

New Student Counseling (NSC) is now online! Once you complete your NSC session, you will be asked to submit an intake form for a counselor to review and develop an educational plan for Summer and/or Fall. Once your educational plan is complete, you can find your educational plan in Lancer Plan. Instructions on how to access your plan will be sent to your PCC email. The processing time is about 7-12 days. Thank you for your patience.

  • For your health and safety, New Student Counseling will be online.

Begin Counseling Workshop

The Pathways FYE Open House is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about the awesome benefits, resources, and requirements for all of PCC’s first year students! The FYE team will answer all your questions and help you in every way possible.

  • Don't worry if you missed the Open House this year (5/21/2020). You can watch the entire event online.

Registering for classes is a new skill you must develop as a PCC student. 

  • Contact us for a Registration Workshop Link at pathways@pasadene.edu

Log into your LancerPoint account. On the left-hand side, click “My Classes & Academics.” Under Registration Steps, find step 2 Register for Classes and click “Add/Drop Classes.” It will direct you to a new page with a drop-down menu for the registration term Summer 2020 or Fall 2020. Choose the correct term and hit submit. You will be directed to a new page where you will input the CRNs for the classes you have chosen for that term. Once submitted, you will see if there are any conflicts, if you will be on a wait list, or if you are enrolled for your classes.

To find your registration date and time, log into your LancerPoint account. On the left-hand side, click “My Classes and Academics.” Under Registration Tools, click “Check Registration Status & Date.” It will direct you to a new page where you will select the registration term Fall 2020. This page also shows you if there are any holds. If you see a hold on your account, please email pathways@pasadena.edu, and we will help you clear the hold.

Pathways FYE students who have registered for JAM and are planning 12 units in the fall semester including the following classes: English, math and College 001 will register on July 1 or July 2, 2020. If your registration date is not one of the following dates and you would like it to be, please contact pathways@pasadena.edu.

JAM is an orientation to college and a requirement for students seeking to receive priority registration from the Pathways FYE program.

  • For your health and safety, we will be presenting our JAM online.

JAM Sign Up