You are eligible for PASS if you:

  1. Are a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  2. You meet ONE of the following:
    • You are a low-income student based on federal income guidelines or
    • You are a first-generation college student (this means that neither of your parents — natural or adoptive — have a Bachelor's degree) or
    • You have a verified disability that limits your ability to fully participate in the educational process at PCC.

After meeting our eligibility requirements, priority for acceptance to PASS is given to students who:

  1. Have already completed 12 units (6 units for DSPS students) at PCC
  2. Have a GPA at PCC of 2.0 or higher
  3. Have completed the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year
  4. Have a goal to graduate with an Associates Degree/Certificate and transfer to a 4 year institution
  5. Demonstrate an Academic Need based on one or more of the following:
    • Assessed into or taking 400/100-level Math or English course
    • High school or college GPA below 2.50
    • Withdrawals in degree or transfer courses
    • Difficulties passing transfer level courses
    • English is not your native language
    • You have been out of school five or more years

Meet the Eligibility Criteria?

Get started on completing the steps to join PASS!