Use the resources below to make a petition request. Allow a minimum of 10 business days processing time for your request. We understand that your requests are time sensitive and we will work quickly to expedite these requests. You will be notified via email of the outcome of the request.

Due to FERPA regulations, emails will only be sent out to a student’s Lancer Point email address we have on file or indicated on the petition form. Emails will not be sent out to a third party.

Contact Petitions
  • L-113
  • petitions@pasadena.edu
  • (626) 585-7395

Petition for Additional Units

In Person

If you have a 2.500 cumulative GPA or above, you DO NOT need to complete the petition form. Instead, you may come to the Admissions and Records counter to be approved for the following:

  • Winter or Summer session: 2.7 additional units (for a total maximum of 11.000).
  • Spring and Fall semesters: 3.7 additional units (for a total maximum of 23.000).

Complete the Petition Form

You need to submit a Special Circumstance Student Petition Form in order to petition for additional units if you:

  • have a GPA lower than 2.500 or,
  • are requesting more than the stated unit limits or,
  • are a current High School students or
  • are on probation

Petition decisions are emailed within ten (10) business days once all required documents are submitted. Decisions are emailed to the email indicated by the student on the petition form.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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Use this petition if you have lost your registration priority because you have been on academic probation for 2 consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring), or you have earned 100 units or more at PCC.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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Use this petition to request to repeat a course under specific circumstances. Documentation is required.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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Use this form to petition to audit a course. Please note that all fields are required and must be completed in order to process the request.

The deadline to audit is 30% of class meetings:

  • For 16-week classes, the deadline is the end of the 5th week.
  • For 12 & 14-week classes, the deadline is the end of the 4th week.
  • For 6 & 8-week classes, the deadline is the end of the 2nd week.
  • ALL DEADLINES ARE FINAL

Submit your request in person to the Admissions & Records Office in L-113.

This petition may be used to request an exception to certain deadlines or procedures due to the existence of verifiable extenuating circumstances.

Petition decisions are emailed within ten (10) business days once all required documents are submitted. Decisions are emailed to the email indicated by the student on the petition form.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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This petition is intended to permit you enrollment into two courses that have a slight overlap in time. All fields of this petition must be complete. The instructor of the class for which time will be missed must complete SECTION II and sign and date. The division dean of this class must complete SECTION III. If any of these fields are incomplete or incorrect, the petition will not be reviewed until the necessary corrections are made.

Submit your request in person to the Admissions & Records Office in L-113.

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Use this petition to request to disregard your previously recorded substandard academic performance when such work does not reflect current demonstrated ability.

Before submitting an Academic Renewal Petition, please review the academic renewal policy.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

New Academic Renewal Policy in effect: July 1st, 2018.

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To petition for credit through AP exam and/or the CLEP exam, official scores must be sent from the College Board to PCC. Please allow 15 business days for delivery and processing before completing your request.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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Use this form to request that a substandard grade be disregarded from your PCC GPA if you:

  • have repeated a course originally completed at PCC in which you received a substandard grade
    (D or F).
  • The grade earned in the course repeat is a C or better

If you have received a substandard grade in a course taken at PCC which has since been repeated and passed at another college, please submit official transcripts 15 business days before completing this form.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

Download Form or Review Course Repetition Policy

Use this form to request for course substitution to be applied to courses from other schools and courses taken at PCC.

If the course being substituted is from another institution please submit official transcripts and allow 15 business days for delivery and processing before completing your request.

Once a request for Course Substitution is submitted, it will go for review to the appropriate division. Please allow 1-7 business days for an email response.

Submit the form by email to petitions@pasadena.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office L-113.

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The Student Success Act (SB1456) requires all first-time college students to complete Orientation, Assessment and an Educational Plan. Exemptions are available for students that meet certain criteria. To request an exemption, please submit the online form below.

Please note that students choosing to be exempt from one or more services are not eligible for priority registration.

Complete Online Exemption Form