Release of Directory Information

In accordance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the California Education Code, Pasadena City College will make public upon request and without student consent certain “directory information.” This information consists of the following: a student’s name; city of residence; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; if a member of an athletic team, weight, height, and age; dates of attendance; degree and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student. Any student desiring to withhold directory information may file a written request in the Records office in the L Building. The college is required to release student names, addresses, and telephone numbers to armed forces recruiters, per the Solomon Act, without first obtaining a student’s permission. In addition, the college is required to release information to the U. S. Department of Education and the Federal Internal Revenue Services about fees paid and financial aid received as according to the Hope and Opportunity for Post-secondary Education Act of 1997.

Student Rights to Inspect and Review His or Her Official Records

In compliance with Public Law 93-380, a student has the right to inspect and review his or her official records including all material in the cumulative folder. To review the folder, the student requests a conference with a counselor or a Student Services administrator. A student may challenge the accuracy or content of an item in the folder by filing a Student Petition with the Associate Dean of Admissions and Records in the L Building; indicating any material the student feels is incorrect and the reasons. See the Catalog for a more detailed explanation.

Student Right to Know

Safety for the College Community:
Information published in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

Completion and Transfer Rates:
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542), Pasadena City College makes available its Completion and Transfer Rates to all current and prospective students.

To determine PCC’s Completion and Transfer Rates, a specific group of PCC students was tracked for three years, from Fall 1999 through Spring 2002, to determine the outcome of their academic career at PCC. The group consisted of first-time, full-time students who entered PCC in Fall 1999, seeking a degree, certificate, or transfer.*

Based upon this specifically defined group of students, PCC had the following completion and transfer rates. Completion is defined as attained a certificate or degree or completed 56 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better. PCC’s outcomes in all the categories:

Completion . . . . . . . . . . . 39.7%
Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.2%

Comparitive Results

The table below compares PCC’s Completion and Transfer Rates to the California statewide averages:

Completion Rate Transfer Rate
PCC 39.7% 20.2%
Statewide 34.8% 23.6%

* These rates may not be representative of the success rates of the entire student population at PCC, nor do they account for student outcomes achieved after the three-year tracking period. For further information on methodology, interpretation, and other community college rates, please go to