Whether you want to earn degree or certificate, prepare to transfer or embark on a career, PCC gives you the place to start. Follow these 7 steps to begin your journey of higher education at PCC.

  1. Apply to PCC

    PCC accepts applications year-round. However, it's best to apply early to improve your priority registration date and get the best choices for classes.​ Follow the link below to complete your application online. 

    High School Seniors: If you are applying for the Fall semester and you will be graduating in June or earlier, please enter the information on your application as if you have already graduated. If you are applying for summer and will be graduating after the summer session starts in May, please complete your application as a student who is still enrolled in high school
    Apply Now or Read more about applying to PCC

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    Get help paying for your tuition and fees at PCC. Visit the Financial Aid office to learn more about the financial aid options and to apply.

  3. Set Up Your LancerPoint

    After you apply to PCC, you will receive an email with your LancerPoint ID number and link to set up your LancerPoint portal account. Set up your LancerPoint immediately to be able to continue with the rest of the steps.

  4. Complete Your Online Orientation

    The online orientation is a simple five-step process that will make you an expert on everything PCC. More importantly, it will help you make sure you have completed everything needed to officially become a PCC student. Complete Your Orientation Now

  5. Check Your Math and English Placement

    Your placement will help you determine which math, English or ESL courses you should enroll in. Your placement is based on your High School courses and grades.

    Check LancerPoint to see your placement // Learn More About Placement

    Don't see your placement? Use your high school transcript to request for placement through our online prerequisite clearance form.

  6. Attend a New Student Counseling Session

    During your group counseling session you will meet with a counselor to develop an Education Plan and decide which courses you should register for. 

    Read More About Group Counseling

  7. Register for Classes

    Register for your classes through LancerPoint.

    Read more about Registering // View Calendar  

Send Yourself the Steps


Download The Steps

Download PDF

Get Help

For general questions or help with applying to PCC, submit a support ticket and an admissions representative will be in contact.

For general academic questions, use our online counseling service.

Your LancerPoint ID will be emailed to you AFTER you apply. If you didn't receive it, check your email's spam/junk folder.

More Questions?
Submit a support ticket and an admissions representative will be in contact.

You may also call (626) 585-7395 or visit the Admissions & Records office in L113.

Ready to log in?
Go to LancerPoint Login

Application Questions
If you have questions about your application, contact the Admissions & Records office.

Technical Support?
For technical support with the application, contact the OpenCCCApply helpdesk.

Registration Questions?
Submit a support ticket and an admissions representative will be in contact.

Read About Registration