Welcome to the Pierce College Online Application
If you have already submitted your application to Pierce College, you can access Special Links and Opportunities and your Application Confirmation by going to My Applications.
The California Community College System offers an Open Admission Policy
A message from the campus:
Pierce College is committed to offering a broad variety of courses and programs designed to help you achieve your educational goals. We offer two-year college degrees (AA & AS), occupational programs, career advancement certificates, and special transfer programs to the University of California, California State University, and independent colleges.
Go to www.piercecollege.edu/schedules for:
- Calendar (important deadlines)
- Student Information Addendum (college rules and regulations)
- Schedules of Classes (course descriptions and prerequisites)
- General Catalog
Admissions & Records
(Information, hours, important updates--please check frequently):
Term and Dates
Applications online will open:
October 1, 2014 at 12 noon.
Winter 2015 Intersession
January 5, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Spring 2015 Semester
February 9, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Once published, Schedule of Classes will be posted at www.piercecollege.edu/schedules/
Applying for Winter/Spring 2015 will make you a continuing student for Summer/Fall 2015. Please DO NOT apply for Summer/Fall 2015 IF you have already applied for Winter/Spring 2015. Duplicate applications may create processing delays.
Summer 2015 Session
June 15, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Schedule of Classes will be available in April 2015
(Subject to change)
Fall 2015 Semester
August 31, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Schedule of Classes will be available in May 2015
(Subject to change)
Details & Updates: www.piercecollege.edu/admissions
It may take up to approximately 15 working/business-days to process an application for admission.
Please note that Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, Winter and Spring Break are NOT working days. See CALENDAR: www.piercecollege.edu/schedules
The DEADLINE to submit a PETITION FOR READMISSION for Spring 2015 is: November 20, 2014.
The DEADLINE to submit a PETITION FOR READMISSION for Fall 2015 is: April 2, 2015.
A PETITION FOR READMISSION (in addition to the APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION that must be submitted online first) is to be used ONLY by students who were DISMISSED from ANY of the colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (www.laccd.edu) at least one year ago and wish to attend Los Angeles Pierce College. The Petition for Readmission (form no. 12) is available at www.piercecollege.edu/admissions/forms.asp. Late petitions are NOT accepted.
Be sure to submit a valid email address that you check often as we will be sending important registration information. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you submit your online application. If you do not receive the confirmation email in your inbox, please check your junk, spam or bulk mail folder. Please add the following domain to your contact list in order to reduce the chance of email going to your junk or spam folder: @piercecollege.edu
The username and password created through OpenCCC is not the same as the one used in accessing the Los Angeles Community College District Student Information System. In order to access the Student Information System (SIS) a student identification number issued by the Los Angeles Community College is required.
A student identification number is issued AFTER the application for admission is processed.
You already have a LACCD student identification number; however your online application must be processed first BEFORE you can register for classes online.
A new/returning student is someone who did not enroll in any school in the Los Angeles Community College District within the last two semesters. New and returning students are REQUIRED
to submit an application for admission BEFORE
an online registration appointment is issued. Normally, it may take up to 15 working/business-days
to process an application for admission. Please note that Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, Winter, and Spring Break are NOT working days. See CALENDAR: www.piercecollege.edu/schedules
Additional Information about the Los Angeles Community College District student identification number:
Generally, you can find out what your student identification number is IF you provided your Social Security Number when you submitted your application for admission and IF there were no issues processing your application for admission. Former students may access the Student Information System to view their records; however, in order to register for classes former students are required to apply for admission first.
- CLASS REGISTRATION (tab located in the upper right-hand side area)
- Enter the required information; instructions are provided. If you enter your SSN, the system will provide your student identification number which begins with "88."
It is the student's RESPONSIBILITY to be aware of the college's rules, regulations and deadlines that appear in the Schedules of Classes, General Catalog, Calendar, Student Information Addendum: www.piercecollege.edu/schedules and www.piercecollege.edu/admissions
The following information (and more) is included in the Student Information Addendum at www.piercecollege.edu/schedules (please download, save and read the file):
- Pierce College Policy on Prerequisites, Corequisites, Recommended
- Preparation, and Limitations on Enrollment
- Enrollment Process: New & Continuing Students
- Enrollment Process: Add a Class, Drop a Class, Audit a Class
- Pierce College Fees
- How to Read the Schedule of Classes
- Financial Aid
- Registration in Pierce College Classes
- Student Rights and Legal Protections
- Additional information: www.piercecollege.edu/admissions
Please note that that the Admissions & Records Office DOES NOT clear prerequisites. Please see course descriptions in the Schedule of Classes.
Admissions: Who Can Attend Pierce College. Who Should Apply?
NEW STUDENTS: Anyone who has never attended Pierce College or any of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) campuses (ELAC, ITV, LACC, LAHC, LAMC, LAPC, LASC, LATTC, LAVC, WLAC). LACCD website: www.laccd.edu.
RETURNING STUDENTS: Any previous Los Angeles Community College student who has NOT attended both the previous Fall and Spring semesters.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OVER 13 YEARS OF AGE: High school students over 13 years of age may apply online. High School students are limited to 11 units per semester. A Special Student (K-12) Attendance form is required IN ADDITION to the application of admission submitted online. Applicants will receive information (by email) about the required concurrent enrollment form AFTER the application for admission is submitted online.
Who Should NOT Apply?
Those who applied for Winter/Spring 2015 Session DO NOT need to apply for Summer/Fall 2015.
CONTINUING STUDENTS: Students who attended either the previous Fall or Spring semester at any of the LACCD campuses DO NOT need to reapply. Continuing students can view their district-wide registration date that can be used at any of the nine campuses to enroll for classes. Check the Student Information System at www.piercecollege.edu (CLASS REGISTRATION tab) for your registration date. Be sure to select the appropriate semester and year. Winter/Spring 2015 online registration appointments for continuing students will be available by October 20.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Students with an F-1 Visa or who intend to obtain an F1 student visa must apply through the Pierce College International Student Admissions Office. The International Student Application Packet is available on our website at www.piercecollege.edu/offices/international_students/.
You must download the packet, complete all forms, gather all supporting documents, and mail to the college.
Please be aware that regulations require that an online application may only be submitted by the student. At the point of submission, you will be confirming that the application data being submitted belongs to you. Submitting an application for another person is NOT ALLOWED even if the student is a minor.
If you have already submitted your application to Pierce College, you can access Special Links & Opportunities and your Application Confirmation by going to My Applications.
Normally, it may take up to 15 working/business-days to process an application for admission. Please note that Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, Winter, and Spring Break are NOT working days. See CALENDAR: www.piercecollege.edu/schedules
Thank You for Choosing Pierce College