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ADMISSIONS & RECORDS

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • Now: Apply for Financial Aid by submitting the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (not both).
    • FAFSA: Submit if you are a U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.
    • CA Dream Act App: Submit if you are NOT a National or Permanent resident or do not fulfill ALL of the FAFSA requirements (many "dreamer,” AB540, or DACA students submit this application).
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD Student Portal and complete the Online Orientation by logging into your Student Portal and click "Student Status" then "Orientation". Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may sign up for a New Student Counseling Group. If you have additional questions, please visit Express Counseling online or in person.
    • In 2 Business Days: If you have taken AP exams in high school where you scored a 3 or higher, request College Board to send your AP scores to the LAPC Admissions & Records Office. If it has been longer than 4 years since you took the AP Exams, visit this College Board webpage to learn how you may these archived scores to be sent to LAPC. If you have not taken AP exams, you do not have to worry about this step.

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • Now: Apply for Financial Aid by submitting the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (not both).
      • FAFSA: Submit if you are a U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.
      • CA Dream Act App: Submit if you are NOT a National or Permanent resident or do not fulfill ALL of the FAFSA requirements (many "dreamer,” AB540, or DACA students submit this application).
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD Student Portal and complete the Online Orientation by logging into your Student Portal and click "Student Status" then "Orientation". Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may sign up for a New Student Counseling Group. If you have additional questions, please visit Express Counseling online or in person.
    • Next Week: If you have taken AP exams in high school where you scored a 3 or higher, request College Board to send your AP scores to the LAPC Admissions & Records Office. If you have not taken AP exams, you do not have to worry about this step.

If you plan to use any of the college courses toward your high school credits, you must consult with your high school counselor. LAPC has the power to only count LAPC units toward LAPC degrees/certificates. College courses taken as a high/middle school student count toward your official college record at LAPC.

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD Student Portal. Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, complete the K-12 Electronic Form.
    • Your Enrollment Appointment: If you successfully followed the previous steps, you will be given an enrollment date. On or after this date, you may enroll in your classes online. Please login to your student portal to retrieve your enrollment appointment date.

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • Now: Apply for Financial Aid by submitting the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (not both).
      • FAFSA: Submit if you are a U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.
      • CA Dream Act App: Submit if you are NOT a National or Permanent resident or do not fulfill ALL of the FAFSA requirements (many "dreamer,” AB540, or DACA students submit this application).
    • In 2 Business Days: In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD student Portal (if not done so in the past) and complete the Online Orientation by logging into your Student Portal, click "Student Status" then "Orientation". Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may make a counseling appointment. Meet with a counselor to create an education plan.
    • In 2 Business Days: If you have taken AP exams in high school where you scored a 3 or higher, request College Board to send your AP scores to the LAPC Admissions & Records Office. If it has been longer than 4 years since you took the AP Exams, visit this College Board webpage to learn how you may these archived scores to be sent to LAPC. If you have not taken AP exams, you do not have to worry about this step.

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • Now: Apply for Financial Aid by submitting the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (not both).
      • FAFSA: Submit if you are a U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.
      • CA Dream Act App: Submit if you are NOT a National or Permanent resident or do not fulfill ALL of the FAFSA requirements (many "dreamer,” AB540, or DACA students submit this application).
    • In 2 Business Days: Submit official transcripts from previous colleges/universities to the LAPC.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD Student Portal and complete the Online Orientation by logging into your Student Portal and click "Student Status" then "Orientation". Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may make a counseling appointment to begin the external transcript evaluation process. For more information, please visit the LAPC Transcript Evaluation webpage.
    • In 2 Business Days: If you have taken AP exams in high school where you scored a 3 or higher, request College Board to send your AP scores to the LAPC Admissions & Records Office. If it has been longer than 4 years since you took the AP Exams, visit College Board to learn how you may these archived scores to be sent to LAPC. If you have not taken AP exams, you do not have to worry about this step.

If the college/university at which you have taken courses is a U.S. regionally accredited institution, we may use these courses to grant you degrees/certificates at Los Angeles Pierce College and toward transfer general education (IGETC and/or CSU GE). If the courses you have taken are NOT from a U.S. regionally accredited institution, we can only use them to grant you local degrees/certificates from LAPC. We cannot use them toward transfer general education (CSU GE and/or IGETC) or transfer degrees. To use courses from a foreign non-U.S. regionally accredited institution toward local LAPC degrees/certificates, you must have the foreign transcript evaluated using one of the approved credential evaluation agencies and request a detailed equivalency report that includes course title, semester units, equivalency, and letter grade earned. Course descriptions provided by the approved credential evaluation agency are required for any courses needed for major-related requirements.

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a different country and are planning to pursue a second bachelor's degree, be mindful that not all universities allow admission to students who are pursuing a second bachelor's degree. You must connect with representatives from each university to which you plan to apply to learn if you will be considered a student with a "second bachelor's degree" and if they will admit you under this condition. Many students who have already earned a bachelor's degree from abroad continue their education in the U.S. by applying to graduate programs instead.

  • To Do:
    • Now: Submit the LAPC Admission Application.
    • Now: Apply for Financial Aid by submitting the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (not both).
      • FAFSA: Submit if you are a U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident.
      • CA Dream Act App: Submit if you are NOT a National or Permanent resident or do not fulfill ALL of the FAFSA requirements (many "dreamer,” AB540, or DACA students submit this application).
    • Now: If you plan to earn a local associate degree/certificate at LAPC:
      • To use the coursework from the foreign country toward a local degree/certificate (not transfer general education nor transfer degrees) at LAPC, please submit:
        • Foreign transcript evaluation (completed by one of the approved credential evaluation agencies) to the Admissions & Records Office (if courses were taken at a non-U.S. regionally accredited institution).
        • Official transcripts to the Admissions & Records Office (if courses were taken at a U.S. regionally accredited institution).
      • If you don't intend to earn a degree/certificate from LAPC and are rather looking to transfer to a university, connect with the intended transfer university regarding your credits. You may see a LAPC counselor to get more guidance on this.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may set up your LACCD Student Portal and complete the Online Orientation by logging into your Student Portal and click "Student Status" then "Orientation". Be sure to check your student email regularly as all communication from LAPC will be sent to the LACCD email account.
    • In 2 Business Days: When you receive a student ID number, you may make a counseling appointment. Meet with a counselor to create an education plan or get more information about how your foreign coursework may be used toward your education goals.

Please review the special steps to become an International Student at Pierce College.

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