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.
The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Pierce College
Calendar (important deadlines)
Student Information Addendum (college rules and regulations)
Schedules of Classes (course descriptions and prerequisites)
The Summer Session Schedule of Classes will be posted on line after April 10 (subject to change).
The Fall Semester Schedue of Classes will be posted online in late April (subject to change).
Admissions & Records (Information, hours, important updates--please check frequently):
Term and Dates
Summer 2014 Session
June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Session 1: 6/16/2014 - 7/19/2014
Session 2: 6/16/2014 - 8/9/2014
Session 3: 7/21/2014 - 8/23/2014
Fall 2014 Semester
September 2, 2014 - December 21, 2014
Please DO NOT apply for Summer/Fall 2014 IF you have already applied for Winter/Spring 2014 (closed) or Spring 2014.
Duplicate applications may create processing delays.
The DEADLINE to submit a PETITION FOR READMISSION for Fall 2014 is: 4/3/2014
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 will NOT be accepted.
VERY IMPORTANT: 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 two domains to your contact list in order to reduce the chance of email going to your junk or spam folder:
The username and password created through CCCApply 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.
New applicants: A student identification number is issued AFTER the application for admission is processed.
Former/Returning applicants: You already have a LACCD student identification number.
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. 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.
2) CLASS REGISTRATION (tab located in the upper right-hand side area)
3) Enter the required information; instructions are provided. If you enter your SSN, the system will provide your student identification number which begins with "88."
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
Registration in Pierce College Classes
Student Rights and Legal Protections
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 campuses (ELAC, ITV, LACC, LAHC, LAMC, LAPC, LASC, LATTC, LAVC, WLAC).
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 2014 Session DO NOT need to apply for Summer/Fall 2014.
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 (www.piercecollege.edu, CLASS REGISTRATION) for your registration date. Be sure to select the appropriate semester and year.
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 wil be confirming that the application data being submitted belongs to you. Submitting an application for another person is NOT allowed.
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.
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