1000 Alder Building
Sr. Office Assistant
Student Services Assistant
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are PACE classes the same as classes offered at Pierce College or any other Community College?
Q: What if I have already taken one of the classes listed under PACE?
A: Do not take the class again.
Q: Can I take regular Pierce College classes (or other community college classes) if I am a PACE student?
A: Yes! You can mix and match courses that fit your schedule. PACE gives you another way to access the classes you need.
Q: Are PACE classes online?
A: PACE does not offer fully online classes at this time. PACE classes are hybrid (there are online hours required in most classes).
Q: After filling out the PACE application, when will I be able to register for classes?
A: You will be grouped as a PACE student in approximately 48 hours (if you are currently registered as a Pierce College student). To register for classes, you must wait for your Pierce College Registration Appointment.
Q: How long is the PACE semester?
A: The regular Pierce College semester is divided into two PACE sessions/quarters: 8 weeks in the 1st quarter and 8 weeks in the 2nd quarter. Most classes also meet every other Saturday (4-1/2 Saturdays out of 8 Saturdays) in every quarter; Saturdays are not optional.
Q: How do I meet with a PACE Counselor?
A: To make an appointment, please email Lupita at firstname.lastname@example.org There is more information at: http://184.108.40.206/departments/pace/assessment.asp
Q: How do I add a PACE class?
A: The PACE office cannot enroll you in a class. If you are a PACE student, you can enroll in a class through SIS. If you are trying to ADD a class, you need to attend on the first night of class. If the instructor has space to add, they will give you a Permission Code. PACE Permission Codes expire earlier than 15-week classes. Be sure to submit your code through SIS as soon as possible. The codes expire! If you have any issues, please go to Admissions and Records.
Q: How do I apply for Graduation?
A: Ready to graduate? Please fill-out the Petition to Graduate, when the Petition is complete, print the form and mail it to the Graduation Office (in Admissions and Records) or take it to the Graduation Office in person.
Q: What if I don’t assess at English 101 or math 125?
A: PACE has a Bridge Program that offers developmental English and math. The Bridge Program is designed to meet the needs of those students who do not place into either English 101 or Math 125 on the Assessment Test. The Bridge Program offers English 21, 28, and 101 and Math 112, 115, & 125. Math 112, 115, and 125 are offered as full 15-week semester courses and they do not meet on Saturdays.