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PACE allows you to earn your AA Degree in Liberal Arts and also to fulfill transfer requirements for the college or university of your choice. To do this, you need to fulfill your general education requirements, earn a minimum of 60 transfer units, and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.
To join the PACE program, please follow these three steps.
- Apply for admission to Pierce College. Students may apply to Pierce College in person at the Admissions and Records Office, or online using the Student Information System. For information on admission requirements and how to apply, see the Admissions and Records webpage.
- Complete the assessment process to determine English and math placement levels. Students who have not previously taken a college level English or math course must complete assessment testing at the Pierce College Assessment Center. Students who have taken college level English or math courses outside the L.A. Community College District may have their placement levels determined by showing transcripts of prior coursework to the Assessment Center staff. If you took an Assessment Test more than 2 years ago and never completed an English or math class, you must be re-assessed. If you have any additional questions regarding assessment testing, please click on the Assessment Center link above.
- Attend a Mandatory Orientation. The dates of the orientation are posted on the PACE website. Please check the website regularly for updated orientation dates. Once you have attended the orientation, then and only then, are you eligible to register for PACE classes. Your eligibility begins 24- to 48-hours after you have attended the orientation. If there is a problem with your eligibility, you will be contacted by someone from the PACE office. If after the 24 to 48 hours time period has elapsed and you are having problems with registering for any PACE class, please call the office right away so that the problem can be fixed. Please do not wait to have the problem fixed as this will negatively impact your ability to register for classes.
How To Enroll In A PACE Class
On or after your priority registration date and after attending an orientation, go to the following website http://www.piercecollege.edu.
- Click on "Students"
- Click on "Student Information System"
- Click on "Log On To The Student Information System"**
- Click on "Student Information System"
- Student Id # Or Social Security #
- Pin Number—Month And Day Of Birth, Ex. June 30= 0630
Once you have logged in, you will need to:
- Click on "Register" (right side menu)
- Click on "College Drop-down Box" and choose Los Angeles Pierce College
- Click on "Semester Drop-down Box" and choose the semester for which you are registering
- The Action is "Add"-- then, type the Section number for the class you wish to register in the Section Number Box (The Section Number is the four-digit number to the right of the day the class is offered)
- This procedure must be repeated for each class you wish to register.
If you need help with transcripts or you just need to be sure that you are on-track for graduation. Once you are a PACE student, you may use the counseling link on the PACE website to set up a counseling appt with a PACE Counselor. We currently have 3 counselors that are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our counselors are available in the Spring and Fall semesters.
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.
If you have any comments or suggestions that will make the program better for all PACE students, please send an email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
It is the students' responsibility to drop a class on or before the posted deadlines (see the PACE website). Failure to drop a class in a timely manner will normally result in a Fail grade being assigned to the student.
The Bridge Program
- The Bridge Program is designed to meet the needs of those students who do not place in either English 101or Math 125 on the Assessment Test. You must be English 101 eligible in order to enter the PACE program.
- If you do not place in English 101, you will need to take the preparatory courses. The Bridge Program offers English 21, 28, and 101. We teach each of these courses in the PACE 8-week format. This allows you to take two English courses, if necessary, in one semester. If your Assessment Test places you in English 101, you may take the course during any quarter. English 101 is the only Bridge Class in English which is transferable.
- If you do not place above Math 125, you will need to do the preparatory work to reach that level. The Bridge Program offers Math 112, 115, & 125 each Spring and Fall semester.
- Math 112, 115, and 125 are offered as full 15-week semester courses and they do not meet on Saturdays.