How is PACE
different from taking regular Evening or Online classes at Chabot?
PACE is a comprehensive,
multi-semester Learning Community
designed for working adults,
which offers the chance for students to create a supportive network and take
classes together - an approach which has been proven to enhance student success.
PACE also offers Instructors who teach toward adult students, and
PACE streamlines the path toward certain academic and career goals.
are restricted for only PACE students through the beginning of the
registration process, so prompt registration assures PACE students a
place in PACE classes. (Class spaces still available when the PACE
classes become unrestricted can be enrolled in first come, first served by
any Chabot student.) PACE students tend to be older and serious about their
How can I
take classes in the PACE Program?
See "How to Apply for PACE"
What does it
cost to take PACE Classes?
There are no additional
fees for PACE classes. Regular Chabot fees apply. See
Can I get FINANCIAL AID?
Grant and loan applications
(FAFSA + BOG) are available in the Financial Aid Office, Room 702,
/finaid . Book vouchers or emergency book loans are
available through EOPS (Room 221) or
the Office of Student Life (Room 2355, Bldg. 2300, upstairs)
for qualified students.
Do I need to
take an ORIENTATION? All
students new to Chabot are REQUIRED to complete a Chabot College Online Orientation
/counseling/orientation/ + Assessment & Program Planning if appropriate.
I get my transcripts from other colleges sent to Chabot College? To do this, contact all colleges you have previously attended and have
them send official transcripts directly to Chabot College.
If you have the transcripts sent to you personally, be sure that you
do NOT open them, as official transcripts MUST be in a sealed envelope
directly from the institution.
classes should I take? Most
full-time working adults can take 1-3 classes per semester.
Note that a 3-unit class requires 3
hours of class time plus about 6 hours of study time per week (though this
differs from class to class).
Taking 12 or more units is considered being a full-time student.
Take a class load that is realistic for you and your life!
If you are new to college,
note classes which are recommended for students new to college, as indicated
on PACE Class List.
or Math class should I take?
You cannot take classes higher than English 102 or Math 103 without
first taking the Chabot Assessment Exam or prerequisite class(es).
If you have taken English/Math at another college, you must get a
Counselor Override by bringing a copy of your transcript to a Counselor.
Other college’s assessment results are not accepted at Chabot.
English and Math classes must be completed in a certain order: English 102 then English 1A then English 4 or 7; Math 103 then Math 104
then Math 53 (or Math 65 + Math 55) then Math 43.
How do I
REGISTER for CLASSES? You
must be admitted to the PACE Program in order to be a PACE Student;
Once admitted, choose
your classes from the current PACE Class List at
then Register for them via CLASS-web at
your SS# or Chabot W#, and PIN is your birthdate—if you can’t log in, you
must see A&R in person to re-set your PIN) OR
in person at A&R in Bldg. 100.
log in to CLASS-Web…? You
must see A&R in person in order to re-set your PIN.
How do I
start an Online Course? To start an Online course, go to
and log on to Blackboard.
How can I
reach PACE STAFF?
PACE Counselor Julie Machado
is available at
email@example.com , 510-723-6619, Rm. 401B T&Th 1:30-8pm. PACE Coordinator,
Mireille Giovanola is available at
, 510-723-2626, Room 401S .
How can I
meet with a PACE Counselor?
PACE Counseling appointments
are available for PACE students taking PACE classes.
Students requesting any type of counseling appointment that includes the
review of transcripts from other colleges,
must have official transcripts on file at the time they schedule
To make an
firstname.lastname@example.org - include your name and Chabot W#, and
request for an appointment.
How can I get
into a class once the semester starts?
If the course is open, you may
attempt to add via the CLAS-Web.
If the course is closed or requires add authorization, go to class, obtain
an Add Authorization Number from the Instructor, and then add through
How can I
keep updated re: deadlines, scholarships, etc? For the latest
updates, get PACE Email News by contacting PACE Counselor Julie
email@example.com (addresses are never shared).
What if I attended other colleges?:
During your first semester, contact
all colleges you previously attended besides Chabot or Las Positas, and the
high school you last attended, and have your official transcripts (in a
sealed envelope) sent directly to Chabot.
Where can I
get my STUDENT PHOTO ID CARDS?
Pick up your Student ID card (required
for use in the library, bookstore and computer labs) in Student Online
Services, Room 709, by showing your class schedule receipt and one other
form of ID.
When should I
buy my BOOKS? You can buy books either the week before classes start or the first week
of classes. Books are available
at the Chabot Bookstore in the PACE section, arranged according to course
number and section number, and can easily cost $200+.
How do I get
a PARKING Permit? How much do they cost?