Applying to PACE takes FOUR easy steps:

step 1 complete the ventura college application

To apply, go to the Apply & Enroll page.  If you’re a current Ventura College student, you can skip this step.  Important - Make sure to send us all your official transcripts from other colleges so we can give you credit for completed college courses.

complete the pace application

Just takes a few minutes to complete this one page application.

Step 3 Meet with a Counselor

PACE will reach out to you after you've applied to provide more information about scheduling a meeting with a counselor. 

A meeting with a counselor is required. Counseling appointments can be via ZOOM or phone (or in-person) and you can now meet with counselors over your lunch or dinner break.

step 4 Apply for Financial Aid

PACE strongly recommends all students apply for Financial Aid:  

Go to the VC Financial Aid website for more information, and then review the types of Financial Aid that are available.

Make sure you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to see what financial aid you qualify for!

Many of our students are eligible for the California College Promise Grant (CCGP) and don't pay any tuition.

And even if you don’t qualify, our enrollment fees are very affordable at $46 per unit for CA residents (or about $1,380 per year).  If you need help filling out the FAFSA, or CADAA, please contact the financial aid office at (805) 289-6369 or by email at  for assistance.