College Now!

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The College Now! Program provides a special opportunity for local high school and home school students to attend Allan Hancock College while attending high school.

High school students who meet the College Now! requirements and obtain the necessary permission from their principal or designee may enroll in approved courses.

The approved course list and the Petition for Enrollment form are available at the bottom of this page.

College Now! Requirements:

  • Be at least junior or senior high school status.
  • Reside and be enrolled in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo county high schools or home schools.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 high school unweighted grade point average (GPA) – unofficial transcripts from high school are required when submitting the Petition for Enrollment form.
  • Students who have previously attended AHC must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at AHC to continue in the program.
  • Meet with their high school counselor to discuss eligibility, academic requirements, and the rigor of college coursework.
  • Complete the College Now! Petition for Enrollment form; and obtain necessary signatures (high school principal/designee and parent/guardian).
  • Provide their unofficial high school transcript verifying a 2.5 unweighted GPA to the testing center on the day of their test.
  • Students must also show the signed College Now! Petition Enrollment form to the testing staff before they will be seated for testing.
  • Enroll in a maximum of six (6) units per semester.
  • Submit a completed AHC College Now! Petition for Enrollment form and unofficial high school transcripts prior to enrollment to the AHC Admissions & Records office or at the Solvang, VAFB, or Lompoc Valley Center offices.

College Now! students may submit their  completed College Now! petition for enrollment form and unofficial high school transcripts beginning:

May 1, 2015 for Fall 2015
October 26, 2015 for Winter 2016
November 2, 2015 for Spring 2016

The Enrollment Fee is waived for approved College Now! students. However, College Now! students must pay the Health, Student Photo ID (optional), Student Center (Santa Maria campus only), Student Representation and Parking fees. Total fees will be approximately $20 to $46.50 per semester.  Books are additional.  All other fees, including Nonresident Tuition (if applicable), apply. Effective fall 2015, College Now! students will not be required to pay nonresident fees.

Registration dates for College Now! students:

Fall 2015 Term 2 (8 week courses beginning October 12, 2015)
May 25 - October 16, 2015

Winter 2016
November 23 - December 13, 2015

Spring 2016
November 30, 2015 - January 24, 2016


College Now Course Listing PDF

College Now Petition for Enrollment PDF

Privacy Information for Parents PDF

College Now Appeal Form PDF

College Now PE and PEIA Disclaimer

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