International Students

FAQs

  1. How do I get a catalog and schedule of classes?
  2. What level of English do I need to attend Allan Hancock College?
  3. How soon do I need to have my completed application and supporting material sent to Allan Hancock College?
  4. Where do students live?
  5. How do I get to Santa Maria, California?
  6. How much money will I need to attend Allan Hancock College?
  7. What's the weather like in Santa Maria?
  8. Can I have a job while I study at Allan Hancock College?

How do I get a catalog and schedule of classes?
If you would like to order a paper copy of our catalog, please send a check or money order and your request to our bookstore at the following address:

Allan Hancock College Bookstore
Catalog Request
801 South Bradley Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6300

Below are the shipping rates for catalog mailings:

USPS Media Mail               $5.95
UPS Ground                       $8.50
UPS 2nd Day Air              $15.00
UPS Overnight                 $30.00

See an online version of both the catalog and the current schedule of classes.

What level of English do I need to attend Allan Hancock College?
Allan Hancock College requires applicants for admission from foreign countries to present evidence that they have sufficient proficiency in the use of the English language to ensure proper progression in a collegiate course of study.

All international students from non-English speaking countries, with a TOEFL score of less than 475 paper-based, 153 computer -based, or 53 internet-based are required to take the Allan Hancock College English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment tests for placement into the appropriate ESL classes. Students with a score of 475 paper-based,153 computer -based, 53 internet-based or more on the TOEFL need to take Allan Hancock College's regular English assessment test. top of page

How soon do I need to have my completed application and supporting material sent to Allan Hancock College?
Application deadlines for admission are June 1 for the following fall semester and November 1 for the following spring semester. Application materials must be complete before the college can issue the I-20 for international students. Students must then have time to secure an F-1 visa and complete their travel arrangements. top of page

Where do students live?
Allan Hancock College has no on-campus housing. Apartments or single rooms are generally available in the city of Santa Maria, where the campus is located. An estimate of costs is listed below. It is the student's responsibility to find housing. top of page

How do I get to Santa Maria, California?
Santa Maria is located in the beautiful Central Coast region of California, approximately 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 260 miles south of San Francisco. Regular bus and rail service is available from either city. The Santa Maria Airport is a community airport and has flights daily to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco. top of page

How much money will I need to attend Allan Hancock College?
You will need approximately $17,584.00 (US) to cover the costs of one school year of nine months, including food and housing. Allan Hancock College requires the submission of a confidential statement of finances and documentation from a bank certifying that funds are available. top of page

What's the weather like in Santa Maria?
The area has a mild climate, with temperatures ranging from 55 to 80 degrees year-round. For a look at today's weather in Santa Maria, point your Web browser to www.weather.com and enter our zip code-93454. top of page

Can I have a job while I study at Allan Hancock College?
If you have an F-1 visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week on campus while classes are in session. During vacation periods, you can work up to 40 hours per week on-campus. Work off-campus can only be arranged if there is an unforeseen economic necessity or if you are gaining work experience in your field of study. Consult with a foreign student advisor for more complete information.  Please note that income received from any on-campus employment may not be included in your calculations for financial support. top of page


F-2 status holders are never eligible for employment authorization.

 

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