Graduation Checklist

Allan Hancock College offers two types of certificate programs, Certificate of Achievement and Certificate of Accomplishment. A Certificate of Achievement has been approved by the state and will be posted on the student’s transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment will be posted on the student’s permanent record, but not on the student’s transcript. Certificate programs include only those courses that have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competencies. For this reason there is no general education requirements in a certificate program.

steps to applying for a certificate

  1. Verify you have completed the certificate requirements by checking Degree Works. Degree Works is a degree audit tool which enables you to evaluate your current academic progress towards certificate/degree completion.  Log onto your myHancock portal and find Degree Works under your "student" tab. 
  2. Official copies of all transcripts from other colleges/universities attended must be on file with Admissions and Records. Mail transcripts to:

    Allan Hancock College
    ATTN: Admissions & Records
    Transcript Evaluator
    800 South College Drive
    Santa Maria,  CA  93454-6399

  3. If you have no external work from another college/university, you may print your Degree Works audit report and submit it with your application for a certificate to the Office of Admissions and Records. You are not required to meet with a counselor if all of your coursework is from Allan Hancock College. If you have external work from another college/university, you are required to see a counselor in order to apply for a certificate. Certificate requirements must be complete or completed by the end of the current semester. Your application for a certificate must be submitted by the scheduled dealine. Click here for a list of applications. Refer to Important Dates for scheduled dedalines.

distance learning students

If you are a distance learning student with coursework from another college, you are required to submit, along with a signed application for a certificate, an Authorization to Release Information Form. This form allows a counselor to correspond with you via phone and/or email. Send signed forms to:

                 Allan Hancock College
                 ATTN: Counseling Department
                 800 South College Drive
                 Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399


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Last Modified Sep 29, 2015