California Dream Act

Students walking on campus

The California Dream Act application is now available for undocumented students (not U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) and those who also meet the AB540 Non-Resident Exempt waiver eligibility criteria. If you are interested in enrolling at Allan Hancock College, please follow the guidelines below to ensure a smooth transition.

Steps to enrollment for dream act students

Step 1: Apply for Admission -- it’s free: If you do not have a social security number, you must complete and print a paper admission application and paper AB540 Non-Resident Exempt waiver form. Both of these forms must be submitted in person to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records Office. Please note: a work authorization number received from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may be used in place of a social security number at Allan Hancock College for admission purposes, only, and the student may apply for admission online.

Step 2Take the placement test (START). Your reading, writing, and math skills will be assessed. Check out the START study guide before you test. No appointment is necessary. Know your student ID# and bring a photo ID. For assessment hours, visit the Testing Center website (Testing Center ext. 3364).

Step 3Apply for financial aid via the California Dream Act application. By completing the California Dream Act application, you will be evaluated for the Board of Governors Grant (BOG), which will waive your enrollment fees, if you qualify. Check your Financial Aid Status for requirements/updates in myHancock. (Financial Aid Office ext. 3200).

Step 4Register online for the New Student Orientation. Learn about student services, college success tips, and other “need to know” information (Counseling Department ext. 3293).

Step 5Attend an Academic Advising Workshop. You will meet with a counselor who will assist you in understanding your assessment results and help you select your first semester classes. All new students are required to attend the workshop in order to schedule a future appointment with a counselor (Counseling Department ext. 3293).

Step 6Register for classes. Log on to your myHancock account and verify your registration date under your “Student” tab (Admissions and Records Office ext. 3248).

Step 7Pay your enrollment fees. BOG recipients are still responsible for additional fees. If you do not pay your fees by the deadline, you will be dropped from your classes (Cashiers ext. 3626).

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Last Modified Jan 17, 2014