College Now! For High School Students

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 can also take AHC courses through Concurrent Enrollment

Students walkingCollege Now! Benefits: 

  • Earn high school AND college credit. Units count toward your high school and college GPAs. 
  • Several courses are transferable to universities nationwide. 
  • Pay NO enrollment fee. Other fees may apply. 

College Now! Requirements: 

  • At least junior or senior high school student standing
  • Reside and enrolled in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo county high schools or home schools
  • Enroll in a maximum of six units per semester 
  • Select courses from approved College Now! course list only 

How to Enroll in College Now! 

Follow the steps below. View Steps to Enroll in printable PDF version

  1.  Meet with your high school counselor
  2.  Apply to Allan Hancock College

By clicking on the "Apply for Admission" link below, you will be directed to the California Community College Online Application.  It is important that you complete BOTH steps:

Step 1: Create a CCCApply account and receive a CCCID, and
Step 2: Complete the application for admission for Allan Hancock College.


After completing the application for admission, an email will be sent to the address provided on your application which will include your AHC myHancock username and password and your student identification number, also known as an H number. 

  3.  Complete the College Now! Petition for Enrollment

Bring the following documents, filled out and printed, to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records office

  1. College Now! Petition for Enrollment
  2. Student Authorization to Release Information
  3. Unofficial High School Transcript (get this from your high school counselor)

You can bring these three items to the Santa Maria campus, the Lompoc Valley Center, Vandenberg AFB, or Santa Ynez Valley Center.

NOTE: These forms are not accepted by mail or electronically.

Students must submit a separate Petition for Enrollment for each semester. For example, if a student chooses a summer and fall course, the student must submit a petition for EACH semester, College Now! petitions are semester specific.

  4.  Choose your courses! 

Select appropriate courses from the list below. College Now! students may enroll in a maximum of six (6) units per semester. 

View College Now! Course List

  5.  Register for your courses
Register for your courses by going to myHancock and clicking on "Registration/Add/Drop" under the registration section on the Student page. You will register using the CRN numbers from the College Now! Course List
The enrollment fee is waived for approved College Now! students; however, College Now! studnets must pay other fees. Total fees will be approximately $20-$47 per semester. Textbooks are additional. 


Privacy Information for Parents
College Now! Appeal Form
College Now! PE and PEIA Disclaimer

For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248

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Last Modified Nov 19, 2018