The Allan Hancock College fall 2011 “Schedule at a Glance” is now available online at (click the blue “Class Schedules” icon), and free print copies are available at all college locations.  Copies may also be found at local public libraries in the Santa Maria, Lompoc, Cuyama and Santa Ynez valleys and in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo, while supplies last.

Students should note that the Schedule at a Glance contains a basic listing of credit classes offered at the time of publication; the schedule may have changed since then.  The latest details about all fall classes, both credit and Community Education (noncredit), are available via the fall online Class Search, which provides up-to-the-minute information.

Class Search allows students to search in real time, 24/7 for the classes they need.  Search options include term, subject, time of day, location or credits and more.  To access Class Search, visit and click the link under Fall 2011 in the upper right corner of the homepage.

Credit students will register for fall classes online beginning June 21 via the myHancock student portal.  Registration for fall Community Education (noncredit) classes begins June 26.  Fall classes, both credit and noncredit, begin August 22.

New students must first apply for admission, which is also completed online and is under way now.  The admissions link is located under Fall 2011 on the AHC website home page.

Online registration dates for credit classes are as follows:

  • Priority online registration:
June 21-25
  • Open online registration:
June 26-August 26
  • College Now! online registration:
August 8-26

Priority Online Registration

Except for Day 1, priority registration is based on “credits completed” at Allan Hancock College.  Credits completed are credits which have been annotated to the student’s transcript; courses in progress are not included.  Credits are earned with a final grade of D or better.

Credits Completed at Allan Hancock College Registration Date
Day 1 Is for participants of the Learning Assistance Program, EOPS program, nursing priority students, and any member or former member of the United States Armed Forces within two years of leaving active duty (check with the Financial Aid office to verify eligibility.  A military ID card or DD214 will be required for verification.) June 21, 8 a.m.
Day 2 50 + credits completed June 22, 8 a.m.
Day 3 30 – 49.5 credits completed June 23, 8 a.m.
Day 4 12 – 29.5 credits completed June 24, 8 a.m.
Day 5 1 – 11.5 credits completed June 25, 8 a.m.

Effective fall 2011, all California residents pay a $36 per credit enrollment fee. These fees represent the lowest college costs in the nation.  Community college enrollment fees are established by the state legislature and funds generated by the fees go to the state general fund.

A typical semester-length class is three units.  In addition, all students pay a $17 health fee for fall semester.  Students attending classes at the Santa Maria campus also pay up to $10 a year for the Student Center fee.

Some fees for qualified low-income students may be waived.  In addition, there are many financial aid programs to help students meet college costs.  Call the financial aid office at 922-6966 ext. 3216 for details.

Students new to Allan Hancock College this fall, and some continuing and returning students, are required to take a START assessment prior to enrolling in credit classes.  START (Student Testing, Advising, Retention and Transition) offers a basic skills assessment, an orientation to the college and advising by academic counselors regarding course selection.  Assessment test results do not determine admission to the college.  All students will need to complete the online admissions application to receive their AHC student ID number that is needed for the START test.  START sessions are available at the Santa Maria campus and the Lompoc Valley Center on a walk-in basis during specified days and times.  No appointments are necessary.  To view the START testing schedule, visit the Testing Center Web site at (Quick Link “Testing”).

For credit class registration information, call Admissions & Records at 922-6966 6966 ext. 3248.  For information about Community Education classes, call 922-6966 ext. 3209.

The toll free number in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242), followed by the four-digit extension.