Priority Registration

How do I see my registration date? Time tickets (the first day you may register) will be issued for eligible students enrolling in winter or spring beginning November 1.

If you are a new or returning AHC student, once you complete the application for admission, you will receive 2 emails.  When you receive the email from AHC, (sent to the address provided in your application) it will include your AHC myHancock log-in information.  Please wait 60 minutes after receiving this email to log in to the myHancock portal.

All other students log into the myHancock portal with their current username and password.

Beginning after 10am on November 1, log into myHancock

  • click on the student tab
  • click on registration status in the myRegistration channel
  • select the correct semester
  • view your registration date and time
  • Beginning November 1, 2016 College Now! students may turn in their paperwork for the winter and spring 2017 terms.

Priority registration is the first five days of registration for each term.   Winter and spring registration begins November 14, 2016.


Winter and Spring 2017

Registration Dates

CalWORKs                                                  November 14
EOPS Students November 14
LAP Students November 14
Active Duty & Eligible Veterans November 14
Foster Youth November 14
CAN/TRIO November 15
Pre Approved Nursing Students November 15
LAP Note takers November 15
MESA November 15
50-100 Completed Units November 15
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program November 15
Athletes November 15
30 - 49.5 Completed Units November 16
New Students
Must have completed START,
Orientation and have an SEP on file  
November 16
12 - 29.5 Completed Units November 17
First Time Transfer Students November 18
 .5 - 11.5 Completed Units November 18
100.5+ Completed Units November 19
All Other Eligible Students November 19
College Now! Students November 28
Community Ed Students December 5


To be eligible for priority registration, New Students and First Time Transfer Students must complete the START test, attend orientation and obtain a Student Education Plan (SEP).  Click here for more information.  

If you have trouble registering online please call the Admissions & Records office during normal business hours for assistance.

Mon, Wed, & Thurs     8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday                      8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday                          8 a.m.-4 p.m.

First-time transfer students may be exempt from START if they have completed math and English at another college. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Allan Hancock College Admissions office prior to registering for classes.

Why did I lose my priority registration status?

  • Continuing students may lose their priority registration status if they are placed on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms or they have completed more than 100 units at Allan Hancock College. The 100 unit limit does not include units earned in English as Second Language (ESL) or basic skills courses (500- level coursework).

Students who meet established criteria may be eligible to appeal for priority registration. 

Appeal for Loss of Priority Enrollment and or BOG fee waiver form


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