Concurrent Enrollment (CE) refers to college-credit bearing courses taught to high
school students by college-approved high school teachers at the high school campus.
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office has indicated that increasing
the opportunities for high school students is its main legislative priority for this
year. In 2015, the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges passed a resolution
(6/03 S15) endorsing the Assembly bill sponsored by members Holden and Olsen (AB 288)
to improve or expand concurrent enrollment opportunities. The bill, among other things,
reduces the barriers to students wishing to take college courses at the high school,
expands the opportunities for college districts and high school districts to form
partnerships, reduces some fees associated with the program, and permits colleges
to limit enrollment to high school students when courses are offered on high school
The Concurrent Enrollment Plan will support the overall Allan Hancock College (AHC)
mission of providing quality educational opportunities that enhance student learning
and the creative, intellectual, cultural and economic vitality of our diverse community.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All interested students will be required to submit:
- an AHC Application for Admission
- a Concurrent Enrollment Petition for Enrollment
- a copy of their high school transcript
Students who have previously attended AHC must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at AHC to continue in the program.
Concurrent Enrollment students shall:
- be subject to all of the College Now eligibility standards.
- meet any college prerequisites for the college course.
- take college-mandated assessment tests (when required) which will be offered on-site
at the high school or at the college.
Students will be assessed using the same methods (e.g., papers, portfolios, quizzes,
labs, etc.) as students in on-campus sections.
APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM
Contact your high school counselor for forms and dates. As part of the college experience,
once the paperwork is verified by an AHC Admissions and Records representative, most
student will register themselves, online, and should do so before the first date of
the AHC class.
START: Student Testing, Advising, Retention and Transition
AHC is committed to your success as a student; therefore, we have developed START
to assist you. The START program includes an assessment of your basic skills in reading
comprehension, sentence skills, and math; an orientation to the college; and advising
by academic counselors regarding your course selection.
Student Success is a process that brings Allan Hancock College and a student, who
registers for credit classes, into a partnership with the purpose of realizing the
student’s educational goals through the college’s established programs, policies and
requirements. Therefore, the START program is required before enrolling in any math
or English course or any course that has a math or English prerequisite.
The enrollment fee is waived for most high school students taking a concurrent enrollment
course. However, students may be required to pay for books and/or the Student Health
Fee. (Verify expenses with your high school counselor).
Concurrent Enrollment College Now Appeal Form PDF
Concurrent Enrollment College Now Petition for Enrollment PDF
Privacy Information for Parents PDF
Student Authorization to Release Information PDF
Concurrent Enrollment Student Parent Handbook PDF
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