External Transcripts

AHC only accepts official external transcripts.

Providing Transcripts to Allan Hancock College

Official transcripts are required to satisfy course prerequisites, Student Education Plans, GE Certifications, Federal Financial Aid requirements, and degree and certificate evaluations at Allan Hancock College. Transcripts submitted prior to 2010 were not archived and will need to be resubmitted. Official (sealed) copies of transcripts from colleges, universities and high schools attended should be submitted to the AHC Admissions and Records office.

Transcripts should be submitted ahead of registration, in time for academic advising and prerequisite clearance. Final official transcripts, showing all coursework and grades received, must be received before GE certifications and degree and certificate evaluations may be completed. Transcripts are evaluated based on the AACRAO guidelines for regionally-accredited postsecondary institutions.

Transcripts submitted to Allan Hancock College become the property of Allan Hancock College and will not be released to students, other colleges, or agencies.  Plan to request a personal copy from your former college or university if you need one for your records.

 Are high school transcripts required? 

  • High school transcripts are required of all College Now! participants
  • Official high school transcripts are required if the student is utilizing HS geometry to fulfill a math prerequisite
  • Official high school transcripts are required if the student is utilizing foreign language courses to fulfill a prerequisite Official high school transcripts are required to utilize course work completed through an articulation agreement between specific high schools and AHC
  • In some instances, financial aid recipients are also required to submit official high school transcripts
  • AHC also accepts official junior high school transcripts for geometry to fulfill a math prerequisite

 How long does it take to evaluate an official transcript?

  • Official transcripts are processed in the order received
  • During non-peak times, transcripts will be evaluated within 10 business days
  • During peak times, transcripts will be evaluated within 15 business days

Official transcripts may be hand delivered to the admissions office, if in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. 

Official transcripts may also be mailed to:

Allan Hancock College
Admissions & Records
Transcript Evaluator
800 S College Drive
Santa Maria  CA  93454-6399

If your college or university sends transcripts electronically, they may be sent from the issuing institution to:  transcripts@hancockcollege.edu

AHC does NOT accept electronic transcripts which are sent from the student.

Please contact the Admissions and Records office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3248 if you need more information.

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