New students gather for Orientation

Whatever your goal is- get there faster with PRIORITY REGISTRATION!


Receive priority registration at AHC so you are able to get the classes you want.  In order to receive priority registration, students are required to complete these 3 steps in the following order:

IMPORTANT: You are required to complete the online Admission Application prior to beginning the 3 steps of priority registration.

  1. Online Orientation 
  2. START Assessment
  3. Academic Advising Workshop (START test required in order to attend) 

The online orientation is available through your student portal, myHancock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to your "student" tab to access the orientation. In addition to the online orientation, students can opt to attend an in-person orientation instead (see below).  

Deadlines to complete the 3 steps in order to receive priority registration as a NEW STUDENT for the following semesters:

Spring 2018                  November 14, 2017

No reservation is required. Seating is limited on a first-come, first serve basis.  Dates/Times are subject to change. 

new student orientation (NSO)  

Santa Maria Campus
Refer to the online orientation.


Lompoc Valley Center
Refer to the online orientation.

 academic advising workshop (AAW)

Santa Maria Campus
To Be Determined


Lompoc Valley Center    
May 25 Thursday 12-1:30 p.m. Bldg 2-101
June 1 Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
June 7 Wednesday 2:30-4 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
June 16 Friday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
June 20 Tuesday 4:30-6 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
June 30 Friday 12-1:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
July 6 Thursday 2-3:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
July 12 Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. Bldg 1-202/203
July 18 Tuesday 4:30-6 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203
July 27 Thursday 2:30-4 p.m. Bldg 2-101
August 4 Friday 1-2:30 p.m. Bldg 1-202/203

Questions?  Call the Counseling Department.

Santa Maria campus: (805) 922-6966 ext. 3293
Lompoc Valley Center: (805) 735-3366 ext. 5200

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Saray Rubio

Saray Rubio
Administration of Justice Student

"Allan Hancock College is a great school to start off from. The staff is great, the campus is amazing, and class schedules have flexibility. I am able to work and be a full time student without any problems. I will get my degree in administration of justice and then enter the police academy."
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