Graduation Checklist

Allan Hancock College offers two types of certificate programs, Certificate of Achievement and Certificate of Accomplishment. A Certificate of Achievement has been approved by the state and will be posted on the student’s transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment will be posted on the student’s permanent record, but not on the student’s transcript. Certificate programs include only those courses that have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competencies. For this reason there is no general education requirement in a certificate program.

steps to petitioning for a certificate

  1. Verify you have completed the certificate requirements.
  2. Official copies of all transcripts from other colleges/universities attended must be on file with Admissions and Records.  Mail transcripts to:

    Allan Hancock College
    ATTN: Admissions & Records
    Transcript Evaluator
    800 South College Drive
    Santa Maria,  CA  93454-6399

  3. Students are required to see a counselor in order to petition for a certificate.  Certificate requirements must be complete or completed by the end of the petitioning semester.  A petition for certificate must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records by the scheduled deadline.  Refer to Important Dates for scheduled dedalines.
     

distance learning students

If you are a distance learning student, petitioning for a certificate,  you are required to submit, along with a signed petition for certificate, an Authorization to Release Information Form.  This form allows a counselor to correspond with you via phone and/or email.  Mail signed forms to:

                 Allan Hancock College
                 ATTN: Counseling Department
                 800 South College Drive
                 Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399

 Forms

        Petition for a Certificate PDF

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Last Modified Mar 25, 2014