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College Now!

College Opportunities for High School Students

The College Now! Program provides a special opportunity for local high school and home school students to attend Allan Hancock College while attending high school.

College Now! is different than Concurrent Enrollment (college courses which are held at local high schools during bell schedule). If interested in the Concurrent Enrollment program, visit Concurrent Enrollment webpage.

The College Now! program supports the overall Allan Hancock College mission of fostering an educational culture that values equity and diversity and engages students in an inclusive learning environment. We offer pathways that encourage our student population to achieve personal, career, and academic goals.

AHC begins registration for College Now students:

  • Summer and Fall 2023: May 8, 2023

New College Now! registration process coming soon. Stay tuned!

College Now! COURSE LISTING 2022-2023

  1. All high school students must first meet with their high school counselor or guidance technician to discuss eligibility for enrollment. A principal or designee must approve selected coursework which indicates to Allan Hancock College that the coursework is not available at the high school.
  2. The College Now! (CN) is open to high school students in junior or senior status, only. Concurrent Enrollment (CE) is open to grades 9 through 12. CN and CE students may take up to a maximum of 6 units in summer, fall, and spring semesters and winter intersession.
  3. CN and CE students must complete the Allan Hancock College online credit admissions application. Additionally, students must complete the online registration process for each term.
  4. CN and CE students may only enroll in courses on the approved College Now Course Listing. CN and CE students must meet the stated prerequisites for all courses. Prerequisites may be met through courses completed or through the appeal process.
  5. Pre/co requisites are listed in the AHC catalog or current semester class schedule and are marked on the approved College Now Course Listing with an asterisk; a star next to the course requires an audition. High school students are not eligible to take courses at AHC if the courses are available at the high school.
  6. CN and CE students or their high school principal/designee are required to provide their unofficial high school transcript when submitting registration requests. The transcript verifies the current grade level of the student.
  7. When submitting registration requests, home-schooled students must provide Allan Hancock College with a current copy of the private school affidavit on file with the California Department of Education.
  8. PE activity courses require permission of the instructor of record which may be granted the first day of the term, if enrollment in the PE course permits adding College Now! students.
  9. The total number of units earned, and grades received while enrolled in Allan Hancock College courses are recorded on the student’s college transcript and are part of his/her permanent record.
  10. In most cases, the enrollment fee is waived for CN and CE students. However, all other fees apply. Other fees may include health, parking, student center, and materials fees. CN and CE students are not required to pay nonresident fees. Failure to pay fees assessed at the time of registration will result in an administrative hold preventing future registration transactions. Additionally, if a CN and CE student appeals the unit limitation, and is approved for 12 or more units, the enrollment fee and tuition are no longer waived, and ALL fees apply.
  11. Once enrolled CN and CE students have the same rights and responsibilities that apply to all enrolled college students. For more information, please refer to the Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) located in the current college catalog or on the College Now! and Concurrent Enrollment information page.
  12. Allan Hancock College assumes no responsibility for the attendance records of CN and CE students.
  13. College Now! and Concurrent Enrollment is limited to students who reside and are enrolled in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county high schools and home schools only.
  14. A CN and CE student is expected to complete all class requirements, maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher in all college courses, and adhere to Allan Hancock College’s Guidelines for Student Conduct (refer to the College Catalog).
  15. Receiving substandard grades and/or failure to complete course work may result in academic probation as well as affect future financial aid eligibility.
  16. By entering a college environment, students who are minors will be exposed to educational settings designed for the adult learner that may involve topics that might be considered controversial in the secondary school setting. Also, if a class does not meet at its scheduled time (i.e. class ends early or is canceled), Allan Hancock College does not inform parents/ guardians nor will staff or the instructor assume responsibility for student once class is released.
  17. California Education Code requires that students who are still enrolled in high school, wishing to enroll at a California Community College, must be recommended by their principal or his/her designee. By approving, the principal or his/her designee has made the determination that the student is prepared for and can benefit from college level coursework and is recommended to enroll in selected courses and that the student has exhausted all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course at his or her school of attendance. The instructor of record is legally prohibited from approving requested courses as the principal’s designee.
  18. Failure to comply with any of the conditions listed above and/or registering for non-approved courses/units will result in the student being administratively dropped from those courses/units and a loss of future College Now! and Concurrent Enrollment privileges.

  • Apply for Admission to Allan Hancock College
  • Meet with their high school counselor to discuss eligibility, academic requirements, and the rigor of college coursework.
  • Only choose classes on the approved College Now! Course Listing
  • NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION will be posted soon.

  • The Enrollment Fee is waived for approved College Now! students. However, College Now! students must pay the Health, Student Center (Santa Maria campus only), Student Representation and Parking fees. Total fees will be approximately $20 to $46.50 per semester. 
  • Books are additional. 
  • All other fees, including Nonresident Tuition (if applicable), apply.  Most nonresident College Now! students will not be required to pay nonresident fees; however, nonresident tuition is not waived for those students enrolled in high school as international exchange students.



805-922-6966 ext 5200

QUESTIONS about the program?

Julia Sokolovska
Early College Coordinator
805-922-6966 ext 3354