Allan Hancock College College Now! Conditions for
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
signature on this Petition for Enrollment is required and will indicate to Allan
Hancock College that the coursework is not available at the high school.
2. The College Now! program is open to high school students in junior or senior
status, only. College Now! students may take up to a maximum of 6 units in
summer, fall, and spring semesters and winter intersession.
3. College Now! students must complete the Allan Hancock College online credit
admissions application, in addition to the College Now! Petition for Enrollment.
This College Now! Petition for Enrollment is valid for the requested term only.
4. College Now! students may only enroll in courses on the approved list. College
Now! students must meet the stated prerequisites for all courses. Prerequisites
may be met through courses completed at the high school or through the appeal
5. Students who wish to take courses must meet the stated academic
prerequisites or co-requisites. Pre/co requisites are listed in the AHC catalog or
current semester class schedule and are marked on the approved list with an
asterisk; a 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
6. College Now! students are required to provide their unofficial high school
transcript when submitting the petition for enrollment.The transcript verifies the
current grade level of the student.
7. When submitting the petition for enrollment, 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. Once a College Now! student has obtained all of the necessary signatures, he
or she must submit their completed College Now! Petition for Enrollment, along
with unofficial high school transcript to: AHC Admissions and Records office for
processing. Emails can be sent to the following email:
9. 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. After College Now! students submit the
required paperwork to the AHC Admissions office, registration for PE courses
will not open until the first day of the term. College Now! students must submit
their paperwork prior to the semester start date to the Admissions office and
obtain an add code from the faculty member the first day of the term.
10. 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.
11. In most cases, the enrollment fee is waived for College Now! students.
However, all other fees apply. Other fees include health, parking, student
center, and materials fees,. CN 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..
a. If a College Now! student appeals the unit limitation, and is
approved for 12 or more units, the enrollment fee an tuition are
no longer waived and ALL fees apply.
12. Online Registration is available to College Now! students. Please see the
current schedule of classes for College Now! Online Registration dates and
13. Once enrolled, College Now! students have the same rights and
responsibilities that apply to all enrolled college students. Refer to the Student
Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) located in the
current college catalog or on the College Now! information page.
14. Allan Hancock College assumes no responsibility for the attendance records of
College Now! students.
15. College Now! enrollment is limited to students who reside and are enrolled in
Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo county high schools and home schools
16. A College Now! 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
17. Receiving substandard grades and/or failure to complete course work
may result in academic probation as well as affect future financial aid
18. Failure to comply with any of the conditions listed above and/or registering for
non-approved courses/units will result in being administratively dropped from
those courses/units and a loss of future College Now privileges.
19. High schools will only receive proof of work completed at Allan Hancock
College if the student requests that an official transcript be mailed to the
school once the semester is completed.
20. Student, Parent, and Principal/Designee—please read the following
information carefully: 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.
21. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OR DESIGNEE: 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 signing this, the principal or his/her designee has made
the determination, based on the appropriate Allan Hancock College
assessment, that the student is prepared for and can benefit from college level
coursework, and is recommended to enroll in the following courses for the
semester noted above, 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 signing this form as the principal’s