How to Apply

Registration for Spring 2023 is now open, so apply today!

Palo Alto College offers a wide variety of associate degrees and certifications to put you on the path to achieving your educational and career goals. Our team is ready to help you!


We have tailored easy steps for all types of students.


Future Students

A student who is a high school or home school graduate or has obtained a GED.

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Former Students

A student who has previously attended the Alamo Colleges District but has not enrolled for more than one year.

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Transfer Students

A student who plans to attend the Alamo Colleges District and completed coursework or is currently enrolled at another college/university.

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Dual Credit

A student who is currently in high school.

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Important Dates

  Wintermester Spring 16 Week Spring Flex I Spring Start Two Spring Flex II
Application Deadline November 28, 2022 January 2, 2023 January 2, 2023 January16, 2023 February 27, 2023
Registration deadline December 6, 2022 January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023 January 29, 2023 March 19, 2023
Classes begin December 12, 2022 January 17, 2023 January 17, 2023 January 30, 2023 March 20, 2023
Classes end December 30, 2022 May 13, 2023 March 11, 2023 May 13, 2023 May 13, 2023

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Spring 2023 Registration/Payment Calendar

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Specific Student Populations

Some programs offer a more specified application and enrollment process. Please review the list for an alternative approach to joining the Palo Alto College family.

Disability Support

High School Programs

International Students

Senior Citizens