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At the Alamo Colleges District, high-quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community.


Registration for Fall 2022 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

  Fall 16 Week Fall Flex I Fall Start Two Fall Flex II
Application Deadline August 1, 2022 August 1, 2022 August 23, 2022 October 3, 2022
Registration deadline August 21, 2022 August 21, 2022 September 5, 2022* October 16, 2022
Classes begin August 22, 2022 August 22, 2022 September 6, 2022 October 17, 2022
Classes end December 10, 2022 October 15, 2022 December 10, 2022 December 10, 2022

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Fall 2022 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.

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