Future Students

Whether you are a first-time college student, transferring to Palo Alto College, or returning to college after some time off, Palo Alto College believes a first-rate education should be accessible to anyone. Our team is ready to help you get your start! We offer a wide variety of associate degrees and certifications to put you on the path to achieving your educational and career goals.




“Palo Alto College gave me a place to learn how to face adversity and overcome it to achieve my goals. A place where I could learn to not only grow my knowledge of STEM, but my skills in problem solving and leadership. These skills are of the utmost importance; at the core of every scientist or engineer is a problem solver, and at the core of any successful team is a good leader.”

Zachary, robotics club president and future engineer




“Empowerment starts here for me because at Palo Alto College, I’m encouraged to go at my own pace, given clear and concise guidance by my advisor, and I am given all the tools necessary to be successful. I’m paving my own way and dictating my education journey.”

Beverly, business student and future corporate leader


Now enrolling for Fall 2021!

The health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff of Alamo Colleges District is our highest priority. Out of an abundance of caution, Palo Alto College and all of the Alamo Colleges have made changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the evolving concerns related to the coronavirus

Our team is available via phone and Zoom to support your Fall 2021 enrollment needs. For the latest information, check out our Remote Register resources and our Fall 2021 Return to Campus Plan.

Remote Register Return to Campus Plan


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Admissions and Aid

Whether you need more information about the enrollment process, how to pay for college, testing, our team is ready to help you with all of your admissions and aid questions! We also offer support for specific student populations, such as disability support, high school programs, international students, veterans, and more.

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Steps to enrollment

Students can apply to Palo Alto College at any time throughout the year. Prior to registering for classes, students must complete the steps to enroll.

How to enroll

Paying for College

We are committed to providing you with information and assistance to secure the financial resources that will help you reach your educational goals.  about tuition and fees, financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans.

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