Have you set your New Year's Resolution?

January 1, 2018

Public Relations

2018 has arrived, so it’s time to set your New Year’s Resolution! If you’re not already signed up to attend Palo Alto College, it’s not too late to begin your educational journey with us. Here are options to help you get started:

Start I
If you’ve already applied to Palo Alto College, be sure you register for classes by Tuesday, January 9 for 16-week courses, or by Sunday, January 7 for the 8-week Flex I session. Both 16-week and Flex I courses begin Tuesday, January 16.

If you haven’t applied to any of the Alamo Colleges District colleges yet, check out these options:

Start II
“Because we don’t do late registration where a student can register up until the first day of class, Start II was developed as an opportunity for those students who may or may not have gotten in their application on time for the 16-week, but still are wanting to start their education with us,” said Arianna Lay, advising team lead advisor in the SEED Advising Center.

Close in length to the traditional 16-week courses, Start II allows time to soak in all of the information from up to four courses over a 14-week period. Apply for admission by Monday, January 15, register by Sunday, January 21, and start your 14-week classes on Monday, January 29. 

Flex II 
If you are working or have other time-consuming responsibilities, consider taking up to two 8-week courses during Flex II. Apply by Monday, February 26, and register for courses by Sunday, March 4. These classes meet from March 19 through May 11.

“Flex was developed for students who are working. Instead of having so many classes at a time, they can break up the semester into two parts of term, so their focus is on one or two courses at a time instead of four courses,” said Lay. “If they’re only focused on two subject areas at a time, it gives students the opportunity to be stretched less thin—although it’s still the same amount of work.”

“Every student is unique. Our goal is to share with them the time commitment, they energy, the differences between high school and college settings, and the responsibilities that come with being a student at Palo Alto College,” said Lay. “We [advisors] are here to help make the transition into college as easy as possible.” 

No matter where you are in the enrollment process, Palo Alto College’s academic advisors are available to help. Once offices reopen on January 3, you can call 210-486-3100 to make an appointment, or visit the Welcome Center in person in Palomino Center, Room 103. 

If you haven’t already, apply to Palo Alto College online at applytexas.org.

For more information about Palo Alto College’s advising centers, click here

To view a complete list of spring 2018 semester deadlines, click here.