Apply today for Summer and Fall 2021!


Registration is now open for Summer and Fall 2021, so apply today!

As we prepare for the Summer and Fall semesters, we will continue implementing our careful return to campus plan by offering a variety of on-campus and remote learning opportunities. Complete information will be available in the coming weeks. 

View the the Return to Campus Plan

What is remote learning?

Remote learning occurs when the learner and instructor cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting. Although it takes place online, remote learning is different from online learning. Remote learning strives to re-create the classroom environment as the student learns through the computer. This means the student logs in to the virtual classroom environment at scheduled times to view lectures or participate in group learning activities.

For Summer 2021, up to 50% of instruction will be face-to-face (F2F). Students will be notified of the instructional method for the course at the time of registration.

For more information about how to register and identify instructional method, watch our Registration Tutorial or view page 10 of the Alamo College's District Return to Learning Student & Family Guide.




Begin your educational journey at Palo Alto College.

Whether you're new to college, transferring, or interested in taking a course, our team is available to help all incoming students through the enrollment process.


Hours of Operation:
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
First Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Remote "walk-in" sessions

If you have any questions, sign in to our Virtual Welcome Center (powered by Zoom) to speak to one of our Enrollment Coaches. Click the button below during our hours of operation to be directed to our virtual waiting room, and someone will assist you shortly.

Spring 2021 Schedule
Monday: 9 a.m.–noon and 2–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m.
First Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Visit the Virtual Welcome Center

Virtual New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a mandatory requirement for first time in college students, transfer students, and for any students who has been out out of college for more than one year. Completing this requirement will help you learn how to register for classes, resources available to you at Palo Alto College, and so much more. If you have applied for admission to Palo Alto College, register for an NSO today! 

Sign up for NSO



Important Dates

  Maymester Summer I 8 Week Summer I Summer II 8 Week Summer III 8 Week Summer II
Application Deadline May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 June 28, 2021
Registration deadline May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 15, 2021 July 6, 2021
Classes begin May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 June 7, 2021 June 7, 2021 June 21, 2021 July 12, 2021
Classes end June 3, 2021 July 8, 2021 July 8, 2021 July 29, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 12, 2021

View complete Summer 2021 Registration/Payment Calendar


  Fall 16 Week Fall Flex I Fall Start Two Fall Flex II
Application Deadline August 2, 2021 August 2, 2021 August 24, 2021 October 4, 2021
Registration deadline August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021 August 31, 2021 October 12, 2021
Classes begin August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021 September 7, 2021 October 18, 2021
Classes end December 11, 2021 October 16, 2021 December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021


View complete Fall 2021 Registration/Payment Calendar Apply Now Enrollment Steps


We are #PACFamily

Though the college experience might look a little different these days, the feeling is the same – one of learning, growing, and belonging. We are still one PAC Family, and we remain committed to providing access to excellent education and helping students achieve academic and personal success.




Remote Resources

We are here to support you through remote learning and beyond. Do you need access to technology? Need to purchase or rent textbooks? Want to know more about the S.H.A.R.E. Center and how to access advocacy support services remotely?

View campus resources

Virtual Tour

As Palo Alto College continues remote operations in light of concerns related to the coronavirus, you can take a “virtual tour” of our campus by checking out our interactive and printable maps.

Interactive Map

Printable Campus Map

For a list of student resources for remote teaching and learning, visit

For more information about the Alamo College’s District’s response to the coronavirus, please visit If you have any questions related to the coronavirus, visit the FAQ page or email