Registration now open for remote learning


Palo Alto College is now enrolling students for the Fall 2020 session.

Out of an abundance of caution, Palo Alto College and the entire Alamo Colleges District have made some temporary changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the  evolving concerns related to the coronavirus. With safety as our top priority, we are implementing a slow and careful return to campus for Fall 2020.

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.



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.

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! 

View NSO schedule



Important Dates

  Fall 16 Week Fall Flex I Fall Start Two Fall Flex II
Application Deadline August 3, 2020 August 3, 2020 August 25, 2020 October 5, 2020
Registration deadline August 16, 2020 (Noon) August 16, 2020 (Noon) August 30, 2020 (Noon) October 11, 2020 (Noon)
Classes begin August 24, 2020 August 24, 2020 September 8, 2020 October 19, 2020
Classes end December 12, 2020 October 17, 2020 December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020


View complete Fall 2020 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.




Keep Learning Plan

In the face of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, the Alamo Colleges District offers a Keep Learning Plan to provide students with financial relief and help them stay in college.

Learn about four major initiatives to keep students learning

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