Apply today for Spring 2021!


Registration is now open for Spring 2021, so apply today!

As we prepare for the Spring semester, 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.




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

  Spring 16 Week Spring Flex I Spring Start Two Spring Flex II
Application Deadline January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 19, 2021 March 1, 2021
Registration deadline January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021 January 26, 2021 March 16, 2021
Classes begin January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021 February 1, 2021 March 22, 2021
Classes end May 15, 2021 March 20, 2021 May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021


View complete Spring 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