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At the Alamo Colleges District, high-quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community.

Registration for Spring 2022 is now open, so apply today!

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

View the Return to Campus Plan



We have tailored easy steps for all types of students.


Future Students

A student who is a high school or home school graduate or has obtained a GED.

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Former Students

A student who has previously attended the Alamo Colleges District but has not enrolled for more than one year.

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Transfer Students

A student who plans to attend the Alamo Colleges District and completed coursework or is currently enrolled at another college/university.

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Dual Credit

A student who is currently in high school.

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Important Dates


  Wintermester (WM) Spring 16 Week Spring Flex I Spring Start Two Spring Flex II
Application Deadline November 29, 2021 January 3, 2022 January 3, 2022 January 17, 2022 February 28, 2022
Registration deadline December 12, 2021 January 17, 2022 January 17, 2022 January 24, 2022 March 20, 2022
Classes begin December 13, 2021 January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022 January 31, 2022 March 21, 2022
Classes end December 31, 2021 May 14, 2022 March 12, 2022 May 14, 2022 May 14, 2022

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Specific Student Populations

Some programs offer a more specified application and enrollment process. Please review the list for an alternative approach to joining the Palo Alto College family.

Disability Support

High School Programs

International Students

Senior Citizens