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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 Fall Flex II 2021 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


  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 21, 2021 August 21, 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

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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