Counting down to college with enrollment events
July 11, 2022
Palo Alto College is gearing up for a new academic year with the Fall semester beginning on Monday, Aug. 22. As we prepare to welcome back students, staff, and faculty, Palo Alto College and all of the Alamo Colleges are hosting a series of enrollment events to help our community get registered in a timely manner.
Historically, this is always a busy time of year for faculty and staff, whether we are serving our students remotely or on our campus. Instructors prepare for their courses, and our student support services work earnestly to help students complete the enrollment process.
To meet the needs of all its potential students, Palo Alto College will have extended hours during a series of “Countdown to College” events in the Palomino Center. Join us on Monday, July 25, Wednesday, Aug. 10, or Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our team of certified advisors will be ready to help new and returning students with their admission and financial aid applications, payment plans, class registration, and more. Plus, there will be hourly giveaways, door prizes, and games.
Palo Alto College has a variety of programs to offer. Students enrolling in Business Management, Computing Sciences and Technology, or Landscape and Horticulture for a minimum of 12 credit hours during the fall semester may be eligible to receive up to $2,500 towards their tuition.
Additionally, the Alamo Colleges District is preparing young adults to enter careers in finance and advanced manufacturing through a Youth Apprenticeship Readiness program. This program includes a combination of school-based and work-based learning. Participants will gain hands-on experience to make them more employable in the advanced manufacturing and finance industries.
The Alamo Colleges District is also a proud partner of SA: Ready to Work, a one-of-a-kind program to help San Antonio residents find easy access to education and quality, high-paying jobs with local employers.
Palo Alto College will continue its Graduate and Drive Car Giveaway sponsored by North Park Toyota. Students who register for the Fall 2022 semester may become eligible to participate in this car giveaway if all eligibility requirements are met by the time students graduate. More details can be provided by the student’s assigned advisor upon registration.
At Palo Alto College, our faculty and staff demonstrate their commitment each day to providing our students with the ability to pursue their education. We encourage any individuals looking to advance their educational attainment or skills for the evolving workforce to take the first step by contacting our Welcome Center at 210-486-3100 or visiting us online at.
This column by Dr. Robert Garza, president of Palo Alto College, was originally published in the San Antonio Express-News’ Southside Reporter and mysanantonio.com.