Considering Palo Alto College?
The Welcome Advising Center is your first stop and “link for success.” If you have questions about any aspect of the registration process, contact the Center at 486-3100. The information provided below will assist you in registering or applying for Palo Alto College.
First Time Student
A first time student is a student that has not attended college or has not attended Palo Alto College. First time student’s must apply for admissions at ApplyTexas.org, submit an official transcript, and take the TSI Test. Visit our How to Apply web page for more information.
A current student does not have to re-apply for admissions or take the TSI test. Current students may have to re-apply for Financial Aid depending on the academic year and register for classes. Visit the Financial Assistance and the Register for Classes web page for more information.
Students returning to PAC after a year must re-apply for admissions at ApplyTexas.org.
High school students who meet the requirements may enroll in college courses while attending high school and receive credit toward high school graduation and as college credit. For more Information click here.
Gateway to College
Students who did not complete high school can finish high school while taking college courses on the Palo Alto College campus. For more information click here.
TRiO Student Support Services Program
The TRiO Student Support Services Program at Palo Alto College is dedicated to providing quality services to eligible students. For more informationclick here.
Palo Alto College participates in educational programs provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This office assists eligible veterans to obtain financial assistance and information on their benefits. The College participates in the GEM – General Education Mobile – for active duty Air Force students. For more information click here.
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