High School Seniors START Placement Testing

The testing dates provided below are for local high school seniors who will graduate in June and need to take the START placement test for Allan Hancock College. The online Admissions Application must be completed to be assigned an AHC Student ID number; that number will be needed to take the START test.

If you miss the test date set up just for you, don't worry! Just drop in during any of the publicized START date times and have some kind of picture ID and your AHC ID number with you.

We look forward to seeing you!

High School Test Dates 2016 Test Location
Arroyo Grande High School    
Cabrillo High School Friday, March 18
Thursday, March 24
Lompoc Valley Center
On campus
Delta High School Tuesday, March 1 SM campus, A-406
Ernest Righetti High School  Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Monday, March 14
Monday, April 11
On campus
On campus
On campus
Grizzly Academy December 8, 2015 On campus
Lompoc High School Friday, March 11
Thursday, March 17
Lompoc Valley Center
On campus
Lopez High School    
Maple High School Friday, March 11 Lompoc Valley Center
Nipomo High School Friday, February 26
Monday, February 29
On campus
On campus
Orcutt Academy High School Tuesday, March 15 On campus
Pioneer Valley High School Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 9
Thursday, March 10
On campus
On campus
On campus
Santa Maria High School Tuesday, February 2
Tuesday, February 9
Monday, March 7
On campus
On campus
On campus
St. Joseph High School  Monday, February 22 On campus
Santa Ynez High School  Friday, March 18  Lompoc Valley Center


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the start test

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This five minute video creatively illustrates how to best prepare for and get the most out of your START testing experience.

Start Test quick start guideDownload the Start quick study guide PDF

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Arturo Avila

Arturo Avila
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One of the obstacles that I had to overcome was breaking the language barrier. Another obstacle I faced was financial hardship. As I completed my classes at AHC, I had to work in many part-time jobs such as a math/science tutor for the college tutoring center, night shift clerk for a local grocery store and vegetable cooling. Also, the MESA program and the STEM Center, not only supported me academically through resources such as access to books and computers, but also through working with students with interest in mathematics, science and engineering.
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