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Applying for a Certificate

Congratulations on your certificate!

Certificate requirements must be completed by the end of the semester in order to be awarded.  Review the steps below to understand the process for certificate awarding. 

Deadline to Submit an Application for a Certificate
Application for a Certificate
Student Authorization to Release Information

Have you only attended Hancock?


Use DegreeWorks to verify you will complete a certificate(s) for the most current semester.  If you are at 98% of your certificate(s) objective, you may be automatically awarded your certificate(s) once grades for the most current semester are finalized.  After you have verified your degree completion through DegreeWorks, you may see a counselor for verification.  We encourage you to see a counselor on a drop-in.  Contact counseling for drop-in hours by dialing (805) 922-6966 ext 3293

Have you attended other colleges/universities?


Use DegreeWorks to verify you will complete a certificate(s) for the most current semester.  If you are at 98% of your certificate(s) objective, you are required to schedule a counseling appointment to determine certificate(s) completion.  If you haven't done so, submit all of your official transcripts to our Office of Admissions and Records.  Have transcripts mailed to:

Allan Hancock College
ATTN: Admissions & Records
Transcript Evaluator
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria,  CA  93454-6399

Distance Learning Students


Distance learning students will need to complete an  Authorization to Release Information Form , which allows a counselor to correspond with you via phone and/or email.  Please contact the Counseling Department at (805) 922-6966 ext 3293 for more information.