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Hancock Promise
First Year Free at AHC!

Your future is promising

The Hancock Promise provides local high school graduates with a year of free tuition at Allan Hancock College! The promise is open to all students who enroll at Hancock immediately after graduating from a high school located in the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. Students who are home schooled or completed their GED through a local adult education program within the district (GED and HiSET graduates) are also eligible.

Benefits for students include:

  • More than $1,200 in tuition and fees during first year at Allan Hancock College
  • Early registration for classes
  • Personalized counseling for academic success
  • Free tutoring and other academic support services.

Steps to Become a Promise Student

*In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we changed the delivery to our Promise Steps. 

  • A copy of your current high school transcript.
    Placement for math and English is based on high school GPA.
  • Your Social Security Number or permanent resident card.
    If you don't have either, leave this section of the application blank.
  • An email address.
    If your parents don't have an email address, they can sign up at or

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Check your email for your student ID number (H#) and your username. Be sure to keep it in a safe place. This number will be used throughout your time at Hancock.
You may want to write it down!

Starting October 1, 2019
Attend a Cash for College event to receive help with financial aid forms. Dates are listed on the back.

To complete the FAFSA, visit
To complete the CA Dream Act, visit 

To complete information on these applications you will need:

  • 2018 tax return.
  • The Allan Hancock College school code which is 001111
  • Know your Social Security Number, if you have one.
  • Parents'/legal guardians' birthday.
  • Student's personal email address.
  • Parents'/legal guardians' email address

You are required to complete the Online Orientation.  The orientation will provide you with important information concerning student support services, certificate/degree programs, and other "Need to Know" information.  To access the Online Orientation, log onto your myHancock portal, and click on "Online Orientation".

To create first semester plan, you will be contacted by a Hancock Outreach Specialist to schedule a counseling phone appointment.

Prior to your phone appointment, we encourage you to review the Educational Planning Presentation.

Educational Planning Presentation (English)
Educational Planning Presentation (Spanish)

Once you complete steps 1-4 you are officially a Promise Student!

Promise Priority Registration starts May 6, 2020 at 8 a.m.    
To register for summer and fall classes, log onto your myHancock portal.

Promise Reminders:

  • When you register, refer to your first semester plan which can be found in DegreeWorks in your "Plans" tab.
  • Check your financial aid status for outstanding documentation requirements, disbursement dates, Satisfactory Academic Progress and other important information about your financial aid file.
  • You must register for at least 12 units each semester, both fall and spring.
  • You must complete one English and one math class during the first year if required by the program of study

Questions about registration? Call Admissions & Records at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3248

Complete by November 2020
An SEP is a comprehensive semester-by-semester plan in DegreeWorks listing all courses you will need to complete in order to reach your educational goal.  

To schedule your SEP appointment, call Counseling Department at 1-805-922-6966 ext.3293.

Keep Track of Your Progress with the Promise App!

Download The Hancock Promise app to your Apple or Android phone to keep track of your progress with the Hancock Promise.  

  • Open the app and follow the instructions to set up your username and password. You will need your name, student ID number (H#), and your date of birth.
  • Check the app for updates on your progress, important due dates, and other information to help you complete your Hancock Promise steps.
  • Have questions? Read the app FAQs or use the app to connect Hancock by phone at 1-805-347-7550 or email
 Promise App

For more information:
Email :
Phone Number: 805-347-7550