First Steps to Hartnell College

STEP 1:

Apply

Complete and submit an Application for Admission.
Apply on-line or download the paper application and submit to the Admissions and Records Office. 
*If applicable, complete the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request.

STEP 2:

Orientation

There are 2 ways to complete the orientation requirement.

a) Complete an online orientation at  www.hartnell.edu/online-orientation-new-students

b) If you need more comprehensive preparation for academic success consider registering for a Counseling 1-Student Success Seminar Course. These courses assist students in college success and are UC/CSU accepted.

STEP 3:

Assessment

Make an appointment AND complete the STAAR* Assessment. Assessment is mandatory if enrolling in 6.0 or more units or any English (including ESL) or Math course unless exempt. Call (831) 759-6054 for an appointment at least two weeks before registering.

Student guides and sample questions are available at: Study Guide.

STEP 4:

Obtain verification of disability

Obtain verification of your disability (for example, an IEP, documentation from a professional such as a doctor, psychiatrist, etc.).

STEP 5:

Schedule an appointment with a DSP&S Counselor

Schedule an appointment with a Hartnell DSP&S counselor to complete an intake and an education plan.

STEP 6:

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid online on the FAFSA website or complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) application and submit to the Financial Aid Office. For any questions call the Financial Aid office at (831) 755-6806.

STEP 7:

Register

Register online using P.A.W.S. for Students

STEP 8:

Pay Fees

Pay all registration fees by the payment deadline date to avoid being dropped from your classes.

Pay on-line at PAWS for Students or at the Cashier’s Office located in Building “B”. (If you are receiving financial aid, you will still need to pay a small fee). If you owe more than $30.00, you will need to pay your fees by the deadline to prevent being dropped.

STEP 9:

Hartnell College CatCard

Obtain your student ID card at the Student Activities Office in the Student Center.

Very Important! Follow up with your DSP&S Counselor EACH SEMESTER for accommodations (accommodations are NOT automatically provided – you need to come in and request them!)

Other Things to Consider:

  • Apply for services at the Department of Rehabilitation, 928 E. Blanco Rd, # 280 Salinas, CA 93901, (831) 769-8066.  (You may also get a referral from DSP&S.)
  • Apply for EOPS, 755-6860. Inquire about deadlines and eligibility.
  • DSPS offers LSK90 (Memory Skills), LSK 105 (Emotional Management Skills),and  LSK 126 (Learning Strategies).