Welcome to the Hartnell College Online Application
If you have already submitted your application to Hartnell College, you can access Special Links and Opportunities and your Application Confirmation by going to My Applications.

The California Community College System offers an Open Admission Policy

A message from the campus:

Thank you for choosing Hartnell College!

Serving students since 1920


Welcome to the Hartnell College Online Application.  An application for admissions to Hartnell College is required if you are a new student to Hartnell or are a returning student after an absence of one year or more.


Please allow at least two (2) working days before you register.



We highly encourage you to use your Social Security number.  This will enable you to access registration sooner, to apply for financial aid, and to claim the education tax credit.



Below are the dates we are accepting applications for the following semesters:



Semester Dates

Apply on-line

Using CCCApply

Class Schedule Available on-line

Registration for New & Returning Students

Add/Drop Period

(must have an

add code)


Spring 2014



January 21 –

May 30, 2014


September 30, 2013


September 30, 2013


November 7, 2013


January 21 – February 1, 2014


Summer 2014


June 16 –

July 25, 2014


March 1, 2014


March 2014


March 27, 2014


June 16 - 18, 2014


Fall 2014



August 18 – December 18, 2014



March 24, 2014


April  2014


May  12, 2014


August 18 – 30,  2014


The Admission and Records staff will process your application for admission within one (1) working day of receipt.  You will receive an automated e-mail explaining the next steps you will need to take in order to complete the application process and begin the registration process.


After completing the registration steps, you will be ready to enroll in courses by using PAWS (Personal Access Web Services) at www.hartnell.edu.


Thank you again for choosing Hartnell College, we look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals!



NOTE:  The online application process requires the student’s Social Security Number, if you do not wish to provide your Social Security Number, you will need to submit a paper application.  You can find a paper Hartnell Application for Admission at www.hartnell.edu/admissions/application.html or stop by the Admissions & Records Office to pick one up.



Last updated: 7/31/2014 3:55:00 PM PST

Application Instructions

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS must complete this application and Hartnell’s International Student application as well. Contact our International Student Advisor at (831) 755-6829.
  • New First-Time College Students enrolling in 6.0 units or more must make an appointment for the STAAR* Assessment Test and complete Counseling 21: Orientation to College.
  • Concurrently Enrolled High School students may use the on-line application, but must submit an approved Concurrent Enrollment form before registering for classes. Packets may be picked up from the Admissions & Records Office or your high school counseling department.
  Required information should be sent to:

Hartnell College
Admissions & Records
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA  93901
Fax: (831) 759-6014
Website: www.hartnell.edu
How to Use the Hartnell College Online Application
To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the [Next] button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the [Submit] button located on the left column to submit the application.

If you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application, please read our Technical Support frequently asked questions.

This application is brought to you by the Xap Corporation.