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You only need to apply to HCC if you wish to take classes for college credit. To take non-credit classes, go here. If you wish to take credit classes, follow these seven simple steps:
Seven easy steps to become an HCC student (credit)
- Apply for Admission - Students wishing to take credit classes must first apply to HCC and submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Registration. High school (ESSENCE) students must also submit an HCC ESSENCE Program (Early Entry) Application Form.
- Apply for Financial Aid - includes grants, loans, Federal work study, and scholarships.
- Take Placement Tests - Free testing assures proper course placement for all students seeking a degree or certificate, or attempting their first college-level English or Mathematics course. Are you exempt?
- See an Advisor - Bring your placement test scores, SAT/ACT score sheet, and official transcripts with you to share with an academic advisor. Advisors will help you choose your program from our nine academic divisions, each offering a wide array of programs and courses.
- Register for Classes - HCC conducts on-line registration via Webadvisor.
- Pay for College - How much does college cost? Find out here. Payment plans, grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and student job opportunities may help.
- Get Books, ID, etc. - Get connected with the many services available to HCC students: clubs and organizations, student email, emergency alerts, HCC Campus Store, disability services, library, food services, and more.
Which best describes you?
- First Time College Student Students with no previous college experience who plan to earn college credit.
- Returning HCC Student Prior HCC students who have not attended HCC for more than two years.
- Transfer Student Students with some previous credits from another college.
- High School Student Students ages 16-18. Earn college credit while still in high school.
- International Student Programs for non-U.S. citizens to earn college credit.
- GED (General Equivalency Diploma) Students seeking to prepare for and take the GED exam.
- ESL (English as a Second Language) Non-native speaker seeking Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in English.
- ABE (Adult Basic Education) Students seeking to improve basic skills in Reading, Writing, and Math.
- Continuing Education Non-credit classes and certificate programs for personal enrichment and professional development.
- Distance Education Education delivered via the Web.
- Teen Parent Program - Support services for Washington County teen parents.