Application Process

There are two ways to apply to HCC:

  1. Apply online
  2. Download and print an Application for Admission. Then bring or mail it to:
    Hagerstown Community College
    Office of Admissions
    11400 Robinwood Drive
    Hagerstown, MD 21742-6590

Things you need to know

Proof of Residency
To be eligible for in-county or in-state tuition, you'll sign a statement on the application certifying that you've lived at your current address for at least three consecutive months. Adjustments to tuition won't be made once the semester starts, even if you move. Only your permanent residence may be used to determine residency. Documentation of residency may be required. For more information regarding residency requirements, please refer to the residency guidelines.

Transcripts
Send transcripts if you:

  • Are a high school student (ESSENCE)
  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED in the last five years
  • Want credits from another college or university transferred to HCC*
  • Have prerequisite courses at another institution
  • Are in the nursing, radiography, practical nursing, or paramedic programs
  • Are applying for financial aid
    • Transfer students must complete a Transcript Evaluation Request Form. To ensure the successful transfer of previous college credits, students seeking a degree at HCC must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended and any applicable military transcripts to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration. A review of the transcripts will not be completed until all documents are received and a Transcript Evaluation Request Form has been submitted.  If the student has taken CLEP, DSST, AP or similar standardized exams, official score reports must be submitted, as well.

Skills Assessment
Take skills assessment of your reading, writing, and math skills at the Academic Testing Center. If you plan to earn a degree or certificate, or plan to enroll in a course with an English or math prerequisite, take the appropriate assessment test before you register. There is no charge for the assessment unless you do not plan to attend HCC or require HCC to send your scores to another school. There will then be a charge of $20 to take assessments.

Test Exemptions
You are:

  • Exempt from the Math assessment if you have a SAT math score or 550 or higher, an ACT math score of 21 or higher, or if you have passed a college level math course.
  • Exempt from the Reading and English assessment if you have a SAT critical reading score of 550 or higher, an ACT English score of 21 or higher, or if you have passed a college level English composition course.
  • Exempt from all assessments if you have a degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Exempt from all assessments if you are enrolled at another college or university. Required to show proof of enrollment.

Meet with an Academic Advisor
New students are required to meet with an academic advisor. Advisors are available on a walk-in only basis in the Administration and Student Affairs (ASA) Building Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to ensure your visit, it is recommended that you arrive one hour prior to closing. To contact an advisor, email them at advise@hagerstowncc.edu.

Readmit Students
If you've attended HCC before but not during the last two years, complete an application and submit it to the Office of Admissions. If you are seeking a degree or certificate, you must complete the requirements for your program listed in the current college catalog.

Students with Disabilities
If you have a learning disability, you are encouraged to identify yourself to the disability support services coordinator as soon as possible after applying for admission. Reasonable accommodations based on documentation are offered to qualified students.