Future Students

You only need to apply to HCC if you wish to take classes for college credit. Non-credit courses are offered through the Continuing Education & Business Services Division. If you wish to take credit classes, follow these six simple steps:

Six Easy Steps to Become an HCC Student (credit)

  1. 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. Programs for high school students include ESSENCE Early College Program and the STEMM Technical Middle College.
     
  2. Apply for Financial Aid: Financial aid includes grants, loans, federal work study, and scholarships.
     
  3. 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. Find out if you're exempt from placement testing.
     
  4. See an Advisor and/or Register for Classes: 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 HCC's nine academic divisions, each offering a wide array of programs and courses. HCC conducts online registration via WebAdvisor.
     
  5. Pay for College: Get all the information you need about tuition and fees. Payment plans, grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, and student job opportunities can help make college more affordable.
     
  6. Get Books, ID, etc.: Get connected with the many services available to HCC students by visiting the Current Students page. Services for students can also be accessed from the Student Services page.

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