7 Steps to Become a Credit Student
7 Steps to Become a Credit Student
Application to HCC is only required for college credit classes. Non-credit courses are offered through the Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education. If you wish to take credit classes, follow these seven simple steps:
Seven 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 Admissions Office.
- Apply for Financial Aid: Financial aid includes grants, loans, federal work study, scholarships, and veteran and military benefits.
- Take Placement Tests: Students should submit a copy of their high school transcript or GED scores, SAT, ACT, IB, and MCAP scores (WCPS students) to the Admissions Office to be exempt from testing. Students transferring credits to HCC must have official copies of those transcripts sent to the Records Office and must complete a Transfer Evaluation Request form. Complete this form to set up your placement tests.
- Activate your Online Accounts: Please activate your account and change your password immediately upon receiving your acceptance letter. You will then have access to Self-Service (HCC’s online registration system) and your student email account. You will also use these credentials to access D2L (Learning Management System) after you have registered for a class scheduled to use that system. Students are encouraged to watch the Virtual Orientation before registering for classes.
- Contact a Retention Specialist and/or Register for Classes: Retention Specialists will help you register for classes. See what classes are offered through Self-Service.
- 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.
- 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.
Having trouble accessing your D2L account, View Technology Recommendations.
Which Best Describes You?
- First-Time College Student: Students with no previous college experience who plan to earn college credit.
- Returning to HCC: 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.
- Active Duty/Veteran Student: Students who wish to use military benefits.
- Adult Learner: Students seeking personal enrichment or short-term training for a certificate (non-credit).
- Adult Basic Education (ABE): A program for students seeking to improve basic skills in Reading, Writing, and Math.
- Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education: Non-credit classes and certificate programs for personal enrichment and professional development.
- Disability Support Services: Services for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its amendments.
- English as a Second Language (ESL): A program for non-native speakers seeking skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
- GED (General Educational Development): Classes for students seeking to prepare for and take the GED exam.
- Career Program Achievers (CPA): Services for low-income, adult students in career programs.
- Online Programs: Courses and programs delivered online.
- TRIO: Student Support Services: Special grant-funded program for students who are low-income, are a first-generation student, or have a disability.
- TRIO: Upward Bound Program: Special grant-funded program for students who are low-income, first-generation, college-bound high school students from North, South, Williamsport, or Hancock High School.
See all Student Services available at HCC.