High School Students and Parents
An extraordinary college experience awaits you - right here in Howard County.
Whatever your pathway to the future, HCC is the perfect place to begin. That’s why an average of one in four graduating Howard County public school students makes the smart choice to attend HCC. Early college enrollment in Howard County can earn you college credits to transfer to a four-year university, prepare for an in-demand career, earn a two-year degree or take advantage of programs to get you ready for college. Not sure of your path? That’s ok, too. We can help you figure it out.
Discover the Value of Learning at HCC. Explore all that we have to offer.
Academics: Prepare to transfer to a 4-year college or university, or start a career. Our robust academic programs are designed to help get you there.
Honors: Distinguish yourself in one of our selective honors programs: Rouse Scholars, STEM Scholars, or Schoenbrodt Scholars.
Meet Our Students: Find yourself among the many HCC students and alumni who have found their pathway to success.
Student Life: Experience everything offered at a 4-year school, but in a smaller, more personalized environment: Athletics, Service Learning, Study Abroad, Student Government, student newspaper, and more!
Paying for College: Graduate debt free! It is possible at HCC. Compare our tuition to other schools, and learn about financial aid, scholarships, and more about college affordability.
Admissions: Take the first step – learn about the admissions process and fill out an application online! Or, continue to explore HCC by attending one of our admissions open houses or events.
Early Entrance: Get a jump start on college while still in high school with early college entrance in Howard County. Learn about attending HCC as a high school student, through Early Entrance and other early admissions programs.