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Remote Classes and Services Continue Through End of Summer Session

All classes are remote (online) this spring semester and during summer. Access to campus is restricted to authorized employees only. Find up-to-date information and resources at howardcc.edu/coronavirus.

 
HCC Main Campus
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
Gateway Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Apply for Admission

We are excited you are applying to HCC! Whether you're a recent high school graduate, transferring to HCC, attending another college, or returning to college as an adult, HCC has what you need. And, remote and online classes make it easy to achieve your goals from anywhere and at any time.

Apply for Credit Programs

Enrollment Steps for Credit Programs

Your application to HCC is just the first step. Follow this guide to the enrollment process and get there from here!

  • Step 1: Apply

    If you are not yet an HCC student, your first step is to apply. The link below will take you to our online application, where the first step is to create an account. Once you create an account, you can start the application.

    Apply to HCC

    When you complete the application, we will reach out to you with further information and instructions. If you have questions during this process, you can reach us at 443-518-1200 or adm-adv@howardcc.edu.

  • Step 2: Take Placement Tests

    Once you've completed your application, the next step will be placement testing. Placement test results will help you select the right classes to start your college education. You may be exempt from placement tests based on your high school GPA, grades in previous classes, and scores from the SAT, ACT, GED or PARCC exams.

    To review your placement options, visit the Test Center webpage and contact advising@howardcc.edu.

    Learn more about testing

  • Step 3: Get Advised

    Meet with an advisor to determine your educational needs and goals, select your academic major and classes, and develop a plan for graduation and transfer. Think of your advisor as a go-to person for academic guidance throughout your time at HCC.

    To get started with this process, contact an advisor at advising@howardcc.edu.

    Learn more about advising

  • Step 4: Register for Classes

    Once you have completed your admissions & advising steps, you are ready to register for college classes! 

    Learn more about registering

  • Step 5: Pay for College

    We’re committed to helping students with the costs of college. By understanding your payment options and planning ahead, you can take advantage of early registration options to secure the classes and schedule you want.

    Learn more about costs, due dates, and payment options

    Grants, loans, and scholarships are also available to eligible students. Helping you achieve your goals starts with helping you identify ways to pay for college, and we do everything we can to help you find ways to ensure that a college education is within reach.

    Learn more about financial aid

 

International and Immigrant Students

Howard Community College is a smart choice for your college courses and English language learning - a quality education built on value. We offer programs and courses for in-demand careers on a campus that's exactly what you'd expect at a U.S. college - green open spaces that invite students to stay and study.

International Student Resources

Current HCC Students Applying to Nursing and Allied Health

Once you're a student at HCC, find out the distinct admissions requirements of your particular field of interest. Admission to the clinical component of allied health programs requires the successful completion of certain prerequisite courses. Always check first with an allied health advisor before taking a course elsewhere because it may not transfer to HCC.

Nursing and Allied Health Admissions

Register for noncredit classes

If you’re interested in enhancing job skills or exploring a personal interest, sign up instead for one of our noncredit coursesThere’s no need to apply for noncredit classes. Continuing Education classes are offered throughout the county on days, evenings, and weekends. There are no grades or exams (except for licensure courses) – just learning and enjoyment.

Explore HCC’s Continuing Education Division

*A $25 application fee is required, with a waiver available under certain circumstances.

 

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