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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Registration Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall 2018 Registration Dates
    Priority registration for currently enrolled students April 17 - May 8
    Open registration for all students May 9 - August 24
    Late registration See below for late credit registration rules
    Registration deadline for financial aid recipients September 14
    Fall classes meet August 25 - December 16
    Final exams December 10 - December 16
    Apply for graduation Until October 15

    Late Credit Registration

    Once the term has begun, registration will only be permitted in sections that have available seats. Students may add sections via myHCC through the first day the section is scheduled to meet; after that, sections may only be added in person.

    For 15 week classes, students may register for classes that have available seats through the close of business on the fifth business day of a term, excluding Saturday and Sunday. After that, the department chair, associate dean, or dean may grant permission for late entry via the late exception request process or a credit section override form. Late exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances, and the request must come from the registrar or admissions and advising director to the appropriate academic dean.

    For classes that meet less than 15 weeks, registration is permitted in sections that have not met for the second time. Registration is permitted in online sections that meet less than 15 weeks until close of business the second business day of the section; after that, late exception request rules apply.

    Students who want to register for noncredit classes after sections have begun should contact the division of continuing education and workforce development.

    Changing between Credit and Audit

    An audit designation must be specified at the time of registration. No credit will be given. Audit status can only be converted to credit status and credit status can only be converted to audit status during the first 20 percent of the section’s duration. Audited courses do not satisfy a pre-requisite for another course, and they do not count as part of the academic term’s credit hour load nor as credit toward graduation. Audited courses will appear on the transcript with a grade of "N." Students must meet course prerequisites to audit.

    To view your tuition refund and withdraw deadlines, visit My Tuition Refund and
    Withdraw Deadlines
    in myHCC. 

  • Winter 2019 Registration Dates
    Open registration for all students November 6 - January 1
    Winter classes meet January 2 - January 28
    Late registration Prior to the second class meeting
    Registration deadline for financial aid recipients February 19

    Late Credit Registration

    Once the term has begun, registration will only be permitted in sections that have available seats. Students may add sections via myHCC through the first day the section is scheduled to meet; after that, sections may only be added in person.

    For 15 week classes, students may register for classes that have available seats through the close of business on the fifth business day of a term, excluding Saturday and Sunday. After that, the department chair, associate dean, or dean may grant permission for late entry via the late exception request process or a credit section override form. Late exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances, and the request must come from the registrar or admissions and advising director to the appropriate academic dean.

    For classes that meet less than 15 weeks, registration is permitted in sections that have not met for the second time. Registration is permitted in online sections that meet less than 15 weeks until close of business the second business day of the section; after that, late exception request rules apply.

    Students who want to register for noncredit classes after sections have begun should contact the division of continuing education and workforce development.

    Changing between Credit and Audit

    An audit designation must be specified at the time of registration. No credit will be given. Audit status can only be converted to credit status and credit status can only be converted to audit status during the first 20 percent of the section’s duration. Audited courses do not satisfy a pre-requisite for another course, and they do not count as part of the academic term’s credit hour load nor as credit toward graduation. Audited courses will appear on the transcript with a grade of "N." Students must meet course prerequisites to audit.

    To view your tuition refund and withdraw deadlines, visit My Tuition Refund and
    Withdraw Deadlines
     in myHCC. 

     
  • Spring 2019 Registration Dates
    Open registration for all students November 6, 2018 - January 29, 2019
    Late registration See below for late credit registration rules
    Registration deadline for financial aid recipients February 19
    Spring classes meet January 30 - May 21
    Apply for graduation Until March 15
    Final exams May 15-21
    Commencement May 21 (tentative)

    Late Credit Registration

    Once the term has begun, registration will only be permitted in sections that have available seats. Students may add sections via myHCC through the first day the section is scheduled to meet; after that, sections may only be added in person.

    For 15 week classes, students may register for classes that have available seats through the close of business on the fifth business day of a term, excluding Saturday and Sunday. After that, the department chair, associate dean, or dean may grant permission for late entry via the late exception request process or a credit section override form. Late exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances, and the request must come from the registrar or admissions and advising director to the appropriate academic dean.

    For classes that meet less than 15 weeks, registration is permitted in sections that have not met for the second time. Registration is permitted in online sections that meet less than 15 weeks until close of business the second business day of the section; after that, late exception request rules apply.

    Students who want to register for noncredit classes after sections have begun should contact the division of continuing education and workforce development.

    Changing between Credit and Audit

    An audit designation must be specified at the time of registration. No credit will be given. Audit status can only be converted to credit status and credit status can only be converted to audit status during the first 20 percent of the section’s duration. Audited courses do not satisfy a prerequisite for another course, and they do not count as part of the academic term’s credit hour load nor as credit toward graduation. Audited courses will appear on the transcript with a grade of "N." Students must meet course prerequisites to audit.

    To view your tuition refund and withdraw deadlines, visit My Tuition Refund and
    Withdraw Deadlines
     in myHCC. 

     
  • Summer 2019 Registration Dates
    Registration opens for summer term March 12 (tentative)
    Registration deadline for financial aid recipients June 18
    First five-week session May 29 - July 2
    First eight-week session May 29 - July 24
    Ten-week session May 29 - August 8
    Second eight-week session June 13 - August 9
    Independence Day - College Closed July 4
    Second five-week session July 8 - August 9

    Late Credit Registration

    Once the term has begun, registration will only be permitted in sections that have available seats. Students may add sections via myHCC through the first day the section is scheduled to meet; after that, sections may only be added in person.

    For 15 week classes, students may register for classes that have available seats through the close of business on the fifth business day of a term, excluding Saturday and Sunday. After that, the department chair, associate dean, or dean may grant permission for late entry via the late exception request process or a credit section override form. Late exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances, and the request must come from the registrar or admissions and advising director to the appropriate academic dean.

    For classes that meet less than 15 weeks, registration is permitted in sections that have not met for the second time. Registration is permitted in online sections that meet less than 15 weeks until close of business the second business day of the section; after that, late exception request rules apply.

    Students who want to register for noncredit classes after sections have begun should contact the division of continuing education and workforce development.

    Changing between Credit and Audit

    An audit designation must be specified at the time of registration. No credit will be given. Audit status can only be converted to credit status and credit status can only be converted to audit status during the first 20 percent of the section’s duration. Audited courses do not satisfy a pre-requisite for another course, and they do not count as part of the academic term’s credit hour load nor as credit toward graduation. Audited courses will appear on the transcript with a grade of "N." Students must meet course prerequisites to audit.

    To view your tuition refund and withdraw deadlines, visit My Tuition Refund and
    Withdraw Deadlines
     in myHCC. 

Refund Policies

To be eligible to receive a refund, students must officially drop a credit class before the deadline.

To view your tuition refund and withdraw deadlines, visit My Tuition Refund and Withdraw Deadlines .

During 15-week terms (fall and spring):
Students are eligible for a graduated tuition refund: 100 percent of tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees by the end of the first week; 50 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only by the end of the second week. During the third week, students may still drop a class but are not eligible for refunds.

During summer, winter or other variable time sessions (late start, fast track, express classes, etc):
Students are eligible for graduated refunds during the first few days of a section. During this period, students are eligible for a refund of either 100 percent of all tuition, the consolidated fee, and course fees or 50 percent of tuition and consolidated fee only. After the posted refund period for these sections, students are not eligible for refunds.

Failure to attend classes does not release a student from financial obligations to the college. Students who are deployed military or emergency workers impacted by a national emergency are encouraged to contact the Office of Records, Registration and Veterans' Affairs for additional refund information.

More refund information:

  • Howard Community College Tuition, Fees and Waivers Policy
  • Refunds are issued through BankMobile.
  • Refunds are determined by the date you officially drop your class(es) through myHCC or in-person. Non-attendance does not constitute an official drop.
  • Refunds are based on class start dates and the total number of class meetings.  The refund policy is not based on the number of times you have attended the class.
  • Schedules for the Laurel College Center may differ from the main campus schedule.
  • Please note that only 100% refunds include all tuition and fees; 50% includes tuition only.
  • Contact the Office of Records, Registration and Veterans' Affairs if you are unsure about the refund policy applicable to your class.
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