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For Students

Important: Please review the following if you are ill from Covid-19.

The college is fully operational at this time. All buildings on the Howard Community College campus are open, and offices have in-person hours to serve students, employees, and the public. All programs and services are offered in person, with virtual services offered based on student or employee demand. 

Review current information and hours of operation for campus offices and departments before planning your visit. 

Additional information about select student services is available below, or by contacting the office or department by phone or email.

  • Admissions & Advising
  • Athletics 

    The Howard Community College athletics teams have returned to active competition, participating in both practices and games on and off campus. 


    The  gym inside the Athletics and Fitness Center has reopened for use by the athletics teams. The remainder of the facilities remain closed to the public; appointments are necessary to meet with any staff or training personnel. The athletic department staff will continue to monitor emails to assist student-athletes and community members with questions.

    To reach a member of the Dragon Athletics Staff, please visit our directory online at https://howardccdragons.com/staff-directory. Updates are posted as they become available on the Dragon Athletics homepage.

  • Bookstore

    Find the latest on bookstore operations and hours at its web page.

  • Financial Aid Services

    Financial Aid Services is now available to serve students on a walk-in basis as well as virtually. Click HERE for our operating hours, and access to our virtual counseling link.

    For additional assistance, please contact:

  • Food Pantry

    The HCC Food Pantry is now open in Clark Library (CL 169).  The hours of operation are:

    • Mondays– 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Tuesdays– 4-7 pm
    • Wednesdays– 2-4 pm
    • Thursdays– 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • Fridays– 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

    If you are in need of food and emergency supplies outside of those hours, please see these available resources:

    Howard County Food Bank
    9385 Gerwig Lane, Suite J
    Columbia, MD 21046
    410-313-6185

    Please visit their website for updated hours of operation:  Community Action Council of Howard County » Food Assistance (cac-hc.org)

    Eligibility: You must be a Howard County resident, have a picture ID, and provide 30-day proof of income. Due to COVID-19, only premade bags will be available for pick up

    For non-Howard County residents, use this Maryland Food Bank link for local food pantries in your area: https://mdfoodbank.org/find-food/

  • Records, Registration and Veterans’ Affairs

    The Office of Records, Registration, and Veterans’ Affairs (RRVA) is open for in-person and virtual services Monday - Friday. 

    Day

    Virtual & On-Campus

    Veterans Services (Virtual & On-Campus

    Monday

    8:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    8:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Virtual: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

    Wednesday

    8:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    8:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Friday

    8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

     

    Request your transcript online via Parchment. For enrollment verifications, visit National Student Clearinghouse. For more information and for other options, please visit the Request your HCC Transcript page.

    All RRVA forms are available at howardcc.edu/rrvaforms and can be emailed to register@howardcc.edu from students’ HCC email accounts. All other questions should be directed to register@howardcc.edu.

  • Student Finance Services (cashiering/payment plans/refunds)

    We are working behind-the-scenes on your student accounts. Credit card payments can be made online through myHCC. You may also sign up for a payment plan through myHCC. Visit howardcc.edu/paymentplan for information. Should you have any questions specific to your payment plan, please email paymentplan@howardcc.edu.

    The college will continue to process refunds through our refund partner, BankMobile. Be sure to select your refund preference with BankMobile. If you have finance specific questions, please email cashiersoffice@howardcc.edu.

  • Student Life

    Student Life is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m.  Please visit the Student Life page for more information.

  • Test Center

    Hours of Operation & General Information

    • Click here to view the Test Center hours of operations
    • Join Us for Pop Up Test Center Info Sessions: The Zoom Sessions will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3PM to 4PM as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1PM to 2PM. You can meet with a testing administrator via Zoom to discuss all things testing related, no appointment needed! Join a Pop-Up Test Center Info Session.

    Academic Testing

    • Course exams will be administered for face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses with professor approval. Appointments are strongly encouraged (click here to access our registration website), but walk-in testing services for academic courses are also available. Please email testcenter@howardcc.edu for assistance with scheduling your appointment.
    • The HESI A2 and LPN to RN Mobility exams are offered at HCC. Students will receive scheduling and important test information via email to their HCC email accounts. Nursing admissions candidates are strongly encouraged to join the HCC Test Center Canvas course for access to important resources (click here to join the course). Please email tcnursing@howardcc.edu for all other nursing test inquiries.
    • Proctoring services for other institutions are available by appointment. Students interested in using our proctored services should email their name, phone number, and the name of their institution to hccproctor@howardcc.edu to initiate the process.

    Placement Testing

    • Math placement testing is available remotely and in person. To learn more about the math placement test and how to take the ALEKS PPL assessment at home or on campus, visit our ALEKS PPL webpage.
    • English placement testing is available remotely and in person. To learn more about the English placement exams and to schedule your appointment for remote or on-campus testing, visit our English placement webpage.

    Certifications

    • Scantron and IQT professional certifications appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment for a Scantron or an IQT exam, visit and register on their respective website.
    • The Certiport exam is available on Tuesdays. To schedule an appointment for the Certiport exam, please send an email to testcenter@howardcc.edu.
    • CLEP and DSST test administration is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Test Center by email.
    • GED and Pearson VUE test administration is available Monday through Thursday. For more information on GED testing, visit our GED (Pearson VUE) webpage. For all other Pearson VUE exams click on the link below.

    For all other information on certification exams, please visit our Professional Certification webpage.

  • Tutoring (Learning Assistance Center)

    Learning Assistance Center: All group and individual tutoring appointments will be conducted via the Zoom platform. Students will be contacted soon about existing appointments.

    LAC tutors are continuing tutoring their existing scheduled students. In addition, new students will be assigned to them, as we receive new tutoring applications. Students may apply online by visiting howardcc.edu/tutoring.

    The LAC main drop-in schedule is subdivided into three parts: 1) Math, 2) English, and 3) Accounting, Nursing, and Sciences. These schedules have been published in myHCC. Students will need to sign in to MyHCC to participate in Drop-in Tutoring.

    Each drop-in tutoring hour is associated with the scheduled tutor’s Zoom link, so students can join by clicking on the tutor’s meeting ID # during the scheduled drop-in hour(s).

    We now have a LAC Virtual Main office, and it is staffed for the same hours that the LAC is open for tutoring. Students will have access to the LAC Main Office to inquire if tutors are available on myHCC (login required).

    For additional questions, email Parul Shah (pshah@howardcc.edu), Cathi Watts (cwatts@howardcc.edu), or Genele Godana (ggodana@howardcc.edu) or call 443-518-1320.

 
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