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For Students

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

The Howard Community College campus will begin to transition to full operations starting on June 2. All campus buildings will be open and offices will have in-person hours to serve students, employees, and the public. The college plans to be fully operational by the start of the fall semester on August 28. All programs and services 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 department has announced their plan to continue athletics in the 2020-2021 season which will allow teams to practice for competitions in the spring semester.
     
    The Athletics and Fitness Center will remain closed to the public until further notice with appointments being required to meet with any administration 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 Athletic Staff, please visit our directory online at https://howardccdragons.com/staff-directory. We will continue to post updates as they become available on the Dragon Athletics homepage.

  • Bookstore

    Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

    Friday's 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m..

  • 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

    • Test Center hours of operations M-T (9-5), Friday (9-3) 
    • 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 administer for face-to-face and hybrid courses only. Appointments will be required; no walk-in testing services for academic courses are offered at this time. Please email testcenter@howardcc.edu for more details on how to schedule your appointment.
    • HESI A2 and LPN to RN Mobility testers will receive scheduling and important test information via email to their HCC email accounts. Please email tcnursing@howardcc.edu for more details on how to schedule your appointment.
    • Proctoring services for other institutions will be available by appointment. Please email hccproctor@howardcc.edu for more details on how to schedule your appointment.

    Placement Testing

    • Remote Math placement testing is available. To learn more about the math placement test and how to take the ALEKS PPL assessment at home visit our ALEKS PPL webpage.
    • Remote English placement testing is available. To learn more about the English placement exams and to schedule your appointment for remote testing go to our English placement webpage.

    Certifications

    • Professional Certifications (Scantron, IQT, and Certiport) are available on a limited basis. To schedule your appointment for a Scantron or an IQT exam visit their website. To schedule an appointment for a Certiport exam send an email to the Test Center. For more information, go to our Professional Certification webpage.
    • CLEP and DSST test administration is available on Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Test Center by email.
    • GED and Pearson VUE test administration will begin June 21, 2021. For more information on GED testing go to our GED (Pearson VUE) webpage. For all other Pearson VUE exams 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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