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ESL Registration and Placement Testing

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Our experienced advisors can help you choose a class that fits your need. 

Registration for Fall ESL classes starts in August, 2022.

Important Information about Registration

  • Students must be 16 or older to register.
  • All students pay the listed prices. Fees are not eligible for waiver.
  • Out-of-county fee is $10 and out-of-state fee is $20.
  • Only ages 60+ are eligible for tuition waiver.
  • No children are allowed in the testing rooms.
  • All refund or transfer requests MUST BE made in person or emailed to elc@howardcc.edu.
  • See our refund policy here.
  • In-Person Registration

    To register for Fall classes, please come to the Hickory Ridge building at Howard Community College on one of the dates and times listed below, and our advisors will help you register:

    • Aug 15   Monday        5:30–7 p.m.
    • Aug 20   Saturday       10–11 a.m.
    • Aug 22   Monday        10–11 a.m.
    • Aug 24   Wednesday   5:30–7 p.m.
    • Aug 26   Friday           10–11 a.m.
    • Aug 30   Tuesday        5:30–7 p.m.

    What to bring for registration:

    • Mask (optional)
    • Credit card or cash for payment

    Location: 5075 Campus Drive, Hickory Ridge Building, Room 200, Columbia MD, 21044

  • Online Registration

    Most of our classes will be offered in-person for Fall 2022. Therefore, most of our registration sessions will be in person. Online registration sessions will be limited. If you are not able join one of the online registration sessions listed below or if the appointments are full, you should plan to attend an in-person registration.

    Date Time Status
     Wed, Aug 17  10—11 a.m.  appointments open now
     Thur, Aug 18  5:30—7 p.m.  appointments open now
     Tue, Aug 23  5:30—7 p.m.  appointments will open on August 16
     Mon, Aug 29  5:30—7 p.m.  appointments will open on August 22

    To register online, CLICK HERE to reserve your appointment. Our advisors will video chat with you on Zoom and help you choose your class. Classes fill up quickly, so make your appointment and register early!

    What to prepare for your online appointment:
    •    Make sure your computer has audio and video capabilities. It would be easier to use a computer or a laptop instead of a cell phone for online registration.
    •    Download the Zoom app to video chat with an advisor in Zoom.
    •    For returning students, have your HCC student ID number ready.
    •    Have your credit card or debit card ready to make payment.
    •    Check out our class schedule for the classes you would like to take.

Full-Time Intensive English Program

If you want to study English full time, our English Institute (EI) offers a full-time program for F1 international students and U.S. residents. Study 18 hours a week, receive special advising and support, and take part in activities to meet new friends as well as improve English skills. Visit howardcc.edu/ei or email ei@howardcc.edu for additional information about this fast-track English program.

Join Our Email List

CLICK HERE to fill out an information request form, and we will email you registration updates.

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