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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Howard Community College's Online New Student Orientation!  This orientation is designed to help you become familiar with the college, as well as act as a resource that you can refer back to throughout your time at Howard Community College.

This online orientation covers everything you need to know about being successful at Howard Community College, including:

  • What to Expect at Howard Community College
  • Academics and Advising 
  • Paying for College
  • Services for Success
  • Getting Involved
  • Your First-Year Experience

We encourage you to go through all of the sections of the online orientation - not necessarily all at once, but at your leisure, so you can grasp the wealth of information here.  Use the "Quick Links" on the left, or the Back/Next arrows at the bottom of the screen to move through each section of this orientation.

Looking for more information on any topic?  Click on the "Index" link on the left, where you can find webpages and contact information for every subject covered.  If you still have questions or have any feedback for our online orientation, please email

Best wishes for your time here at HCC!


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