We’re happy you’ve decided to continue your college career
Apply for admission
If you haven’t been a student at HCC
in the last three years, you will need to apply for admission. We
have no application fee!
are lots of ways to apply:
up an application in your guidance office
an application form and submit it to the Office of Admissions
and Records by fax 815-235-6130 or by mail to: Office of
Admissions and Records, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport,
an application form by calling 815-599-3612 or at email@example.com.
Apply for financial aid and scholarships
We have scholarships available for both full
and part-time students. In addition, student aid programs may help
you pay for tuition, books and expenses.
on your timing, this step may take place along with #4,
#5 and #6.
scholarships are due in April. You can download
scholarship forms on our web site.
encourage you to file to the FASFA (Federal Application
for Student Financial Aid) form as early as possible. If
you need help, contact our Financial Aid office at (815)
599-3519. You can complete the FAFSA
Request a Transcript
If you have not been enrolled in more than three years, you will
need to have your final high school transcript or GED certification
sent to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Take a placement test
You may need to take a placement test. If you are enrolling full-time
or part-time in a schedule that includes math, English composition
or a business course, you will need to take the placement test.
Ask an advisor or the dean of enrollment services to be certain.
Testing is provided on campus for all applicants. Click on our placement
testing schedule for more information. You may also download
a sample placement test to prepare for the test.
Transfer college credit
Our dean of enrollment services will evaluate college credits you’ve
earned elsewhere to see if they can be applied to your program at
6. See an advisor
If it has been awhile since you enrolled in college courses, we
recommend a visit with our advising staff. Make an appointment by
calling (815) 599-3573 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our Ask an Advisor chat for FAQs.
Register for classes
Starting with the spring 2004 semester, students will be able to
register online. If you are a first time student at Highland, you’ll
need to follow steps 1 – 6 in order to get your personal identification
number (PIN) that will allow you to register online. See online
registration instructions on our web site. Of course, you can
always register in the Office of Admissions and Records or by seeing
an advisor in your high school.
Email a question.
View the placement test schedule.
Download a sample placement test.
Review advising FAQs.
Schedule an advising appointment.
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