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Step 1: Submit an Admission Application and complete admissions file
Step 2: Apply for financial aid
Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation and complete placement testing
Step 4: Meet with an advisor and enroll online
Step 5: Pay tuition and buy books
It’s easy to apply for admission to Henderson Community College. Just follow these simple steps:
Official documents must be mailed directly from their source (high school, college or GED Center) to:
Henderson Community College
Admissions and Records Office
2660 South Green Street
Henderson, KY 42420
If you have any questions about this process, please call the Admissions and Records Office at (270) 831-9652 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19652.
Go to www.fafsa.gov. This is the official financial aid website where you can apply for federal aid, state grants, and loans. You will need last year’s tax forms (1040 forms, W-2’s, etc.) as well as Henderson Community College’s FAFSA code which is 001993. We recommend that you complete your FAFSA no later than March 1 in order to qualify for the most financial aid possible; however, the earlier you complete the FAFSA, the better chance you have of receiving grants. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the college and use one of the computers located outside the Admissions and Records Office.
You can click to complete a scholarship application for Henderson Community College. The scholarship deadline for Henderson Community College is March 15 for the subsequent fall semester. HCC strongly encourages you to apply for scholarships. You don’t have to be a straight-A student to qualify for scholarship money at HCC! Your high school guidance counselor will have a list of scholarships from your community. If you have questions about the different types of financial aid or how to apply for financial aid, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at (270) 831-9628 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19628 or check out our Financial Aid FAQ.
There are three basic types of financial aid:
If you have questions about financial aid, please check out our Financial Aid FAQ.
A transcript is an academic record that shows the classes you have taken, the grades for those classes, your overall grade point average (GPA), and any degrees or diplomas you may have earned. Henderson Community College must have a transcript from each school that has been attended previously for a student’s file to be complete.
All official transcripts should be sent to: Admissions and Records Office Henderson Community College 2660 South Green Street Henderson, KY 42420
If you have never attended college before, you probably have many questions. New Student Orientation is a two-hour meeting in which we try to answer your questions. Some of the topics we will cover include:
When you leave New Student Orientation, you will have an unofficial and tentative schedule of your first-semester classes to discuss with your advisor. New Student Orientation is required of all first-time college students. While orientation isn’t required of transfer students, we recommend transfer students attend so you can learn the policies and procedures at Henderson Community College. Once you apply to Henderson Community College, you will receive a postcard indicating that we received your application. We will then contact you by letter. The letter will direct you to contact the college and make an appointment for New Student Orientation.
Completing an orientation session will prepare you for your first meeting with your academic advisor. During orientation we will explain various college processes to you, allow you to ask any questions you may have, and most importantly, teach you to read a college class schedule and help you determine the classes needed during your first semester. By doing this, you will be prepared to meet with your academic advisor and enroll in classes. Watch your mailbox closely as more information will be sent to you about how to schedule an orientation session. To go ahead and schedule an orientation session, please call (270) 831-9610.
At Henderson Community College, we want all students to be successful. In order to ensure success, we need to place each student in the appropriate level of classes, depending upon each student’s academic preparedness. We use several measurement tools to determine academic preparedness:
ACT: This assessment is required of all Kentucky high school juniors. The ACT can be taken multiple times and it is typical for students to take the ACT again their senior year. If certain benchmark scores are not reached, students will then need to take the COMPASS placement exam. To schedule an ACT exam, you may go to www.act.org.
The current ACT benchmarks for Henderson Community College are:
If these benchmarks are not reached, then the COMPASS placement exam should be scheduled.
COMPASS: This free assessment is taken only by those students who either did not make the appropriate benchmarks on the ACT or who never took the ACT. It can be scheduled by calling the Testing Center at (270) 831-9610 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19610.
SAT: Some out-of-state students may have taken the SAT. If this is the case, Henderson Community College can accept this test by comparing the SAT scores with ACT scores. Additional testing may still be needed. If you have questions about the SAT, you may call the Testing Center at (270)831-9610 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19610 or the Admissions and Records Office at (270) 831-9610 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19610.
Some students may have to complete placement testing depending upon ACT or SAT scores. If you aren’t sure whether you need placement testing, scroll up to the section about “COMPASS Assessment”. Watch your mailbox closely as more information will be sent to you about placement testing. To schedule placement testing please call (270) 831-9610 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19610.
Absolutely! In fact, due to HCC’s unique positioning near several states, we have special tuition arrangements with many out-of-state counties.
• If you live in the following counties, designated as reciprocal counties, you are automatically charged in-state tuition:
o Indiana Counties: Gibson; Perry; Posey; Spencer; Vanderburgh; Warrick
• If you live in the following counties, designated as contiguous counties, you are charged a special tuition rate that is less than full out-of-state tuition:
o Illinois Counties: Alexander; Gallatin; Hardin; Massac; Pope; Pulaski
o Indiana Counties: Crawford; Dearborn; Floyd; Franklin; Harrison; Jefferson; Ohio; Ripley; Scott; Switzerland; Washington
Tuition rates do change periodically. Check the website for current tuition rates.
Typically, once you have lived in Kentucky for 12 consecutive months, you are considered a resident of the state and will then qualify for in-state tuition. However, under certain circumstances, that length of time may be shortened. If you have questions about residency, call (270) 831-9716 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19716.
Residency Application Form
Once the admissions process has been completed, you will make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your course schedule and then enroll online in your classes. Don’t worry if you don’t know who your advisor is—we will give you this information during New Student Orientation or you can contact the Admissions & Records Office at 270-831-9610 or 1-800-696-9958, ext. 19610.
At Henderson Community College, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of programs from which students may choose. There are two types of degrees that can be obtained from Henderson Community College: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree: The AAS degree is a technical degree designed to train the student for a specific occupation in a relatively short amount of time so the student can enter the workforce quickly. Currently, HCC offers nine different AAS degree programs noted below.
Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) Degree: The AA and AS degrees are general education degrees designed for students who want to complete their general education curriculum and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s degree. Our transfer degrees are designed to easily transfer to any Kentucky institution as well as most institutions in the southern Indiana area.
You can find more information about the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees on the HCC website.
In addition to these degree options, Henderson Community College offers diplomas as well as certificates for many different programs.
Some students want a technical degree (AAS) so they can join the work force as quickly as possible, but other students would like to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. While Henderson Community College doesn’t offer Bachelor’s degrees, HCC does offer the AA or AS degree, both of which transfer very easily to a four-year institution. While both degrees require some of the same classes, both degrees also have some basic differences:
Our nursing programs and dental programs noted below are designated as selective admissions programs. For more specific information about these programs, please see the following links:
A syllabus is an outline of classroom policies, procedures, and educational topics to be covered in a particular class. A syllabus typically lists the expectations an instructor has for the students, and some syllabi even list the expectations a student should have for the instructor. A syllabus is typically given to each student at the beginning of the semester for each class the student attends. All instructors at Henderson Community College use syllabi, so if you are taking four classes, you should receive four syllabi.
At Henderson Community College, we believe advising is a learning opportunity. As such, we believe the student should know what is expected of him or her when that student meets with his or her advisor. HCC has developed an advising syllabus, which contains basic information about the student’s chosen field of study as well as expectations for both the student and the advisor. This syllabus should be brought to each advising appointment and used during that appointment. It is the student’s responsibility to bring the advising syllabus to the advising appointment. While you will receive a copy of the advising syllabus in New Student Orientation, if you would like, you can print a copy now.
Download the Advising Syllabus.
This is a very important decision each student has to make, and the decision is dependent upon many variables. Some obligations you may need to consider before making this decision might include:
This topic will be covered in more detail during New Student Orientation, and the student should also discuss this matter with his or her advisor before enrolling in classes.