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Can I register online, if I am a developmental student?

  • All semester hour students (except Intensive English students) are able to register online.
  • Intensive English students must register on campus with the department's approval.
  • New and returning students may register online, however certain steps must be completed in order for online access to be granted.

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What steps must be followed before I can access the web if I am a new student?

  • An application to attend HCC must be filled out online (click this link to fill out an admission application).
  • Meet with an academic advisor or counselor at your community college campus to discuss your academic goals, plans, and questions. A counselor will help you create an educational plan based on your goals.
  • If you have not attended college before, you must take a placement test. This test is designed to determine if you are ready for college-level courses by assessing your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. You may call the testing office at the campus near you for the placement testing schedule.
  • When your test results are available, see a counselor again. If your test results indicate that you are not completely ready to enroll in college-level courses, you may need to take developmental courses which are designed to improve your skills insuring successful achievement and goal attainment. These skills are prerequisites for many college-level courses. In other words, you may not be able to register in some courses if your skill levels in reading, writing, or mathematics are not adequate.
  • We may also require that you enroll in one of our Student Success courses to help you focus on how to be a successful student. This course will help you navigate HCC, help you plan your time, help you relate to your instructors, and teach you how to study. We have several College Success courses: GUST 1270 College and Career Planning, EDUC 1200 Careers in Education, ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering, LEAD 1200 Critical Thinking in Workforce, and HPRS 1201 Introduction to Health Professions. If you earned less than 12 college level hours, then you will have to enroll in one of the College Success courses. NOTE: If you are required to enroll in a College Success course, you must enter this course(s) into the computer first.
  • In addition to working on improving your college-readiness skills, you can also see what other courses you are qualified to take. In other words, many HCC courses have prerequisites requiring certain skill levels in reading, writing, or mathematics. For example, if your skills are weak in writing, you will not be able to enroll in a history course. If your skills are weak in mathematics, you will not be able to enroll in an economics course. To see what courses you are eligible to take based on your skill levels, see Course Prerequisites of Basic Skills.
  • Create your school schedule according to your availability and priorities. See the Class Schedule for times and locations of classes. A counselor or advisor can help you create your schedule for the first time. Remember, If you are required to enroll in a Student Success course, you must enter this course into the computer first. Therefore, it is helpful to list this course first in your schedule. Then, it is helpful to address your deficiency areas in reading, writing, and/or mathematics, so that you can fulfill the prerequisites for the college-level courses on your educational plan.
  • Go to the Web to register (http://www.hccs.edu/studentsystem). If you have trouble with registering and need some help, click this link for information on how to contact us.

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What steps must be followed before I can access the web if I have attended fall or spring within the last year?

  • Meet with an academic advisor or counselor at your community college campus to discuss your academic goals, plans, and questions. A counselor will help you create an educational plan based on your goals. You may also wish to take our College and Career Planner decision-making tool to help you find the right educational plan.
  • Since you have attended HCC before, you may have already taken a placement test and may have taken some developmental courses. A counselor can help you see what courses you should be taking based on your test scores and your past course work.
  • In addition to working on your college-readiness skills, you can also see what other courses you are qualified to take. In other words, many HCC courses have prerequisites requiring certain skill levels in reading, writing, or mathematics. For example, if your skills are weak in writing, you will not be able to enroll in a history course. If your skills are weak in mathematics, you will not be able to enroll in an economics course. To see what courses you are eligible to take based on your skill levels, see Course Prerequisites of Basic Skills.
  • Create your school schedule according to your availability and priorities. See the Class Schedule for times and locations of classes. A counselor or advisor can help you create your schedule. Remember, it is helpful to address your deficiency areas in reading, writing, and/or mathematics, so that you can fulfill the prerequisites for the college-level courses on your educational plan.
  • Go to the Web to register (http://www.hccs.edu/studentsystem). Click on Registration and More to log in. If you have trouble with registering and need some help, click this link for information on how to contact us.

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What steps must be followed before I can access the web if I have not attended HCC either fall or spring within the last year?

  • Your application to attend HCC must be updated. You may be able to update your application online. You can do so here. There is information for returning students including the possible need to Affirm your Residency After Absence.
  • Meet with an academic advisor or counselor at your community college campus to discuss your academic goals, plans, and questions. A counselor will help you create an educational plan based on your goals and will also activate your record in order to register. You may also wish to take our College and Career Planner decision-making tool to help you find the right educational plan.
  • Since you have attended HCC before, you may have already taken a placement test and may have taken some developmental courses. A counselor can help you see what courses you should be taking based on your test scores and your past course work.
  • In addition to working on your college-readiness skills, you can also see what other courses you are qualified to take. In other words, many HCCS courses have prerequisites requiring certain skill levels in reading, writing, or mathematics. For example, if your skills are weak in writing, you will not be able to enroll in a history course. If your skills are weak in mathematics, you will not be able to enroll in an economics course. To see what courses you are eligible to take based on your skill levels, see Course Prerequisites of Basic Skills.
  • Create your school schedule according to your availability and priorities. See the Class Schedule for times and locations of classes. A counselor or advisor can help you create your schedule. Remember, it is helpful to address your deficiency areas in reading, writing, and/or mathematics, so that you can fulfill the prerequisites for the college-level courses on your educational plan.
  • Go to the Web to register (http://www.hccs.edu/studentsystem). If you have trouble with registering and need some help, click this link for information on how to contact us.

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