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Steps for a Transfer Student* to Register @ HCC

A Transfer Student is one who has attended another college.

* Except International Students, Senior Citizens, High School Partnership, Veterans, or ESL students.
If one of these applies, please see special instructions.


Fill out Admissions Application

SAT/ACT Score Submission: Students with qualifying SAT or ACT scores (see qualifying scores here) may be exempt from the placement test.. Waiver forms are available in the Admissions office (**all waiver forms must be signed by the Director or Assistant Director of Admissions and include a copy of current SAT or ACT scores). SAT and ACT scores are valid for 2 years only.

Health Records – MMRV Compliance

Some students are required to submit proof of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) immunization. Students who were born before 1957 or are only taking online courses are

NOTE: You cannot proceed to register until you have received a Banner ID number. A Banner ID does not necessarily mean that your application is complete. If there are any documents missing on your application the Admissions Office will inform you. This could include information on measles/rubella, high school transcript, etc.

Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid online at and include HCC (school code 004513) when listing schools to receive your Student Aid Report.

OR…  if you have already applied

Check the status of your application online at  or in the Financial Aid office  (LH- A102)

NOTE: If you have NOT received an official Award letter from the Financial Aid Office you DO NOT have financial aid.   If you plan to register before you receive the official award letter you must find an alternative form of payment.

Academic Advising

Get Academic Advising in LH- A111 (Academic Advising Center). A Faculty Advisor will be assigned.

After academic advising, “schedule building” is a critical step in the registration process. It consists of selecting available sections of the courses needed from the Course Schedule available on line and entering the information in the Registration Form.

Computer Literacy Requirement:

All students enrolling in an associate degree program at HCC are required to demonstrate basic computer literacy skills in order to graduate. Students are encouraged to fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement within the first 12 college-level credits. For more information or to schedule a computer literacy test, contact the Testing Coordinator in LH-B119 (203-332-5217) or visit Testing Services on the web.

Will I need to take Placement Tests?

Transfer Students should bring an unofficial transcript. Placement tests will be required for students who have NOT completed college-level English or math with a grade of “C” or better.

If you need to schedule a placement test: All students entering HCC are required to complete an Accuplacer Preparation Workshop administered in the Center for Academic Progress (CAP) before placement testing. The workshop is available on a walk-in basis, no appointment is needed. CAP lab hours are posted on the HCC website. Upon completion of the workshop, students will be eligible to sign up for the Accuplacer test.

If applicable -


  • CLEP and DSST exams award credit for prior learning. To schedule a CLEP or DSST exam, contact the Testing Coordinator in LH-B119 or call (203) 332-5217. For more information visit Testing Services on the web.


Before you register ...

  • Know your Financial Aid status (Check status of your Financial Aid application/award in Room LH- A102 or call (203)332-5047 if you have not already done so.)
  • Be prepared to pay FEES or FULL TUITION or your registration will be dropped the next day!

You can register


Pay with Financial Aid at time of registration if you are receiving Financial Aid

Pay with Visa/MasterCard/Discover in person or online at  myCommNet


Proceed to Bursar’s Office (LH- A104) for payment (Use drop-box in Atrium after hours Do not leave cash in the drop-box.)

  • Pay in full with cash/check or credit card
  • Pay FEES  to hold registration (please consult your course schedule for applicable dates)
  • Apply for payment plan in the Library. (Application must be completed prior to the first day of class. First Installment due at time of registration.)

NOTE: Your registration will be dropped if fees (see applicable dates in Course Schedule), payment in full or payment of the 1st installment of the payment plan has not been made by 9:00 am the next business day. (A drop-box is provided in the Atrium after hours. Do not leave cash in the drop-box.)

Student Orientation

Transfer Students are encouraged to attend an orientation session before the beginning of the semester. Information will be sent to you regarding session times or check the web site for dates and times.

Before Classes Start
  • Obtain Parking Pass in the Garage Security Office (bring Registration form) or plan how you will get to class.
  • Print a copy of your schedule at myCommNet
  • Buy books for your classes. Bring your registration paperwork and/or Financial Aid information with you to the bookstore.
  • Obtain a Library Card in the Library - provide photo ID and proof of registration.
Add / Drop

Even if you have registered online, you cannot Add / Drop classes online. You must do that in person at the Registrar’s Office (LH- B109).

2nd Week of Class

After ADD/DROP period has ended Go to Student Activities Office in BH- 317 to obtain your Student ID card. Available times will be posted on the web each semester.