Getting Started

The best way to start? Visit HCC!

Held at HCC each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Welcome! Wednesdays are a great way to get to know HCC. Speak to an admissions counselor, meet current students and faculty, and take a tour of the campus. If you're interested, we'll conduct a career evaluation to help you identify the best career fit for your interests.

In addition to Welcome! Wednesdays, HCC holds an Open House for the community every semester, as well as numerous information sessions for specific majors. If you can't find one that works for your schedule, we're happy to arrange a visit and tour just for you! Contact us at or (413) 552-2321.

Once you've decided HCC is the place for you, just follow:

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Six Simple Steps (aka, How to Enroll at HCC)

  • Fill out an application
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Take a placement test
  • Meet with an academic advisor and register for classes
  • Attend orientation
  • Begin classes!

If you are applying to the Nursing or Radiologic Technology programs, please review the applications instructions and information:

Nursing Information Packet

Radiologic Technology program application instructions

Remember, Admission's staff is always available to answer your questions! Contact us at or (413) 552-2321.

Ready to get started? Choose one of the below!
New Student
Returning Student
Transfer Student
Early Admit Student
Adult Learner
International Student
Home Schooled Student


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000