Ready to get started? You can apply online or you can download, complete and mail an application to the Admissions office. Please note that applications for nursing, radiologic technology, Early Admit and international students cannot be submitted online but must be mailed to the Admissions office.     

Apply Online: 

HCC Application

Printable Applications:

HCC Application
Early Admit Application
International Student Application

Important Information:

HCC reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. HCC offers open admissions to most programs and applications are processed in the order they are received. Most programs do not have an application deadline, but we suggest submitting your application well in advance of the semester in which you wish to enroll. This gives you more time to complete assessment testing, apply for financial aid, and choose from the best selection of courses.

General Admissions

HCC has an open admissions policy; all who have at least one of the following qualifications are welcome to enroll in non-selective programs on a space available basis:

  • Diploma from accredited high school
  • General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • International students who meet college and federal requirements

Based upon their assessment results and program objectives, students may be admitted and required to take developmental courses.

Selective Program Admissions

Admission to HCC does not guarantee admission to all programs. In addition, special admissions requirements and application deadlines have been established for selective programs which require that students possess prior college-level skills and knowledge. If you’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or radiology technician, a separate application is required.

Financial Aid

HCC encourages applicants to consider applying for financial aid. If possible, please apply before the May 1 priority deadline. For more information or assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office (413) 552-2150

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