Transfer Student

Ready to continue your education? HCC offers a high quality, affordable education with outstanding professors, small class sizes, and convenient day, twilight, evening, Saturday, and online classes. Be a part of the diverse, vibrant community of learners who have discovered the value of an HCC education.

Ready to get started? Follow these easy steps to enroll.

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      Apply for admission

      Complete an online application. Note: You need a different application if: You’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or radiology technician. If you’re still in high school and want to be a dually enrolled student, you must use the high school Early Admit Form. International Students must download the International Student Application.

      Tip:

      Applying to HCC early will allow time for you to complete your placement testing assessment, meet with an academic advisor, and attend orientation! Holyoke Community College can’t guarantee the availability of all courses. Apply today so you can begin the enrollment process and get the classes you need!

 
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      Apply for financial aid

      Nearly half of all HCC students receive financial aid from federal, state, and private sources. One application—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—is used to determine the amount of aid you will receive. To meet deadlines and ensure fund availability, it is important to fill out your application as soon as possible. The HCC Financial Aid Office can help you complete and submit your paperwork—you can even apply and submit federal financial aid forms directly from our self-service computers. Get started here.

 
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      Transcripts

      Once you apply, be sure to have a copy of your official high school and college transcript sent to:
      HCC Admissions Office
      303 Homestead Avenue
      Holyoke, MA 01040.

      If you are requesting transfer credit, the college transcript must be an official copy.

 
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      Test Assessment

      The Computerized Placement Testing (CPT) assesses your skill level in writing, reading and math to ensure your success. Placement testing is not needed if you have taken the CPT within the last two years, or successfully completed college level math or English at a previous college, so be sure to get your college transcripts to us as soon as possible!

 
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      New Student Advising and Registration

      Typically, students get their photo ID, meet with their advisor and choose and register for classes right after taking the CPT. If you were allowed to waive the CPT, you’ll need to contact the Advising Center and make an appointment.

 
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      Submit Proof of Immunization

      Massachusetts law (Chapter 76, Section 15C) requires that all students carrying 12 or more credits must submit proof, within 30 days of registering for courses, of the following immunizations: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella: 2 shots), Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis: must be within last 10 years), Hepatitis B (3 shots), and chickenpox (2 shots). Documentation of positive antibody titers for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella is acceptable. Immunization records can be obtained from your high school, physician’s office, military records, or other colleges attended, and must be submitted to HCC Health Services Office (Frost 105D) for review. If needed, low cost vaccines are available at HCC Health Services.

 
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      Orientation & Vehicle Registration

      After you meet with your advisor and register for classes, you’ll receive a packet of information in the mail, including the date and time of your orientation. Orientation will cover everything from academic policies to registering your car, accessing the college computer network, locating campus resources and services, and securing a student ID and bus pass. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other students, get familiar with the campus, and pick up your books. While you’re on campus, stop by the Office of Public Safety to register and get your parking permit.

 
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      Pay Tuition and Fees

      You can pay your tuition and fees online at MyHCC, by mail, or in person at the Bursar’s Office. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify, and HCC also has a payment plan available. Follow the Paying for College link for more information.

 
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    Get Updates & Print Your Class Schedule

    The week before classes begin, logon to MyHCC to check for any changes and print your class schedule.

 

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