2021-2022 College Catalog

Online Catalog


The office of admissions and advising assists students with all aspects of standard, selective, and competitive admissions processes. It provides all students admitted to the college with pre-enrollment services necessary to ensure the successful completion of academic, career, and personal goals.

The admissions and advising staff advises prospective, newly admitted, transfer, and international (F1) students. The staff also assists visiting students from other institutions (who must also consult their home institution advisors). A special effort is made to prepare students for that most critical first semester of college. In addition to pre-enrollment advising, other services include academic and transfer advising for new and currently enrolled students; and transcript evaluation and course clearances for all students based upon coursework completed at other postsecondary institutions, military training and experience, other designated organizations, and specific national examination programs (see Credit for Prior Learning for more information).

CREDIT ADMISSIONS—All students applying for admission to Howard Community College (HCC) are required to provide specific information whether they are applying for standard admission, selective and competitive admission, or readmission. Selective and competitive programs may require additional information. While an open access institution, HCC reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission to individuals who pose a current or future safety risk to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. All applicants must agree to comply with the college’s policies and procedures and the student code of conduct.

SELECTIVE AND COMPETITIVE ADMISSIONS PROGRAMS—HCC has selective and competitive admissions requirements for certain programs. Information pertaining to admission into these programs is available in the office of admissions and advising, in the college catalog, in program publications, on the college’s website, and in other publications as appropriate. Application fees vary based on the program.

The admissions and advising staff welcomes the opportunity to inform students about programs and services that will help them fulfill their goals. For further information contact or 443-518-1200.