After You've Applied

Welcome to Harford!

Please review the enrollment steps below. 


  • Please note that acceptance letters will be emailed to the personal email address you provided in your application. Included will be your online credentials, which will give you access to OwlNet and OwlMail.

Prior to registering for classes, students must follow the enrollment steps based on their student type.


 Student Type Action Items Office to contact

Dual Enrolled Students

Defined as High School students who are also taking College classes
 
Contact an Admissions representative to ensure that your classes will meet your goals. Our staff will determine if any additional documentation is needed such as High School transcripts, a English College-readiness score, and/or a Math College-readiness score. 

 
 Email Admissions
  HCPS Students - Email your Dual Enrollment Verification Form from your OwlMail account to the Cashier Office – please be sure to include your Harford ID number.
 cashier@harford.edu
   New Students
Defined first-time College students since graduating from High School

1. Request that your High School guidance office send your final, official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office
2. Submit a Math and English score that indicates College-readiness (please see score table below)
3. Provide the Admissions Office with the phone number you prefer when the Advising, Career & Transfer Services sets your appointment

 Email Admissions
 

Transfer Students

Defined as students transferring into HCC from another institution

1. Submit request to your College's Registration & Records Office to send HCC your official College transcripts.
2. If you did not attempt a College-level Math and English, submit a Math and English score that indicates College-readiness (please see score table below)
3. Provide the Admissions Office with the phone number you prefer when the Advising, Career & Transfer Services sets your appointment

Email transcripts to transcripts@harford.edu
 

Visiting Students

Defined as students from another College taking classes with HCC for one semester
You are ready to register! Go to the My Academic Life tab in OwlNet, then Student Registration to register.
 Email Admissions
Degree Seeking College Graduates

1. Provide proof that you are a College Graduate to the Admissions Office. We accept official or unofficial transcripts with a conferment/graduation date or a picture of your College diploma.
2. Provide the Admissions Office with the phone number you prefer when the Advising, Career & Transfer Services calls to set up your Academic Program Planning Session with an Academic Advisor.

 Email Admissions
Non-Degree Seeking College Graduates
1. Provide proof that you are a College Graduate to the Admissions Office. We accept official or unofficial transcripts with a conferment/graduation date or a picture of your College diploma.
 Email Admissions

College-Readiness in: SAT  ACT PARCC Cumulative, unweighted GPA after completing Junior or Senior Year of High School
English   480+  21+  English 10 or 11 = 4+
 3.0+
 Math 530+  21+  Algebra II = 4+
 3.0+

  • Click on the chat button in the bottom right-hand corner of this page to speak with a member of Admissions staff during our business hours.
  • You can reach an Admissions representative via phone during the business hours noted above by calling 443-412-2109 and leaving a voice message. We will return your call via phone typically within five business hours, meaning messages left at the end of a business day might be returned the next business day.
  • If you need additional assistance and wish to speak to a representative, please contact Patrick Elliott, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, at 443-412-2345 during business hours. We will make every attempt to answer calls during working hours and, if not, promptly return your call.


Need Placement Testing?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Test Center is offering multiple options for placement testing for writing, reading, and math. Please read this information carefully.

The college offers Accuplacer tests online (through Microsoft Teams) and onsite (at the Test Center).

  • For Onsite Accuplacer at the Test Center, set an appointment for testing via the Onsite Accuplacer Appointment Request. Students will need to complete a health screening process before testing.
  • For Online Accuplacer, set an appointment for testing via the Online Accuplacer Appointment Request. Students will need MS Teams desktop app, computer with audio and video, and internet. After completing the form, we will call you to set a testing appointment.

Other Options for Placement Testing:

HCC is also offering alternative placement testing opportunities in English and Math via Blackboard that are ready when you are! Blackboard placement tests are available 24/7, no appointment required. Get your scores within 2-3 business days and get signed up for classes.

You will need a laptop or desktop computer with internet. You will also need access to Blackboard with your HCC OwlMail portal login (username and password). Webcams and MS Teams are not needed for Blackboard placement testing.

To access these tests, follow the steps in How to Access HCC's Placement Testing in Blackboard.

  • Writing = English Readiness Writing
  • Reading = English Readiness Reading
  • Math = Alternate for Math Accuplacer

After testing, contact Admissions (admissions@harford.edu) to register for classes.

Blackboard placement tests can only be taken ONCE. If you do not get preferred scores in these assessments, then you can take Accuplacer tests.

Prospective Nursing Students

The Nursing program is a screened major and requires additional prerequisites and a separate application.

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