The United States Department of Education requires colleges to provide students and consumers access to changes made to programs under the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Please note that consumer information is also available in the college catalog and the student handbook. To access these documents, please use the following links:
Individuals seeking help with acquiring general institutional consumer and disclosure information should contact the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, (252)538-4319, Room 109.
For information on Planning and Research, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (252)536-7260 or use the following links:
Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal law that was enacted to protect the privacy of students and their educational records. It gives students access to their education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. For additional information concerning FERPA, please contact the Registrar at (252)536-7221 or use the following link:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
For information on costs associated with attending school (tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation costs, etc.), please contact the Financial Aid Office (252) 538-4334 or use the following links:
Net Price Calculator
Tuition and Fees
Apply for Federal Loans
For information on Tuition Refund policy and procedures, please contact the Business Office (252)536-7205 or use the link below
Tuition Refund Policy
For information on the withdrawal policy and procedure, please contact Counseling Services (252) 536-7207 or use the following link
For information on associations and agencies, that accredits, approve, and license of Halifax Community College, please contact the Institutional Effectiveness Office (252) 536-7260 or use the following link:
Halifax Community College adheres to the policies as set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which mandates that individuals with disabilities be granted equal access to all educational opportunities. Prospective students with a disability who are considering enrollment at Halifax Community College either full-time or part-time should schedule an appointment with Counseling Services. For additional information, please contact the Director of Counseling Services Building 300 room 324, (252)536-7207 or use the following link for more information:
Adult Basic Education/GED® Classes Halifax Community College Offers Literacy Education Classes to the Community
This is the time for community members to explore Halifax Community College’s (HCC) Literacy Education program which offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED®), Compensatory Education, English-as-a-Second Language, and Self-Improvement components. Classes are available for individuals desiring to improve academically and personally, increase opportunities for gainful employment or promotions, continue educational goals, assist children with homework and/or strengthen skills which makes one more prepared to participate in new or existing industries in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
HCC has an open-door policy of Workforce & Economic Development Literacy Education programs for everyone who has the need and desire to learn. Any adult, 18 years or older, may enroll in the appropriate HCC Literacy Education program. New students attending on-campus classes are required to attend New Student Orientation. New students attending off-campus classes are required to enroll on the days that the classes meet. Our highly qualified and motivated instructors provide individualized and group instruction and computerized instruction that involve real-life situations. Additionally, instruction is provided by utilizing magazines, newspapers, videos, computerized instruction etc.
On January 2, 2014, the GED® Testing Services began the new 2014 GED® tests! The new GED® tests are computer-based, but not offered online through the internet. The GED® exam offers high school equivalency credentials to individual who did not obtain a high school diploma. Classes do not have registration fees. However, students are required to pay GED® Examination Fees. In North Carolina, all students taking the GED® examination are required to pay a total of $80 which covers the entire battery of GED® tests. Registration for GED® test must be completed online via GED® Testing Services. The 2014 GED® testing series consist of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. If students don’t pass, they will be able to retake the tests. Currently, North Carolina retakes are free. However, students must retake the test within 12 calendar months of students' initial attempt. The new GED® tests are more in line with the state’s Common Core Standards. These new GED® tests are designed to help prepare students to be college and career ready. For students who have taken GED® tests before 2014 and did not complete GED® requirements, these GED® tests have expired and the individual must start over. However, well-trained instructors are in position to help students reach their educational goals.
*** and students attending off-campus classes are able to enroll on the days that the classes meet. For more information, call Tamba O. Thompson @ (252) 536-7235.
Halifax Community College offers an extensive schedule of course offerings and programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population. For further information contact the Dean of Curriculum Programs (252)536-7251 or use the link below for a list of programs.
Programs of Study
Each college has the responsibility to review at least every five years all programs offered by the College and in the review to address the viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency with the mission of the programs to the institutional long range plan and the education and workforce needs of the service area (23NCAC.0205). The program review process will provide for a review and evaluation of all programs leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at the College. The purpose of the reviews will be to conduct an in-depth evaluation of the viability of, adequacy of and necessity for each academic program, consistent with the mission of the College. For more information on the college’s program review process contact the Dean of Curriculum Programs (252)536-7251
HCC has a number of facilities dedicated to serving the training and education needs of students. For additional information on campus facilities contact the Vice President of Administrative Affairs (252)536-7269 or click on the link below.
To access Halifax Community College’s faculty and staff e-mail, use the link below:
Halifax Community College has created partnerships with many colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students who complete an associate's degree to transfer. For additional information on the college’s transfer agreements contact the Dean of Curriculum Programs (252)535-7251 or use the following link below.
For information on transferring credits to Halifax Community College, use the following link.
For information on student retention, completions, and graduation rates, contact the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at (252)536-7260 or use the following link:
Graduates and students seeking assistance with career counseling, contact Director of Counseling at (252)536-7207. Graduates and students seeking assistance with job placement, contact the Job Placement/Testing Coordinator at (252) 536-7254.
The goal of Campus Security at Halifax Community College is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. The college has a sworn police officer and two security officers. The security team patrols HCC facilities and parking lots and provide emergency assistance as needed. For information on the campus Crime Report, contact the Dean of Student Services at (252) 536-7232, Campus Security at (252) 536-4221, use the following link:
Halifax Community has a Student Emergency Action Plan to address various potential threats.
Student Emergency Action Plan
To act in accordance with federal laws (the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989), students and employees must receive materials annually that contain standards of conduct, a description of the various laws that apply in that jurisdiction regarding alcohol and drugs, a description of the health risks of drugs and alcohol abuse, a description of counseling and treatment programs that are available, and a statement on the penalty the college will enforce for a violation of the code of conduct. For information, contact the Director of Counseling (252) 536-7207, or use the following link:
Drug and Alcohol Prevention
For textbook information, including the International Student Book Number (ISBN) and retail price, contact the Bookstore Manager at (252) 536-7255 or use the following link:
Halifax Community College encourages all students to register to vote. To obtain voter registration forms contact the Student Government Association Advisor’s Office in Building 300 or call (252) 536-7203. For more information on voter registration, use the following link:
Registering to Vote and Voting