How do I start the
process for taking an online course?
What is the cost of a distance learning course?
In order to enroll in an online course at HCC, you must apply for
admission. The application for admission is found at this Web site:
If you are plan to courses for transfer credit, you should check
with the appropriate personnel at your primary institution to make
sure that any course you take at HCC will transfer for credit.
Please note that most courses have prerequisites. In order for HCC
to determine that you are eligible to be enrolled, all transcripts
that reflect your past academic history must be submitted with your
application. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. For a list of
courses and pre- or co-requisites, please refer to this Web site:
When you mail your application for admission, you must also include
a signed photocopy of your social security card.
Return the application for admission to the following address:
HCC Admissions Officer
Halifax Community College
P. O. Drawer 809
Weldon, NC 27890
Also, please note that placement tests in reading, writing, and math
might be required if there are prerequisites and/or co-requisites.
Which courses are online and where is the academic calendar?
The cost of courses in the North Carolina Community College System
is set by the general legislature and is subject to change. Please
refer to this Web site for the current charges:
Tuition & Fees
There is a refund policy. Please refer to the
catalog for more information.
Additionally, the North Carolina Community College System has put in
place a 25% tuition penalty for students who do not withdraw from or
drop classes they do not wish to take before the first day of
classes. Your advisor should provide you with more information
regarding this policy.
How do I pay for an online course when I am not able to visit the
For the most recent distance learning course offerings and the
academic calendar, visit these Web pages:
Schedule of all HCC Courses
These pages are updated at least 3-4 weeks prior to a new semester.
HCC accepts cash, a cashier's check, a personal check, MasterCard,
and Visa. However, HCC does not accept credit card payments over the
telephone at this time. Therefore, a visit to HCC's campus will be
necessary in order for you to pay tuition/fees. If you want to pay
with a cashier's check or a personal check and are unable to visit
campus because of travel distances, please contact Beth
Gray-Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about an
alternate procedure. If paying with cash or credit card, your visit
to the HCC campus is required.
How do I pay for and receive books and materials needed for the
Once I have paid the tuition and fees and received my
books/materials, how do I get started?
On the day that you visit campus to pay tuition/fees, please visit
the bookstore, also.
If you would like to purchase your books/materials from a
third-party vendor, the book title, author, edition, and ISBN can be
e-mailed to you. However, please make sure that your purchase
matches the course requirements.
If you pay tuition/fees with a cashier's check or personal check and
are unable to visit campus because of travel distances, please
contact Beth Gray-Robertson at
to inquire about an alternative procedure.
Do I have to use the e-mail address that Halifax Community
There is an online orientation that is required for first time
Blackboard HCC students. Start the online orientation at this Web
page: Online Orientation
What do I do when I cannot access my online class or when I have
Yes, all students are required to use their HCC-issued e-mail
address for school-related communications. For details regarding how
to access your HCC e-mail account, refer to this Web page:
Student Gmail Instructions
You should direct all questions about the course content to your
instructor. A list of faculty names and e-mail addresses is located
at this Web page:
If you have technical issues with Blackboard, the software used to
deliver HCC's online courses, you can call technical support 24/7,
including holidays and weekends: 1-866-834-3083. Refer to this Web
page for more information:
If your issues cannot be resolved, you can contact Beth
Gray-Robertson, Director of Distance Learning, via e-mail:
Please provide details regarding your issue, including your full
name and Colleague student identification number.