Pictured are (seated, from left to right)
Tyrrell D. Boone, an
Associate of Arts major (College Transfer Program--Sport Management)and
Joshua R. Gardner, an
Associate of Science major (College Transfer Program--Chemical
Engineering). (Seated in
background left to right)Kourtney
M. Mills, Pre-Registered Nursing Program, and
Bryanna I. Carroll, Medical
Office Administration. (Standing in background) China
Wade, Pre-Licensed Practical Nursing Program and
Paralegal Technology Program.
Halifax Community College Admissions
1. How do I apply for school?
The admissions process consists of
Completing the HCC College Application. This application is located on our web site at
www.halifaxcc.edu and can be completed at our Halifax Community College (HCC) campus or on the CFNC.ORG website
Submit final official high school and, if applicable, college transcripts and GED scores
Provide a signed copy of social security card
Complete the placement test(s) if required
-Reading, Writing, and Math
Note: You will not be allowed to take the placement test until the first three steps are completed (1, 2, and 3).
The first three steps (1, 2, and 3) must be completed before taking the college placement test.
Note: An SAT score of 500 or higher in Critical Reading /Writing and / or Math may be used in lieu of an HCC placement test.
2. When should I apply?
3. How much does it cost to apply?
4. I completed my application, what else do I need to do for full
A photo copy of a signed Social Security card
An official copy of your high school
transcript sent directly from your high school to our admissions
office OR an official transcript of other high school
completion (GED scores). Sealed official transcripts may be hand
delivered by the applicant
An official transcript from all college(s)
you have attended, whether you graduated or not
Placement test scores within one year or
official SAT scores with 500 or above on the critical reading
and writing sections and 500 or above on the math section within the
last (5) five years
5. What if I don't have any test scores?
HCC offers the Asset Placement Test
HCC will accept Asset, or Accuplacer
scores from other institutions
Contact the Testing Coordinator’s office at (252)
536-7254 for testing appointment
The test is offered multiple times each week:
morning, afternoon, or evening
Requirements for Placement
Test and Schedule
6. When will I be approved or accepted for the program I want?
We must receive:
Application for admission
Photo copy of your signed social security card
All final official transcripts
and all other college transcripts (if applicable and whether or not
your completed the college)
Placement test scores (if applicable)
If you are applying for
Financial Aid and are eligible, you must be officially accepted to
HCC to be awarded. See
for additional information.
Some programs are referred to as Selective Admissions
programs and require additional standards to the "open door policy"
philosophy. Please refer to
Selective Admissions for these particular programs.
7. How long are placement test results valid?
The Placement test is valid for one (1) year if you do not enroll at
Halifax Community College or another institution of higher learning
If you have been continuously enrolled in an institution of higher
learning, placement test results are valid for
two (2) years
8. What if am undecided about a program of study,
who should I talk to about my career
9. Do you accept faxed copies of transcripts?
High school, college, or other institution
Official transcripts must be sent or hand carried by the applicant
in a sealed envelope
Official transcripts have a seal imprint of the sending institution
10. Do I request my transcripts to be sent, or does the college request
them for me?
11. If I have not attended for a semester, do I need to reapply?
An application for
readmission is required for all students if two (2) consecutive
semesters or more have elapsed since last enrollment. This excludes
summer school session
not have to re-submit new transcripts unless you
attended another institution
not in your HCC file
If it has been longer than 5 years, you
may be required to submit
12. Can I just take a class and not pursue a program?
Students can take a class and not pursue a
degree, diploma, or certificate program. Students will enroll as a
“Special Students” need only to complete an
application and provide a signed copy of a Social Security card. You
must meet all prerequisite and/or co requisite requirements for each
course, if applicable
“Special Students” are
not eligible to
receive financial aid or veterans' benefits
“Special Students” who later decide to pursue a
program must complete all of the admission requirements
of their declared program
13. I'm a student at another college/university. Can I take a class at
College and transfer the course to my institution?
Students transferring their HCC course to another
institution will apply as a "Special Student”
Students are urged to check with their
institution prior to taking the course to ensure the course is
An official transcript must be provided to
document prerequisite(s) before enrollment into a HCC course
The courses that you transfer to your institution
must generally be a “C” grade or higher
14. I have been living in North Carolina for less than 12 months. Am I a
resident? To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes:
Individual must have established legal residence
in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for at least
12 consecutive months prior to applying to HCC
Furthermore an individual must establish that his
or her presence in North Carolina currently is, and during the 12
month consecutive qualifying period, was for purposes of maintaining
a bona fide domicile rather than maintaining temporary residence to
enroll in an institution of higher education
Chapter 116-143.1 of the NC General Statutes
covers requirements for resident status and in-state tuition
15. Can I have a printed copy of the college
We do distribute:
Printed copies of the college catalog
CDs of the college catalog
You can view the college catalog on our website at
Request printed or CD catalog on
16. If I need assistance with admissions, who do I contact?
You may contact our admissions office, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you have questions, you may call (252)
If you have questions about the process, you may find additional
information at our website at
17. Do programs have specific admission requirements?
The listed programs below will have specific admission requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and
Medical Laboratory Technician
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
Please refer to
www.halifaxcc.edu Programs of Study for more information
18. Do Continuing Education courses provide
college credits? No.
19. What does dual/concurrent enrollment mean?
Under certain conditions, North Carolina
public, private, and home-schooled high school students 16 years of
age may enroll tuition-free in specific courses at HCC while
enrolled in high school providing they meet course prerequisites or
Dual/Concurrent Enrollment students can obtain an
“Application for Dual/Concurrent Enrollment” form from the Guidance
Counselor at their school
Please Contact Dr. Barbara Bradley-Hasty
for Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Advising at (252) 536-7232
Do you provide Scholarships?
The HCC Foundation provides scholarships to
The scholarship program consists of two types of
awards: Merit based and Needs based
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis
applying the following criteria:
Academic excellence, Achievement,
Leadership qualities, Need or other criteria as
stipulated by donors
Contact the HCC College Foundation Office at (252)
536-7319 for more information.