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High School Students

Do you want to start earning college credits while you are in high school?  HACC offers dual enrollment options for high school students looking to enhance their academic profile, save money on a future bachelor's degree or just get a jump start on life after graduation. 

Depending on which dual enrollment option you select, you can earn college credit at your high school, at a HACC campus or online.
 

Are you a high school junior or senior who wants to take college classes at your high school? We offer the courses at a reduced cost - only $75.00 per credit!
 

Why should I participate?

  • You will have a head start with college credits. CHS courses can help ease your transition from high school to college.
  • Your college credits may count towards a HACC program or may transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • You receive access to HACC facilities including the library, online resources, academic counseling and free tutoring services.
  • You will learn to manage your time and become familiar with the format of a college class.
  • You will expose yourself to college-level coursework that can help you plan for further education.
     

What are my next steps to participate in CHS?

  1. Print the College in the High School and Dual Enrollment Application (pdf) and complete it with your high school counselor.
  2. Submit your application, high school transcript and SAT/ACT test scores (if applicable) to your assigned HACC admissions counselor.
  3. Receive an acceptance letter from HACC that includes your HACC ID and password.
  4. Follow the admissions steps. 
    • Log in to myHACC, our online student portal, using the user ID and password provided in the letter. 
    • Activate your HACC email address (HAWKMail account) using the temporary password. We use this email address to communicate to you. 
    • Reset your password for myHACC. 
  5. Complete placement testing at your high school or at a HACC campus. Details will be provided by your HACC admissions counselor, including your enrollment form. 
  6. Pay the required fees once you receive a bill from HACC. Deadlines for tuition are available online.

You will receive a course grade on a HACC transcript and your high school record.

If you have additional questions, please contact an admissions counselor by phone at 800-ABC-HACC or by email at start@hacc.edu.
 

What high schools participate in College in the High School?
Many high schools across HACC’s 11-county region participate. Please contact your high school counselor to determine if your school participates.

Our Dual Enrollment program gives qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive high school and college credit at the same time. Courses are offered at a reduced rate of $125 per credit!

Your high school must recommend you for the program, and you must meet course prerequisites through HACC's placement testing, SAT or ACT test scores.

Why should I participate?

  • Get ahead like Sadira Stallings! You can enroll in credit courses at the 100-level or higher (some courses may require placement testing and/or pre-requisites). You may not take developmental coursework (classes below 100 level). 
  • Enjoy flexibility. You can take college credit courses at any HACC campus, an off-site location or online.
  • Fulfill high school graduation requirements. The credits you earn may satisfy high school graduation requirements. These course credits also become part of your permanent HACC record. Your college credits may count towards a HACC program or may transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • Experience the college setting and ease your transition from high school to college. Classes consist of dual enrollment students and traditional HACC college students.
  • Become familiar with the college class format. You will also learn how to manage your time.
  • Use the college-level coursework and HACC’s student services. These services and experiences can help you decide what you want to do in the future.
     

Can I participate in HACC’s Honors Program?
Yes! You have the opportunity to take honors-level courses. Available courses are listed on each term’s class schedule with an "H" indicator after the course number. Please visit our Honors Program webpage or contact an admissions counselor for more information.

What are my next steps to participate in dual enrollment?

  1. Print the College in the High School and Dual Enrollment Application (pdf) and complete it with your high school counselor.
  2. Submit your application, high school transcript and SAT/ACT test scores (if applicable) to your assigned HACC admissions counselor.
  3. Receive an acceptance letter from HACC that includes your HACC ID and password.
  4. Follow the admissions steps. 
    • Log in to myHACC, our online student portal, using the user ID and password provided in the letter. 
    • Activate your HACC email address (HAWKMail account) using the temporary password. We use this email address to communicate to you. 
    • Reset your password for myHACC.
  5. Complete placement testing at your high school or at a HACC campus. Details will be provided by your HACC admissions counselor.
  6. Schedule and attend new student orientation at your HACC campus. To schedule the orientation, please call 800-ABC-HACC, select your campus and then choose advising (5).
  7. Pay the required fees once you receive a bill from HACC. Deadlines for tuition are available online.
     

Please contact an admissions counselor by phone at 800-ABC-HACC or by email if you have additional questions.


What high schools participate in dual enrollment?
Many high schools across HACC’s 11-county region participate. Please contact your high school counselor to determine if your school participates.

 

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Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
HACC may be able to provide financial assistance to you through our EITC program. Read our frequently asked questions (pdf) to learn more.

Questions? 
We are happy to assist you and answer your questions! Please contact an admissions counselor by phone at 800-ABC-HACC or email start@hacc.edu.

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“There are so many opportunities at HACC that you wouldn’t even know about until you attend.”

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