Welcome! You are considered a first-time student if you have never attended HACC or another college.
Please follow the steps below to become a HACC student:
- Apply to HACC
Apply to HACC online or in-person at any of the HACC locations (Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York).
- Send official transcripts
You will need to send official transcripts for High School or GED.
Mail your high school transcripts or GED to:
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
Central Admissions Office, C212
One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
- Apply for financial aid
Submit your FASFA. This will allow you to determine if you are eligible for financial aid.
Learn more about other financial aid options.
- Review your admission acceptance letter
Review your admission acceptance letter for the following:
- Your HACC ID and PIN. Use these to log on to HACCWeb.
- Your HAWKMail ID and temporary password for your college email account
- The program and your admitted term
- Activate your HAWKMail email account
HACC will use this email account to send you important information.
- Schedule placement testing
We may apply exemptions through SAT testing, ACT testing or prior college coursework.
To schedule a testing appointment, please call 1-800-ABC-HACC. Select your campus when prompted. Select option four (4) for placement testing.
Remember: Photo ID is required at time of testing.
- Attend new student orientation (NSO)
Once you complete your placement test, you will attend a new student orientation session at your campus. During the session, you will discuss your program/major, review your placement scores and register for classes.
- Register for classes
You can register online for classes if you did not register for classes during New Student Orientation.
- Pay tuition and fees
Learn more about residency and school district sponsorship.
- Purchase books
Purchase your books online or at your campus bookstore.