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Congratulations on returning to HACC! We are excited to have you back and help you through the process to make it as simple as possible for you. 

You are considered a returning student if you are returning to HACC and have not taken a credit course at any other institution or HACC in more than five years. You will not need to complete a new application for admissions unless you have not attended HACC for more than five years. If you have attended HACC less than five years ago, please start at step 2 below. 

To get started with your enrollment to the College, please follow the steps below.


  1. Create an account and apply to HACC online.
  2. Wait for your acceptance email. After the application is submitted, you will receive an acceptance email within three to five business days.
  3. Use the directions in your acceptance email to activate your account.
  4. Activate your student email (HAWKmail).
  5. Log in to your myHACC student account to receive ongoing updates from the College through your HAWKMail.

For questions, please email start@hacc.edu or call 800-ABC-HACC and request to speak to the Admissions Department.

Financial aid can cover your HACC tuition and fees! More than 50% of HACC students receive financial aid.


  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine if you are eligible for financial aid.
  2. Use HACC's school code: 003273
  3. Contact financialaid@hacc.edu if you need assistance completing your form.
  4. Visit hacc.edu/Paying for more information.

If you already submitted your FAFSA for the academic year, please make sure HACC’s school code is included.

If you graduated high school within the past 10 years, the College can use your high school or GED transcript to assess whether you need to complete placement testing


  1. Contact the high school from which you graduated to request your official transcript or provide your own copy. Please submit a high school transcript to admissionsrecords@hacc.edu.
  2. Submit your GED transcript to admissionsrecords@hacc.edu, if applicable.
  3. Submit official transcripts from any previous college or university to record@hacc.edu, if applicable.
  4. Submit an official high school transcript If you are planning a program of study in pre-health professions.

If you graduated high school more than 10 years ago, a transcript is not required except for the following:

  • It is recommended that future students submit a high school transcript to help with meeting science prerequisites. Any major that includes the following courses requires the submission of an official high school transcript: BIOL 101, BIOL 121, BIOL 221 and/or CHEM 101.
  • If you are planning a program of study in pre-health professions, an official high school transcript must be submitted. 

For questions, please call 717-780-2513 or email orientation@hacc.edu

We want to ensure that you have the necessary skills to succeed in college-level courses and help you make a successful transition to college. 

To do this, you:

  1. May need to take a math and/or English placement test. Placement testing is an assessment to determine class eligibility and ensure that you can enroll in the best-fit classes.
  2. Will attend a mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) to receive college resources, registration information and more.


  1. Review our FAQs and tips to help you prepare for the placement test.
  2. Check your HAWKMail for an email prompting you to complete placement testing online.
  3. Check your HAWKMail for information about registering for your mandatory New Student Orientation.

For questions, please call 717-780-2513 or email orientation@hacc.edu

If you are interested in studying English for academic purposes (for example, English as a Second Language), please email OneStopWC@hacc.edu to schedule an appointment for placement testing.

It’s time to meet with an academic advisor to review your placement test results (if applicable) and help you register for classes. This is required because you will receive your advising code for registration.

Please visit our website to find a drop-in time that works best with your schedule.

If you applied for financial aid, please check your HAWKMail and myHACC accounts frequently for updates. We will share any requirements that need fulfilled for financial aid award processing.

Please contact financialaid@hacc.edu with any questions. 


The tuition and fees must be paid by the deadline for your enrollment to be complete.

To pay your tuition, you may submit payment online through your myHACC portal.

Helpful information and resources include:


You’re almost ready! Now, it’s time to purchase your books online or at your campus bookstore for your first day.

Congratulations and thank you for joining the HACC community!