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Online Student Admissions

Online Learning: Returning Students

NOTE: If it’s been less than five years since you attended HACC, reach out to an advisor.

Apply to HACC at (If it’s been more than 5 years since you attended).

Within five to seven business days after applying to HACC, you will receive a letter from your campus admissions counselor welcoming you to HACC.  Once you receive it, please review your letter for the following:

  • Your HACC ID.
  • A link to set up your college e-mail account.
  • Your program of study and the term in which you are starting. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

HACC's code for the FAFSA application is 003273.

Please visit FAFSA or download the app in the Apple App Store (myStudentAid) or iOS Play (Android) to complete the form.

Placement Testing (if it’s been more than 3 years since testing or you do not meet requirements for exemption)

HACCs campuses have walk-in placement testing available or to complete testing online, contact your Admissions Counselor.

  • For additional information about placement testing, including exemptions, hours, and preparation material, visit

Develop YOUR Educational Plan

Work with an advisor/counselor to review placement test results and register for classes. As a returning student, it is recommended you contact the advisor you worked with previously.  You can contact the Harrisburg Campus Advising office by calling 1-800-ABC-HACC (Select 3 for Harrisburg and 5 for Advising) to schedule an appointment.

Pay Tuition and Fees

Submit payment to the Welcome Center or online in HACC. Tuition information is available at


Attend a Jump Start YOUR Success Welcome Event

Learn tips to start off as a successful online student. Register for an event or view the recording at

Purchase Books at a Campus Bookstore

For online purchases and to determine the required textbooks, visit

Log In to Brightspace by Desire2Learn from myHACC on the first day of class

We are committed to your success in online learning! If you need any assistance, please contact us at the information provided below.