ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Selective Admission Procedures


Effective for students seeking initial admission for the Fall, 2008 semester and subsequent semesters

Hutchinson Community College admits students in one of the categories listed below. Students who have not submitted all required documentation are admitted on a provisional basis. Provisionally admitted students may enroll and attend classes pending receipt of transcripts and other required documents, but cannot be certified for participation in activities, or receive financial aid. Students remain on provisional status until all required documents are certified by the director of admissions.

Once admitted, students retain their admission status in the category in which they were originally admitted unless the student seeks to change their status. If a student seeks to change their admission’s status, they should contact the HCC admissions office in order to be re-admitted. The college seeks to regularly update student information found on the admissions application; however this does not constitute reapplication for admission.

 

Admission's Categories


Regular Student

To be admitted as a regular student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission
  • Be a high school graduate from an accredited high school or a holder of a GED Diploma.
  • Home schools must be registered with the State of Kansas in order to be recognized.
  • Have submitted official transcripts including High School/ GED and any College/Technical Schools attended.
  • High School transcripts will be evaluated in the following ways: HCC will use weighted GPA for scholarship purposes only, unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale will be used for data collection and reporting.
  • For out-of-country High School Graduates' transcripts to be evaluated, they must be submitted through www.wes.org.
  • Be seeking a degree or certificate from HCC, or taking courses for transfer to another accredited institution in order to complete a degree.
  • Not currently be considered a degree seeking or certificate seeking student (semester length or longer program), at another institution.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident of the U.S.

 

Ability to Benefit Student

To be admitted as an ability to benefit student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Not qualify as a high school graduate from an accredited high school or a holder of a GED Diploma.
  • Be seeking a degree or certificate from HCC, or taking courses for transfer to another accredited institution in order to complete a degree.
  • Not currently be considered a degree seeking or certificate seeking student (semester length or longer program), at another institution.
  • Have completed the Ability to Benefit Assessment at Hutchinson Community College with acceptable minimum scores.
  • Submit documentation to the director of admissions of satisfactory completion of six credit hours that are applicable toward a degree or certificate offered by the institution.
  • Have submitted official transcripts of College/Technical Schools attended.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident of the U.S.

 

International Students

Thank you for your interest in Hutchinson Community College. Hutchinson Community College is a comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degree programs in both academic and technical areas.  Hutchinson Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Associations of Colleges and Schools.  Established in 1928, the Hutchinson Community College main campus consists of 47 acres located in the heart of the city.  Hutchinson is centrally located in the middle of Kansas with a population of 41,000. 

Students from numerous countries such as Japan, Brazil, Bosnia, Australia and Germany have chosen to study at Hutchinson Community College.  Before making a formal application for admission, it is suggested that prospective students carefully consider the following essential information and instructions.  International applicants must:

  • Complete and sign the International Student Application.
  • Submit a deposit of $1500 with the International Application.  The deposit will be applied against the first semester enrollment if the applicant is accepted as a student at HCC.  Should the applicant not be accepted, the deposit will be refunded in full.
  • Submit copies of Non-United States secondary and post-secondary academic transcripts.  Transcripts mustinclude an English translation.  International students wishing to transfer coursework from colleges or universities outside of the continental U.S. must first have the transcript evaluated by an official evaluation service.  There is a fee for this service.
  • Request official copies of United States secondary and post-secondary transcripts be sent directly to HCC.
  • Submit proof of support for an academic year in U.S. dollars of at least $10,450; the estimated cost of tuition, fees, books, misc. expenses and room and board for an academic year.  Proof of support must be documented using the HCC Financial Resources Verification Form.  The student and sponsor must complete the HCC Financial Resources Verification Form and request the appropriate financial institution send a verification letter directly to HCC.
  • Document proficiency in English.  A minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL paper-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet based test is required of all international student applicants whose primary language is not English.  The results must be less than two years old at the expected date of enrollment at HCC.  TOEFL scores must be submitted directly to HCC from ETS.  If you have taken the test, you can request that your scores be sent to HCC by writing or calling EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICES, Princeton, New Jersey  08540, USA.  HCC's TOEFL codes are:  6281 Department Code:  00.   An applicant may have the TOEFL requirement waived if he or she has studied at a U.S. high school for at least one year, completed 12 credits or more at a U.S. college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, or have submitted an official  transcript showing completion of an English course with a "C" or better, evaluated by the HCC Language, Literature and Communication Department, equivalent to HCC's EN098, Basic English, from an accredited U.S. college or university.  The TOEFL requirement may also be waived if the applicant is from a country whose official/primary language is English as indicated on the CIA Factbook web page.
  • International students enrolled in an Intensive English Program must show a certificate of completion to be considered for transfer to HCC.

Online, Non-US Citizen, Non-US Resident Student

To be admitted as an Online, Non-US Citizen, Non-US Resident Student the applicant must:

  • Not be a United States Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Have a legal address outside of the United States
  • Have completed an application for admission.
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Certify that the applicant does not intend to enter the United States for study.

Special Student

To be admitted as a Special Student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission
  • Not be a United States Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Be residing in the United States
  • Be over eighteen years of age.
  • Have submitted official transcripts including High School/ GED and any College/Technical Schools attended.
  • High School transcripts will be evaluated in the following ways: HCC will use weighted GPA for scholarship purposes only, unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale will be used for data collection and reporting.
  • Home schools must be registered with the State of Kansas in order to be recognized.

Guest Student

To be admitted as a Guest Student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Not be seeking a degree or certificate (semester length or longer) from HCC
    Or
  • Be a student who is considered a degree seeking student at another parent institution

High School Student

To be admitted as a high school student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission.
  • Be enrolled in high school in grades 10, 11 or 12, or be a gifted student in grade 9 with an IEP recommending college experience
  • Have placement tests taken with proper scores on file at HCC.
  • Have submitted a permission form signed by the high school principal for each semester of enrollment

Visiting Student


Visiting student status is granted at the discretion of the director of admissions to students who cannot qualify for admission in another admission's category. Students admitted as visiting students may take coursework, but do not receive college credit or a transcript for classes completed. Visiting students may not petition to receive credit at a later date for courses completed while in visiting student status.

To be granted admission as a visiting student the applicant must:

  • Have completed an application for admission.
  • Complete a waiver form from the Admissions office prior to enrollment in classes.

Non-Credit Student

To be admitted as a Non-Credit Student the applicant must:

Have completed a Non-Credit student application.

Be taking only non-credit classes with Hutchinson Community College. (Students in other HCC admission statuses may take non-credit classes.)

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