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First Time Freshman Checklist

Making the transition from high school to college can be an easy process. Entering college for the first time requires some paperwork. The checklist below will help you keep track of what is to be completed.

1 ) Campus Tour *

Schedule a Campus Visit to tour the HCC campus or take a Virtual Tour.

Date and time of Visit: _______________

2 ) Apply for Admission

The admissions application is an easy online step to getting your foot into the door at HCC. If you prefer, you can also request a paper application or come by admissions and we will help you fill it out.

Date of completion of admissions application: _______________

3 ) Cost, Scholarship and Financial Aid *

Complete and send in the scholarship application. (Priority deadline for Scholarship application is Feb. 15th)

Date scholarship application mailed: _______________

Date FAFSA completed: _______________

Date Student Aid Report (SAR) recieved by HCC: _______________

4 ) Housing *

Complete and mail housing application by July 1 or contact the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce for apartment listings if you will be living off campus.

Residence Hall application mailed: _______________

Residence Hall contract mailed: _________________

5 ) Submit Official College Transcripts

Request a completed offical copy of your college transcript(s) to be mailed to the Admissions Office.

Date transcript requested: _______________

6 ) Enrollment/ Testing

Complete registration process as instructed by the Admissions Office. In most cases this will mean attending an Enrollment Day.

HCC requires a minimum Reading competency for all classes and certain classes require a minimum English or Math standard. If you submit ACT scores, you may not have to take additional placement tests, call Admissions Office for more information.

Date ACT/SAT completed: _______________

If applicable, Testing Appointment date & time: _______________

7 ) Submit Official Highschool Transcript

Request a completed offical copy of your high school transcript to be mailed to the Admissions Office.

Date transcript requested: _______________

8 ) Log Into DragonZone

Using your HCC username and password, the following services are right at your fingertips: email, online courses, book information, schedules, transcripts, account balance and more

* - Denotes steps that are optional.

Residence Life


The HCC Residence Halls provide a home away from home for approximately 420 students in two co-ed dormitories, Elland Hall and Kent Hall. Our dorm rooms are clean and spacious, with the latest in modern amenities.

Deadlines & Dates


Don't let that be you. Here's a list of everything important going on on the HCC campus. Plus, you can download it directly into your personal calendar.

Ready for Online


Our online courses offer flexibility and conveniences. Find out if online courses are right for you.

Support Services


Sometimes you just need a helping hand. At HCC, we're here to guide you through the adventure of college, and help any way we can.

Computer Needs


Numerous computing options are available at HCC. A variety of computer labs, a complete wireless network and access to online services are available to our students.

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