HCC Pre Enrollment


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Purpose: To assist students in successfully registering for classes.
Admission Policies: HCC is a comprehensive community college system. As an open admissions institution it has an “Open Door” admission policy.

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HCC Pre Enrollment

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  2. 2. PRE-ENROLLMENT 101<br />Steps to Becoming a Student <br />Submit an application for admissionSelect a program/career cluster (An early start ensures you have plenty of time to visit with an advisor and plan your course schedule)<br />Send official transcripts(Transcripts are needed to determine placement and prerequisite requirements)<br />Assessment(Exam results are used to determine placement in reading, writing and math courses)<br />Advisement(Students will receive information about orientation, programs & classes)<br />
  3. 3. Additional Resources<br />The Student Handbook provides valuable information about the many sources available to you while you attend Houston Community College. The handbook will also inform you of the student code of conduct ( your expected behavior), your rights and responsibilities as a student of Houston Community College. http://digital.turn-page.com/title/7027<br />View Our Catalog http://digital.turn-page.com/title/6160<br />Student ID Card:<br />http://www.hccs.edu/hccs/faculty-staff/houston-community-college-id-cards<br />
  4. 4. How to read a class schedule<br />
  5. 5. Managing Your Time<br />Working students should be careful to avoid enrolling in too many classes.<br />Job and scholastic performance will suffer if a student is overburdened.<br /> Students who wish to enroll in more than 18 hours during a regular session must have the schedule approved by the Academic Dean or Counselor<br /> Students should allow at least three hours preparation and study time for every hour actually spent in class.<br />Approval is based on a variety of factors and each student’s unique circumstance is taken into consideration.<br />
  6. 6. ASSESSMENTS<br />New students are tested to determine college level abilities on the areas of reading, writing, and math. Students who do not demonstrate college level readiness will be advised into appropriate developmental courses according to their test scores.<br />Students who are not able to test under standard conditions because of a verified disability, will be able to request modifies testing accommodations.<br />It is strongly recommended that you review the types of tests you may be expected to take.<br />ASSET:<br /><ul><li> TSI approved test
  7. 7. The Assessment Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET)
  8. 8. Paper and Pencil administrated test
  9. 9. Assesses skills in reading, writing and math</li></li></ul><li>Assessments<br />COMPASS<br /><ul><li>TSI approved
  10. 10. The Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System</li></ul> (COMPASS)<br /><ul><li>Assesses skills in reading, writing and math
  11. 11. Computer administered rest
  12. 12. $ 25.00 non-refundable one time fee
  13. 13. Sample test questions: www.act.org/campss/sample</li></ul>CELSA<br /><ul><li>Combined English Language Skills Assessment ( CELSA)
  14. 14. Paper and pencil administered test
  15. 15. $ 25.00 non-refundable one time fee</li></li></ul><li>Know Your Progress<br />A student’s academic progress will be evaluated for the first time after a minimum of nine attempted semester hours. Each status is defined with the required action.<br />Status Definition Action Required<br />Good Standing Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above NONE<br />Probation Cumulative GPA below 2.0 Must see counselor to register<br />Continued Cumulative GPA below 2.0 and Must see counselor to register<br />Probation term 2.0 or above<br />Suspension Previous term status of probation Must have academic dean’s<br /> or continued probation and term approval to enroll. Dean may<br /> GPA falls below 2.0 stipulate conditions for enrollment<br /> including, but not limited to the<br /> maximum hours and/or specific <br /> course(s).<br />Students enrolled in multiple summer sessions will have their entire summer’s work evaluated for determination of their academic status.<br />
  16. 16. Services and Referrals<br /> * Financial Aid * Welcome Center<br /> * Job Placement * One Stop Shop <br /> * Learning Assistance ( Tutoring ) * Child Care<br /> * Veterans * Disability Support Services<br /> * International Students * Counseling/Academic Counseling<br /> * Career Planning * Student Support Programs<br /> * Mentoring * Honors Program<br /> * Student Organizations * Student Life<br /> and Activities * Testing<br />Not all services are available at every location.<br />
  17. 17. How To Pay For College<br />Tuition invoices are not mailed. Students are expected to make arrangements to initiate payment at the time of registration.<br />Tuition installment plans are available for all terms. ( www.hccs.edu)<br />Students may pay on line. HCC uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect personal information when using the internet.<br />Students may pay in person at the time you register, by check, cash, and/or money order. Bank cards are also acceptable i.e. Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express. You may not use a non-USA credit card.<br />
  18. 18. Financial Aid<br />Awarding of Financial Aid is subject to institutional deadlines and availability.<br />HCC Scholarship Web site:Electronic Applications<br />www.HCCS.cc.tx.us/students/scholarships/index.htmlhttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov<br />
  19. 19. Disability Services<br />Students who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services Counselor (DSSC).<br /> Central (713) 718-6164<br /> Coleman (713) 718-7631<br /> Northeast (713) 718-8420<br /> Northwest (713) 718-5422<br /> Southeast (713) 718-7218<br /> Southwest (713) 718-7910<br />***For more information visit: <br />http://www.hccs.edu/hccs/future-students/disability-services/quick-ada-faqs<br />
  20. 20. Houston Community College!<br />A Smart Decision!<br />Thank you for attending Pre-Enrollment 101<br />www.hccs.edu<br />