Transfer students must have an unofficial copy of their prior college transcripts with them in order to register for classes. The official copy must be sent to the following address within 30 days from the start of classes or you will be classified as non-degree seeking:
Hillsborough Community College
P.O. Box 31127
Tampa, FL 33631
Step 1: Application Process
Complete HCC's online application available here.
All students must turn in a final high school transcript or GED test scores to:
Hillsborough Community College
Plant City Campus Admissions
1206 North Park Rd
Plant City, FL 33563
You may choose to hand-deliver the official sealed transcripts or GED test scores to the Information Desk. Students admitted without a transcript or whose transcripts do not arrive within 30 days from the start of classes will be classified as a non-degree seeking student until their transcripts are received.
Step 2: Financial Aid
Anyone seeking financial aid must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Allow 7-10 days after submitting your FAFSA online before contacting the HCC Financial Aid office 813-757-2105 (student services building).
Bright Futures recipients must contact the Department of Education at 1-888-827-2004 for instruction. The HCC school code for Bright Futures is 292.
Students with Florida Prepaid are issued an ID card from the Department of Education. Students must show that card to the Bursar each term to pay for classes. Contact 1 800-552-4723 for questions about Florida prepaid.Hillsborough Community College school code: 007870
Step 3: Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with a documented disability should register with the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. Please call 813-757-2208 for an appointment.
Step 4: Testing & Placement
All students must submit test scores. If you haven’t taken the ACT or SAT you can take our Computerized Placement Test (CPT) and if scores are low, we offer preparatory courses. The following are the minimum scores required to register for college level courses:
SAT - 440 English, Reading 440 Math
ACT - 18 Reading, 17 Writing, 19 Math
CPT - 83 Reading, 83 Sentence Skills, 72 Math
Test scores cannot be more than two years old at time of submission. Scores MUST be submitted prior to attending an HCC Orientation session.
After testing or providing test scores, schedule an Orientation date at the Test Center.
Log-in to Hawknet . HawkNet is Hillsborough Community College’s official means of communication between students and the college. Students will use HawkNet to register for courses after they have completed an Orientation.
Step 5: Orientation & Registration
Transfer students are required to complete an online student Orientation. If a student does not show up to their Orientation session, a hold will remain on their file and they will not be able to register for classes. Orientation provides students with information regarding course selection, college policies and procedures, an overview of student services available on campus and general information necessary for students to start college.
Upon completion of an Orientation, you will be ready to go online to HawkNet and register for classes. Transfer students will need to meet with an academic advisor or counselor to obtain access to the online orientation. If you have questions send an email to: email@example.com
Step 6: Paying for Classes & Books
Tuition must be paid on the day that you register OR by the delayed payment deadline listed in the HCC schedule booklet.
- Students may pay for classes at the Bursars (cashiers) office by cash, check, credit card (Master Card or Visa)
- Students who have received an award letter from the Financial Aid Office should make sure they have accepted the award. No trip to the Bursar's office is necessary. If you have not received the award notice by the delayed payment deadline ask financial aid if you qualify for a tuition deferment. A deferment will hold your classes while you wait for awarding.
- Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid and Scholarship recipients must go to the Bursar's window and indicate they want their tuition charged to their account.
- To make installment payments visit, HCC TIPS
It is the students’ responsibility to make sure payment has been received by the Bursar's office before the payment deadline. If you don't attend your classes, you are still held financially responsible unless you DROP the courses prior to the DROP deadline. All deadlines are printed in the HCC schedule booklet each term.
With a printout of your class schedule from Hawknet, proceed to the HCC Book Store (BSSB133) in order to purchase your required books and supplies: http://bookstore.hccfl.edu/home.aspx
Step 7: Photo Identification Cards
Obtain your student identification card after the drop/add period. The card allows you to check out items from the Library, participate in various student activities, and more. Contact Plant City student services department.
No parking pass is needed to park at the Plant City campus.
Step 8: The First Day of Class
Check the building number and room number on the schedule you printed from Hawknet. It is recommended that the student becomes familiar with the campus prior to the start of class. Campus maps are available at the Information Desk.
It is strongly recommended that you arrive early on the first week that classes begin to avoid parking headaches.
REMEMBER: If you do not show up on the first day of class, you are still financially responsible for payment unless you drop the class by the deadline.