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Welcome to Hillsborough Community College, and congratulations on taking your first step toward a brighter future. Before you begin the application process, please take a moment to review the Steps to Enroll that apply to you.

If you are an international student looking to attend HCC on an F-1 visa, STOP!  Please visit our Center for International Education.  /departments/international-education.aspx

Before beginning your application, you’ll need to gather a little bit of information.

  • You’ll need to know what program you want to apply for. Learn what programs we offer here:  
  • You’ll need to select a preferred campus. Learn about our different campuses here:  
  • You’ll need to tell us about where you’ve gone to school. Take a few minutes to look up any degrees or certificates you’ve earned and when you earned them. 
  • You’ll need to determine your residency for tuition purposes. This can be confusing, so take some time to look over the possibilities and what documents you will need to submit.  If you have questions about residency and acceptable documents, please email us at

After submitting your application, you will receive a series of emails from our Admissions Office detailing the status of your application and giving you further information and instructions for your next steps, such as applying for financial aid, submitting transcripts, providing residency documentation, and connecting with an academic advisor.

You will also receive an important Student I.D. Number that you will need for the remainder of the registration process.

Now let’s get started with your application.  

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