Returning Student Readmission

We're excited that you're considering rejoining the HCC Eagle Family to continue your educational journey. 

Returning students who reconnect with HCC will find there are:

  • Flexible in-person and online courses
  • Textbook savings programs
  • Dedicated advising, academic, and financial support available.


Take the Next Steps Toward Your Goal

Degree-seeking students who have not been enrolled for the past 3 semesters are returning students who will need to follow the steps below to reapply and rejoin the HCC Eagle family.


Reactivate your student account.


Complete Re-Admissions Checklist Item to reapply.


Complete any remaining checklist items in your Student Center.


Connect with an academic advisor to update your program plan.


Enroll in classes!

Enrollment Updates

Spring and Winter Minimester Registration Now Open

With multiple start dates, flexibility meets opportunity at Houston Community College. Pick the perfect time to join the HCC Eagle Community and create a personalized educational experience that suits your schedule and learning style.

Spring 2024 Registration Now Open

Spring 2024 registration will open for all students soon! Here is what you need to know about the course schedule.

Spring Semester Start Dates
HCC offers multiple Spring sessions, as well as a winter mini-session that takes place immediately after the Fall semester ends. The Spring course schedule has in-person and online courses with start dates from December 2023 - April 2024. Please view the Spring sessions below and click here to view the next available start date for in-person and online courses.

  • Winter Mini 4-WK (4-week courses) 
  • Regular 16-WK (16-week courses)
  • 2nd Start (12-week courses)
  • 1st 8-WK (eight-week courses)
  • 2nd 8-WK(eight-week courses)
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 4-WK (4-week courses)



Enrollment Support & Events

In-person and Virtual Enrollment Support Available 

Before accessing a virtual or in-person service, please always reference the Virtual Lobby page ( for the most up-to-date Zoom links, hours of operations, and locations. 

Virtual Information Session for New Students: How to Become an HCC Eagle

Join our HCC Admissions Advising team to learn how to become an HCC Eagle.

Whether you are trying to work through the application process and admissions requirements, are curious about the degrees we offer, or have general questions about HCC, the Virtual Information Sessions have the experts on hand to answer all your questions.  We will also show you what to expect after you apply so you're set you up for success.


Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

Step 1: Reapply

Degree-seeking students who have not been enrolled for the past 3 semesters are returning students who will need to follow readmissions steps. 

  • Reactivate your student account | Visit; select Student Sign-in; and follow the instructions for a first-time user.

  • Complete Re-Admissions Checklist Item 
    • After you sign into your account, you will see My Checklists with the Re-Admissions Checklist.
    • You will be assigned a task on your To Do list with a link to the Apply Texas application and a unique verification code to enter on question 23 in the biographical section. This code will ensure you maintain the same id and all previous records will be reflected on your updated application.


Step 2: Financial Aid Application

All students (part-time and full-time) should apply for financial aid immediately after applying for admissions to HCC. By submitting a financial aid application, you may qualify for a combination of over 10 types of grants, loans, institutional scholarships, and work-study funds that can help cover the cost of college.

Filling out a financial aid application is the first step in learning your options to pay for collegeAlthough HCC has multiple start dates and accepts financial aid applications throughout the year, submitting an application early will give you a better chance of securing aid. 


Depending on your citizenship status, you would have to either fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the US trust territories should complete the FAFSA to determine federal, state and institutional (HCC) aid eligibility.
  • Undocumented Students should complete the TASFA to determine state and institutional (HCC) aid eligibility.
  • F1 Students should complete the TASFA to determine institutional (HCC) aid eligibility.


HCC has multiple start dates and accepts financial aid applications throughout the year, submitting the FAFSA early will give you a better chance of securing grants, loans, work-study, and emergency aid funds you may be eligible to receive. Many part-time and full-time students who complete the application process receive some form of federal, state, or institutional financial aid, so you should always fill out a FAFSA. Not filling out the FAFSA could mean you are leaving federal, state, or institutional aid unclaimed.

  • To fill out the FAFSA, visit
  • For assistance with completing the FAFSA, please visit to connect with the financial aid department.
  • FAFSA Guide | Visit our webpage that details everything you need to fill out the FAFSA.


Submitting the TASFA early will give qualifying part-time and full-time students a better chance of securing state grants, work-study, or institutional aid they may be eligible to receive. Not filling out the TASFA could mean you are leaving state or institutional aid unclaimed.



Step 3: Enrollment Checklists

Your To-do List may have four types of checklist items in your Student Center: policy, onboarding/pre-enrollment; financial aid; or other. To avoid delays in the processing of your application, please visit; select "Student Sign In"; and select "Checklist" box/tile to complete all To-do List items. 



  • Campus Carry Training
  • Consent to Text Messaging
  • Financial Responsibility
  • Residency
  • Title IX


  • Financial Aid: For updates on how to contact the Financial Aid Office, please click here.


  • Veterans: For updates on how to contact the Veteran’s Office, please click here.
  • F-1 International: For updates on how to contact International Students Office, please click here.


Step 4: Connect with Academic Advising

Once your application is received and processed, you will receive a welcome letter with instructions to complete the other items on your checklist and to see an academic advisor who will set up your new program plan, update your graduation date, and submit any transfer credits. 


Step 5: Enroll in Classes

Click here to enroll


Registration is now open. With multiple start dates, you can join the Eagle Family at the best time for you.  Click here to view the next available start date


 Below are some helpful video tutorials to help you enroll in classes. 



Options to Pay for College

With one of the lowest tuitions in Houston, HCC is an affordable option to reach your educational goals. 


Update or Change Account Information

Throughout the admissions and enrollment process, you may need to submit additional documentation to fulfill requirements for enrollment or to update your records.

You can access and download the Admissions and Enrollment Forms by clicking here. It’s important that you make submitting the requested documentation a priority. Not doing so could result in processing delays or enrollment holds.



Enrollment Support