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.
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 (www.hccs.edu/virtuallobby) 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
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 myeagle.hccs.edu; 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 college. Although 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.
SUBMITTING THE CORRECT FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION
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.
FAFSA | WHY QUALIFYING STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY?
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 fafsa.gov.
- For assistance with completing the FAFSA, please visit hccs.edu/finaidcontact to connect with the financial aid department.
- FAFSA Guide | Visit our webpage that details everything you need to fill out the FAFSA.
TASFA | WHY QUALIFYING STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY?
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.
- To fill out the TASFA, visit hccs.edu/tasfa.
- For assistance with completing the TASFA, please visit hccs.edu/finaidcontact to connect with the financial aid department.
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 myeagle.hccs.edu; select "Student Sign In"; and select "Checklist" box/tile to complete all To-do List items.
I. ONBOARDING AND PRE-ENROLLMENT CHECKLISTS
- Texas Success Initiative (TSI) College Readiness Requirement/Placement Test
- Admissions Financial Aid
II. POLICY CHECKLISTS
- Campus Carry Training
- Consent to Text Messaging
- Financial Responsibility
- Title IX
III. FINANCIAL AID CHECKLISTS
- Financial Aid: For updates on how to contact the Financial Aid Office, please click here.
IV. OTHER CHECKLISTS
- 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.
- Click here to use the Virtual Lobby to Connect with an Academic Advisor virtually or in-person.
- For information about submitting and requesting transcripts, please click here.
- For questions about transferring credits, please click here.
Step 5: 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.
- For information about the cost of tuition, please click here.
- For information about applying for financial aid, please click here.
- For information about applying for scholarships, please click here.
- For information about using your Veteran/Military benefits to pay for your education, please click here.
- For information about payment plans, please click here.
- For information about tuition exemptions and waivers, please click here.
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.