iPlan to Complete

Degree completion requires specific planning and your active participation in order to succeed.  Each degree-seeking student must file a Degree Plan with the college upon entering HCC.

Below is a helpful guideline to help you stay on track and graduate.

First Year Students

0-15 credits   You Should Be Able To:  Steps You Should Take:
  • Define your graduation and transfer plans
  • Understand your responsibilities as a
    college student
  • Navigate campus and utilize academic and student support services
  • Understand and follow class syllabi
  • Make connections to faculty and staff
  • Begin Math, English and Reading course sequence
  • Meet with an academic advisor to explore academic majors and degree plans
  • If undecided regarding your major, register for a Human Development Courses
  • Read the Student Handbook
  • Check OwlMail & OwlNet accounts regularly
  • Visit instructors during their scheduled office hours to discuss course progress
16-24 credits
  • Complete college-level Math and English Composition (ENG101)
  • Access resources to assist you with identifying  your  interests, values and career goals
  • Select courses appropriate for your degree and register on OwlNet 
  • Identify appropriate transfer majors at four-year colleges/universities
  • Meet with an academic advisor prior to course registration each semester 
  • Visit Advising Central in OwlNet
  • Utilize transfer tools to assist you in finalizing your Transfer Plan
  • Attend the College Transfer Fair and meet with prospective transfer school admissions representatives

Second Year Students

25-32 credits  You Should Be Able To:   Steps You Should Take:
  • Solidify your educational and transfer plans to be aligned with your interests, skills and values
  • Register for courses that satisfy your degree plan requirements
  • Clarify admission procedures at desired four-year transfer schools
  • If appropriate, create your Career Plan to prepare for entry into the workforce upon completion of degree
  • Make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your educational plan & complete graduation audit
  • Visit four-year colleges/universities and contact admission representatives
  • Meet with a career counselor to explore potential cooperative education/internships
  • Consider part-time employment opportunities related to your major
33-45 credits
  • Register for courses that satisfy your degree plan requirements
  • Apply to four-year colleges and universities by Transfer Application Deadlines
  • Locate graduation information and finalize target graduation date 
  • Submit Graduation Application with Registration and Records by deadline