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You must show a valid photo ID, before being given a test. Please see the Photo ID Requirements to determine the type of ID required.
Recent high school graduates will be required to complete the First Semester advising session. For more information, visit the link on "Getting Started" at the Admissions website or contact the Admissions Office at 443-412-2109.
Students who have not completed College Level English or Math, nor earned qualifying SAT or ACT scores, may be referred to the Test Center to complete the Academic Skills Assessment. Please see the table below for exemptions in taking the Academic Skills Assessment.
Some Continuing Education Certificate-seeking students planning to register for classes must have the related academic skills. Contact the Continuing Education Department at 443-412-2376 to find out the required assessments needed to register for classes.
Qualifying scores in SAT, ACT, PARCC, Accuplacer, AP or IB tests give students a College and Career Readiness designation. Official copy of qualifying scores in all tests should be sent to Admissions for review and consideration
Students entering HCC with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (within the preceding five (5) years) can register for college-level English and mathematics courses. Applicants will be required to submit official high school transcripts and complete the "Course Placement Exception" form.
You have your CCR designation if you meet one of the following:
Note: You are exempt from taking the Academic Skills Assessment if you meet the CCR requirements indicated above or have earned an Associate or Baccalaureate degree (Transcript required).
You may retest 24 hours after the initial test. After two attempts within a two year period a $25 proctoring fee will be assigned for all subsequent attempts. For more information, contact the Test Center at 443-412-2352.
Assessment scores, SAT scores and ACT scores are valid for a period of two years. If you do not begin the appropriate course sequence within the two year period, you must repeat the assessment.
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