Admissions Guidelines

Ready, set, go!

If you have graduated from high school or earned a GED, you’re ready to begin.  Get started with classes now by submitting an application and some additional information.

What additional information will I need to submit?

So you've decided you would like to apply for admission but aren't sure what additional information you need to provide to complete the admissions process. We've provided a list of common admission types below with a list of items you'll need to provide.

First-Time Student

If you are a student who has never attended another college and has earned a high school diploma or earned a GED, you'll need to provide:

  • Your high school transcript with graduation date or GED scores.
  • Scores from a placement test such as the ACT or COMPASS.

Transfer Student

If you are a student who has attended another college and now want to continue your education with Hazard Community and Technical College, you'll need to provide:

  • Your high school transcript or GED scores.
  • Your official transcript(s) from the college you have previously attended (send regardless if you earned credit or not).
  • Scores from placement test such as the ACT or COMPASS.

Visiting Student

If you are a student who would like to take classes with Hazard Community and Technical College but are currently attending another college to earn a degree, you'll need to provide:

  • Your official transcript(s) from any college you have previously attended to show proof of prerequisites. 

Readmit

Any student that has previously attended HCTC or any other KCTCS institution will need to provide:

  • Application for admission.
  • Official transcript from all non-KCTCS colleges attended.

Non-Degree Student

A student that is not seeking a degree will need to provide:

  • Application for admission.
  • COMPASS or ACT scores if taking Math or English.

 Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

Are there other requirements?

Selective Admission Programs

If you want to enter a selective program such as an Allied Health Program, you may have a few more special requirements. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.

Assessment/Placement Policy

ACT scores below 19 in Math, 18 in English, and/or 20 in Reading, COMPASS testing is required.COMPASS is free for first-time takers and is administered by our Assessment Center.

Transcripts

Any hand delivered or faxed transcripts cannot be considered official and will not allow a student access to enroll in classes. ALL transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically from the school(s) which have been attended in order to be considered official for enrollment access.

Hazard Community and Technical College
Attn: Admissions
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701