Admissions Checklist

We want to make the admissions process easier for you! There's a lot to think about, so we've created an Admissions Checklist that you can use to make sure you've done everything right to make the most of your education.

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1. Apply to HCTC

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2. Submit your test scores

Submit your test scores to the Office of Admissions - HCTC at 1 Community College Drive, Hazard Kentucky 41701

Do you need to take the placement test?

green check icon3. Send your transcripts

All transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically from the school(s) which have been attended in order to be considered official.

Official High School Transcript: Your Kentucky High School Transcript can be electronically requested at the following site . If you have questions about this process, please feel free to contact Admissions at 606-487-3293 or 855-6GO-HCTC or contact your High School counselor for more details. High School transcripts can also be mailed directly to the HCTC Admissions Office.

Official GED Transcript: GED transcripts should be sent upon completion. To request your GED transcript please visit

Official College Transcript(s): All transcripts must be electronically or mailed directly to Hazard Community and Technical College from any and all postsecondary (college) institutions attended. Transcripts must be received prior to enrollment.

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.

green check icon4. Attend Orientation

New Student Orientation is available in person or you may take the Online Orientation.

green check icon5. Meet with your advisor and register for classes

Students will be able to register for classes after meeting with their advisor.

green check icon6. Create your PeopleSoft Student Self Service account and Email account

Remember: You will have access to your email account within 72 hours after you have registered for classes.

You will have access to your PeopleSoft Student Self Service Account after your application is processed. This account will enable you to register for classes, access your grades, accept financial aid, etc. Activate your account by creating your User Profile at User Account Center.

green check icon7. Check your PeopleSoft Student Self Service Account "To Do" list

The To Do list will display the items that need to be submitted to complete your Admissions file, along with the due dates. Clicking on one of the items in your To Do list opens another detailed screen giving contact information for that department.

  1. Enter your Username and Password.
  2. Once in the Student Center the TO DO LIST is located on the right hand side.
  3. Click any item in the list for details and contacts.

green check icon8. Review Important Dates and be aware of deadlines

Take time to look at the Important Dates Sheet (Academic Calendar) for important deadlines. Remember you must officially withdraw if you cannot complete a class. Learn about HCTC's withdrawal Policy.

green check icon9. Be aware of FERPA policy (Student Confidentiality)

Be aware of Family Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy. If you would like anyone other than yourself to have access to your records, fill out the Student Consent to Release Educational/Financial Records for which can be found on your Student Self Service.