How to Apply

We are excited you’re interested in continuing your education! Your first step to becoming a student is to apply for admission. Before you begin the online application, make sure you have everything you need to tell us about yourself:

  • Your Social Security number
  • An email address we can use to contact you.
  • Name and address of the high school you attended
  • Name and address of any colleges you attended

Got everything you need? Great!

You're ready to start your application.


You' ll need to take the Placement Test  if you scored:

  • below an 18 in English
  • below a 19 in Math or
  • below a 20 in Reading.

Good news, The Placement Test is free for first-time takers.

If you went to a college other than a KCTCS school, you'll need your official transcripts mailed directly to:

HCTC Office of Admissions
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

Hand-carried transcripts or transcripts "issued to student" will not be accepted.