It’s all here at Highland! We recognize that enrolling in college doesn’t always happen in perfect order, so we developed this checklist to help you get started and access all of the services needed for finalizing your college enrollment. Just use the steps below!
If you would like to meet with us or have a question, we’re here for that too. Just reach out or call 815-599-3414.
- Submit your application.
- If you have already graduated high school, send us your high school or GED transcripts electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or in a sealed envelope to HCC, Attn: Admissions, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032
- Fill out the FAFSA using Highland’s school ID: 001681
- Complete 3 required forms and send to financial aid electronically at email@example.com or HCC, Attn: Financial Aid, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032
- 1 in 3 students are randomly picked for verification – Additional paperwork required – send to financial aid electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or HCC, Attn: Financial Aid, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032
- Send official transcripts electronically to email@example.com or mail to HCC, Attn: Jeremy Bradt 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032
- Qualifying ACT/SAT scores or GPA to use in lieu of taking Highland placement tests:
- English = 20 or higher/490 or higher
- Reading = 20 or higher/490 or higher
- Math = 22 or higher/560 or higher
- A cumulative unweighted 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) combined with four years of math and English
- If you need to take a placement test:
- If you need testing accommodations, contact ADA Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interactive placement tests are available through the free ACCUPLACER Study App.
- To schedule a placement test, visit the Testing Center web page or contact the Testing Center at email@example.com or 815-599-3680
- Discuss the program you want to study, lay out a semester-by-semester plan, set your class schedule, and plan your future transfer and/or career.
- To set up an advising appointment in-person, via Zoom™, or phone, call 815-599-3573.
- Following your advising appointment, you can work with Admissions staff, in-person or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), to officially register for classes.
- Admissions will help you navigate student accounts and show you the resources available to you (Groupwise, Moodle, ROAR, Online Bill Pay, etc.). This will include how to set up a payment plan.
- Following registration, you must make one of the following payment arrangements: pay in full, enroll in a payment plan, or have authorized financial aid covering your balance.
- Payment plans and online payments are available through Online Bill Pay.
- Half Now/Half Later
- Monthly Installments
- The earlier you register, the more installments available
- Use our search engine to find scholarship opportunities.
- Most applications are due by April 1.
- Complete applications (including transcripts) can be sent to email@example.com or to Highland, Attn: Foundation Office, 2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL 61032
- To become a student worker, you have to meet the following requirements:
- Have a 2.0 GPA (waived for new students)
- Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
- Workstudy Eligible
- For more information and to confirm your eligibility contact Career Services at 815-599-3678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a community college, our mission is built around meeting the needs of our greater northwest Illinois community through quality educational and cultural programs. We are proud to have served thousands of students at our campus in Freeport and through online learning opportunities.
In addition to offering more than 70 degrees and certificates, Highland is a beacon of cultural opportunity. Our theatre, arts, music, literature, and lecture series are popular throughout the area. And our Highland Cougars have a strong record of athletic success. We are committed to your academic success and to providin you with excellent instruction, a safe environment in which to learn, a diverse group of clubs and activities, and comprehensive student support services.