Registering for Classes

We know starting at college can be overwhelming, so we want to make registering for classes at HCCC as easy as possible.

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After you’ve applied to HCCC, figured out your placement, your next step is registering for classes. Now, how you do that depends on your student type.

Dates, deadlines, and other important Enrollment and Registration information can be found in our Enrollment Guide.

Ready to register?

Select what type of student you are:
  • I’m currently a HCCC student and want to register for classes next semester.
  • We want to encourage you to make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your plan for registration. All continuing students are able to register online.
  • Note: If you are not currently enrolled or have not previously completed English 101, you will need approval from your advisor to register.
  • Learn how to register online here:
How to Register Online

Online Registration Tutorial

  • You are currently a high school student who is seeking to take college level courses at HCCC.
  • For more information about registering, click here.
  • You have previously graduated from HCCC in the past and plan to attend again for a second degree. Before registering, make sure you have completed all steps as a second degree student.
  • After receiving your Academic Division Dean’s approval, you can register in-person or remotely.
  • You are a Veteran, Spouse/Dependent or Active Duty Member who plans to use their Veteran benefits. Before registering, make sure you have completed all steps as a veteran student.
  • To honor our Veterans, we allow all service members (with documentation) to register before registration opens to all other students.
  • If you plan to participate in Priority Registration and/or use your Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, contact veterans@hccc.edu.
  • Veteran students can register in-person or remotely.

Important Registration Reminders

We know after you register for classes your schedule may change. We are happy to offer flexible options for students, but it is important to understand the impact of changing your schedule.

You are able to add and drop classes before the term begins. You will not be responsible academically or financially for any changes made during this time. The add and drop deadlines can be found in the Enrollment Guide.

  • Once classes begin, there is an add and drop period when you can change your schedule. The deadlines for adding and dropping can be found in the Enrollment Guide. Please note, during the add and drop period (after classes begin) a $15 fee will be charged each time you make a change to your class schedule.
  • If you no longer wish to be registered in a course, you must drop or withdraw from the course. If you do not drop or withdraw from the course, you will continue to be registered and will be held academically and financially responsible for the course. It is recommended to contact Financial Aid and/or Advising to learn how this may impact you.
  • For more information go to HCCC College Catalog.
  • After the add/drop period, if you wish to change your schedule, please know there may be an academic and financial impact. Removing a class after the add/drop period is considered a withdrawal, not a drop. A withdrawal from a class will result in a grade of “W” on your college transcript, which is considered an unsuccessful attempt at a course, but does not impact your overall GPA calculation.
  • A withdrawal from a course may or may not result in a refund. These refund deadlines can be found in the Enrollment Guide. It is recommended to contact Financial Aid and/or Advising to learn how this may impact you.
  • For more information go to HCCC College Catalog.
  • When you register for a class at HCCC, you agree to be responsible for meeting deadlines and financial obligations. The College is also sensitive to the fact that students may face difficult situations beyond their control. For this reason, the College offers students the ability to petition for a withdrawal after the deadline, a grade change (“F” to “W”), and/or a financial adjustment to their tuition bill. Only petitions with detailed documentation will be considered for up to one year after the circumstance.
  • After the withdrawal deadline, students may only withdraw from a course by submitting a Special Circumstances for Withdrawal (SCW) form, which will be reviewed by a committee and your Division Dean. If approved, you will receive a grade of “W”. The SCW form can be accessed here.
  • A withdrawal from a class will result in a grade of “W” on your college transcript, which is considered an unsuccessful attempt at a course, but does not impact your overall GPA calculation.

Contact Information

HCCC Enrollment Services
70 Sip Avenue - First Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 714-7200 or text (201) 509-4222
admissions@hccc.edu

You can also turn to these departments for specific questions: