Highland Community College

Highland Western Center will be closed Friday, February 23rd.

July Summer Blitz Session

What is Summer Blitz? 

HCC’s July session called "Summer Blitz" is an opportunity for students to earn 7 hours of college credit on the Highland Campus during the month of July.

What steps do I need to take to sign up?  Here is your checklist:

  1. Fill out HCC’s application for admission as soon as possible and by June 23, 2017 for discount to apply (details about discount below).
  2. Complete the online Summer Blitz form by June 23 for discount to apply.
  3. Have your official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores (and other college transcripts, if you've taken college credit) sent to HCC Admissions Office as soon as possible:
         Mail: 606 West Main, Highland, KS  66035
         Email: admissions@highlandcc.edu
         Fax: 785-442-6106
  4. Students planning to apply for financial aid: 2016-17 FAFSA must be completed by June 23, 2017. (The FAFSA you will complete for the fall semester is the 2017-2018 FAFSA).

What is the total cost for the July session?

Students who have applied for Summer Blitz by June 23, 2017 by filling out the online form (below) and live in campus housing with the meal plan will receive a discount (taking off the cost of books and tuition) to attend Summer Blitz.

Total Cost to Attend Summer Blitz with Discount (cost of books and tuition waived): $964*

*New students add $150 refundable housing deposit. Returning students have generally already paid housing deposit. 

Students may qualify for additional financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Miscellaneous costs for personal items is additional.

Summer Work Option

Limited opportunities are available for returning students to substitute a three-hour class in exchange for working 20 hours/week on campus. The application packet for admittance to participate in the work option must be received by May 27, 2017 (see Summer Work Application info below for details). Students taking 3 credit hours and approved for the work option will be charged $796 and have the opportunity to earn $435 to be paid towards their Summer Blitz balance.

When is my payment due?

All payments are due on or before Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Students who have completed their FAFSA and all subsequent requests from the HCC Financial Aid office by June 23 should be awarded by that time. Students who are late completing all financial aid information will have to make cash payments by July 5, 2017.

Can I take July classes without being enrolled in Summer Blitz?

Yes you can. However, you don't get the benefit of a books and tuition discount if you aren't part of the entire Summer Blitz program.

Can I live on campus?

Students enrolled in Summer Blitz must live on campus to receive the tution and books discount. The housing cost for July session will be $340 plus a $150 refundable deposit. Students choosing to live off campus will not receive the tuition and books discount. Students enrolling after the June 23 deadline, may live on campus, but will not receive the tuition and books discount.

What about meals?

The cafeteria will offer a summer meal plan serving lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday. A very light continental breakfast will also be provided Monday through Friday.  The meal plan is included in the cost of Summer Blitz.  The plan starts on July 5 and ends after the evening meal on July 28. Students living off campus and wishing to purchase the meal plan will be charged $330.

When does it start?

Students must arrive on campus between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 5. At that time, students will pay their bill, get checked into housing, and begin various orientation sessions. On July 6, all students will enroll for the fall 2017 semester.  Summer Blitz classes will begin on Monday, July 10. Late attendees will not be accepted.

When can I move into housing?

Students are to arrive on Wednesday, July 5 any time between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Early arrivals will not be admitted into housing. There are hotels nearby in Hiawatha, KS or St. Joseph, MO.

Summer Resources

The HCC library, with a computer lab, will be open during evening hours throughout the week.

What classes are available during the July session?

Students will choose their classes when they complete the online enrollment form below. Here is a listing of what is available. Students will choose one class from the morning session, one class from the afternoon session, and one class from the late afternoon session.

Morning Afternoon Late Afternoon
8:00-11:00 am 12:00-3:00 pm 3:15-4:15 pm
Face to Face   Face to Face

MAT100 - Beginning Algebra (3)

PE 112 - Personal/Community Health (3) PE 102-PE for Women (freshman) (1)
ENG101 - English Composition I (3) BUS102 - Personal Finance (3) PE 141-PE for Men (freshman) (1)
  PE 125 - Intro to Recreation (3) PE 126-Physical Fitness Mgmt. (returning students only) (1)
    PE 135 - Running Awareness (1)
Online Online Online
PSY101-Psychology (3) PSY101-Psychology (3) BUS181-Microsoft Word (1)
SOC101-Sociology (3) SOC101-Sociology (3) BUS189-Microsoft PowerPoint (1)
POL100 - US Government (3) POL100 - US Government (3)  
BUS101-Intro to Business (3) BUS101-Intro to Business (3)  
MAT103 - Intermediate Algebra (3) MAT103 - Intermediate Algebra (3)  
PHI103 - Logic & Critical Thinking (3) PHI103 - Logic & Critical Thinking (3)  



Sign-up for Summer Blitz 2017 has closed.

Fields marked "*" are required

  • Baseball
    Cross Country-Men's
    Cross Country-Women's
    Track and Field-Men's
    Track and Field-Women's
    NO, I am not participating in a sport at HCC
  • Morning Session: 8:00-11:00 am - 3 credit hours

  • MAT100 - Beginning Algebra (face to face)
    ENG101 - English Composition I (face to face)
    PSY101 - Psychology (online)
    SOC101- Sociology (online)
    POL100 - US Government (online)
    BUS101 - Intro to Business (online)
    MAT103 - Intermediate Algebra (online)
    PHI103 - Logic and Critical Thinking (online)
  • Afternoon Session: 12:00-3:00 pm - 3 credit hours

  • PE 112 - Personal and Community Health (face to face)
    BUS102 - Personal Finance (face to face)
    PE 125 - Intro to Recreation (face to face)
    PSY101 - Psychology (online)
    SOC101 - Sociology (online)
    POL100 - US Government (online)
    BUS101 - Intro to Business (online)
    MAT103 - Intermediate Algebra (online)
  • Late Afternoon Session: 3:15-4:15 pm - 1 credit hour

  • PE102 - PE for Women (freshman) (face to face)
    PE 141 - PE for Men (freshman) (face to face)
    PE 126 - Physical Fitness Management (returning students only) (face to face)
    PE 135 - Running Awareness (face to face)
    BUS181 - Microsoft Word (online)
    BUS189 - Microsoft PowerPoint (online)


Admissions          Jackie Peden                      admissions@highlandcc.edu        785.442.6020

Financial Aid        Joshua North                      jnorth@highlandcc.edu                  785.442.6023

Housing                Taylor Allen                         tallen@highlandcc.edu                  785.442.6188

Enrollment            Joseph Davis                     jdavis@highlandcc.edu                 785.442.6159

Payment               Trey Collins                          dcollins@highlandcc.edu              785.442.6001


Airport Shuttle information may be found at http://highlandcc.edu/pages/airport-shuttle-schedule. 24-hour advance notice is required.


Summer Work Application

In order to apply for the summer work option associated with Summer Blitz, students will be required to do the following:

  • Cover page: include name, address, phone number, and email address
  • Resume
  • 500-word summary describing your reasons for wanting to be a part of the work student program; your personal education goals; previous work experience; participation in high school activities; and participation in community service activities.
  • Three letters of recommendation. One must be from an HCC coach or activity sponsor. All letters must speak to your trustworthiness, work ethic, and your quality of work.
  • Priority consideration is given to returning HCC students (those who have obtained at least 12 credit hours) and those who apply prior to May 26, 2017.

Work application packets should be submitted by May 26, 2017 to:
Dr. Cheryl Rasmussen, VP for Student Services
Highland Community College
606 West Main
Highland, KS  66035