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Transfer Students (Transferring In)
A transfer student must meet all the regular student admissions requirements. HCC reserves the right to determine which transfer courses will fulfill graduation or departmental program requirements. A maximum of forty-seven (47) credit hours may be transferred to HCC and applied toward a degree, including hours transferred from other institutions as well as qualifying CLEP test credits. Prior to registration, students transferring to HCC are required to submit official transcripts of all credits earned at other institutions. The Registrar will evaluate successfully completed coursework from accredited institutions. If accepted as satisfying degree requirements, these transfer hours will be counted toward graduation and will be counted in the calculation of the GPA. A transfer student must complete sixteen (16) credit hours at Highland Community College to be eligible for graduation.
Additional information on Credit for Prior Learning, CLEP or AP credit, repeated transfer coursework, and all other policies can be found in our Academic Catalog Introduction and Policies.
Highland Community College is authorized to operate by the Kansas Board of Regents and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC offices are located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (800) 621-7440/(312) 263-0456. Program specific accreditations are available on file at Highland Community College Technical Center, Atchison, KS.
HCC Nursing Programs are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). The curriculum for both the LPN - RN Program and the PN Program support the statewide alignment as outlined by the Kansas Post-Secondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) under the auspices of KBOR as approved by KSBN.
The associate degree nursing program at Highland Community College at the Highland Community College Technical Center located in Atchison, KS is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
HCC’s Auto Technology Program is ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF - National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified.
We are authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV, HEA programs listed in our Program Participation Agreement available on file in the Financial Aid Office at Highland Community College, 606 W Main, Highland, KS 66035.