Becoming a College NOW Student

Heartland Application

You must successfully submit the Heartland student application if you intend to earn college credit for HCC courses you take through your high school or career center. 

  • You can apply online - it is quick, easy and free!
  • You will need your social security number.
  • You should know which start term to choose.
  • You must enter your correct HS graduation year.

→ You should use this guide if you need help!


Placement Testing

Your next step is to make an appointment to complete any required placement tests by logging into myHeartland. *Completion of placement tests is not required for career center dual credit courses.

  • Review the course offerings for your high school to see what placement tests, if any, are required.  
  • Access your myHeartland account using the Student ID and LogIn Name on your acceptance letter.
  • Request enrollment into HCC courses through your school counselor after you meet all requirements.

→ Your high school or career center may have deadlines.