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Returning Students

Welcome back to Heartland!  We are excited you returning and can help you get started on your journey. 


Step 1: Apply.

*The HCC application will be down Saturday, October 16th from 7:00am – 8:30am.

To submit your application you'll need to know:

  1. Your personal information, such as: Social Security Number, mailing address, phone number, etc.
  2. Which Program of Study you wish to enroll in.
  3. The semester you wish to begin taking courses.

Don't have a Social Security Number? Visit the Heartland offline application to learn how to apply.

Step 2: Submit Transcripts and Residency Documentation.

It's important to submit your GED, high school or college transcripts so that you can receive credit for the work you've already done!  Details will be in your acceptance letter.  Check out this page to learn more about submitting your transcripts. 

Proof of in-district residency is required for you to receive the in-district tuition rate unless you graduated from a high school located in Heartland's district within the past year.  Upload documentation or send directly to

Step 3: Complete your FAFSA.

The Heartland Community College Financial Aid Office is here to help. To get started, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It's important to apply for financial aid EARLY. The earlier you start, the easier it will be.

Step 4: Apply for Scholarships.

The Heartland Community College Foundation awards nearly 200 scholarships each year! All you need to do is complete one application. Please refer to the online demonstration to get step-by-step instructions on how to apply.  

Step 5: Placement Testing.

Placement tests help determine the best courses for your success at Heartland. Based on your previous course-work, you may need to complete these tests.  For a complete list of accepted waivers and qualifying scores visit our Testing Center page. 

Step 6: Meet with your advisor to register for classes.

Advisors are available to help you explore your interests and skills as you develop personal, academic, and professional goals. Partnering early and often with your advisor will keep you on track toward reaching your destination. Advisors are available via appointment, drop-in, and email. 

Step 7: Pay Tuition.

When it comes to paying for college, you have lots of options. Heartland Community College provides students with access to their student bills online in IRIS and also mails paper bills to students. 


We are ready to help you with your application process. Contact Admissions with your questions at 309-268-8010 or email

Contact Admissions

CCB 1000

Phone: 309-268-8010


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.