First Time Student | HCC

First Time Student


New to college? Here’s how to apply to HCC and start building a better tomorrow—right here in your own backyard.

Apply as a freshman if you’ve never taken a college class or if you took dual-credit, SEEK, or dual-enrolled classes in high school. If you’ve taken college classes, apply as a transfer student.

How to Apply

Applying to HCC is easy, and we’ll be with you at every step of the way. Just follow these steps:

  1. Submit the Application for Admission by choosing Start Your Application below. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Write down your Student ID Number!

  2. Send us your final high school or GED transcript. You can order your high school transcript at or your GED transcripts at
  3. Complete the online Hopkinsville Enable Orientation.
  4. If needed, submit your ACT or SAT scores or results of placement testing. To determine if you need placement testing, please contact the Admissions Office.

  5. Explore financial aid. Our generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable. Here’s how!

How do you access your online Hopkinsville Enable Orientation?

You will need your Student ID number that is given to you when you apply.

  • Set up your username and password in our User Account Center
  • Sign into your MyPath account
  • Select Blackboard
  • Select Courses
  • Select Hopkinsville Enable Orientation

And that’s it! You’re on your way to the future of your dreams.

If you have questions along the way, give us a call at (270) 707-3700 or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!