STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER FAQ

Student Success Center FAQ

Q? How do I contact a general education advisor?
A: To contact a general education advisor students can call, email or visit the Student Success Center in the Parker Student Union. For a general education advisor's contact information go to the staff directory.
Q? Where do I find a list of available courses?
A: Students wishing to search for courses before meeting with a general education advisor can find a list of available courses on the course search page.
Q? Where can I find a course description?
A: Course descriptions are located in the syllabus for each course. Go to the departments page for a list of departments and programs.
Q? Can I enroll myself?
A: Students at HCC now have the option of managing their semester schedules in Dragon Zone . Degree-seeking students must first meet with their academic advisor to discuss degree requirements before being allowed to self-enroll.

Non-degree seeking students do not need to meet with an academic advisor before self-enrolling but may seek advice from an academic advisor if needed. Go here for step-by-step instructions on adding, dropping and confirming classes.
Q? I have heard that HCC has mandatory course placement.What is mandatory course placement and how does that apply to me?
A: At HCC, we want students to be successful. To further this goal, HCC instituted mandatory course placement in English, Reading and Mathematics. HCC uses ACT, ACCUPLACER, ASSET and COMPASS placement tests to place students in the appropriate level coursework. For example, if your placement scores indicate placement in Intermediate Algebra you will not be allowed to enroll in an upper level math class (College Algebra, Calculus, Statistics, etc.).
Q? How do I apply for Federal Financial Aid and when will it be awarded?
A: To apply for financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA can be filed electronically through the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. When completing the application, you must list Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School, school code 001923, in Section 6 for your application to be forwarded to us. For more detailed information please visit the HCC Financial Aid webpage.

The amount of aid credited to a student's account is based on when the class is certified. To find when your classes are certified please check your class schedule in Dragon Zone
Q? I have enrolled in classes, now what?
A: In order to ensure that your class schedule is preserved, you will need to confirm your intent to attend HCC no later than ten days prior to the start date of your first class. If you are ready to accept the class schedule that you have selected for the upcoming semester and the financial obligation that accompanies that class schedule, you will need to do the following:
  • Log into Dragon Zone
  • Enter your username and password
  • Complete the step-by-step instructions to confirm your intent
A handling fee of $25.00 per month may be added to student accounts that have an unpaid balance at the end of each month and who have not established a monthly payment agreement with Nelnet Business Solutions.
Q? How do I know if my courses will transfer to a four-year Kansas College-University?

A: Links to 8 Kansas Colleges/Universities can be found on the Transfer Credit's page.