For more than 50 years, HACC has provided an accessible and affordable higher educational opportunity. As Pennsylvania's first and largest community college, we are proud that more than 20,000 students are enrolled at one of our five beautiful campuses or taking classes online.
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Greetings! Welcome to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College! For more than 50 years, HACC has provided an accessible and affordable higher educational opportunity. As Pennsylvania's first and largest community college, we are proud that more than 20,000 students are enrolled at one of our five beautiful campuses or taking classes online.
Professionally YOURS, we offer more than 150 degrees and dozens of certificate and workforce education programs designed to help professionals advance their careers. It is clear that HACC is transforming lives in a positive way, and I am proud to be a part of it. Please find out more about what the College has to offer, and you will see why our 50,000 graduates have chosen HACC!
Pennsylvania is certainly a U.S. state international students can count on to deliver a top-notch American study abroad experience! With an abundance of historic, cultural, and scenic attractions to be discovered, including the two major U.S. cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers plenty of incentives that will encourage international students to explore the world beyond the classroom. The best part is, these attractions only serve to enhance the many smart reasons international students seek to enter the programs of its world-class colleges, universities, and research centers each year!
Read our full article on studying in Pennsylvania
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Below are some frequently asked questions about international admissions.
There are currently 197 total international students attending HACC.
Approximately 58 different countries are represented.
Orientation Advisement Assistance with immigration processes, including paperwork Help with finding housing Other non-academic matters
The International Awareness Club (IAC) consists of students from all over the globe. IAC also consists of American students. The purpose of the IAC is to improve cultural awareness. We hold bi-weekly meetings.
HACC enrolls a total of 23,000 full-time and part-time students.
HACC does not provide on-campus housing. Assistance is available to International Students who are looking for housing.
The climate is moderate with four seasons —spring, summer, winter and fall. Temperatures range from 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to negative five degrees Celsius in the winter.
Apply by the date listed below for your semester:
Fall Semester (August Start Date) —Apply by June 1 Spring Semester (January Start Date) —Apply by Oct. 1 Summer Semester (May Start Date) —Apply by March 1
We recommend you submit your application materials by the deadline listed above. This will give you enough time to complete the enrollment process and register for classes.
You must submit your application and supporting documents at least four weeks before the start of classes.
We do not require a TOEFL score if you are taking ESL classes. The exam is required if you are starting standard college-level courses instead. To be accepted into college-level courses, your TOEFL score must be at least 550 for the written exam. Computerized exam scores may differ.
By applying to HACC, you have the opportunity to apply for a full-ride scholarship! HACC will fund two years of your education – enough to complete your associate degree.
Thanks to the support of the HACC Foundation, the College is able to offer FREE money to support future students, like you, in reaching your educational goals. Six full-ride scholarships are available – one from each of the five campuses and one through HACC’s Virtual Learning Program.
Please note that current students are not eligible for the full-ride scholarships. However, there are more than 250 scholarships available for current students.