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Highland Community College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Highland Community College, the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Highland Community College?

Highland Community College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Highland Community College?

Highland Community College is anot competitive school to get into. Highland Community College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Highland Community College accepted 0% of all applicants., around 238 of the 238 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Highland Community College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing, medical assistance programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What's Most Important to Get In to Highland Community College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Highland Community College

Highland Community College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Highland Community College must submit the following items. Double check with Highland Community College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Highland Community College?

Out of all students that were admitted, 46% submitted a class rank. At Highland Community College 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 22% were in the top 25% and 56% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Highland Community College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 46%

Highland Community College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 70% of Highland Community College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Highland Community College?

To be competitive with other Highland Community College applicants, you should strive to earn between 895 and 1090 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Highland Community College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1090 and 25% of scored lower than 895, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Highland Community College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Highland Community College students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Highland Community College?

To be most competitive at Highland Community College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23.5 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Highland Community College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 23.5 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Highland Community College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Highland Community College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Highland Community College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Highland Community College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Highland Community College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Highland Community College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Highland Community College.

Does Highland Community College accept transfer credits?

Highland Community College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Highland Community College accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Highland Community College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Highland Community College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Highland Community College?

Highland Community College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Highland Community College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Highland Community College? Highland Community College is a open admission institution. The Highland Community College acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 100 out of every 100 applicants.



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Highland Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Highland Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Highland Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Highland Community College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


17 to 24


17 and Less


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Highland Community College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

895 - 1090


Math SAT Range

430 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

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Highland Community College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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