If you are planning on applying to Highland Community College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Highland Community College's admissions stats.
|Highland Community College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||59%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Highland Community College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Highland Community College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is not competitive.
Highland Community College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine. What does Highland Community College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
Make sure to check with Highland Community College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Highland Community College, all applicants must submit the following items. 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||√||√|
Highland Community College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Highland Community College 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 58% were in the top 50%.
At Highland Community College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||23%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||18%|
|2.00 and 2.49||13%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Highland Community College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Highland Community College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Highland Community College has 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 2022, 59% of Highland Community College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Highland Community College applicants, you should aim to score between 900 and 1093 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Highland Community College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1093 and 25% of scored lower than 900, 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.
To be most competitive at Highland Community College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Highland Community College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 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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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
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
Does Highland Community College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Highland Community College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Highland Community College?
❌ No, Highland Community College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Highland Community College?
❌ Highland Community College does not offer early decision.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
23 and Above
17 to 23
17 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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