Domestic Students

HFC has students from all walks of life. The College prides itself on having such a diverse student body.

Domestic applicants are:

  • U.S. Citizens;
  • Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders);
  • Refugees;
  • Asylees; and
  • DACA.

Just complete the steps below and you will be ready to start classes. You can complete these steps online or you can visit the Welcome Center if you would like in-person help.

NOTE: If you were previously admitted as a First Time, Transfer, or International Student, you do NOT need to submit this application again. You are ready to register for classes. Previous Guest Students who are applying as a Domestic or International Student do need to submit application below.

If you have graduated from HFC, you do not need to re-apply. Please complete a Change of Program form to be ready to register.

Complete the Application for Admission

  • Apply online here.
  • Or come in to the Welcome Center at HFC and use one of our computers to fill out the online application.

Make it Official

Proof of meeting the admission requirements must be provided to the College prior to admission. Proof can be met by providing one of the following:

  • An official, final high school transcript that shows proof of graduation with a diploma from a regionally accredited or a state-approved high school.
  • An official, final GED transcript from an official GED testing center showing passing of the GED. (Note: We do not accept High School Equivalency Certificates for admission.)
  • An official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university showing proof of a college degree.

Home school graduates will require the following to apply and enroll at HFC:

  • A parent or guardian certifying that the applicant has completed his or her high school education. This can be accomplished by the parent or guardian providing a signed statement that the student has completed high school or providing a high school transcript showing a diploma from the home school AND
  • Official ACT scores showing the applicant has met or exceeded the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English and math: English of 18 or higher and math of 22 or higher.

Applicants who have graduated from a non-U.S. High School must have their documents translated and evaluated by an outside agency, such as World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), and demonstrate to the College's satisfaction that he or she have earned at least the equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma. For details on documents required, go to the Transcript Request page.

Click here for tips on how to request official documents from previous schools/organizations.

For information on online high school accreditation, click here.

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly from one institution to another, and are not handled by the student (even if they are in sealed envelopes). Mail any required documents to:

Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

You can also have the school or institution fax your records to (313) 845-9891 or e-mail them as a PDF attachment to

We also accept transcripts via Parchment if your school/district participates in the electronic transcript program. Please check with your school/district or institution for information on their transcript request process.

PLEASE NOTE: We follow the official transcript definition of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO). An official transcript cannot be handled by a student, even in a sealed envelope.The document must be received directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.

Participate in Course Placement

  • Course Placement will help you select the correct English and/or math classes. It’s free and taken on a walk-in basis at the Welcome Center.
  • Please bring a valid photo ID.
  • Arrive at least 2.5 hours before the Welcome Center closes. Hours:* If you scored above certain levels on your ACTs, course placement might not be necessary.
    • If you received a score of 18 or higher on the ACT English section, with a 6 or higher on the Writing Test, you can skip Course Placement for English.
    • If you have not taken the ACT Writing Test, then a score of 18 on the ACT English section is sufficient.
    • A score of 22 or higher on the math section will allow you to waive Course Placement for math.
    • Visit for more information.

Meet with an Adviser

  • It’s often helpful to meet with an academic adviser, especially if you’re a new student. Advisers see students on a walk-in basis at the Welcome Center Building.
  • To see what classes you need to take for your program of study, or to see what classes you’d need if you switched to a different program, log on to WebAdvisor and use the Program Evaluation Tool.

Register for Classes

  • Register online from any computer using WebAdvisor. Computers are available at the Welcome Center to do this.
  • Use the Schedule Planner in WebAdvisor to help you plan your classes.

Pay for Classes

  • There are a number of great options to help with paying for tuition at HFC.
  • Financial aid is available; apply online at
  • A scholarship listing is at
  • Pay online using WebAdvisor, or pay (in cash) at the Welcome Center. For more info, visit the Cashiers page.
  • Or, you can sign up for the convenient EZPay program to spread out payments over several months. Visit the EZPay page.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? Call (800) 585-HFCC or e-mail