Registration and Records Information

The Office of Registration and Records provides administrative registration, records support and service to students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Registration and Records Location

The Office of Registration and Records is located in the Welcome Center (Building WC on the main campus).

Contact Us:
Office of Registration and Records
Welcome Center
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen
Dearborn, MI 48128

North Drive (see campus map)
Phone: 313-845-6403
Fax: 313-845-6464
Email: registrar@hfcc.edu

Contact Information

Phone Number: 
313-845-6403
Fax: 
313-845-6464
Location: 
Welcome Center
Administrator: 
Holly Diamond
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Fall8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 4:30pm
Winter8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 4:30pm
Spring8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 4:30pm
Summer8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 6:30pm8:00am - 4:30pm

How to Register for Classes

See the instructions for registering for classes. Payments must be made by the Payment Due Dates listed in the Enrollment Services Calendar. It is a student’s responsibility to submit his or her payment by the deadline.

If a student no longer desires to attend classes at HFC, he or she is responsible for dropping the course(s). It is important to note that there are times when students will not receive a refund after dropping a course(s). Please refer to the Important Dates for each semester.

Course Waitlist

Students can add themselves to a class waitlist to receive notification if a seat becomes available. For more information, review our FAQ.

Class Load

Full-time student status is defined as 12 to 17 credit hours per semester. The average full-time student usually carries 15 credit hours. Students are limited to 18 credit hours, unless special permission is granted by the Executive Director of Enrollment Services/Registration or the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students are expected to carry at least a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 with a minimum of 12 credit hours already completed at HFC to petition to carry more than 18 credit hours.

Students in most academic courses are expected to spend the equivalent of two hours of preparation for each hour of class.

Students who are enrolled in parallel college programs should choose their college courses carefully, preferably in consultation with a counselor. This will help in avoiding the loss of credits during the transfer process. Transfer equivalency sheets are available in the University Transfer, Advising and Career Counseling Center for most programs offered at Michigan colleges and universities.

Residency Regulations

Residency regulations outline the requirements for qualifying as a student living within the jurisdiction of the Dearborn Public Schools district for tuition purposes. Dearborn is the only K-12 school district in the state of Michigan to be affiliated with a community college. Residency must be validated each semester. Learn more about Residency Regulations.

Enrollment Verification

For information on required statements provided to insurance and financial institutions regarding enrollment status, hours earned, last semester of attendance, GPA, et al, see Enrollment Verification.

Advanced Placement (AP)

To receive Advanced Placement (AP) credits, you must submit an official copy of the AP test scores from the College Entrance Examination Board. See our AP score equivalencies.

Grades

Grades are available on WebAdvisor.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

To receive College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits, you must submit an official copy of the CLEP test scores from the College Entrance Examination Board. See our list of CLEP equivalencies.

Transcripts

Student Copy transcripts are available on WebAdvisor. Official Transcripts must be requested using WebAdvisor.

NOTE: Students who have not attended HFC since 1989 may need to request their academic transcripts using the PDF form because they may not have a WebAdvisor account.

Course Audit

A student who wishes to attend a course regularly but does not wish to receive a grade or credit may audit the course. A record will be kept of the course audited.

Students must apply for an audit two weeks before the start of the semester in which they wish to audit a course. Course audit applications cannot be processed until students have registered for the course. Change of status from audit to credit or from credit to audit is not permitted after the class starts. Students are assessed regular tuition for the course. A student will receive a mark of audit only if the audit status is specified on the final class.

Records Maintenance

Review records maintenance for more information on the following:

  • Address changes,
  • Name changes,
  • Grade changes,
  • Academic repeated courses, and
  • Academic forgiveness.

Graduation Application and Information

Students should monitor their progression toward degree or certificate completion by logging onto WebAdvisor and selecting Program Evaluation. See our graduation page for more information.

Applications for graduation are accepted for three graduation dates (May, August and December). Final graduation evaluations take time to process. Please allow a minimum of 12 weeks after the last day of the semester for processing. Graduates who owe a balance will not receive a diploma packet until that balance is paid. Diploma packets will be mailed to the address on file. To update your address, please log into WebAdvisor and e-mail Registrar@hfcc.edu when the update is complete.

The HFC Commencement ceremony is in May and ONLY in May. August and December graduates and May applicants who apply by Feb. 15 are invited. Only those students graduating in the current academic year are eligible to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Advanced Standing / Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

This policy has been designed to address the needs of our non-traditional students who may have acquired prior college-level learning and/or skills outside the traditional classroom without having earned college credit(s). See our requirements for credit for prior college-level learning.

ACE Recommendations

HFC is pleased to offer credit(s) to our veterans based upon ACE Recommendations. Upon receipt of the AARTS or SMART documents containing ACE recommendations, HFC will evaluate and post the applicable credit(s).

Transfer in to HFC

College-level coursework from regionally accredited colleges and universities with a grade of a "C" or higher will transfer to HFC. Grades and GPAs do not transfer.

Transfer to a Four-Year University

Many students choose HFC as their starting point before transferring to a four-year college or university. Starting at HFC and then transferring after earning your associate degree could save you up to $40,000 in the completion of your bachelor degree! Learn more about transferring.

Final Exam Schedule

See HFC's Final Exam Schedule for the current term.