Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Visit their website at library.hfcc.edu.
Visit www.hfcc.edu/tour. The available tour dates will show up on the web page.
Yes. To learn more, visit the Student Activities page.
Visit the Veterans home page or contact:
HFC Welcome Center
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128-1495
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday
You can request materials online.
A list of news and events is available online at the HFC News page.
Check with the Office of Secondary Partnerships.
You can view a list of selected support services on our Support Services and Resources Handout.
View the Academic Calendar
You can apply online.
For a list of programs, visit the Programs page.
HFC is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive program of counseling services.
HFC accepts students who have earned a GED certificate for admission to the College to take college classes. The M-TEC at HFC offers GED testing.
Yes, our counselors assist students in the lifelong process of choosing, planning, and preparing for appropriate careers. For more details visit the Counseling page.
HFC does not provide childcare and is not affiliated with any childcare providers.
The Career Services Office partners with prospective employers to provide job search assistance to current HFC students and graduates. Find more information online at the Careers page.
HFC students can get connected through free wireless Internet service on HFC's main campus in Dearborn. For information on how to connect, visit the Wireless Campus page.
Assisted Learning Services provides accommodations to students with disabilities to overcome barriers to education through supportive services. In addition, Assisted Learning Services provides tutoring services to students in career and technical education programs. For more information, visit the Assisted Learning Services page.
There are many dining options right here on campus. You'll find everything from a quick snack between classes to a gourmet meal complete with dessert! For information visit the campus dining webpage.
The Student Outreach and Support Office (SOS) offers counseling and support groups. We'll help career education students determine eligibility for Perkins Grants. For more information, visit the Student Outreach and Support page.
Yes, you can search for scholarships and apply online at the Scholarships page.
Yes. For more information, visit Athletics.
You can apply online. More information is available on the International Admissions webpage.
No, you do NOT need to complete another application. Visit www.hfcc.edu/steps to complete the other steps to enroll.
We offer Dual Enrollment and Advancement Plus options. Visit the College for High School Students webpage for more information.
I am attending another college and would like to take a class at HFC. How do I apply to be a guest student?
Complete the Michigan Uniform Guest Application. Once we receive and process your application, you will be notified of the approval and how to register.
No! There is no fee to apply for admission at Henry Ford College.
Visit the Transfer in Agreements page and select the college you attended.
I am transferring credits to HFC. How long does it take for a transfer credit evaluation to be completed?
Based upon our high volume, the processing time for transfer credit evaluation and input is typically 2-4 weeks; however, we work as quickly as possible to have them completed earlier.
We need an official transcript to grant you equivalent HFC credit. Official transcripts are sent directly from your previous college to HFC. Please request your previous college to send an official copy of your transcript to:
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
For more information please visit the Transfer in Agreements webpage.
For details on what type of evaluation you will need, visit the transcript request page.
My high school states they can only give me a copy of a transcript. They can’t mail it to you. What do I do?
HFC only accepts official transcripts, which are those academic records mailed from institution to institution and are not handled by the student. We use the Official Transcript Definition provided by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
You can download a request form to take to your high school, which will help describe exactly what you need.
Follow the steps to enroll.
To cancel an existing session:
1. Log back into our session registration system.
2. Click on 'My HFC Application Account' at the top of the screen.
3. Scroll down to 'Events'.
4. Click the 'X' next to the session for which you're registered.
To register for a new session click here.
If students are unable to attend any of the in-person NSO sessions, they may complete the HFC Online Orientation.
Yes. Students must complete NSO in order to be able to register for classes. However, some students may qualify to be exempt. To find out if you qualify, visit our NSO Exemption page.
Sign up online at www.hfcc.edu/steps/orientation.
Registering for NSO-SOAR is quick and simple.
- Go to www.hfcc.edu/orientation/NSO ;
- Click one of the “Register for a New Student Orientation-SOAR Session” links;
- Click on the available session you would like to attend;
- Click the “Register” button;
- Login with the information you used when applying to HFC;
- Complete the registration form and click the “Register” button.
You’re now registered for a session!
Students must be officially accepted to HFC and have completed their course placement exams.
No. Sessions are designed for students only. Parents or guardians who wish to learn about HFC and what to expect can attend the Parent Orientation session.
The Office of New Student Orientation offers NSO sessions prior to the start of each semester.
Dual enrollment students who have since graduated from high school and are now attending HFC as a traditional student ARE STILL required to complete NSO in order to be able to register for classes.
The course placement is an assessment test designed to identify your skills in math, reading, and writing. For additional information visit the Course Placement webpage.
HFC offers Course Placement Prep Workshops and other helpful links to prepare you for your course placement. Please visit the Learning Lab for more information.
What classes do I need to take to complete my degree? What classes would I need to take if I changed my program of study?
You can access your My Progress through Student Planning. Your My Progress will tell you what is needed to complete your program, and you can run a What If scenario to look at different programs of study. Your Degree Audit will also show you your progress toward graduation.
The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between most Michigan colleges and universities.
Students should contact an academic advisor at the prospective transfer school early on to determine which HFC courses are equivalent to courses at that school and which HFC credits are related to the student’s major. This is especially important if the school you are transferring to is out of state.
To be eligible for graduation, a student must first complete a Graduation Application. This should be submitted at the beginning of the semester in which the student believes they will be completing studies. After the application has been submitted, an official degree audit will be conducted. Your degree audit will confirm degree completion progress or inform you of any classes you have left to take to complete your degree. Students should complete a separate Graduation Application for each degree, certificate, concentration, or skill set desired.
You can decide which classes to take by reviewing the class catalog and student planning.
Students should contact all previously attended schools and request that an official transcript be sent to Henry Ford College for evaluation. Transcripts can be sent to:
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128
After the transcript is received and evaluated, students will receive a report in the mail, indicating what transfer credits were granted. Students should contact Academic Advising after their transcript is evaluated to learn their next steps.
A General Education outcome (recently renamed an Institutional Learning Outcome) describes the desired knowledge, skills, and behaviors of a graduating student. These outcomes are the learning products that all HFC students acquire and demonstrate during their program of study.
The outcomes apply not only to the degree but also to student development as citizens in a democratic society, as potential baccalaureate degree seeking students, or as professionals in their chosen careers.
The outcomes are our educational promise to students. All institutions of higher education have these types of outcomes.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule a 30-minute appointment with your advisor to talk about your academic goals, your long-term plan, or your current semester plan. Appointments can often be scheduled for the same day. Please plan ahead whenever you can. Keep in mind that during peak registration times, your advisor's schedule could be booked, and you might not be able to get an appointment for a week or longer.
Walk-in advising is a 15-minute advising session on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in advising is ideal for quick questions, and for guidance on the current or upcoming semester. Because the session is short and you are not meeting with your dedicated advisor, walk-in sessions cannot assist with long term planning, academic success planning, transfer questions, and other in-depth services that are offered during appointments with your dedicated advisor.
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon
You need to check My Progress in HFC Self-Service. "My Progress" will take the courses you have completed (if you haven't completed any, that's okay) and place them into the degree requirements. You need to complete the coursework listed as “course needed.” You can also use this tool before you submit an application for graduation, or to check "What if?" scenarios if you changed your program of study.
Class and section options can be seen in HFC Self-Service. You do not need to log in to view or search for a class, but you must log in to register.
Yes. The waitlist notification process will continue to run up to the last day to add classes.
Can I waitlist for a class that conflicts in meeting time with a class that I am already registered for?
Yes, you can waitlist for a class that conflicts in meeting day and time with a class that you have already registered. However you will not be able to add the waitlisted course if you are granted permission until you have dropped the other course that would create the day and time schedule conflict.
Using HFC Self-Service, you can add, register, or remove yourself from a waitlisted course.
Yes, the following would prevent you from adding yourself to a course waitlist:
- A Business Office hold
- A Registration Office hold
- A Library Hold
- If you are already on a course waitlist for a different section of the same course
- If you do not meet the pre-requisite for the class you would like to waitlist
No. If you register for a class from the waitlist you will no longer stay on the waitlist. Also, if you do not register for the class if granted permission from the waitlist before the expiration date and time, you will be removed from the waitlist.
You can add yourself to any number of course waitlist. However, you will not be permitted to enroll in more than 18 credit hours without a petition granted by the Registration and Records Office or if you have a Business Office hold or registration restriction if a seat becomes available.
If an enrolled student drops a full class and a seat becomes available, do students who are on the waitlist get into the class first?
Yes, the class will remain closed for all other student registrations and students on the waitlist will be granted permission to register according to their rank on the waitlist and the number of open seats. When the waitlist is empty, if seats still remain, the course will be open for registration to all students who meet the course pre-requisites.
No, you can only see your position on the course waitlist.
Yes, a waitlist can become closed for a course section once waitlist capacity is full. You will be unable to add yourself to a closed waitlist until a seat on the waitlist becomes available.
How do I know if I successfully registered myself for the waitlisted course once I receive permission?
You will be able to view your updated class schedule in HFC Self-Service. You will also receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org confirming a change that was made to your class schedule via online registration.
Log in to HFC Self-Service and view Plan & Schedule to make all schedule adjustments.
No, you cannot add yourself to multiple waitlist for the same class. For example, if you are on the waitlist for PSY 131-66, you cannot add yourself to the waitlist for PSY 131-88.
If a seat becomes available and you are granted permission to register from the waitlist, it is your responsibility to register yourself for the class using HFC Self-Service.
Will I be charged the registration fee and tuition charges for classes that I have waitlisted for, but not yet registered?
No, you will not be assessed registration and tuition fees until you are actually registered in the course(s).
I’m currently registered for one class section, but I would like to add myself to the waitlist for another section of the same class. Is that possible?
Yes, you can add yourself to the waitlist for another section of the same class for which you are registered. However, you are not permitted to register for two sections of the same class. If you are granted permission to register for the waitlist course, you will not be able to add the class from the waitlist until you drop the same class that you are registered for.
Your EZPay contract will automatically increase if you register for a waitlisted class. You will be notified by EZPay of your new monthly payment amount.
The system will run a check for open seats in waitlisted classes each evening starting on the first day of registration and ending two days prior to the start of the semester.
You will want to speak with a Financial Aid Representative anytime you make a change to your schedule to discuss how those changes might impact your Financial Aid Award. Please see the Class Schedule or visit www.hfcc.edu for information on semester office hours.
How will I be notified if I have been granted permission to register for a course from the waitlist?
You will receive an email from the Registration and Records Office notifying you that you have been granted permission to register for the waitlisted class, and instructions on how to register for the course. Please note, you can only register for a waitlisted course using HFC Self-Service once permission has been granted. All notification regarding waitlist status and permission to register will be sent via email.
How long do I have to register for the waitlisted class once I am notified that I have been granted permission to register?
You will have 24 hours to register for the waitlisted class once you are granted permission. The permission expiration date and time will be listed in the notification email. If you do not register for the course by the expiration date and time, you will lose your waitlist registration permission and will be removed from the waitlist.
A course waitlist is an electronic process that allows students to add themselves to a class section waitlist to be notified and enroll if a seat becomes available in a desired class section. This allows the student to register for the class they want if a seat becomes available without having to check class availability everyday! If a seat becomes available in a class that has a waitlist, students are notified via email in the order that students signed up for the waitlist, giving students who register early a better chance of enrolling in a closed class!
The option to waitlist a course will become available once a class is full. For some classes, this may be as early as the first date of registration for the semester.
The advantages of utilizing a course waitlist are:
- Eliminating the need to constantly check HFC Self-Service for seat availability
- Convenient email notification sent to the student if a seat becomes available
- Easy monitoring of your status on the waitlist using HFC Self-Service
- Eliminates the need to track down the course instructor for written permission to be processed in person at the Registration Office- everything will now be done online!
- It is a fair and equitable way of determining who is permitted to register for a closed class section!
All course waitlist will end on the last day to add classes. You can add yourself to a waitlist up to the last day to add, but once class starts permission to register can only be granted by the Academic Departments.
No, not all classes have a course waitlist. Classes such as Nursing, Health Career, Co-op, and courses that require special permission to register do not offer course waitlists. These courses require specialized program admission and permission to enroll. When viewing HFC Self-Service, if you do not see waitlist available next to the class availability or if you do not receive the message to add yourself to the waitlist for a closed class section that means that there is not a course waitlist available to add. For classes without a waitlist, you will need to check HFC Self-Service Plan & Schedule for class availability.
View the Academic Calendar for important dates.
- From the main “Student Menu”, select “Register for Sections.”
- Select “Express Registration” (or “Search and Register for Sections”).
- Enter the course information and “Submit.”
- Under the category of “Action”, select “Waitlist”and then “Submit.”
Within HFC Self-Service, view Plan & Schedule. Any courses for which you are on the wait list will appear.
Complete a Course Audit Application.
HFC uses Heartland ECSI to create and distribute 1098T tax forms by mail or electronically. Advantages to using Heartland ECSI include:
- Heartland ECSI stays current with all of the federal regulations and tax codes.
- Heartland ECSI retains tax information for three years that can be obtained electronically on the Heartland ECSI website.
- Any lost or misplaced 1098T tax document can be recreated by visiting Heartland ECSI’s website at Heartland ECSI Student Tax Information.
- ECSI offers assistance navigating their website at 866-428-1098.
Tax forms are mailed and available online at Heartland ECSI’s website every year by Jan. 31
Students must have a valid social security number and valid street address on their account to be eligible to receive a 1098T form. They must also add their social security number to their account.
If you need help with your password, please go to the password help page.
The Office of Financial Aid will post all funds for which you are eligible to your account for payment of tuition, fees, and any bookstore purchases charged to your account. In some cases, even after payment of these costs, there may be an excess amount of funds in your account. This is your “refund.” For more details visit this page.
Students that miss the Financial Aid Priority Date are still eligible to apply for financial aid. However, they will be responsible for adhering to the posted payment deadlines by setting up an EZ Pay Installment Plan or paying for their classes in full -- by the payment deadline -- while they wait for their Financial Aid award(s) to be processed.
Most students selected for verification are done so by the U.S. Department of Education. When HFC receives your FAFSA, if you have been selected for verification, we cannot complete your file until the verification process is complete.
Students who receive federal funds, including federal loans, as part of their financial aid package and who officially or unofficially withdraw from all classes during an academic semester in which they enrolled may be required to return a portion of those funds. For more information visit the Return to Title IV webpage.
Financial aid may only be used once to pay for repeated courses in which a student has previously earned credit. Financial aid may be used multiple times for courses that need to be repeated due to credit having not been earned. Visit the Repeated Coursework page for more information.
View the Enrollment Services important dates at www.hfcc.edu/calendar.
Your grants, scholarships, and loans are applied to charges for tuition and fees first. If there will be a credit balance remaining after your tuition and fees have been paid, you may normally charge books and supplies related to your educational program against this potential credit balance at the HFC College Store. For more details visit this page.
Financial Aid adjusts Pell Grant awards, as required, based on a student's enrollment as of the Financial Aid Census Date. Specifically, this means that Pell Grant payments will be based on the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled as of the Census Date for that semester.
You can view tuition rates online www.hfcc.edu//tuition-and-payment. Use the Tuition Comparison calculator to compare our tuition to other schools.
Students must begin and continue attending their classes to be eligible for Financial Aid. Failure to do so may make the student ineligible for some or all of the Financial Aid awarded for the current semester. Visit the class attendance page for more information.
Federal regulations require all financial aid recipients to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in a course of study leading toward a degree or certificate. Failure to meet one or more of the established standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will make a student ineligible for financial aid. Financial Aid SAP status includes all previous academic history, even if the student did not receive financial aid. Find more information on the (SAP) webpage.
Yes, you can sign up for the EZ Pay plan by logging in to HFC Self-Service.
Your Financial Aid award is prepared based on an anticipated full-time enrollment (Fall and Winter only initially, with Spring/Summer added later in the year, if applicable). If your actual attendance is less than that (for example: part-time), your Financial Aid awards will be adjusted accordingly. Visit the award adjustments page for more information.
Information about Spring/Summer Financial Aid is available on this page.
Grants, Loans, Work Study, and Scholarships. Visit this page for more information.
There is a general formula which the Office of Financial Aid uses to calculate the amount of aid each student qualifies for. For more information, visit the calculating need page.
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend HFC. Your cost of attendance takes into account expenses such as tuition, fees, books, transportation, and living expenses. For more information, visit the cost of attendance page.
Visit HFC Self-Service and log in as a student. Once you have accessed your Financial Aid Checklist you can view any financial aid that has been awarded, check for any required documents you must submit as well as view other important information related to the financial aid process.
If you have questions, stop in at the Welcome Center or call 313-845-9616.
Financial aid eligibility is determined by information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For general guidelines, visit the eligibility page.
You can view your Account Summary in HFC Self-Service.
I am applying for financial aid to pay for school. How do I make sure my classes are protected and I will not be de-registered from my classes?
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA and all required documentation by the Financial Aid Priority Date. Students who meet this deadline will not be de-registered while they wait for their financial aid to be processed.
Students who do not have their FAFSA and all required documents submitted by the Priority Date may set up EZ Pay while they wait for their financial aid to be awarded.
Review more information about class protection.
Students are encouraged to log into HFC Self-Service Required Financial Aid Documents. If a student is required to submit a document, it will be reflected in the Required Documents section and also have a link to the required document.
In addition to HFC Self-Service, some forms are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.
The purpose of Financial Aid Verification is to verify that certain information on the FAFSA is correct. Most students selected for this process are done so randomly by the U.S. Department of Education.
We encourage students to only submit documentation that is being requested. Submitting documents that are not being requested by our office may cause a delay or temporary cancellation of your Financial Aid award(s). For more information visit the verification page.
For information on how to view and accept your financial aid awards, visit Accepting your Awards.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA and all required document by the Financial Aid Priority Date.
Please visit the Student Accounts Webpage under “Refunds.”
Only the HFC student the card was issued to is authorized to make purchases on the Henry Ford Card.
Your card must be activated by going to refundselection.com, then select “Getting Started.”
No, you do not have to use your card to receive refunds. Students may opt to receive refunds via direct deposit or check. Any one of the three options can be selected after the account is activated on refundselection.com.
If you do not want to use a card, please select your refund preference so that BankMobile can confirm your bank account information for direct deposit or your address for check mailing. You will need your personal code information for the "original refund selection". No card need ever be received by you.
To expedite student refunds, increase service to students and expand refund options.
After your initial registration your card will automatically be mailed to the address HFC has on file for you.
Your card can be used for the same purchases authorized for Financial Aid use if you are receiving Financial Aid. In the case of a refund for a payment received, your card funds can be used as you please.
Search the Staff Directory. If your instructor is not listed, contact the Department that is offering the course.
You may purchase your books, supplies, and other HFC gear at the HFC College Store. Visit the College Store website to order online, or to view hours and other information.
You can view and print your class schedule in the HFC Portal after logging in.
Student ID cards are free to all students currently enrolled at HFC through the Office of Campus Safety. This card is required to purchase books, use the gym, attend athletic events, borrow materials from the library, etc. To receive a Student ID card, students need their class schedule and a valid picture identification. There is no cost to obtain a Student ID card. If a student loses their Student ID card, there is no cost to replace it. Photos for Student ID cards are taken on the first floor at the Welcome Center (Building WC) on the main campus. The Welcome Center is open for students to get their Student ID cards.
Photos for Heath Career Student ID cards are taken in the Office of Campus Safety, located in the Building (Building N) on the main campus. Again, students need their class schedule and a valid picture identification to obtain a Student ID card.
The policy can be found on page 303 of the current catalog, which is online. This identifies the cutoff credit hours and cumulative GPA for those on academic probation and academic dismissal.
See all previous semester lists and the qualifications for full and part-time student Dean's List
You will receive an email and letter through U.S. mail with the approval and what courses you will be permitted to take.
A library barcode gives library patrons access to check out books, materials, view databases, and utilize other Eshleman library resources.
HFC Students, Faculty, and Staff
To obtain a library barcode, please bring your valid HFC student ID. If you do not have a valid HFC ID card, please first visit the Welcome Center during business hours to obtain one. If you come to Eshleman Library before or after Welcome Center business hours, please see a Circulation or Media Center staff member.
Guests and Community Members
Anyone from the Dearborn and bordering Michigan communities is entitled to an HFC Eshleman Library Guest card. This card does not include a picture and only holds limited privileges for borrowing materials.
To obtain an HFC Eshleman Library Guest card, please come prepared with a valid government issued picture ID which has your name, current address and expiration date. If the expiration date has not passed, the card is considered valid.
The notification deadline is August 15th; however, the Scholastic Review Board is working as hard as they can to have decisions made by mid-July.
You will receive a letter through U.S. mail and also an email notification through the email address on file with the College.
Unfortunately, no. The decision of the Scholastic Review Board is final.
I was told my academic dismissal appeal is approved but I have to retake 3 classes. I don't want to retake those classes. Do I have to?
Yes, to keep the appeal approval, the student must follow the conditions set forth in the appeal approval.
Students on academic probation can have their probation period ended after making an appointment with a counselor to develop an improvement plan that will lead the student back to good standing. The counselor will remove the hold when meeting with the student.
The purpose of academic forgiveness is to allow a student who has not performed well academically in the past to have a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours of “E” grades removed from their GPA. Download an application and additional information about academic forgiveness.
Visit Transfer Resources and select "Transfer Guides or Articulation Agreements."
View more information about graduation requirements and application on this page.
You can also visit the transcripts page for more information.
If you would like to request an official copy of your transcript sent to your employer or another institution, select “Add New Request” and enter the required information.
You can apply for the certificate or degree. Visit the graduation requirements page for more information.
View degree requirements online on the degree requirements page. You can also use the My Progress tool in HFC Self-Service or view a list of courses required for each program on the Catalog Programs page.
A list of departments with phone and fax numbers is available on this page.
The Registrar's office can provide enrollment verification in a college level course. For more information, visit the enrollment verification page.
You can complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Certification Request form.
Each semester the Registration and Records Office runs reports to identify students who are enrolled in but who have failed (or dropped) the prerequisites for their classes. If you have failed a prerequisite for a class you have registered for, you could be dropped.
Typical processing time is listed below; however, we work as quickly as possible to complete requests earlier.
|Academic Forgiveness Request||2 weeks from receipt|
|Authorization to Disclose Information||2 business days from receipt|
|Change of Program Request||5 business days from receipt|
|Dual Enrollment Application and Registration||10 business days from receipt|
|Duplicate Diploma Request||2 weeks from receipt**|
|Form Completion Request||5 business days from receipt|
|Grade Changes||5 business days from receipt|
|Graduation Processing||8-12 weeks after the end of the semester|
|Letter Request||5 business days from receipt|
|MACRAO Stamp Processing||10 business days from receipt|
|Official Transfer Credit Evaluation and Posting||2-4 weeks from receipt|
|Official Transcript Request||2 business days from receipt**|
|Tuition Appeals||6-8 weeks from receipt|
**Longer if the student's records are archived
Visit [HFC Self-Service User Profile](https://sss.hfcc.edu/Student/UserProfile)
Log in to HFC Self-Service Grades
Complete the Authorization to Disclose form.
Complete the Tuition Appeal Form. The deadline is noted on the new Tuition Appeal Form. Processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks. Decisions are considered final.
Check with your instructor or go online to the final exams webpage.
For forms such as Veteran’s Certification Request, Letter Request, Authorization to Disclose Information Form, please visit the Registration and Records page and select which form you are interested in. Forms can be scanned and sent by email to email@example.com or by fax at (313) 845-6464.
HFC users can access the contents of their home directory (H:) drive and other shared resources (such as the K: drive) using remote home directory access. To connect, go to filr.hfcc.edu and log in using your network login and password. You can also download the app for convenient mobile access: Micro Focus Filr iOS app, Micro Focus Filr Android app.
Your username is generated by the HANK system and used by all other systems on campus. This is usually your first initial, middle initial, and last name, followed by a number (if necessary) to create a unique ID.
Use Account Login Search in the HFC Portal to find your username. You must fill in your last name, and either your HANK ID Number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, or your birthdate.
Every person entered into the system is identified by a unique seven-digit number. This identifier is your HANK ID. This number should appear on all of your HFC documents, and is the fastest way for HFC staff to check your information when you have a problem or question.
For information about passwords, including changing or resetting a forgotten password, please visit the HFC Universal Password page.
Email services are available to all students enrolled at HFC. You can send and retrieve email using HawkMail.
To make a home page on the HFC server, simply create a folder in your h: drive called h:\webpage, then create a file called index.html in this folder. You can use any installed web editor to create and maintain your web site. You can access your personal H: drive to maintain this site from off-campus.
The actual home page is called index.html. You can create as many links and subsequent pages off of index.html as you desire. Your web address is
https://users.hfcc.edu/~yourname/ where yourname is your login name.
You cannot log in directly to the ACS server from your office. However, if you simply need access to the "K:" drive and you're on the ADM network, send an email to the IT Services Help Desk or call (313) 845-6345 to request access.
Not really. You can make data available to your students on drive K: or by placing it on your web page to be downloaded, but please do not install application software in these locations. Also, if you install software on the workstation C: drives, this software can and will be deleted when the workstations are reloaded. Contact your department head to have a IT Services Technician install the software. When possible, please make a backup copy of your application diskettes that the ITS staff can keep on file in case the system needs to be reloaded.
Access is available to all students and instructors in any of the buildings features wireless access. Login information is the same as your Novell network account. More information can be found here.
Yes. Textbooks (and any accompanying materials) must be purchased by each student and are available in the HFC College Store.
If you successfully pass Level 6 in both Reading and Writing, then yes.
No. (The only exception is if you have passed ELI 106R but you still need to take ELI 106W. You may then register for ELI 106W, ENG 082 and one additional college class.)
HFC offers six levels of pre-college ESL classes. Classes focus on either writing/grammar or reading/speaking/listening/study skills. Classes in Grammar, TOEFL Preparation and Pronunciation/Conversation are also available.
Year-round, day and evening. There are four academic semesters per year: Fall and Winter Semesters are each 16 weeks long; Spring and Summer are each 8 weeks long. Visit the current Academic Calendar page for more information.
Go to HFC’s Welcome Center and take the free English Language placement test. Once you have your result, and know which level is right for you, you can register for classes.
Contact our International Office.
It depends; see our tuition and payment information.