Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking About Attending HFC and Need More Information?
- How do I sign up for a tour of campus?
- I’m interested in learning more about HFC. How do I request information to be sent to me?
- Who do I talk to for HFC literature to be sent to my organization/group, etc.?
- How do I apply for admission?
- How do I know what programs HFC offers?
- Does HFC offer a GED program?
- Does HFC have a childcare facility?
- Does HFC have wireless access on campus?
- Can I eat lunch while I am on campus?
- Does HFC offer tutoring?
- Do you have athletics at HFC?
- Do you have student clubs at HFC?
- What events are happening on campus?
- How do I find information on other support services and resources available at the college?
- How do I earn credit by CLEP (College Level Examination Program)?
- Do you offer Counseling Services?
- I’m not sure what career is right for me. Do you have Career Planning Services?
- How do I know if there will be jobs available in my field?
- I have an IEP. Can I use that at HFC?
- I am a student in a non-traditional career. Is there any support available to help me?
- Can I apply for scholarships at HFC?
- Do you have a library?
- I am a veteran. How do I receive help in order to use my veteran benefits?
- How do I know if I am eligible to earn college credit for classes I took in high school?
- When does the next semester begin?
English Learners (ELI/ELL/ESL)
- Can I get financial aid?
- Do I have to buy my own textbooks?
- Are there online classes?
- Can I move automatically from the ELI to the college?
- Do I need a TOEFL score to apply to the ELI or to HFC?
- Can I take college classes at HFC while I am an ELI student?
- What ESL classes do you offer?
- When do you offer classes?
- I am in Dearborn. How do I apply?
- I am an international student. How do I apply?
- How much do classes cost?
Industrial Arts and Technology
- How do I register for my course?
- What do I do if I have been de-registered from my courses?
- How are my courses paid?
- What assessments do I have to take and why?
- How will HFC communicate important dates and information to me?
- How do I obtain my course materials or textbooks that require a purchase for my courses?
- Who do I contact if I am having problems with registration?
- Who do I contact if I have questions about my programs or courses?
- When is the first day I can add myself to a course waitlist?
- Where can I find my rank on the waitlist?
- How do I add myself to a waitlist?
- Can I have a Registration and Records Office Representative add me to a waitlist or register me for a class that I was granted permission to register for from the waitlist?
- Can I see who else is on the course waitlist?
- How many classes can I waitlist for?
- When does a waitlist end?
- What if I decide I no longer want to register for the class that I have waitlisted?
- Can a waitlist become closed for a course?
- Once classes start, will I be notified via e-mail if a seat becomes open for a waitlisted class?
- Will I be charged the registration fee and tuition charges for classes that I have waitlisted for, but not yet registered?
- Can I add myself to more than one waitlist for the same class?
- If I get an instructors signature on a registration form to be added to a closed class before the semester starts and during the last week to add, can I be added to the class in the Registration and Records Office?
- What happens if I add a class from the waitlist after I have set-up my EZ Pay payment plan?
- 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?
- Will anything prevent me from adding myself to a course waitlist?
- What happens if I add a class after I have submitted my financial aid award letter?
- How often does the system check for open seats in waitlisted classes?
- 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?
- How will I be notified if I have been granted permission to register for a course from the waitlist?
- How do I know if I successfully registered myself for the waitlisted course once I receive permission?
- How do I add an e-mail address to my student record or change the e-mail address on file with the college to make sure I receive my waitlist status e-mail?
- Will I be automatically enrolled into the course from the waitlist?
- What is a course waitlist?
- How long do I have to register for the waitlisted class once I am notified that I have been granted permission to register?
- Can I waitlist for a class that conflicts in meeting time with a class that I am already registered for?
- What are the advantages of being added to a course waitlist?
- Can I take myself off of a waitlist?
- Will I remain on the waitlist after I enroll in the class?
- Do all class sections have a course waitlist?
I’m Ready To Be A Student – How Do I Apply For Admission?
- How do I apply for admission?
- I am an international student. How do I apply?
- I was a student at HFC before. Do I need to re-apply?
- I am a high school student and would like to take college classes. What options does HFC offer?
- I am attending another college and would like to take a class at HFC. How do I apply to be a guest student?
- Is there any application fee?
Submitting Proof of Meeting Admissions Requirements – Transcripts
Next Steps After Admission
Registering for Classes
Now I’m Registered – What Do I Do To Get Ready For Classes?
Payment and Financial Aid Information
- Why was I selected for verification?
- How do I know when to pay for classes?
- How much does it cost to attend HFC?
- Do you have a payment plan?
- What types of Financial Aid are available at HFC?
- How do I apply for Financial Aid?
- I would like to check the status of my Financial Aid.
- Do I have a balance?
- I need a Financial Aid form. How do I find the forms?
- How do I review and accept my Financial Aid award(s)?
- What is a Financial Aid refund and when will I receive it?
- What is Return to Title IV?
- Can I use my Financial Aid to buy books?
- How does class attendance impact my Financial Aid?
- How does my full-time or part-time enrollment status impact my Financial Aid award(s)?
- How is my financial need calculated for Financial Aid?
- What is the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance?
- How do I know if I will be eligible for Financial Aid?
- I’m applying for Financial Aid to pay for school. How do I make sure my classes are protected and I will not be de-registered?
- I was selected for Financial Aid Verification. What do I do?
- What is the deadline to apply for Financial Aid?
- What if I missed the Financial Aid Priority Deadline?
- Can I use Financial Aid for a course I am repeating?
- What is the Census Date for Financial Aid?
- What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?
- How do I apply for Spring/Summer Financial Aid?
Refunds and the Henry Ford Card
- What is the Henry Ford Card?
- When will the card be implemented?
- Why is HFC going to the Henry Ford Card?
- How do I get my card?
- What can my card be used for?
- Where can I get more information about the Henry Ford Card?
- Who should use the card?
- How do I activate my card?
- Do I have to use my card?
- What do I do if I don’t want to use my Henry Ford Card?
I Have Been Attending HFC and I Have Additional Questions
- Where do I get my transcripts?
- How do I change my email address or mailing address?
- How do I view my final grades?
- I would like my parent(s) to be able to access my records at HFC. How do I give them authorization?
- When is my final exam?
- What are the specific Degree Requirements at HFC?
- I need to verify my enrollment for insurance or other purposes. Who do I contact?
- How do I know if my classes I took at HFC will transfer to another college?
- I am interested in earning the MACRAO Certification. How do I find more information?
- How do I apply for graduation?
- I have been dropped for failing prerequisites. What happened?
- What is the processing time for items turned in to the Registration and Records Office?
- I have earned enough credits for a degree or certificate. What do I do?
- What is Academic Forgiveness?
- How do I apply for a tuition appeal?
- How do I get Registration and Records forms that need to be completed?
- What are the fax numbers for various departments at HFC?
- Academic Dismissal and Academic Probation Policy
- If I receive an appeal approval, how will I be notified?
- When will I hear the decision about my academic dismissal appeal?
- How will I be notified about my academic dismissal appeal?
- What if I don't like the academic dismissal appeal decision? Can I appeal again?
- 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?
- Students on Academic Probation
Visit www.hfcc.edu/tour. The available tour dates will show up on the web page.
You can request materials online at www.hfcc.edu/info.
Apply online at www.hfcc.edu/apply.
For a list of programs, visit the Programs page.
HFC accepts students who have earned a GED certificate for admission to the College to take college courses. The M-TEC at HFC offers GED testing.
HFC has partnered with a number of child care providers in the area to help students, faculty, and staff in need of quality child care. Tuition discounts for child care services and early childhood education programs are available. For more information visit our Child Care webpage.
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.
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.
Yes. For more information, visit Athletics page.
Yes. To learn more, visit the Student Activities page.
A list of news and events is available online at the HFC News page.
You can view a list of selected support services on our Support Services and Resources Handout.
HFC is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive program of counseling services. For information on services provided visit the Counseling webpage.
Yes, our counselors assist students in the lifelong process of choosing, planning, and preparing for appropriate careers. For more details visit the Counseling page.
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.
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.
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. Visit their website at library.hfcc.edu.
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
Check with the Office of Secondary Partnerships.
View the Academic Calendar at www.hfcc.edu/calendar.
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. You only need to take the free placement test at the Welcome Center.
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 terms per year: Fall and Winter Semesters are each 16 weeks long; Spring and Summer are each 8 weeks long. To view the current Academic Calendar, go to: https://www.hfcc.edu/academic-calendar
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. You can view tuition and payment information on the HFC website.
Apprentices at HFC are employees at companies known as (Apprentice) sponsoring companies. Sponsored students who wish to register in for-credit courses at HFC must first receive formal admittance as a student. To complete this process, students should follow the 7 Easy Steps to Enroll at HFC. Students will receive an acceptance letter in the mail with a student ID number and HawkMail email address. Before students can register, they must take the COMPASS Placement Exam. Once they have taken them, students can schedule an appointment with our TAE advisor- Aileen Stewart to schedule their courses. The company’s apprentice representative has worked with Joe Skupin, Trade and Apprentice coordinator/ lead advisor, to establish the courses in the program. If this program is active, students can meet with our advisor, Aileen Stewart. The advisor will help students fill out and sign their paper registration forms to process their enrollment.
On occasion, students register for courses, but are de-registered either before the beginning of the semester or within the first two weeks of the course. If a student receives a de-registration notification by HFC HawkMail or if their instructor informs them that their name does not appear on the class roster, it may be because the student’s sponsor company has not submitted a Sponsored Student Authorization voucher to the HFC’s Cashier’s Office for this semester. In either case, students must obtain these documents and contact the Industrial Technology Division office as soon as possible. If students have been de-registered, it is very important that they contact their apprentice representative at their sponsor company and/or the Assistant to the Associate Dean of Industrial Technology, Rebecca Michalski. It is very important that as soon as students find out that they’ve been de-registered, they notify their sponsor company and college contacts.
Depending on the type of sponsorship offered by the employer, there are two standard approaches for payment of company-sponsored student tuition at HFC. One approach is for the class to be paid for directly by the employer. The student’s sponsor company will submit a sponsorship voucher to Bethany Moon in the Cashier’s Office and Leanne Campbell in the Industrial Technology Office before students are able to register for their courses. This sponsorship voucher is due by the registration deadline. The student’s company will receive a bill for their courses two to eight weeks following the student's enrollment. Students can confirm that their employer has paid for their course by viewing their account online through WebAdvisor and selecting the tab, “View Account/ Make Payment” and entering the term. If the student’s company reimburses them for courses taken, they must check with their employer for the process to be reimbursed. Call Rebecca Michalski or Leanne Campbell if you have any questions.
To succeed in college, every student needs to be able to communicate effectively. This can take the form of the written word or using mathematics. HFC uses the ACT COMPASS exam as a way to establish the effectiveness of students’ communication and mathematics skills. This exam takes a minimum of two hours to complete. All students attending HFC must take these tests. These tests can be one of the best ways to chart a student’s path for a successful degree and career.
HFC will communicate with students via HawkMail. This is school email system for students, and will serve as the student’s primary source of HFC information and notifications. Any statements, emails, and reminders will be sent to their HawkMail account. It is extremely important that they check their HawkMail as frequently as possible, since this is how instructors, coordinators, and college employees will reach them. Helpful Hint: If students already have an established email account they check regularly, they can forward their HawkMail to this account to avoid missing important notifications by the College.
Some companies pay for student materials for courses. If an employee is reimbursed for college classes, they must purchase the book and submit receipts per their sponsor company’s reimbursement procedures. If the employer purchases the student’s materials, then this agreement has been established with the College’s cashier and College Store, and the student’s name should appear in a book/materials authorization list at the HFC College Store.
If students are having problems receiving admittance to the school, or have not been enrolled in a course they submitted paperwork for, they should contact the Assistant to the Associate Dean of Industrial Technology, Rebecca Michalski in the Industrial Technology Division Office. She will update students on the status of their registration and inform students of any missed steps in the registration process.
Students should contact Joe Skupin, Trade and Apprentice coordinator and lead advisor to establish the courses in their program and create courses. If students have questions regarding their degree program or required credits and courses, they should contact our TAE Advisor- Aileen Stewart.
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.
You can check your waitlist status using WebAdvisor at www.hfcc.edu/webadvisor. Once you log-in, click on “Students”, then select “Manage My Waitlist”. Your rank will be listed as well as the total number of students on the waitlist. This is also where you register for the course once permission is granted to register and where you can remove yourself from a waitlist.
Using WebAdvisor, you can add, register, or remove yourself from a waitlisted course. Here’s how:
- Log-in to WebAdvisor using your User ID and password. If you do not know your User ID, click on “Students”, and then select “What’s my User ID?” and enter the requested information. To change or reset your password, visit the password management website at https://pss.hfcc.edu/pwm/.
- Select “Register for Sections” from the student menu.
- Select “Search and register for sections” or “Express registration”, depending on whether or not you have the course section information needed to register or if you are searching for classes. Next, enter the class section information and click “Submit”
- The class section status will be listed as waitlisted if the class is full and seats are open on the waitlist. Place a check mark in the box under “Select” and click “Submit”
- From the drop down menu next to the class, select “Waitlist” and click “Submit”
- You will then see on the final results screen that you have been waitlisted for the selected class section.
Can I have a Registration and Records Office Representative add me to a waitlist or register me for a class that I was granted permission to register for from the waitlist?
NO! All waitlisting activity (adding yourself to a waitlist, removing yourself from a waitlist, checking your waitlist status, and registering for a class after permission has been granted from the waitlist) must be completed using WebAdvisor.
No, you can only see your position on the course 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.
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.
Log-in to WebAdvisor, click on Students, click on Manage My waitlist, select remove from the drop down menu and click submit.
Yes, a waitlist can become closed for a course section. Courses with a closed course waitlist will show a status of “Waitlist Full” on WebAdvisor. You will be unable to add yourself to a closed waitlist until a seat on the waitlist becomes available.
Yes. The waitlist notification process will continue to run up to the last day to add classes.
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).
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 I get an instructors signature on a registration form to be added to a closed class before the semester starts and during the last week to add, can I be added to the class in the Registration and Records Office?
NO! The Registration and Records Office will no longer process closed class overrides using a Registration Form signed by the instructor. You must be on a waitlist to be considered for an open seat or closed class override. Prior to the start of the semester, if a seat becomes available and you are on the class waitlist, you will receive e-mail notification with permission to register. As of the first day of classes, if the class you are waitlisted for is still closed, you will receive an e-mail if you are granted permission to register for a closed class during the final week to add.
PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL ACADEMIC DIVISIONS PERMIT CLOSED CLASS OVERRIDES DURING THE FINAL WEEK TO ADD CLASSES.
You will need to contact the Cashier’s Office or EZ Pay (800 609-8056) to have your contract amount increased.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
How will I be notified if I have been granted permission to register for a course from the waitlist?
You will receive an e-mail 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 WebAdvisor once permission has been granted. All notification regarding waitlist status and permission to register will be sent via e-mail.
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 WebAdvisor under the Class Schedule link. You will also receive an e-mail from email@example.com confirming a change that was made to your class schedule via online registration, directing you to WebAdvisor to print your new class schedule.
How do I add an e-mail address to my student record or change the e-mail address on file with the college to make sure I receive my waitlist status e-mail?
You can add or change your E-mail address on file with the college by logging in to WebAdvisor and submitting your e-mail address under the Address Change link on the student menu. You can also update your E-mail address at the Registration and Records Office with photo identification.
NO! If a seat becomes available and you are granted permission to register from the waitlist, it is your responsibility to register yourself into the class using WebAdvisor at www.hfcc.edu/webadvisor.
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 e-mail in the order that students signed up for the waitlist, giving students who register early a better chance of enrolling in a closed class!
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 e-mail. 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.
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.
The advantages of utilizing a course waitlist are:
- Eliminating the need to constantly check WebAdvisor for seat availability
- Convenient e-mail notification sent to the student if a seat becomes available
- Easy monitoring of your status on the waitlist using Manage My Waitlist in WebAdvisor
- 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!
Yes, you can remove yourself from a waitlist at anytime. To do so, log-in to WebAdvisor, click on Students, click on Manage My Waitlist, then select Remove from the drop down menu, and then click submit.
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.
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 WebAdvisor, 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 WebAdvisor for class availability.
Apply for admission online at www.hfcc.edu/apply.
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 at www.hfcc.edu/steps/apply/guest. 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.
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 (http://www.macrao.org/Publications/OfficialTranscriptDefinition.asp).
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 at www.hfcc.edu/steps.
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.
Sign up online at www.hfcc.edu/steps/orientation.
It’s often helpful to meet with an academic advisor, especially if you’re a new student. Advisors see students on a walk-in basis at the Welcome Center Building.
Monday through Thursday - 8 am to 6:30 pm
Friday - 8 am to 4:30 pm
You need to run a program evaluation using (WebAdvisor). The Program Evaluation 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 course work listed as “course needed.” You can also use this tool before you submit an application for graduation!
- Log into WebAdvisor under “students.”
- Click “Program Evaluation”. (Right hand side of the screen under “Academic Profile”).
- Choose one of the “Active Programs” or use the “What if I changed my program of study?" button and click submit.
- Complete courses where “1 course needed” is indicated.
You need to look at course options using WebAdvisor. Unlike using paper and waiting in line to be served, WebAdvisor lets you take the wheel, search for classes, and register for open sections real time! Here's how:
- Click on WebAdvisor on the main HFC webpage, it is located on the bottom right hand corner under "Quick Links" – http://www.hfcc.edu. Or directly access it by going to www.hfcc.edu/webadvisor.
- At the bottom right hand side of the screen, click on “Search for Sections.”
- Enter the semester in which you are interested in viewing.
- Under “Subjects,” enter the course subject from the drop-down box.
- Under the “Course Number," enter the course number in which you are interested in viewing.
- You may enter additional search criteria if you desire. Only two complete fields are required to search for sections, one of which must be the semester field or the start/end date fields.
- Click submit and all courses (open and closed) are displayed.
If you need help with your password, please go to the password help page.
You will receive a letter with your login information once you are admitted to HFC. You can also find additional information online with WebAdvisor. Select the blue "students" button, then on the next screen, first click on "What's My User ID" then "What’s My Password?" in the left column.
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.
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 4-6 weeks; however, we work as quickly as possible to have them completed earlier.
View the Academic Calendar for important dates.
HFC students register online, using WebAdvisor. This can be accessed from any device that has an Internet connection.
To register, please follow these steps:
- Determine which courses you need. This can be done by viewing your “Program Evaluation” within WebAdvisor.
- Click the “Login” tab at the top. If you do not remember your username or password, please follow the prompts to access this information. Once you login:
- Click “Students.”
- Click “Program Evaluation.”
- Once you know which courses you need to take, click on “Schedule Planner” within WebAdvisor.
- Click “Term” and select the semester in which you want to register.
- Click “Add Courses" and select the courses you want to take (for example: MATH 110).
- If there are days/times you can’t take classes, click “Add Break.”
- Click “Generate Schedules."
- You will be given a list of links. Each link represents a full schedule based upon the courses, dates and times you entered. Select the schedule that works for you. Then write down the section numbers of each course and then register as follows:
- Return to WebAdvisor. Click “Students.”
- Click “Register for Sections.”
- Click “Express Registration.”
- Enter the Subject (for example: MATH), Course Number (for example: 110), Section Number (for example: 01), Term (for example: 12/FA).
- Click Submit and follow the prompts. You are registered!
- 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 WebAdvisor, select “Manage My Waitlist" from the Student Main Menu. Any courses for which you are on the wait list will appear.
Complete a Course Audit Application.
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 WebAdvisor. From the main “Student Menu”, select “My class schedule” Then select the term and click “Submit.” The student’s schedule will display. Students can print their schedule from here or select “OK” to return to the main menu.
Search the Staff Directory. If your instructor is not listed, contact the Department that is offering the course.
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.
View the Enrollment Services important dates at www.hfcc.edu/calendar.
You can view tuition rates online www.hfcc.edu//tuition-and-payment. Use the Tuition Comparison calculator to compare our tuition to other schools.
Yes, you can sign up for the EZ Pay plan.
Grants, Loans, Work Study, and Scholarships. Visit this page for more information.
Visit www.hfcc.edu/webadvisor to view "my documents" and "financial aid award letter" for more information. If you have questions stop into the Welcome Center or call Enrollment Services at 313.318.1018.
You can view your account activity in WebAdvisor by clicking on "view account and make payments".
Financial Aid forms are available on the forms page.
For information on award notification and how to accept your award, visit this 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 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 term in which they enrolled may be required to return a portion of those funds. For more information visit the Return to Title IV webpage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Financial aid eligibility is determined by information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For general guidelines, visit the eligibility page.
I’m applying for Financial Aid to pay for school. How do I make sure my classes are protected and I will not be de-registered?
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline. Students who meet this deadline will not be de-registered while they wait for the financial aid award to be processed. For more information, visit this 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.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline. View the priority deadlines online at the Priority Deadline page.
Students that miss the Financial Aid Priority Deadline 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.
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 course repeating page for more information.
Financial Aid adjusts awards, as required, based on a student's enrollment as of the 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. For more details visit the Financial Aid page and the schedule changes page.
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.
Information about Spring/Summer Financial Aid is available on this page.
The first set of Henry Ford Cards will be mailed on November 7th to current students. New students will be added every week after the start of the 15/Winter term. The first refund is scheduled to be processed November 26th.
To expedite student refunds, increase service to students and expand refund options.
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.
Please visit the Cashiers Office 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 HenryFordCard.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 HenryFordCard.com.
If you do not want to use your card, please activate your account so that Higher One can confirm your bank account information for direct deposit or your address for check mailing. You will need your card information for the original activation, after the selection process is complete you should put your card away in a safe place.
Requests for transcripts can be made through WebAdvisor. You can also print your own copy for personal use.
You can also visit the transcripts page for more information.
If you need a copy of your transcript for yourself, you should log into WebAdvisor and select “Transcript” under the Academic Profile header. This is considered your UNOFFICIAL transcript.
If you would like to request an official copy of your transcript sent to your employer or another institution, select “Transcript Request” and enter the required information. In fact, you can also see the status of your request by clicking on “Transcript Request Status."
From the main “Student Menu”, select “Address Change.” Enter the updated information and click “Submit."
From the main “Student Menu” page, select the semester for which a student wants their grades. Always select the “Reporting Term," then click “Submit."
Complete the Authorization to Disclose form.
Check with your instructor or go online to the final exams webpage.
View degree requirements online on the degree requirements page. You can also use the Program Evaluation tool in WebAdvisor or view a list of courses required for each program at www.hfcc.edu/catalog/programs.
The Registrar's office can provide enrollment verification in a college level course. For more information, visit the enrollment verification page.
Visit Transfer Resources and select "Transfer Guides or Articulation Agreements."
You can complete the MACRAO Certification Request form.
View more information about graduation requirements and application on this page.
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
You can apply for the certificate or degree. Visit the graduation requirements page for more information.
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 his or her GPA. Download an application and additional information about academic forgiveness.
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.
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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (313) 845-6464.
A list of departments with phone and fax numbers is available on this page.
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.
You will receive an email and letter through U.S. mail with the approval and what courses you will be permitted to take.
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.