How To Enroll
1) Get Admitted
- Submit a complete online admission application. (Some programs, such as all health-related programs and Veterinary Technology, require additional applications.)
- After your application is approved by the Office of Admissions, you’ll receive a welcome email sent to the email address provided on your application. This will include your student ID and instructions for accessing your HindsNet ID and My.Hinds student account.
- Submit all required documents before the start of classes to Hinds Community College, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154:
- Submit the official transcript from the last school attended: either high school, college, or equivalency diploma.
- Submit your official ACT scores (school code 2198). If you haven’t taken the ACT, take the Accuplacer for free at any Hinds campus. If you have attended college and successfully completed at least three credit hours of English and three credit hours of math, test scores may not be required for general admission.
- Only official documents will be accepted.
- As you submit admission documents, log back into your Applicant Portal to view your admission status and action items.
Transcript Tip: learn how to submit official transcripts and admission documents.
2) Log In to My.Hinds
My.Hinds is your student account and is the official location for you to manage your student information, financial aid, account balance, class schedule, check your Hinds email, and more.
- Go to my.hindscc.edu and log in using the instructions in your welcome email.
- Begin using your My.Hinds account frequently to manage your student information and to check your Hinds email. Your @hindscc.edu email will be the official method of communication for Hinds after you register for classes.
3) Apply for Financial Aid
- Apply early for financial aid in order to avoid missing deadlines. We recommend applying for the following:
- Next, log in to your My.Hinds account to view your Financial Aid Checklist, which outlines additional requirements.
- Complete any additional documents requested and submit them to the Office of Financial Aid.
- When your paperwork is complete, your offer letter will be posted in My.Hinds. Log in to view your potential award.
- You must be fully admitted to Hinds and enrolled in an approved program of study before financial aid can be applied to your account.
4) Register for Classes
- When registration opens for the semester in which you plan to enroll, you must speak with a Hinds Advisor to register for classes, but before being advised and registered for classes, you must submit the following:
- First-time college students must submit official ACT scores or take the Accuplacer.
- College transfer students must submit an official college transcript showing completion of three credit hours of English and three credit hours of Math. If college credit has not been received in both English and Math, submit official ACT scores or take the Accuplacer.
- After submitting the requirements, simply visit any Hinds location during business hours to see an Advisor. Or, you may request Remote Advisement. If you request remote advisement, an Advisor will reach out to you several business days later via your Hinds email account.
- Your Advisor will help you choose the right classes in your program of study and register you for classes.
- Please note: all new Hinds students or returning students who have not attended Hinds for at least one semester will not be able to register themselves in My.Hinds. You must first be advised by a Hinds Advisor to register for classes.
- Current students (excluding dual enrolled students) can register for classes in My.Hinds. However, if you need advisement or help with your program of study, we invite you to visit with an Advisor!
- After registering for classes, you will have a balance due for tuition and fees.
5) Your Way to Pay
- View your itemized statement in My.Hinds. Paper bills are not mailed.
- Payment is due by the published deadline each semester. View the “Important Dates” section.
- You must complete one of the following payment arrangements by the deadline:
- Have awarded financial aid (federal, state, MPACT, loans, veteran benefits, and/or scholarships) that covers all expenses. You are responsible for any fees not covered by financial aid – OR –
- Set up an automatic payment plan in your My.Hinds account (view Automatic Payment details) – OR –
- Pay your entire balance with cash, check, or credit card.
Please note: no financial aid will be applied to your account until you are admitted to the College by submitting all required documents as requested by the Office of Admissions.
6) Living on Campus?
Residence halls are offered on our Raymond and Utica campuses.
- Log in to My.Hinds to submit the online housing application. At the time you submit the housing application, your account will be charged a non-refundable room reservation fee.
- Before moving into a residence hall, you must complete all of the following:
- Register for 15 or more credit hours.
- Show proof of full payment for tuition, room, board, and other fees.
- Attend a New Student Orientation at your campus. (Only for new students beginning in the fall semester.)
7) Get Ready for Classes
- Log in to your My.Hinds account regularly to manage your student information and check your Hinds email. Your Hinds email is the official method of communication for all college business.
- Have your Student ID badge made before classes begin. Details can be found here.
- You’ll need to bring a picture ID and your class schedule.
- Make textbook pick-up arrangements.
- You will be charged for textbooks at the time you register for classes, and our Barnes & Noble bookstore will prepare your Book Bundle! One month before classes begin, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference of in-store pick-up or ship directly to you, but any digital materials will be delivered within Canvas. For more information or to opt-out of the Book Bundle.
- On-campus students: purchase a parking decal at your campus business office.
- Bring your student ID badge and car tag info. (Online students do not need a parking decal.)
- Find out where your classes are located by downloading your campus map.
- A few days before classes begin, log in to Canvas (our learning management system) to see your courses. You will be able to access your course shells on the first official day of classes.