How To Enroll

1) Get Admitted

  • Apply online for general admission. Some programs, such as all health sciences programs and Veterinary Technology, require additional applications.
  • Submit all admission documents by the Admission Document Deadline, which include, but may not be limited to:
    • First-Time Freshmen:
      • Final, official high school transcript showing your graduation date. If you have a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma (such as the GED or HiSET), request an official HSE Diploma transcript at
      • Official ACT or SAT scores, or take the Accuplacer.
    • College Transfers: 
      • Official transcript from the most recent college attended. If you submit an in-progress transcript, you must submit another official transcript after all grades are posted.
      • If your most recent college transcript does not show a “D” or higher in both English and Math, then submit official ACT or SAT scores, take the Accuplacer, or submit an additional college transcript showing English and Math grades.
    • Returning Students: 
      • If Hinds was the last college you attended as a high school graduate, you should not have to submit transcripts and test scores again, but you must not have prior Holds on your account.
      • Other: 
        • For Dual Credit, International, and Non-Diploma admission, see additional Admission requirements.
  • View your acceptance letter!  After your application is approved, you’ll receive an acceptance letter sent to the email address provided on your application, which includes your Student ID and My.Hinds log in instructions.

Tip: only official documents are accepted. Learn how to submit official documents

2) Log In to My.Hinds & Navigator

Access your college resources through My.Hinds, which is your one-stop portal for essential tools like college email, student accounts, housing, and more. My.Hinds is also how you access your Navigator account, which is where you manage your student information, track academic progress, view your class schedule, handle financial aid matters, and make payments.

  • Go to and log in using the instructions in your acceptance letter.
  • Start using your My.Hinds portal regularly to get familiar with college resources and check your Hinds email. Note that your Hinds email will become the primary mode of communication once you’ve registered for classes.
  • From the My.Hinds dashboard, click on Navigator to access your student information and take care of college business.

3) Complete Onboarding

    Onboarding prepares you for enrollment and allows you to establish residency. It is mandatory to complete before registering for classes!

    • Log into My.Hinds and click on Navigator.
    • Inside Navigator, click on your Inbox to start completing your Onboarding action items.

    Tip: be sure to complete each step and refresh as you go!

    4) Apply for Financial Aid

    • View your Federal Financial Aid Action Item. After Hinds receives your FAFSA, we will post your Financial Aid Action Items in Navigator under “Finances”. So, be sure to check it regularly!
    • Complete and submit your Financial Aid Action Items. Some items may be uploaded within Navigator!
    • When your Financial Aid Action Items are complete, your potential awards will be posted in Navigator.
      Tip: you must be fully admitted and enrolled in an approved program of study before financial aid can be applied.

    5) Register for Classes

    • First, note the difference between Early Registration and Late Registration:
      • Early Registration: New students may register if they have an accepted application and “official placement” on file, which is defined as official ACT or SAT scores, Hinds Accuplacer scores, or an official college transcript showing a “D” or higher in both English and Math. All other documents are due by the Admission Document Deadline.
      • Late Registration: Once Late Registration begins, no student will be permitted to register for any class unless they are fully admitted, meaning all admission documents have been received and processed in the Office of Admissions. In addition, a Late Enrollment Fee is incurred when registering for the first time during the Add/Drop Period.
    • Next, new students and returning students who have sat out for one semester must speak with an Advisor to register. When registration opens, the student should initiate advisement and registration in one of these ways:
      • Visit any Hinds campus during business hours.
      • Request Remote Advisement. If you submit a remote advisement request, an Advisor will reach out to you several business days later via your Hinds email account. So, check it regularly!
    • Current students (excluding dual enrolled students) can register for classes in Navigator. However, if you need advisement or help with your program of study, we invite you to visit with an Advisor!
    • After being advised and your official program of study is declared, you’ll be able to make your own schedule changes and monitor your academic progress in your Navigator account.

    6) Make Payment Arrangements

    • View your itemized bill in Navigator. Paper bills are not mailed.
    • You must complete one of the following by the payment 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.
      • Set up an Automatic Payment Plan in your Navigator account.
      • Pay your entire balance with cash, check, credit, or debit card.

    7) Apply for Housing

    Residence Halls are located on our Raymond and Utica Campuses.

    • Log into My.Hinds and click on ResLife to complete a Housing application. Please note: you will be charged a non-refundable housing processing fee at the time you submit the application.
    • Room Selection Process: new and returning students who have completed a housing contract and registered for classes for the upcoming semester will be able to select their rooms online during an allotted date and timeslot.
    • Before moving into a residence hall, you must complete the following: 1) register for 15+ credit hours, and 2) pay your balance in full, have financial aid awards sufficient to cover your entire balance, or set up an automatic payment plan.

    8) Get Ready for Classes

    • Log into your Navigator account regularly to manage your student business.
    • Check your Hinds email regularly. Your Hinds email is the primary method of communication for all college business. We use Outlook Email, which can be accessed from your My.Hinds dashboard.
    • 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 in your Hinds email account instructing you to select your delivery preference of in-store pick-up or shipping directly to you. Please note: digital materials will be delivered within Canvas.
      • For more details or to opt-out of the Book Bundle, visit
    • Purchase a parking decal at your campus Business Office. You must bring your student ID badge and car tag info. Online students do not need a parking decal.
    • Be sure to follow the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines!