Hill College

Veterans

STEP 1. APPLY FOR ADMISSION

Apply online using the Texas Common Application, Apply Texas.

  • Create an account
  • Set up your profiles
  • Add an application to Hill College

If you have any questions, please contact enrollmentinfo@hillcollege.edu.

If you don't have access to the Internet or experience difficulties with the online process, please see General/Specialized Admission for the paper application.

STEP 2. TRANSCRIPTS

The student is responsible for meeting all admission requirements. Failure to meet all requirements will cause the student’s transcript to be withheld and the student will be blocked from future registrations. Admission to Hill College may be by one of the following methods:

  • High School Graduate
    • Individuals who have graduated from an accredited high school must submit an official high school transcript. Hill College defines an
      accredited high school as a Texas public high school authorized through the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Private School Accreditation
      Commission, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or if located in a state other than Texas, that state’s comparable agencies
      and/or regional accrediting association. 
    • Official transcript must have a graduation date, school official signature and school seal.  Transcripts without this information will be considered unofficial.
    • Individuals graduating from an unaccredited high school or home school must submit a notarized transcript or listing of studies by the school's cognizant authority.
  • General Education Development Test (GED)
    • A person who has not graduated from an accredited high school or homeschool will be admitted if they have passed the General Education Development Test (GED).
    • Official GED certificate with scores must be provided.
  • Transferable College Credit Hours
    • An individual who is a transfer student from another college must be eligible for readmission to the institution in which the student last enrolled. Transfer students must meet the academic requirements of Hill College. Only credits from accredited institutions recognized the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will be accepted.
    • Students that have taken dual/concurrent credit while in high school are required to provide an official high school transcript as well as an official  transcript from the college attended.
    • Transcripts with in-progress coursework will be considered unofficial.  Grades must be provided for each term attended.
    • Students transferring in a GPA of 2.00 or lower will be considered for admission only through a probationary status.  Students will need to set an Academic Plan with the Academic Advising & Student Success Center before registration can be completed.

STEP 3. MENINGITIS VACCINATION

Meningitis Vaccination is required for any student who is 30 years or younger and are attending classes on a Hill College campus. For further information and instructions, please see our Bacterial Meningitis informational webpage.

STEP 4. ACADEMIC PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Veterans Exemption for Placement Testing Requirements:

  • A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three (3) years preceding enrollment.
  • A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or served as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.

If the exemption doesn't apply, Veterans must follow the following rules:

Texas State Initiative

  • ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE, ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, OR CERTIFICATE OF TECHNOLOGY degree seeking students must show current academic skill level by assessment taken with Accuplacer, THEA, Compass or Asset or college transfer work in reading, math and English.
  • ACCUPLACER is given on Hill and Johnson County Testing Centers daily for a charge of $39.

**You may qualify for exemption from testing if your Exit Level TAKS, ACT or SAT scores are above the exemption cut
score. Advising Centers can assist with score review. Bring copies of test score reports with you when you meet with
an advisor.

  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION degree seeking students are waived from placement requirements as long as they continue under the Certificate of Completion degree plan.

**Vocational Nursing Certificate of Completion need to show placement assessment prior to enrolling.

STEP 5. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Payment for tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.  Students should be prepared to make payment or arrange for financial assistance.

Financial Assistance

VETERANS GI BILL

VA DEPENDENT/SURVIVORS ASSISTANCE

TEXAS HAZELWOOD EXEMPTION

  • Payment Plan are available for most terms.  Payment plan information is located on the eCashier page.

Federal and State Grants and Loans

  1. Complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state, institutional grants, work‐study, and student loans at www.fafsa.gov.
  2. PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR THE FAFSA (FALL– JULY 1ST, SPRING– NOVEMBER 1ST, SUMMER– APRIL 1ST)
  3. HILL COLLEGE SCHOOL CODE 003573 (ALL CAMPUSES) EXCEPT JOHNSON COUNTY USES E00935.
  4. After applying for the FAFSA, a student should receive information from the college within two weeks. If you don’t receive information on your application, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Additional documentation may be required to complete you aid package.

Scholarships

STEP 6. REGISTRATION & DEGREE AUDIT

Most students choose to register online for their courses, but Hill College recommends seeking out academic advising assistance at least once each semester.  In most cases, registration for the next term opens several months prior to the 1st class day.  It is important to seek out adivising assistance to stay on track and plan out the best and faster options for completing your chosen educational path.

  1. See an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising and Student Success Center.  Our staff will assign a degree plan and provide you with tools that can help you succeed in your college career.
  2. Review your information in MyRebel.  This portal is your hub for your student account and ONLINE REGISTRATION. MyRebel is the location where you gain student records, check for account holds, view schedules, course availability, view financial aid missing documents, check financial aid awards, accept financial aid awards, pay accounts, set up payment plans, and much, much, more.
  3. Set up Student Email Account.  This email is your official communication hub for Hill College.  You should use this email to communication with college departments and instructors.  Hill College utilizes your student email to communicate important information.  Please make sure that you check this email account often.
  4. Enrollment Checklist will assist you with important information that you will need to know in order to navigate through your college experience.

VETERANS SPECIALIST STAFF

Cindy Clay
Enrollment Specialist III-Special Populations- HCC
Veterans & International Student Contact
254-659-7606
cclay@hillcollege.edu

Julia Autry
Enrollment Specialist I-JCC
Veterans Assistance Contact-JCC
817-760-5604
jautry@hillcollege.edu