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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to Holmes?
To apply for admissions into Holmes Community College, please go to Enroll Now.

I do not know my high school or college code to enter on my Admissions application. What do I do?
Next to the box where a high school or college code may be entered, you may select the “Look Up High School Code” or “Look Up College Code” link to search for the correct high school or college. Make sure you select or enter the correct high school or college code, as entering incorrect information can cause issues with your application or Admissions. Although you may enter as many college codes as needed, only one high school code should be entered. If you have trouble finding the correct high school or college code while completing a search, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

I received a “Failed” message after completing my application. What should I do?
You will need to contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

After I apply, how long does it take to receive an acceptance letter?
If after you submitted your application you received a “Success” confirmation, your acceptance letter is immediately available in Enroll Now. However, if you submitted the application and received a “Failed” notification, you must contact the Admissions Office.

I am unable to get in to MyHolmes to complete virtual Orientation. What do I do?
You will need to contact the Help Desk (1-888-HCC-4HLP or 1-888-422-4457). You will need to have your Holmes I.D. or Social Security Number and may be asked other information to verify your account.

If I have attended Holmes before, do I have to complete a new application?
A new application is required if you did not attend Holmes during the last semester that precedes the semester you desire to attend. This applies to the Fall and Spring terms only.

Do I need to submit a new application for the next semester if I am currently enrolled?
A new application is only needed if you sit out the term immediately following the last semester you finish or if you withdraw completely from school during the previous semester. This applies to the fall and spring terms only. A new application is also required for High School Graduates who previously took Dual Enrollment classes.

If I withdrew last semester, do I have to apply again?
Yes, you will need to submit a new application if you completely withdrew and did not receive grades other than “W”.

What else do I have to do after I submit my application to complete my Admissions file?
You must submit an official transcript from the last regionally accredited college that you attended or your official high school transcript if you have never attended a regionally accredited college. ACT/SAT scores may also be needed. Steps to complete Admissions and register for classes will be listed in Enroll Now once you have completed your Admissions application. All requirements for admission to Holmes Community College must be met within the first 1/4 of the semester of initial enrollment. Failure to provide official documentation within that period will result in the student being charged a missing document fee equal to the amount of tuition and placed on admissions hold. 

Why am I being charged out of state fees?

If you were born outside the United States, graduated from a high school outside Mississippi, attended a college outside Mississippi, report an out-of-state address, or your high school or college transcript includes out of state coursework, you will be charged out of state fees unless you are eligible to prove Mississippi residency. This applies to all students (including Dual Enrolled/Dual Credit and Early College students). If you would like to learn more about proving Mississippi residency, please visit Residency Requirements.

If I’m just attending summer school, do I have to send my college transcript?
Holmes Community College requires an official transcript from the last regionally accredited college attended that shows the final grades for the last term completed.

Am I required to have a high school diploma or GED to enter a vocational program?
Holmes Community College requires that all students have a high school diploma, GED, or college transcript to enter a vocational program unless otherwise specified by Mississippi law.

How may I send or receive an official Holmes transcript?
You must request your transcript online and pay an $8 processing fee. Mail requests will incur an additional charge for shipping. To request your transcript online, please visit Ordering a Holmes Transcript on the Admissions page of the Holmes website. If you have a hold on your account, your transcript will not be sent.

How long should it take for my transcript request to be processed?
Approximately 1 to 2 business days.

How do I view my unofficial transcript?
You may view your unofficial transcript at any time by logging in to your MyHolmes account. On the Student/Library page under “Student Essentials,” click “Student Profile,” then “Navigate to My Student Profile.” Once in My Student Profile, click “Academic Transcript” on the left-hand side of the page. Please note that you will not be able to view your unofficial transcript if you have a hold on your account.

Can I obtain a transcript if I have a Hold on my account?
Transcript requests cannot be processed if there is a Hold on the student’s account. Clear Holds before you make your transcript request. Your holds are listed in Enroll Now. Unofficial transcripts and grades are also unavailable to students with holds on their accounts.

I am or was a Dual Enrolled student and cannot view my grades or request my transcript. What should I do?
For Dual Enrolled students, full credit will be granted, but will be reserved until the student graduates from high school and submits a final high school transcript showing graduation. Therefore, Dual Enrolled students are unable to view or request their official or unofficial transcripts or view their grades in MyHolmes. If you have already graduated from high school, you must have your final, official high school transcript sent to Holmes Admissions before your Dual Enrollment holds will be lifted. Please visit How Do I Submit Official Documents? for information on submitting official transcripts.