For Parents

student walking in hallwayWe know the transition from high school to college can be stressful – for both students and parents. At Black Hawk College, our goal is to limit stress and empower students to be an active part of their educational experience. As you learn about our enrollment process and student resources, encourage your daughter or son to engage in our campus community.

Common Questions

What services are available to help students with disabilities?

The Disability Services Office has a wide range of services to assist students with documented disabilities.

Can my student take classes before graduating from high school?

Yes! Through dual enrollment, your student can earn credit at Black Hawk College while still in high school.

Is there tutoring available?

Yes! Students have access to free tutoring – both online and in person.

My child is undecided about what to study in college. Can you help?

Yes! Because of our vast academic offerings and affordable cost, Black Hawk College is a great place for students to explore and discover who they want to be and what they want to do in life. Our Career Services Center can help students learn about the world of work and determine how their talents and interests intersect career options. Additionally, students can talk to the Advising Center to establish their educational and career goals.

How much does it cost to attend?

The amount students pay to attend Black Hawk College depends upon their eligibility for state and federal grants and loans, scholarships and college work-study. The Financial Aid Office can help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer any cost-related questions.

Do your credits transfer to four-year schools?

Yes! Students can transfer to four-year colleges and universities seamlessly. We recommend that students meet with an academic advisor each semester to make an educational plan. Following the plan ensures that students are taking the proper courses to achieve their academic goals.

How does my student enroll?

Follow our Registration Checklist to learn about applying, financial aid, taking the COMPASS placement test, meeting an advisor, attending orientation and registering and paying for classes.