We’re excited you’ve chosen to apply to Black Hawk College! For college-credit courses and programs, apply at least one week before taking a placement test or registering for classes.

***Please note that Academic Services (Self-Service, such as applying for admission, registering for courses, making a payment, accessing financial aid records, and viewing other student information such as transcripts and updating personal information) will be unavailable from Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 to Sunday, November 26th, 2017, due to system maintenance.

Please use the downloadable PDF below to begin your application during maintenance.***

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Returning Students

If you’ve been away from Black Hawk College more than two years, you must reapply.


Guest Students

If you’re enrolled at another college and plan to take summer, online or minimester credit classes, choose NDS-TRANSFER for Program of Student on the application.


High School Students

If you are in high school and plan to take dual credit classes, or if you will be dual enrolled in both high school and college, you must apply to be a BHC student before you can register. Learn more about dual credit »


International Students

There is a separate application process for international students ».


Open Door

Black Hawk College has an open door admission policy for anyone who is:

  • A high school graduate, has a GED certificate OR demonstrates college readiness
  • At least 18 years old
  • A transfer student from another college or university

For professional development training, GED classes, bus trips, youth programs and more, take advantage of our non-credit programs and classes for all ages.  Community Education »