New Student Checklist

Welcome to Black Hawk College! Our new student registration checklist will guide you through the steps to become a student at Black Hawk College. We look forward to having you here and assisting you in your educational journey.

Printable Checklist


Step 1: Apply

Apply at
Within 24 hours your acceptance letter will be sent to your personal email.
Pay $20 application fee.
Send official transcripts from high school and/or previous college.
Apply for financial aid at BHC’s school code is 001638. FAFSA is now available Oct.1 for the following fall semester. Get more information at

Step 2: New Student Orientation

Complete the orientation online where the basics of BHC are introduced.
Go to to access the online orientation.

Step 3: Course Placement Testing

Take an assessment of your skills in reading, writing and math.

Step 4: Meet with an Advisor and Register

Create your schedule utilizing online tools with the help of an advisor.
Visit for more information.

Step 5: Pay

Check payment options and due dates at
Pay online or set up deferred payment in your myBlackHawk account.
Contact Career Services to explore jobs at
Apply for a BHC Foundation Scholarship (March-May) at


Student ID

Get your photo taken at the Quad-Cities Campus at the Welcome Desk in Building 1 or at the East Campus in the Police Department in Building 1.
Your ID will arrive in two weeks.
Go to for more information.


Buy books at the Quad-Cities Campus in the Hawk’s Hub in Building 1 or at the East Campus Bookstore in Building A.
To order online, go to

Parking Permit

Cost is $25 per semester. Summers and minimesters are free.
Purchase a permit at the BHC Police Department at either campus, the Bursar’s Office at the Quad-Cities Campus or Enrollment Services at the East Campus.
If you are using financial aid to buy your parking permit, pick up a voucher at the Hawk’s Hub or the East Campus Bookstore.

Welcome Week

Before classes begin, connect with students, faculty and staff to learn about support resources on campus.
Visit to sign up.

Get Involved

To learn more about clubs, organizations and events on campus, stop by the Student Life Office at the Quad-Cities Campus in Building 4 or the Advising Center at the East Campus in Building A.
Visit for more information.

Have you been to campus yet? Plan a visit.

Are you taking classes at Black Hawk College while attending another college? In addition to this checklist, be sure to enter the code NDS – TRANSFER as your Program of Study when you apply. Also make sure the courses you take will meet requirements for your degree or major at your home college or university. Transfer Course Equivalencies