Applying to Highlands College

Highlands College is for students between the age of 17–24.

For students interested in Highlands College over the age of 24, please view our Leadership Institute.

What to Expect

The Application Process

You’ve worked so hard to get to this point—you’ve taken tests, you’ve stayed up late studying, you may have had a job, or joined clubs, or volunteered. We are excited to read your application to Highlands College – the record of all of your hard work.

Our team is here for you—every step of the way!




 Online Application


 Received Recommendation


 Completed Background Check Questionnaire

– If you are 18 or older, please complete the background check consent form in your application.

– If you are under 18, please complete the student background questionnaire, as well as a parent or legal guardian to complete the parent background questionnaire.


 Highlands College Admissions Interview

Dates to Remember

Dates to remember for fall 2024 applicants

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Financial Program Application Opens

Families may apply for our financial program which combines with scholarship awards to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. The financial program application assesses a family’s demonstrated need and develops an individualized package for qualifying students.

FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Priority Acceptance Date

If you are accepted by this date, you will receive priority consideration of remaining scholarships, and student housing options.

MARCH 1, 2024

Financial Program Application Priority Date

All Financial Program applications submitted on or before March 1st will be eligible to receive a Financial Program notification as early as March 15th. Applications submitted after March 1st will be subject to a longer review time among a more competitive applicant pool.

APRIL 1, 2024

HC Ready Date

Accepted students can secure their enrollment by this date by becoming HC Ready! This includes paying your enrollment deposit, securing Student Housing, apply for scholarships and the Financial Program, and paying the semester balance for tuition.


Fall ’24 Semester Starts

Tuition and Fees

Our Financial Program creates the opportunity for Highlands College students to graduate with financial freedom and empowered to reach the world.

Discover the more you were made for at Highlands College

Have a Question?

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please refer to the Highlands College frequently asked questions page or contact our team.