Registration for fall at Harford


Harford Community College's in-person early registration period for fall credit courses is under way. New and continuing students may register through Friday, Aug. 28, in Joppa Hall. Hours of registration are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Counseling and advising services are available at convenient hours for students seeking help with career and academic planning. Call the HCC Counseling Center at (410) 836-4301 for an appointment. Testing is also available for students registering for classes that require prior assessment or for students who wish to earn a degree or certificate.

Students who require testing may not be able to complete the entire registration process in one day. Call the HCC Test Center at (410) 836-4352.

Two days of open registration, with both days and evening hours and complete admissions and counseling services, are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Susquehanna Center.

Open registration is geared toward the new student who requires some assistance in planning his or her course election and schedules.

For more information on registration procedures call the Office of Credit Registration at (410) 836-4222 or 879-8920, ext. 222.


The New Community College of Baltimore has introduced a course that helps students learn their potential to succeed, and that takes the fear out of the college experience.

The College Success Seminar (CSS 110), is a three-credit elective that provides students an opportunity to learn and apply attitudes and behaviors that lead to academic and personal success.

Students are taught how to take effective class notes, improve their memory, raise test scores, manage time effectively, increase self-confidence, and maximize learning.

The seminar was designed and is taught by Dr. Scarff W. Downing, professor of English, speech and foreign languages. Mr. Downing tells students, "You can be a winner in college and in your life." The Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Carnegie-Mellon graduate has received numerous state and national awards for teaching excellence.

Mr. Downing describes the College Success Seminar as a system that shows students how to take effective action, create support networks and develop a positive-life philosophy. He encourages students that they do not have to face college alone.

Students in CSS 110 meet once a week in a large group session and twice weekly in small-group workshops, and have lectures, essay readings, music, videos, guest speakers and panel discussions.

For additional information about CSS 110, call Mr. Downing at (410) 333-5411.

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