Use the information provided on your acceptance letter to complete the next steps with the Quick Start videos!

To access your Howard College email, use the credentials listed on your acceptance letter. This Student Email login link can also be found in the footer of the Howard College website.

Instructions to set up multi-factor authentication, and other resources for your system access are available on our System Access page

If you don’t have your letter available contact for help.

NOTE: All future correspondence will be to your HC student email account, check it frequently.

Go to the Howard College website and click the link for MyHC located under the Students dropdown. Using the credentials included with your letter, sign in for the first time. Then go sign into MyHC and EAB Navigate and make sure your credentials work.

NOTE: Blackboard access does not open until a week before class starts.

While signed in to MyHC, click ‘Campus Connect v4’

  • Look for the tab titled “Student Holds” to see if there are any issues you need to address.

It’s time to complete your career assessment! Complete your EMSI Career assessment and share the results with your advisor when you meet. 

It’s a good idea to meet with an advisor early. They can make sure you are on the right track, discuss your degree plan, and help you register for classes.

EAB | Navigate is a student success hub that is your portal to sign up for academic advising appointments, view notes from your academic advisor, and access other tools for continued success!

Download EAB Navigate here!

Remember to install the app and enable notifications to be reminded of appointments and receive other communication from your advisor. 

You will use your Howard College credentials to sign into EAB. This is the same username and password you established on step 1 of this checklist. 


Visit our Advising Page for current information about our advising centers or to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. *You will need to have EAB Navigate already set up to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Please use the link above to sign in to EAB. 

When you are ready, you can register for classes during the registration period for each semester.

Select an available New Student Orientation session and register to attend! You will learn information valuable to your success at Howard College.

If you plan on attending the Big Spring campus and living in student housing, you can review the Student Housing Page and complete the application.

  • Keep watching your student email for information regarding classes, financial aid, holds, etc. All correspondence will be sent using this email address going forward.
  • Check the academic calendar for semester start dates, payment deadlines, and other important information.
  • Review your schedule in MyHC
    • If you would like to purchase books from the Howard College Bookstore, bring your printed class schedule to the bookstore on either the Big Spring or San Angelo campus.