Application Support

How to Get Into Hocking

There are many support options available to ensure that any student who wants to attend Hocking College can. 

Here are just a few of the application support options available to Hocking College applicants.

Application Support at Hocking College

TRIO Program

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are college and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

Hocking College is fortunate enough to house two of these programs Student Support Services (SSS) and Talent Search (TS).


The Student Support Services (SSS) program is a federally funded TRIO program at Hocking College designed to encourage first-generation and low-income students to achieve. The program helps students develop the skills and motivation necessary to successfully complete a college education. The goal of TRIO(SSS) is to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of participants and to foster an institutional climate that is supportive of success.

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TRIO (Talent Search)

Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program designed to assist middle school and high school students with the necessary understanding, knowledge, skills and self-esteem to continue in and graduate from high school. The Talent Search program also helps students that have been traditionally underrepresented to explore training and educational options, and enroll in post secondary institutions.

Who is Eligible?

The Talent Search program is available to eligible students in grades 7-12. Teachers, parents or counselors may refer students; however, a referral is not necessary to apply for the program.

Individuals are eligible if they meet one or both of the following guidelines:

  • Potential first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four year college)
  • Income eligible

Students must also meet federal requirements for citizenship eligibility.

The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in the post secondary education institution of their choice.

Transfer Students

Looking for an economical option to obtain the first two years of a Bachelor's Degree? Many students choose to attend Hocking to obtain their basic requirements for a traditional four-year degree, and then transfer on to the college of their choice. The Ohio Transfer Module is a set of courses that fulfills general education requirements for all Ohio public colleges.

Would you like to complete your Associate's Degree before moving on? The Associate of Arts  & Associate of Science degrees are also specifically designed to allow for the transfer and application of all credits earned at Hocking College to the bachelor's degree requirements of any Ohio four-year college or university. 


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Transfer Credits

If you have attended another college or university, and would like to transfer credit to Hocking College, please have an official transcript forwarded to the Hocking College Registrar for evaluation. An official transcript must be mailed directly from the college/university. All other forms of transcripts are considered unofficial.

Hocking College Registrar

3301 Hocking Pkwy

Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

If you are transferring credits, you may choose to participate in any or all of the reading, writing or math sections of the course placement assessments. If you are not transferring credit in all three of the reading, writing and math areas of assessment, you may find taking the assessment useful in Hocking College course placement. 

Quickstart at Hocking College

Transfer students are expected to participate in QuickStart. You are encouraged to submit your previous college transcripts to the Hocking College Registrar for evaluation prior to your QuickStart date. If you have not yet had your transcript evaluated prior to your QuickStart date, please bring a copy of your previous college transcript with you.

At QuickStart, we'll help you:

  • Register for classes
  • Evaluate transfer credit
  • Get your financial aid questions answered


To make your QuickStart reservation, contact us! 


Quickstart Program at Hocking College


Danita Glenn
Director of Academic Success Center


Molly Watson
Manager of TRIO Programs


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