Yes, all credit cards perform credit checks -- the short term hit to your credit score will be small. We have a very informative article on this topic here. If you have below average credit you should focus on improving your credit over the long-term and not get overly worried about the short-term. To keep yourself up to date with credit improvement tips and get your free credit report, you can sign up for WalletHub. You'll also benefit from free credit scores updated on a daily basis and free 24/7 credit monitoring. You can try it here. Hope this helps.
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