Through AACC's Gifted and Talented Program public school, home-school and private school students under age 16, who have been identified as having exceptional academic or fine arts talent may be eligible to take college credit courses. Students are responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees.
Applications for the Gifted and Talented program are screened by a team comprised of representatives from AACC admissions, advising and academic departments. Students may be asked to interview and fine arts students may be asked to audition or to present a portfolio of their work. The final decision to admit is made by the AACC Gifted and Talented team.
Students admitted to the Gifted and Talented program shall not be allowed to enroll in physical education courses and/or HEA-100.
How to Enroll
To get started, you must be under 16 years of age and completed seventh grade or the equivalent:
- Complete the Gifted and Talented application and obtain all necessary signatures.
- Apply online to the college or in person at any AACC location. You'll be given an AACC ID and MyAACC password.
- If you have not taken the ACT or SAT or do not have the minimum scores required by AACC to enter most college classes, you will need to take the Accuplacer Placement test at the Testing Center.
- Submit your Gifted and Talented application , high school transcript, SAT, ACT or Accuplacer scores to the AACC Admissions Office.They will check to see if you meet any necessary prerequisites and sign your form.
- You are required to register for class in person at any campus (Arnold, Glen Burnie Town Center or Arundel Mills).
- Be sure to pay before the first day of class. You may choose to participate in AACC payment plan.
Contact the AACC Admissions Office at 410-777-2243 or Admissions@aacc.edu.