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High School Non-Completer

If you are 16 years of age or older and never completed a formal high school program nor received an acceptable diploma or certificate, you are eligible to apply for admission to Anne Arundel Community College.

Students are admitted and enrolled according to general admission policies and procedures. Students who have never graduated from high school should meet with an academic adviser prior to enrolling in classes to discuss career and educational goals.

The college strongly encourages such students to complete their high school graduation requirements or obtain a General Educational Development Diploma (GED). Courses for GED preparation are offered at the Glen Burnie Town Center and other sites through out the county. For information, call 410-777-1823.

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Submit an application online or in person at the Arnold campus, AACC at Arundel Mills, the Fort Meade Army Education Center, or the Glen Burnie Town Center. There is no application fee.
  2. All students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program must be assessed for proficiency in English, reading and mathematics prior to their first registration. Students may satisfy this requirement by completing the AACC English and reading and math Accuplacer Placement tests. The tests are free and are offered in the Testing Center at the Arnold campus, AACC at Arundel MIlls and the Glen Burnie Town Center.
  3. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) scores may be submitted in lieu of the Accuplacer Placement tests. The following scores indicate college-level English and math eligibility: SAT critical reading score of 510 or higher, ACT English score of 18 or higher, SAT Math score of 550 or higher and a ACT Math score of 21 or higher.