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Welcome and congratulations on starting your journey as a credit student at AACC!

Like all colleges, the first step is to apply for admission. But unlike some colleges, we accept all who apply. This is because we believe anyone who works hard deserves an excellent education. So whether you’re an A-plus student or struggle in some subjects, we can put you on the path to academic success.


How to Apply to AACC

At AACC, we’ve worked hard to make the online application process as simple and straightforward as possible. Applying is as easy as following these four steps:

  1. Create an online application account.
  2. Complete and submit your online application.
  3. Wait just a few days while we review your application.
  4. Once you have submitted an application, you will receive emails with your AACC student ID and information regarding MyAACC, our online student portal. You must activate your MyAACC and college computer accounts in order to use college computers, to view courses and course materials, check college email, view grades and more.

Note: If you’ve taken a credit class at AACC before, or if you want to enroll in a noncredit continuing education class, you do NOT need to submit an application.



Special Requirements

If you fit within one of these specific student groups, there are a few additional requirements to complete as you move through the application process outlined above. Be sure to glance over these requirements before you start the application.

Current High School Students

If you’re an Anne Arundel County high school student and at least 16 years old, you can get a head start on basic college course requirements by enrolling in the Early College Access Program (ECAP). To enroll in ECAP, follow the same application steps outlined above, but you’ll also need to submit the following items:

Learn more about earning college credit while in high school.

Transfer Students

If you’re transferring from another institution to complete an associate degree or credit program at AACC – or if you’ve already earned a degree at another institution – be sure to submit your official college transcripts from all colleges, universities and/or credit institutions you’ve attended.

Learn more about transfering to AACC.

Students with College Degrees

If you’ve already earned a college degree at another institution, be sure to submit your official college transcripts from all colleges, universities and/or credit institutions you’ve attended.

Learn more about submitting your transcripts.

International Students

If you’re an international student, the deadlines for application are:

Fall enrollment - June 1

Spring enrollment - November 1

Please provide the following materials with your application:

  • International Student Application.
  • Visa information.
  • TOEFL score if English is not your native language.

Learn more about applying as an international student.

Health Professions Students

Some programs in AACC’s School of Health Sciences require students to attend an information session before applying. Most also require background checks and drug screenings.

Learn more about applying to Health Science programs.

Common Questions

We know the application process can seem complicated. That’s why our Admissions team is here to help you every step of the way. Here are a few of the most common questions students ask us throughout the process.

Is there any chance I’ll be rejected?

No. At AACC, we believe everyone deserves an excellent education, so we accept everyone who applies (as long as they’re at least 16 years old).

If everyone is accepted, why do I need to apply?

Every student who submits an application for admission is accepted. The application is the first step in creating your academic record. Your application identifies your career and/or academic goals, determines residency, and indicates your desire to apply for financial aid. Once you have enrolled as a student, your grades and other academic information will be included in your academic record.

Do I need to apply to be a noncredit student?

No. Only students applying to take credit courses at AACC should complete the application.

Learn more about registering as a noncredit student.

Do I need to apply if I’ve taken credit classes at AACC before?

Probably not. If you’ve taken credit classes at AACC before, there’s a good chance we already have an application for you on file. Contact the Admissions office to find out whether you need to reapply for admission.

What are the application deadlines?

We recommend submitting your application no later than July 1, to ensure that we have enough time to process your application and financial aid, assist with your course selection and registration. For international students, the deadlines for application are June 1 for the fall semester enrollment and November 1 for spring semester enrollment, to ensure that we have time to process visa information.

Do I have to apply online, or can I submit a paper application?

We can process your application more quickly online, but you can also submit a paper application by mail, by fax or in person.

Download the paper application for:

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to AACC Admissions Office for help.

Questions?

Prefer a Paper Application?

The online application is faster, but you’re welcome to complete a paper application and submit by mail, fax or in person.

DOWNLOAD A PAPER APPLICATION FOR: