Selective admission programs are those Health Sciences programs for which certain prerequisites or minimum prior academic achievements are required before you can apply to or enter the program. Some selective admission programs are also limited in the number of students they can accept each year. Selective health sciences admission program applications are available certain times of the year and have an application deadline.
The letter you received from AACC’s admissions office means you have been accepted to the college and you have designated the curriculum of study that you wish to study at AACC. However, this is not acceptance into the health sciences program. There is a separate application process for selective and rolling admission health sciences programs. You can take prerequisites and other general education courses needed for your program and meet with a health sciences academic advisor to learn how to become eligible for the program of your choice. You will still need to complete the health sciences program application and meet the admissions requirements specific to your chosen program.
To gain admittance to one of these programs, you must:
The application deadline varies depending on the program. Some programs have specific deadlines while others accept applications on a rolling basis. To find the application deadline for your program, visit our Health Sciences Applicants page.
Attendance at an information session is required for most Health Sciences programs. Information sessions cover admission and academic requirements, the application and selection process, the curriculum and career opportunities. Sessions run 60 to 90 minutes and are conducted by the program faculty. For your attendance to count, you must attend the session for the entire amount of time that it is conducted.
Information sessions are scheduled at various times, either remotely or in person. The schedule of sessions may be found on the online calendar.
The Arithmetic Placement test will be available remotely and in person. Email the testing office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a remote testing appointment or discuss your testing options.
To register for the virtual TEAS test, visit the ATI website for directions on what to expect and how to register.
If you have successfully completed courses with a grade of C or better that are prerequisites or general education course requirements for the program, you will not have to take those courses again. Some programs require that prerequisite courses be completed within a certain time frame and/or with a B or better. Be sure to review the admission requirements and attend the information session for additional information about your specific program of interest.
To transfer courses from your previous college, request an official transcript and have it sent to AACC’s Records and Registration office. To find out how to request a transcript, check with your previous college’s records office. If you receive transfer credit for prerequisites or program requirements, you will not have to retake those courses if they are within the time frame and grade required by your program.
You are encouraged to submit transcripts electronically as this will significantly reduce the amount of time needed to process them. If you have taken program prerequisites or other general education courses at a nationally recognized institution other than AACC, you must submit official transcripts with your application for review.
If you successfully completed ENG-111, ENG-115 or ENG-121, you have met the requirements for ENG-101/ENG-101A.
Applications can be found on the Health Sciences Applicants page as they become available.
You may email your paper application as a PDF file to email@example.com. Once the application is received, you will receive an email notification. If you do not receive a reply within two business days, please email us again. Do not email your full date of birth or Social Security number. These are not requested on your program application and we want to make sure that no protected information is sent via email.
In addition, paper applications may be mailed to:
Anne Arundel Community College
Attention: School of Health Sciences Admissions, HLSB 174
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
All students who are offered acceptance to a Health Sciences program must submit to a criminal background check. Most programs also require a health examination record and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification. Some programs also require a urine drug screen. Final acceptance will be dependent on successful completion of these specific program requirements.
Be sure to review the requirements for your specific program before you apply.
You will be sent an email to your MyAACC student email.
You have the option to reapply to the program or consider another related program. Be sure to review your application for any areas of improvement. For help in determining your options, see your Health Sciences academic advisor.