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.
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:
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.
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.
Early College Access Program
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).
AACPS students applying to ECAP:
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.
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.
If you’re an international student, the deadlines for application are:
Fall enrollment - June 1
Spring enrollment - November 1
Provide the following materials with your application:
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.
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.
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).
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, your grades and other academic information will be included in your academic record.
No. Only students applying to take credit courses at AACC should complete the application.
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.
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 application deadlines are June 1 for the fall term enrollment and Nov. 1 for spring term enrollment. This ensures that we have time to process visa information.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to AACC admissions office for help.