AACC provides the Early College Access Program (ECAP) to qualifying Home-schooled students living the Anne Arundel County and to students attending partcipating private schools. Students seeking the ECAP scholarship of 50% off tuition, must be at least 16 years of age by the first day of class and may participate through the spring semester of their senior year.
The 50-percent discount applies to students who attend AACPS, are AACPS affiliated home-school students or attend a partnering private school.
Check with our admissions team if:
There may be other ways for you take classes at AACC, and possibly qualify for grants, scholarships or tuition waivers.
Home-School and Private School Students
Follow the instructions to complete the Early College Access Program Application for Home-School and Private School Students.
Apply to the college online or in person at any AACC location. You'll be given an AACC ID and MyAACC password. Keep this handy. You'll need it along the way.
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT you'll need to take the Accuplacer test at the Testing Center.
With high school transcript and SAT, ACT or Accuplacer test scores in hand, submit your scores and ECAP application to the AACC Admissions office. They will check to see if you meet any necessary prerequisites and initial your form.
You might find it easiest to register and pay for class in person. If this is your first time registering, you must register in person. You may do this at any of our registration locations.
After you've registered the first time, you may register online using your new AACC ID and MyAACC password.
Plan to make a payment by the due date that will appear on your schedule/bill.
You can pay online or in person at the Cashier's office, but either way, the Cashier’s office will need to receive your approved ECAP application form in order for you to receive a 50 percent discount on the tuition portion of your bill. Participants must pay all fees. Learn more under ECAP costs and payment.