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AACC provides the Early College Access Program (ECAP) to qualifying home-schooled students living in Anne Arundel County and to students attending participating private schools.

With the approval of your school principal, counselor or appropriate school official, and with a GPA of 2.0 or above, students can take courses at half-price tuition. Eligible students may participate through the spring semester of their senior year.

Learn more about the ECAP program

Participating Schools

  • Annapolis Area Christian School.
  • Archbishop Spalding.
  • Arundel Christian School.
  • Calvary Baptist Christian Academy.
  • Granite Baptist Christian School.
  • Indian Creek Upper School.
  • Lighthouse Academy.
  • Maven Academy.
  • Odenton Christian School.
  • Rockbridge Academy.
  • Severn School.
  • St. Mary's High School.
  • Home School Program Type A or B (Must attach signed copy of AACPS Home Notification).

Procedures for Home School Participation

  • Students who wish to participate must provide a copy of a completed Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) “Home School Notification” signed by an authorized designee of the AACPS Home School Office
  • The completed “Home School Notification” will be sent from the AACPS Home School Office via email to the admissions office.
  • The ECAP Application for Private and Home School Students also must be submitted to the cashier's office every term to request consideration for the special tuition reduction.
  • Students participating in the Early College Access Program must comply with all Anne Arundel Community College academic policies and regulations, and demonstrate eligibility or prerequisite completion for all courses for which they wish to register.

Not sure if you qualify for ECAP?

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:

  • The courses you’d like to take are not approved by your school principal.
  • You’d like to take more than two courses.
  • You’re not sure if your private school participates in ECAP.
  • You attend a school other than an Anne Arundel County public school or partnering private school.
  • You have any other circumstances that prompt you to question whether you're qualified.

There may be other ways for you take classes at AACC, and possibly qualify for grants, scholarships or tuition waivers.