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While much has changed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, know that the admissions team is here to help! Do you have questions about enrolling in AACC while in high school? Contact your admissions officer!


Early College Access Program (ECAP) Requirements

Did you know high school students are eligible for a 50% tuition discount when taking credit or developmental courses that are approved by school principals? Be sure to discuss courses that interest you with your parents and high school counselor. Learn more about course options.

Note: Graduating seniors are not eligible for ECAP discounts for summer term courses.

ECAP eligibility requirements for high school students taking classes at AACC:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA 
  • 16 years or older, or meeting additional admissions requirements*
  • Submit completed ECAP form
  • Meeting course prerequisites (see our college catalog)

* Students under 16 years old must meet AACC's criteria for Gifted and Talented including demonstrating ENG-101 eligibility, meeting with the director of admissions, Cassandra Moore, as well as permission of department prior to enrolling in a course.


To Enroll

Complete ECAP Application Form

AACPS students

  • Print and complete the ECAP application form. Contact AACPS's help desk, help-desk@aacps.org, if you have trouble accessing your ECAP form.
  • Provide your AACPS username and password and the form will populate with your student information.
  • Both the student and parent/guardian must complete and sign the form. 
    • Obtain the necessary signatures from your high school counselor and principal. This may be done through scanning/email.
  • Send the completed ECAP form to the AACC cashier's office, cashiersoffice@aacc.edu, so that the 50% tuition reduction can be applied to your bill. When emailing the ECAP form, be sure to white out/scratch out the birth year, leaving only the day and month visible.

Private and home-schooled students

For questions regarding the ECAP form submission, email AACC's cashier's office at cashiersoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2236. Do not send any sensitive information including credit card, birth year or Social Security number via email.

Complete AACC Application

All first-time credit students must apply to AACC. When completing the online application, be sure to:

  • Select "Apply Online"
  • Use only your legal name - no nicknames
  • Enter your birthdate mm/dd/yyyy
  • For Educational Goal, select "I am here to take classes while I am a high school student"
  • Select "Nondegree seeking"
  • Be sure to select your correct high school
  • Set a password that is at least six characters and remember your username/password
  • If you will be applying for the Early College Access Grant, provide your Social Security number on the application

Once you submit your application, you will receive a welcome email and a second email that contains your AACC ID number, PIN and Username. Be sure to keep this information safe. The link in the email will expire so you should immediately click on it to set up your MyAACC account. Your MyAACC account allows you to register, view financial aid, view and pay your bill, view your grades, request a transcript, and communicate with AACC.

If you have trouble setting up MyAACC, email helpdesk@aacc.edu or call 410-777-4357. For help with the online application, reach out to admissions@aacc.edu or 410-777-2246.

Consult with an AACC admissions officer for help with course selection

Our admissions officers can help with course selection and help determine if you’ve met the prerequisite requirements for the course(s) you want to take. Find your admissions officer or contact our office at 410-777-2246 or admissions@aacc.edu

If your course has any prerequisites:

  • Ask your high school for a copy of your transcript and email it to records@aacc.edu.
  • Email your ACT, SAT and any IB or AP scores to records@aacc.edu. You can find these scores on the College Board website or from your AACPS high school Naviance site. If you haven’t taken a placement test and need to test, learn how to do so with our testing office.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Maryland residents attending a public or private school and AACC, who demonstrate financial need, should complete the Early College Access Grant (ECAG) application and send to finaid@aacc.edu. You can receive $200 in the fall term and $200 in the spring term. Home-schooled students are not eligible for this grant. 

*The 2019-2020 ECAG application (for summer) requires sensitive personal information that should not be emailed. Please mail to the AACC Financial Aid office.

Register for Classes

Whether you are a new or returning student, register for classes through your MyAACC account or complete the credit registration form

Pay Your Bill

Log in to your MyAACC and pay according to the payment deadlines listed. Learn more about setting up a payment plan. Note: the amount owed will be adjusted to reflect the 50% ECAP tuition discount once your completed form has been entered.

If payment is not received before the due date, you will be dropped from your class. We recommend paying the required tuition and fees at the time of registration. Any overpayment after the ECAP tuition reduction or ECAG award will be refunded. 

Dropping and Withdrawing From Classes

ECAP students must adhere to the same standards and policies of all students. This includes dropping or withdrawing from a course. It must be done on time

To check for drop and withdraw dates, log in to MyAACC. Note: A withdraw on your transcript may affect future financial aid benefits.

Questions?