Did you know eligible Maryland public school students can take classes at AACC for free while they are still in high school? That's right! Eligible students who submit an ECAP form approved by their school will no longer be charged tuition and fees and will not have to pay for textbooks or other required course materials. Be sure to discuss courses that interest you with your parents or guardians and high school counselor.
Eligible Maryland home-schooled students and students that attend a private school in the state of Maryland can take classes with a 25% tuition discount. 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:
*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.
If you wish to enroll in ECAP, just follow the four steps below:
For questions regarding the ECAP form submission, email AACC's cashier's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-777-2236. Do not send any sensitive information, including credit card, birth year or Social Security number, via email.
All Maryland public school, home-school and private school students must apply to AACC. When completing the online application, be sure to:
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 it and 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.
Whether you are a new or returning student, register for classes through your MyAACC account or complete the credit registration form. Students who are ECAP participants younger than 16, having completed seventh grade, must use the credit registration form. 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 email@example.com.
If your course has any prerequisites:
For private school and home-school students, you'll want to log in to your MyAACC account and pay according to the payment deadlines listed. Learn more about setting up a payment plan.
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. If your ECAP form is not received and processed by the time of registration, your bill will not reflect the discount. If the discounted rate is not applied to your account prior to you making a payment, you may receive a refund for the discounted amount once your ECAP form is processed.
For AACPS Students: Once your ECAP form has been approved and processed by the cashier's office, the AACC Bookstore will ship your required textbooks and course materials to the address on file at no cost to you. You do not need to order any of your required course materials.
To check for drop and withdraw dates, log in to MyAACC. Note: A withdraw on your transcript may affect future financial aid benefits.