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Health Sciences FAQ

In response to COVID-19, we are continuing to offer services remotely for our students, faculty and staff. Below you will find some of our frequently asked questions. If you still don't have an answer to your question, contact the Health Sciences admissions office.

I need to speak with a Health Sciences academic advisor. How can I make an appointment since the campus is closed?

Health Sciences academic advisors are available to meet with you remotely through your college email and through virtual advising. No appointment is needed. Simply email your advisor directly using your AACC email and ask your advising questions. Your advisor will respond and will open a virtual advising session as needed.

If you do not have an AACC email, use your personal email. Your advisor will be able to address questions that do not involve protected information using your personal email account.

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

A, B, D, F and K

Sharon Barlow Hughley
sbarlowhughley@aacc.edu 

E, M, N, T, U, V and Z

Laura Fitzpatrick
llfitzpatrick@aacc.edu 

G, H, I and Q

Mary van Andel
mvanandel@aacc.edu

P, R and S

Laurie Hubbard
lahubbard@aacc.edu 

C and L

Jill Nagiel
janagiel@aacc.edu 

J, O, W, X and Y

Toyette Sullivan
tlsullivan2@aacc.edu 

I was planning to attend an information session for a Health Sciences program. How can I still participate while the college is closed?

View the AACC Calendar to register for the next Health Sciences Virtual Information Session. Instructions about registration and login details are provided.

I need to take the Arithmetic Placement test and/or the TEAS test. What do I do?

All on-campus testing is currently suspended. The college is working toward providing available options to students. For testing requests, send an email to testing-arnold@aacc.edu. Keep checking with our testing office for any updates.

I need to submit an official transcript. How can I do this if the college is not open?

You are encouraged to submit transcripts electronically as this will significantly reduce the amount of time needed to process transcripts. For official transcripts the primary resource is Parchment. Transcripts can be accepted through a number of electronic formats (EDI, E-Script and National Student Clearinghouse). You should be able to request that transcripts be sent electronically from your prior institution to AACC via records@aacc.edu. Transcripts submitted by mail will have a significantly increased processing time.  

Visit Records and Registration's transfer credit page for detailed information on submitting official transcripts.

I need to submit a paper copy of my program application. How do I submit a paper application?

You may email your paper application as a PDF file to healthsciencesadmissions@aacc.edu. Once the application is received, you'll receive a reply email. If you do not receive a reply within two business days, please email us again.

Do not email your full date of birth or Social Security number. These are not requested on your application and we want to make sure that no protected information is sent via email. A copy of your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID is no longer required so you don't need to email a copy with your application.

Before emailing the address verification and supporting documentation that is required by your program of interest, white out financial, date of birth or other confidential information that may be on the documents.

In addition, paper applications may be mailed to:

Anne Arundel Community College
Attention: School of Health Sciences
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

The spring 2021 Registered Nursing application was supposed to be available on May 1. Has that date changed?

The spring 2021 Registered Nursing application is now available online.

To access the online RN Program Application:

  1. Login to AACC Credit Application.
  2. Click “Create a New Application."
  3. Select “Registered Nursing Program Application."
  4. Complete and submit application.
  5. Submit required supplemental items.

My health form is due but I cannot get an appointment for a physical. Will I lose my seat?

We understand that physicians’ offices are not making routine appointments right now. We will give you ample time to complete the necessary documents required for clinicals. Complete as much as you can, gather medical documents that you may have for previous vaccines and check your AACC email periodically for any updates.  

What are the CPR requirements?

CPR Courses are available for summer registration at AACC.

AACC's School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is offering numerous CPR courses for our students starting June 6. Learn how to register for noncredit courses. Due to the many students who will need this course, there will be enough sections open to make sure our students are able to become CPR certified prior to clinicals.

Visit the Basic Life Support page for CPR courses as they become available.

I am supposed to start clinicals this summer/fall. Will my program be delayed?

For current cohorts of admitted students, refer to your program chair or director for updated information regarding program clinical start dates.

I have been expecting to hear from the Health Sciences admissions office regarding my application status. How will I receive this notification?

All correspondence will be done through your MyAACC email account. Be sure to check your email daily.

I have heard about a Pass/Fail grade option for the spring term. What does this mean for me?

When the faculty submit a traditional grade at the end of the spring 2020 term, you can request the traditional grade be changed to a pass/fail grade. The Committee on Academic Standards will authorize the change of a grade to pass/fail based on the traditional grade submitted by the instructor.

Although you may wish to consider a pass/fail option instead of a traditional letter grade for each class you complete, please think about how this may affect selection into Health Sciences programs. If your program of interest is a competitive selection and weight is given to course grades, then you may not want to choose the pass/fail option.

My program of interest is conducting a mandatory applicant meeting. Will that meeting be canceled or rescheduled?

Applicants and students will receive information via email about how the mandatory meeting will be conducted.

The end date for the biology prerequisite to the RN program is after the application due date. Can I still submit my spring 2021 RN application?

All students taking BIO-231 or BIO-233 during the summer 2020 term are eligible to apply for the spring 2021 Registered Nursing program. When completing the online application, enter your present grade. The application will show as incomplete until the final grade can be verified and uploaded to the application, no later than Aug. 15. You must email the Health Sciences admissions office at tdneall@aacc.edu if you are taking the Biology prerequisite this summer. You will be notified if additional information is needed. 

What are the current available immunization and PPD services?

Tuberculosis Skin Testing (PPD)

AFC Urgent Care
**One-step PPD $25 total to place and read, two-step $50
3059 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
310-956-3394
https://www.afcurgentcareedgewater.com/

Concentra Medical Center (two locations)
**One-step PPD $57 total to place and read, two-step $114
811 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 104, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, 410-553-0110
7377 Washington Blvd., Suite 101, Jessup, MD 21075, 410-379-3051

Immunizations

Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club Pharmacy offers low-cost immunizations; you DO NOT need to be a Sam’s Club member to use the pharmacy.

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