Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

Admissions/Student Status

A student may apply for early admission and enroll as a full-time student at the College, thereby choosing to bypass the traditional senior year of high school. An early admission student is expected to show an above average high school academic achievement record, typically defined as a B grade point average. An individual considering early admission should discuss his/her intention with a high school official in the junior year. To apply as an early admit, a student must submit the Carroll Enrollment Application, official high school transcript together with SAT/ACT scores, if available, and written authorization for a waiver from a high school official. Students approved for an 8th term waiver by the Carroll County Public School’s Director of Student Services fall into the Early Admission category and also must submit written authorization from a high school official at the time of application.

Students under the early admission option are not eligible to receive federal financial aid until they have officially graduated from high school, which only happens in June each year.

Admission of Young Students

Students less than sixteen years of age are grouped in a category referred to as Gifted and Talented. The admission standards for the Gifted and Talented program are selective; potential students must demonstrate a proven record of academic success indicating ability to handle the challenge of college level work. To be considered a Gifted and Talented student, students will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the seventh grade.
  2. Submit the Carroll Enrollment Application.
  3. Submit official school transcripts from previous and current schools.
  4. Show satisfactory scores on the College placement test or;
  5. Provide evidence of Gifted and Talented status as defined by Carroll County Public Schools. Briefly, students must score in the 96th percentile by age on one or more of the following tests: Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills; Test of Cognitive Skills; WISC III, California Achievement Test OR document a composite SAT score of 1200 or above on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math components;
  6. Provide letters of support from a school official and in the case of a home schooled student, a letter of support from a reliable reference who can attest to the student’s adaptability, maturity level, and ability to succeed in a college environment.
  7. Meet with the Senior Director of Enrollment Development or an admissions counselor, with a parent or guardian, for final approval.

All required documents must be submitted, and all evaluation results in place, no less than two weeks prior to the start of the term for which the student seeks enrollment.

If test scores or evidence that the student is in the 96th percentile of his/her age group are not available, the student’s performance on Carroll’s placement exams in math and English will serve as a measure of college readiness. For underage students, placement test scores will determine eligibility for admission. Please contact the Senior Director of Enrollment Development, to take the placement exams in lieu of other standardized testing or to submit documentation for admission as a Gifted and Talented student from Carroll County Public Schools.

Special Note for Parents: As part of the initial admissions process, a parent or guardian of a student under 16, must complete and sign a Statement of Understanding and forward to the Senior Director of Enrollment Development. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at 410-386-8430 or admissions@carrollcc.edu.