Apr 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Cohorts



The Hill Scholars Program

www.carrollcc.edu/Scholars

The Hill Scholars Program is a selective admission, honors cohort program. This cohort program is made up of honors courses linked by a common theme; seminars; and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. The core of the Hill Scholars Program is a group of General Education courses in various disciplines such as English, communication, mathematics, and sociology. Hill Scholars will take two designated honors courses and a one-credit honors seminar each term. The remainder of the 15 credits per term will be made up of courses chosen for the individual student’s major. At the end of the two-year program, students will have earned an associate degree as well as the designation of Hill Scholar. Scholarships are available for qualified students.

Hill Scholars - Admissions Requirements

Students in the Hill Scholars Program comprise high school’s highest achieving students. Applicants will be accepted to the program on the basis of grade point average in their college-preparation courses; teacher or guidance counselor recommendations; an admissions essay; standardized test scores (SAT, AP, etc.) and/or satisfactory performance on the College’s placement tests (including math, and English). Competitive SAT scores are preferred (at least 550 for Mathematics and 560 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 21 for ACT recommended). Advanced Placement and ACT scores will also be considered. Applicants should rank in the top 15% of their graduating class and have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.200. Students’ course load, academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities are strong factors in the admissions process. Hill Scholars are students who have distinguished themselves from their peers by their academic success and their commitment to activities outside of the classroom.

Please note: Students may choose either the Hill Scholar program or the STEM Scholars program, but not both.

How to Apply for the Hill Scholars Program

Please submit an application along with a one-time non-refundable $25 application fee (fee is waived for Early Action). The deadline for Early Action and Regular Admission are listed on the website and on the admissions application. For admissions consideration, these documents must accompany your application:

  • Official high school transcript (attached to the School Report Form)
  • Although we will accept official college entrance exam scores (SAT or ACT) from the high school, scores must be requested by the student (request from the high school in addition to the transcript).
  • Admission Essay
  • Two teacher and/or guidance counselor recommendation forms

The following documents may also be submitted:

  • Official Advanced Placement Test Scores
  • Scholarship Application (All students are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an online process.)

Application materials can be downloaded from the website at www.carrollcc.edu/scholars, from the Carroll Community College Admissions Office, room A101, or from your high school guidance office.

Financial Aid

All students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to the Hill Scholars Program and for other types of student financial aid. The Financial Aid Program at Carroll Community College is designed to assist eligible students in meeting their College-related expenses. Financial assistance is provided through scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities. Financial need is determined through a careful review of all information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.

Admitted Hill Scholars

Students admitted to the Hill Scholars program will be assigned a dedicated Academic Advisor to assist them with course registration and transfer planning. The goal is to assist honors students to complete their program, enroll full time, and graduate in two years as a cohort. The general sequence of honors courses for the cohort are listed below. Students that have already completed any of these credits through AP credit or Dual Enrollment will be given credit for those courses and the honors equivalent will be waived.

Honors Seminars:

Fall #1:

HONOR 101 - College Success for Honors

Fall #2:

HONOR 102 - Career Development for Honors

Spring #2

HONOR 202 - Service Learning: Values and Action Capstone  

For any questions concerning the Hill Scholars Program, please contact the Director of Student Life, Ms. Jen Milam, at 410-386-8417; Assistant Director of Student Life, Ms. Amanda DeRose, at 410-386-8424; or Senior Director of Enrollment Development, Ms. Candace Edwards, at 410-386-8405; or email hillscholars@carrollcc.edu.

The STEM Scholars Program

www.carrollcc.edu/STEMScholars

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM Scholars Program follows a cohort model with acceptance through a selective and competitive admission process. The four areas under STEM are immensely diverse. This unique cohort model allows the students the flexibility to take appropriate courses for their program of study, yet be linked to study common themes through 0.5-credit courses (one each term over three terms) around professional development opportunities, career planning, transfer preparation (visits to both STEM industries and transfer four-year institutions) and an invited speaker series. Seminars will collectively encompass outside the classroom enrichment. Finally, as a requirement of the STEM program, students in their final term register for a high-impact, rich, authentic and interdisciplinary undergraduate (2-credit) research course. Due to a donation, the students who are successful in the program will receive scholarships for their tuition at Carroll Community College. Graduates of the STEM program will earn an associate degree with the designation of STEM Scholar and will be ready to transfer to four-year institutions.

Please note: students may select either the STEM Scholars program or the Hill Scholars program, but not both.

STEM Scholars - Admissions Requirements

Students in the STEM Scholars Program comprise high school’s highest achieving students, non-traditional students and current Carroll students who have not completed more than 12 credits prior to being accepted into the program. Applicants will be accepted to the program on the basis of grade point average in their college-preparation courses (high school) and non-traditional applicants by grade point average in current Carroll courses; high school teacher or guidance counselor or College faculty recommendations; an admissions essay; standardized test scores (SAT, AP, etc.) and/or satisfactory performance on the College’s placement tests (including English and math). Competitive SAT scores are preferred (at least 530 for Mathematics test and 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing test recommended). Advanced Placement and ACT scores will also be considered. Applicants should rank in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.000. Students’ course load, academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities are strong factors in the admissions process.

How to Apply for the STEM Scholars Program

Please submit the Carroll STEM Scholars application along with a one-time non-refundable $25 application fee. The deadline for Early Action and Regular Admission are found at www.carrollcc.edu/STEMscholars. For admissions consideration, these documents must accompany your application:

  • Official high school transcript (attach to the School Report Form)
  • Official Advancement Placement Test, SAT, or ACT Scores (if any)
  • Two teacher, guidance counselor, or College faculty recommendation forms
  • Online Scholarship Application

Application materials may be downloaded from the website at carrollcc.edu/STEMscholars, obtained from the Carroll Community College Admissions Office, room A101, or from a high school guidance office.

Financial Aid

All students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to the STEM Scholars Program and for other types of student financial aid. The Financial Aid Program at Carroll Community College is designed to assist eligible students in meeting their College-related expenses. Financial assistance is provided through scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities. Financial need is determined through a careful review of all information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.

Advising for STEM Scholars

Accepted STEM Scholars will be assigned a dedicated academic advisor and a faculty advisor to assist them with course registration and transfer planning. The goal is to assist honors students to complete their program, enroll full time, and graduate in two years as a cohort.

Typical Two Year STEM Scholars Sequence

Students in the program are encouraged to carry a 15-credit load every term. A minimum 12-credit load will be required (spring and fall terms). STEM students will complete the following courses during the two years of commitment to the program. The students may take each of the courses only once during the residency of the program.

STEM 101 - STEM Scholars’ Professional Development  (.5 credit)
STEM 102 - STEM Scholars’ Guest Speakers Series  (.5 credit)
STEM 103 - STEM Scholars’ Road Trips  (.5 credit)
STEM 104 - STEM Scholars’ Research Lab  (2 credits)

For information about the STEM Scholars program, please contact Dr. Raza Khan, Director of STEM Scholars program, rkhan@carrollcc.edu or 410-386-8222 or Ms. Candace Edwards, Senior Director of Enrollment Development, cedwards@carrollcc.edu or 410-386-8430.