Steps to Admission
- Apply to Carroll Online!
Submit an Enrollment Application from www.carrollcc.edu/applynow. New students are encouraged to submit applications early in April for fall enrollment or in November for spring enrollment. Admission is open and students can apply any time before a semester begins. You must apply 24-48 hours before placement testing or registration for classes.
- Demonstrate class eligibility.
Students demonstrate eligibility for college-level work in many ways:
- Students with a high school unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher within 5 years are eligible for ENGL 101 and non-calculus-based courses (MATH 111 , MATH 115 , MATH 118 , or MATH 121 ). English Language Learners cannot place with GPA alone.
- Math standardized test scores are honored for two years.
- 530+ on the Math SAT or 21+ on the ACT will be eligible for non-calculus based General Education math courses (MATH 111 , MATH 115 , MATH 118 , or MATH 121 ).
- 570+ on the Math SAT, 24+ on the ACT will be eligible for MATH 122 .
- 3 on the AP Statistics may enroll in MATH 115 .
- 3 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam will be eligible for General Education math courses (MATH 115 , MATH 118 , MATH 121 , MATH 122 , MATH 130 , MATH 132 , or MATH 135 ).
- A grade of B or higher in a Carroll County Public high-school’s Trigonometry/Precalculus course within the last two years and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be eligible for MATH 122 and MATH 130 .
- A grade of C in a Carroll County Public high-school’s Trigonometry/Precalculus course within the last two years and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be eligible for MATH 118 .
- 165 or higher on the GED Math Reasoning Test will be eligible for non-calculus based General Education math courses (MATH 111 , MATH 115 , MATH 118 , or MATH 121 ).
- English standardized test scores are honored for two years. Students with the following scores will be eligible to take ENGL 101 .
- 480+ on Evidenced-Based Reading/Writing SAT
- 21+ on the ACT
- 4 on the PARCC English 10 or 11
- 3 on the AP English test
- 165 or higher on the GED Reasoning through Language Arts
- All test scores (placement, ACT, and SAT) are honored for two years.
- If none of the above requirements have been met, please complete placement testing. Call the Testing Center at 410-386-8450 to schedule a placement test appointment. Placement test results are immediately available and given to the student after testing (except on Saturdays). Students will then meet with an advisor to select and register for classes and/or arrange to re-test, if desired. Parents are welcome to attend student meetings regarding test results and course registration. Appointments are required.
- Register for classes.
After their first term, students will meet with an academic advisor at milestones of 15, 30 and 45 credits to discuss goals and to assure satisfactory progress toward those goals before subsequent registrations.
- Pay for classes.
There are many payment options. Payment is due about one month before the term begins. Consult with the cashier or apply for financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans). Call 410-386-8437 for financial aid information. Go to www.carrollcc.edu/mycarroll, click on Lynx Portal to log in, then click on Student Finance to pay or join the payment plan.
- Prepare for class.
Attend New Student Orientation in August or January. Sessions are provided for students and parents/families. Virtually visit classes via Canvas during Preview Week to review requirements and assignments.
Registration forms are processed daily in the Records Office, room A112, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuition is always due about a month before a term begins. After this deadline, payment is due at the time of registration. A zero-interest tuition payment plan is available. For more information about the tuition payment plan, call the Business Office at 410-386-8040. Please check Carroll email, even when class is not in session to receive payment and waitlist alerts.
Prohibition of Individuals on Sex Offenders Registry
Carroll Community College is committed to offering accessible educational opportunities to our community. In support of that commitment, the College maintains an open door policy of admission. The college also provides learning opportunities for the younger learners and houses a daycare center. Therefore, the College prohibits the enrollment of individuals listed on any State Services Sex Offender registry and/or Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Sex Offender registry. This would include online classes, programs, or attending any college-sponsored events, on or off campus.