Current High School Students

It’s free to apply to CCBC, so get started on the application process today. Whether you plan to earn a degree, certificate or career training, it all begins here.

Early college access: start college while in high school

CCBC offers several programs that allow high school students to take college classes and earn college credits.

Parallel Enrollment Program

Parallel Enrollment Program is an early college access program for all high school students attending the Community College of Baltimore County.

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BCPS Tuition Free Program

BCPS Tuition Free Program is an enhanced early college access program for eligible BCPS high school juniors and seniors. To apply, first talk with your school counselor to determine eligibility. 

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BCPS Dual Credit Program

BCPS students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit through the BCPS Dual Credit Program.

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Diploma to Credential Program (D2C)

D2C is designed for high school students who want to graduate with a high school diploma and a Program Certificate from CCBC. D2C focuses on twenty-first century work skills that you can use right away, while letting you earn credits that are easily transferred to other colleges.

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Career and Technology Education (CTE) pathways

If you participated in a Career Completer Program, you’ll need to take these steps within three years of your high school graduation:

  1. Complete a CCBC application for admissions.
  2. Request an official high school transcript to be sent to the Career Pathways office.
  3. Register for a course at CCBC within three years of high school graduation.

For more information, contact Emilie Cherry, Director of High School Collaboration, on 443.840.1997 or e-mail,

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Upward Bound

This college-preparatory program improves access to higher education for first generation and/or low-income BCPS high school students.

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Gifted and Talented

The Gifted and Talented program allows selected 8th and 9th grade students to take credit classes.

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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses can grant high school students CCBC credit.

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Instant admissions: look for CCBC at your school

CCBC admissions experts visit schools throughout the area to help interested students enroll. These instant admissions sessions offer opportunities for graduating seniors to reduce anxiety about the college application process and build a solid plan for the future. Watch for an instant admissions announcement at your high school.