Online Admissions Process for Mental Health Practitioner

We appreciate your interest in the Mental Health program at CCBC Essex and want to make certain that you are successful.

The Mental Health program is a selective admissions program. Although the Community College of Baltimore County has an open door policy for general admission, enrollment in the School of Health Professions programs is competitive.

Admission packet

You can find additional information about the Mental Health program including admission requirements by downloading the Mental Health program admission packet.

Step 1 - Review the pre-application checklist

To make certain that your application can be FULLY considered for the program, please review the following pre-application checklist before COMPLETING an application to the Mental Health program at CCBC.

  1. Have you reviewed the admissions criteria for the Mental Health program? Prerequisite information can be found at the bottom of this page and within the admission packet.
  2. If you have completed coursework at CCBC, is your CCBC GPA at least a 2.0?*
  3. Have you completed coursework at another college? If so, does the School of Health Professions Admissions Office have copies of your transcripts?
  4. Have you completed (or are you currently enrolled in) the prerequisite course MNTH 101 or MNTH 130 with a grade of C or better?

    MNTH 101 or equivalent must be completed prior to starting the program.
  5. The following list of courses are considered to be the core courses of the Mental Health program (although only MNTH 101 is required prior for admission). For any of these courses which you have completed, you must have earned a C or better at least by the end of the first semester in the program.
    ENGL 101

    MNTH 101

    MNTH 102

    MNTH 103

    MNTH 109

    MNTH 212

    MNTH 201

    MNTH 202

    MNTH 203

    MNTH 204

    MNTH 205
    MNTH 129

    MNTH 211

    MNTH 220

    MNTH 221

    PSYC 103

    PSYC 105

    PSYC 111

    PSYC 201

    PSYC 220

    SOCL 101

    SOCL141
  6. Will you submit (as one packet) the following to the School of Health Professions Admission Office?
    1. Two letters of professional reference
    2. An essay discussing, “Why I want to be a mental health/human services worker”

*If you do not know how to calculate your GPA, you can use this website.

Step 2 - Calculate your score for the pre-application checklist

If you answered YES to these 6 questions then CONGRATULATIONS you are eligible to apply to the Mental Health program.

If your pre-application checklist score is less than 6, you may wish to contact the Mental Health case manager for additional assistance.

Luba Lebed
443.840.1593
llbed@ccbcmd.edu

Step 3 - Apply to the School of Health Professions

Are you a current or former CCBC student? – Go directly to SIMON and apply to the Mental Health program under the Student Services Tab. Note: There is a $20 application fee to complete the application. Applying online requires paying the application fee before the application can be submitted. CCBC accepts VISA and MASTERCARD for the payment.

New to CCBC? You need to apply to CCBC first – Click here to start your application to CCBC
Once admitted to the College, you will be able to log in to SIMON to complete the School of Health Professions Admissions process.

Step 4 - Submit official transcripts and required documents

All references and the essay as required by the admission packet must be submitted to the School of Health Professions Admissions Office as one complete packet prior to the fall or spring term for which you are seeking admission.

Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended, including CLEP scores, AP scores and international evaluations need to be submitted to CCBC. You do not need to submit a CCBC transcript. All documentation should be submitted to the School of Health Professions Admissions Office, ADMN101 on the Essex Campus.

Step 5 - Check the status of your application

You can check the status of your application online by logging into your SIMON account.

Admissions criteria and prerequisites:

The Mental Health program admits a limited number of students each year. The academic credentials of the most competitive candidates include completion of MNTH 101 or MNTH 130 with a grade of "C" or better, submission of two (2) professional reference letters, and the essay. Students should complete this course and turn in all required forms to the School of Health Professions Admission Office prior to fall or spring term for which you are seeking admission. The competitiveness of admissions depends on the pool of applicants.