Steps for Success

Students who intend to apply for admission to one of the School of Health Professions programs at CCBC should follow these steps, in order.

All applications to SHP Programs are only available online.

Note: Applicants who are accepting a seat into any of the Nursing programs or into the Anesthesia Tech program are required to pay a non-refundable $200 seat fee to accept their offer of admission and reserve their space in the program. The fee will be applied to the student account after the first several weeks of class. Students who accept the seat and then do not attend the program will not be eligible for a refund of the fee.

Step 1: Apply for admission to CCBC.

You may apply online or in person at any CCBC campus or extension center.

Step 2: Testing.

Participate in assessment testing, if necessary.

Step 3: Meet with an academic advisor.

See an academic advisor to interpret the assessment testing results and plan a course of study.

Schedule an appointment with a Science and Health Careers Pathway advisor. Advisors can be found at the Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville campuses. To find your Science and Health Careers Pathway advisor, call or visit their office

Step 4: Complete developmental courses.

Complete all developmental courses as indicated by the results of the assessment testing.

If you are applying to a nursing, radiography, anesthesia tech or to the dental program, you must participate in pre-admission testing as well. Visit Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) to pay for and to schedule testing dates and times.

Step 5: Pre-requisite and general education courses.

Enroll in and complete appropriate pre-requisite and general education courses. For program specific details click here, select your program of interest from the left menu, and then open the admission packet on the right side of the page.

Step 6: Apply to your SHP program.

The School of Health Professions uses the CCBC Central Application System (CAS) for all programs. The Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant programs use DH CAS and CASPA respectively. For directions on applying to these programs, download the Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant program application packets. 

To login and use the CCBC CAS (for all other SHP programs):
Note: the non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of submission.

All additional documents and materials must be submitted to our office by the deadline, including copies of all external transcripts, CLEP scores, AP scores, evaluations of international transcripts, credit-by-exam scores, references, essays, etc. See Step 7 for specific directions.

Step 7: Submit.

It is the sole responsibility of the student to ensure that all documents have been uploaded or mailed to the CCBC CAS and submitted to the SHP Admissions Office as required. Further direction is found in the CCBC CAS application.

  1. Submit all required paperwork through the CCBC CAS.
  2. ALL official transcripts must be sent to the CCBC CAS.
    1. This includes a transcript from CCBC.
    2. You must submit the official transcript from every institution you have attended. We strongly recommend sending in all official transcripts no less than 3 months prior to the admission deadline
  3. CCBC’s Office of the Registrar still requires external official transcripts for any school for which you want transfer of credit:
    1. Send one copy of each external official transcript to the School of Health Professions Admissions Office prior to the admission deadline to:
  4. School of Health Professions Admissions Office
    Administration Bldg. Suite 100

    CCBC Essex
    7201 Rossville Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21237

  5. If you have an international transcript, it must be course-by-course evaluated by an agency such as AACRAO International Education Services.

Step 8: Initial contact.

Your admissions status updates are emailed to you using the address you listed on the CAS application.

Step 9: Current address.

It is the responsibility of the student to determine that both the Registrar's Office and the School of Health Professions Admissions Office have a current name, address, and phone number. If you have a name change, move, or change your phone number, we will not be able to contact you. The Office of Records and Registration does not notify us of recent name, address or phone changes.

Step 10: Status letters.

Letters will be mailed out approximately 6—8 weeks after the application deadline. All letters are mailed out on the same day for each program respectively. NO ONE receives advance notice of status.

Step 11: Wait list.

If you are placed on the wait list, you may not receive final word about your status until the end of the current semester. Wait lists are not "rolled over" to the next semester. If you are wait-listed and then not accepted due to availability of seats, you must submit a new application for the next semester if you wish to reapply.

Step 12: Denied admission.

If you are not accepted for admission, you must submit a new application for the next admission cycle if you wish to reapply. Applications are not "rolled over" to the next semester. However, your application folder will be retained for one year after the initial application; consequently, external transcripts and test scores will be stored for you.