How to get started
Apply! It all starts here!
Submit your CCBC application for admission either on-line, in-person or by mail. Whether you plan to earn a degree, certificate or career training, it all begins here.
Begin on the right path - meet with an advisor .
Advisors in the Academic Advisement Center assist CCBC students with getting started and staying on the right path.
If you've never attended college, you will learn how the placement test can point you to success.
If you've earned college credits at another college, you'll learn how your previous college experience takes you closer to your goal. Bring a copy of your transcript when you meet with an advisor.
Leverage what you know - bring your test scores.
Test scores are not required, but if you took a standardized test (SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer at another college) within two years from the date you apply to CCBC, you may be exempt from CCBC placement testing if your test scores are:
SAT- 550 or higher in critical reading, writing and math or
ACT- 21 or higher in either reading, writing or math
Fund your future - know your options.
CCBC has affordable tuition. Plan ahead to arrange your payment method.
Sign up for the interest free payment plan.
Apply for federal and state financial aid at www.fafsa.gov (School code is 002063).
In the fall and spring, CCBC Admissions staff visit high schools in the Baltimore area to guide prospective students through the enrollment process. These "Instant Admissions" visits are great opportunities for high school seniors to complete a CCBC application for admission and learn where and when to go for academic advising, placement testing and registration. You'll also learn about financial aid, CCBC's Honors program, athletics and other college activities. Contact your high school guidance office to learn when Instant Admissions is scheduled at your high school.
Have more questions about admission? Contact the Admissions office.
Applying to CCBC with Transfer Credit from High School
If you enrolled in an approved high school career and technology Career Completer Program, you may receive advanced standing toward a CCBC associate degree or credit certificate. High school students who meet transfer guidelines can earn college credits saving time and tuition dollars, and enter the job market even faster.
Complete these steps within three years of high school graduation:
1. Complete the high school CTE program or Advanced Technology Sequence of study with a grade point average of B or better.
2. Submit a CCBC Application for Admission.
3. Provide a final copy of your high school transcript to CCBC to obtained earned credit to be posted on the college transcript.
For more information, contact the Career Pathways Office.