Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 

1. How do I apply for admission to CCBC?

2. I attend one of the other campuses. Do I need to complete a separate Application for Admission for each campus I attend?

3. I attend another college or university and want to take just one course during the summer semester. Do I need to complete an Application for Admission?

4. When should I apply?

5. How do I apply for a selective admissions program?

6. Do I need to take a college placement test?

7. Can I take classes while I am still in high school?

8. What is the cost of tuition?

9. When should I register for classes?

10. How do I apply for financial aid?

11. How do I register for classes?

12. Can I receive credit for prior learning?

13. How do I transfer from another college?

14. I took college courses in another country. Do the credits transfer?

15. Can I use the placement scores from another college?

16. How do I apply for graduation?

17. When should I apply for graduation?

18. Do I need to see an academic advisor prior to registering?

19. How do I change my classes?

20. How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?



1. How do I apply for admission to CCBC ?

On-line

Submit your application for admission.

On-campus

Bring your application for admission to the Admissions Office on the campus that you are most likely to attend.

By mail

Send your application to the CCBC Registrar's office:

Instant Admissions

If you are a senior in a Baltimore County high school, meet with a CCBC admissions counselor and complete your application for admission during a scheduled Instant Admissions session at your high school.

2. I attend one of the other CCBC campuses. Do I need to complete a separate application for admission for each campus I attend?

No. Only one application is needed to apply to the Community College of Baltimore County. Students may register and attend courses at any of the campuses or extension centers.

3. I attend another college or university and want to take just one course during the summer semester. Do I need to complete an application for admission?

Yes. You will need to meet any prerequisites that the course requires. Bring your transcript with you at the time of advisement and registration. If you plan to transfer credits to your home university, you should also have a letter from the university stating that the credits will be accepted toward your degree.

4. When should I apply?

You should apply as soon as you know you will attend college. In other words, plan ahead! Most classes start in late August (fall semester), January (winter session), February (spring semester), June and July (summer sessions.)

5. How do I apply for a selective admissions program?

If you are interested in a Health Professions program, you will first need to submit a CCBC application for admission. After applying to CCBC, you will need to submit a separate application to the health professions program in SIMON.

You will need to meet specific admission criteria before being admitted to a specific health program. It is very important that you meet regularly with an advisor to assure that your courses and grade point average meet the requirements of the program.

6. Do I need to take a college placement test?

Assessment and placement testing is required for most students. Use the following guidelines to determine if you need to take the college placement tests. Be sure to meet with an advisor before registering for classes.

Yes:

  • If you are taking more than 6 credits of courses which have developmental prerequisites, and
  • If you have never attended college before, and
  • If you have SAT scores that are below 550 in verbal and math.

Maybe Not:

  • If you have a transcript that shows completion of some college courses, or
  • You have SAT scores above 550 in verbal and math, or
  • If you have taken a placement test at another Maryland community college.

Definitely Not:

  • If you are taking 6 credits or less of courses with no developmental prerequisites, or
  • If you are taking courses for audit (you are just sitting in a class without taking tests or receiving credit).
  • If you have a transcript of a college degree that includes a college-level math course.
    (Bring a copy of your college transcript when you meet with an advisor).

Contact the Academic Advisement Center for more information about assessment and placement.

7. Can I take classes while I am still in high school?

High school students may be eligible to participate in Early College Access Programs to earn college credits. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available on each campus and the extension centers. It is a great way to get a head start on college courses.

8. What is the cost of tuition?

CCBC tuition and fees.

9. When should I register for classes?

CCBC registration calendars.

10. How do I apply for Financial Aid

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The CCBC school code is 002063.

The ideal time to send the application is between January 1 and March 1 for priority consideration for Maryland state scholarships. However, you may submit your application throughout the year.

Visit financial aid for information about grants, loans, scholarships and work-study opportunities.

11. How do I register for classes?

On-line
Register for classes on SIMON (Student Information System).

By mail
Mail your registration to the Registrar's office during scheduled dates for each semester.

On-campus registration:
See registration calendar for dates and times.

12. Can I receive credit for prior learning?

Yes, CCBC offers credit to students who have college-level learning through training or life experience. Learning is evaluated through portfolio assessment, Advanced Placement, Dantes (DSST), CLEP, military training, articulation agreements with other schools and institutions, and departmental credit by exam.

For information, contact the Academic Advisement Center.

13. How do I transfer from another college?

To transfer to CCBC from another college, submit an application for admission and official copies of your high school and college transcripts to CCBC. Be sure that your transcripts are current (printed within one year of the date of your enrollment). Official transcripts submitted to the Community College of Baltimore County become the property of CCBC and part of the student's file. CCBC will not re-issue the transcript to another institution or return it to the student.

14. I took college courses in another country. Do the credits transfer?

Credits may transfer after your transcripts are evaluated by an evaluation service. If you are seeking credit for university course work completed outside the United States, request a course by course evaluation of your transcript from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admission Officers (AACRAO). Evaluations previously completed by World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) are also accepted. Official transcripts submitted to the Community College of Baltimore County become the property of CCBC and part of the student's file. CCBC will not re-issue the transcript to another institution or return it to the student.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, contact International Student Services for advice about applying to CCBC.

15. Can I use placement scores from another college?

If the ACCUPLACER placement test was taken at another Maryland community college, see an advisor to determine if you need to take the placement test.

16. How do I apply for graduation?

Read the graduation information.

1. Complete the graduation application and mail with a check payable to CCBC to the Registrar's office or submit it to the Enrollment Services Center.

Graduation application fees:

  • $75.00 for an associate degree
  • $50.00 for a certificate

17. When should I apply for graduation?

Apply for graduation by the following dates:

  • May 15 for August completion
  • September 15 for December completion
  • March 15 for May completion

If the date falls on a weekend, the application is due on the preceding Friday.

18. Do I need to see an academic advisor before registering for classes?

Academic advisors are available to assist students with course selections and can help you monitor your progress toward meeting graduation requirements. A meeting with an advisor before registering for every semester is highly recommended.

All first-time college students meet with an academic advisor.

19. How do I change my classes?

Check the academic calendar for dates to drop or add a class. Use SIMON or go to the Enrollment Services Center.

20. How do I obtain a copy of my CCBC transcript?

Pay the $10.00 transcript fee for each official transcript in the Bursar's office.

Review the steps to request an official transcript.

Complete the Transcript Request form and submit the form with payment.

On-campus
Make your payment in the Bursar's Office and then submit the Transcript Request Form with the payment receipt to the Enrollment Services Center on any campus during regular business hours.

By mail
Send the completed Transcript Request form with a check payable to CCBC in the total amount for each transcript requested to the Enrollment Services Centers.

21. Unofficial Transcripts

Your unofficial transcript is available for free in SIMON or from the Enrollment Services Centers.

 
 
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