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 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 and preadmission TEAS testing.

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

If you are applying to a nursing program, or to radiography or to the dental hygiene 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, visit the desired program department page and look for the admissions packet.

Step 6: Apply to your SHP program.

The School of Health Professions uses the CCBC Central Application Service (SHP 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. 

Printable directions for SHP CAS applicants.


To login and use the SHP 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 SHP CAS and submitted to the SHP Admissions Office as required. Further direction is found in the SHP CAS application or in this downloadable copy.

  1. Submit all required paperwork through the SHP CAS.
  2. ALL official transcripts must be sent to both the SHP CAS and the CCBC Registrar's Office.
    • This includes a transcript from CCBC sent to SHP CAS.
    • You must submit the official transcript from every institution you have attended. We strongly recommend sending in all official transcripts no fewer than 6 weeks prior to the admission deadline. If you already have your up to date external transcripts on file at CCBC, then you only need to send them to SHP CAS.
  3. CCBC’s Office of the Registrar still requires external official transcripts for any school from which you want transfer of credit:

  4. If you have an international transcript, it must be course-by-course evaluated by an agency such as AACRAO International Education Services or WES World Education Services.
  5. If you have completed any courses that were in progress at the time you submitted your application, and if the courses are NOT taken at CCBC, you will need to provide those final grades to complete your application.  Please send an unofficial copy of the transcript to us at the address below, or you may scan and attach to an email or fax to us at 443.840.1588.
School of Health Professions Admissions Office
Administration Building, Suite 100
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD. 21237
shpseat@ccbcmd.edu

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: Decision 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 automatically "rolled over" to the next semester. However, the data you entered into your application will still be there during the next application cycle.  Log back into the CAS using the same account information and you will be able to update or roll over most of the application including your academic history. Note that if you have completed any courses that were in progress at the time of the original application, or if you have taken any new courses since the original application, you will have to update your academic history.  You will also have to provide new transcripts to support the new grades.