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 (spring and fall semesters)
Apply for federal and state financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov (school code is 002063).
Have more questions about admissions?
Contact the CCBC Admissions Office:
CCBC Catonsville, 443-840-4991
CCBC Dundalk, 443-840-3981
CCBC Essex, 443-840-2991
In the Baltimore area, CCBC counselors meet with many high school students during an Instant Admissions session. Instant Admissions is an opportunity for high school seniors to reduce anxiety about the college application process and build a solid plan for the future. Watch for an Instant Admissions announcement at your high school and meet with a CCBC counselor.
Applying to CCBC with Transfer Credit from High School
Students enrolled in approved high school career and technology Career Completer Programs may receive advanced standing toward a CCBC associate degree or credit certificate. High school students who meet transfer guidelines can earn college credits saving both time and tuition dollars, and they can enter the job market faster in their chosen career.
Complete these steps within three years of high school graduation:
Submit your admissions application, Teacher Recommendation Form and high school transcript to your CCBC Admissions office .
Obtain a Teacher Recommendation Form from your high school Guidance Office. Your Career Completer teacher should complete and sign the Recommendation Form.
Complete a CCBC Application for Admission.
Request an official high school transcript
For more information, contact Joan Swiston, Director of the Baltimore County Tech Prep Consortium, on 443-840-4710 or e-mail, email@example.com.