Getting Started


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. After students have applied to CCBC, they may log into thier SIMON accounts and apply to SHP programs by using the Student Services tab in SIMON.

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 RN programs or the PN 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.


Apply for admission to CCBC. You may apply on-line or in person at any CCBC campus or extension center.

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Participate in assessment testing, if necessary.

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

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

If you are applying to a nursing 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.

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Enroll in and complete appropriate pre-requisite and general education courses. For program specific details click here.

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STEP 6:  

Apply for admission to your program of choice by logging into your SIMON account at CCBC and selecting the Student Services Tab. The SHP applications are available for approximately 11 months and are removed at 11:59 pm on the deadline. You may submit your application at any time prior to the deadline.

There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee to submit the application. You may log into SIMON to check the status of your application at any time.

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.

Be aware that as you transfer from school to school, your credits transfer, but not your grades. You must submit the official transcript from every institution from which you intend to use courses for your program to the School of Health Professions Admissions Office. (If you have an international transcript, it must be evaluated by an agency such as the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers [AACRAO], phone 202-296-3359)

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Submit AP Scores, CLEP scores, international evaluations, essays, licensures, certifications, references and external transcripts, etc. to:

School of Health Professions Admissions Office, Administration Bldg. Suite 101 
CCBC Essex
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21237


Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing applicants may apply to only one campus and to only one program at a time.

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Initial Contact. You may monitor the progress of your application status by logging into your SIMON account. Any missing transcripts or materials will be noted in the SIMON account.

  • Email - CCBC policy mandates that all contact with students and applicants will be through use of the CCBC student email. Be sure to check your CCBC email regularly.

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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.

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STEP 10:

Status Letters. Letters will be mailed out approximately 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.

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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.

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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.

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