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.

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, Radiography 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

The School of Health Professions is using a new application process called CAS (Central Application System) effective 1/5/15. All program applications must be submitted using the CAS. It is recommended that you use Firefox or Chrome to access the CAS.

Once you have your Student ID number and know your CCBC Banner username and password, go to the CCBC CAS at and apply to the SHP program by the application deadline. The non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of submission.

You must be sure to select the correct program for the correct start term.
You must verify your CCBC Banner username and password in the Supporting Information quadrant section that reads CCBC Credentials. If you do not recall your CCBC Banner username or password, they can be recovered at

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.

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It is the sole responsibility of the student to ensure that all documents have been uploaded or mailed to the CCBC CAS and submitted to the SHP Admissions Office as required. Further direction is found in the CCBC CAS application.

    1. Submit all required paperwork through the CCBC CAS.
    2. ALL official transcripts must be sent to the CCBC CAS.
      i. This includes a transcript from CCBC. Directions can be found here
      ii. You must submit the official transcript from every institution you have attended. We strongly recommend sending in all official transcripts no less than 3 months prior to the admission deadline
    3. CCBC’s Office of the Registrar still requires external official transcripts for any school for which you want transfer of credit:
      i. Send one copy of each external official transcript to the School of Health Professions Admissions Office prior to the admission deadline to:
      CCBC Essex
      School of Health Professions Admissions Office, ADMN 100
      7201 Rossville Boulevard
      Baltimore, MD 21237
    4. If you have an international transcript, it must be course-by-course evaluated by an agency such as AACRAO International Education Services.

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Initial Contact. Your admissions status updates are emailed to you using the address you listed on the CAS application.

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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 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.

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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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