Become a Credit Student

  • Ready to Start your Adventure at Carroll? 7 Steps to Becoming a Carroll Student

  • 1. Complete Enrollment Application

    Apply online for free or in the Admissions Office (A101). 

    2. Take Placement Tests

    English, reading and math skills placement testing is available on a walk-in basis in the Admissions Office (A101), starting in February for fall and October for spring. Prepare for your placement test. (Your SAT/ACT scores, or your high school GPA of 3.0 may exempt you from placement testing.) 

    3. Post Test Advising

    Right after you test, you will go to the Admissions Office to pick up and discuss your placement test results with an admissions counselor or advisor. Based on this discussion, you will either return for additional testing, or you will be ready to meet with an academic advisor and register.

    4. Register for Courses 

    New students can register for classes until they day they begin (Fall Term starts Aug. 27th, see available courses for Summer and alternate start terms for Fall).

    5. Pay Tuition

    You have several options to help you pay for college. For more information, speak with a staff member in our Financial Aid Office.

    6. Prepare for Class

    Preview your classes and make any schedule adjustments before classes begin. Go to New Student Orientation and discover what opportunities Carroll has to help you be a successful college student. Buy your books.

    7. Start Your Adventure!

    Go to your classes the first day they meet. (Attending the first class is crucial.) Meet your professors. Make new friends. Learn and grow.

    Dual enrollment is also available to eligible high school students wanting to take college classes.


    Call the Admissions Office at  
    or email


    (no appointment required):

    Monday – Thursday: 
    8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
    8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Note: New students should arrive one hour prior to closing to register