Gifted and Talented

  • Gifted and Talented admission is selective. To be considered, you must be 16 years or younger, have a record of academic success and demonstrate your ability to handle college-level coursework.

    How to Apply

    1. Complete the 7th grade.
    2. Submit the free credit enrollment application.
    3. Submit official school transcripts from previous and current schools.
    4. Show satisfactory scores on the college placement tests in English and Math.
    5. Provide evidence of "Gifted and Talented" status. As defined by Carroll County, Gifted and Talented students score in the 96th percentile by age on one or more of the following tests: Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Test of Cognitive Skills, WISC III, California Achievement Test or document a composite SAT score of 1200 or above.*
    6. Provide letters of support from a school official. If you are a home-schooled student, provide a letter of support from a reliable reference who can attest to your adaptability, maturity level and ability to succeed in a college environment.
    7. Submit the Statement of Understanding signed by a parent/guardian.
    8. Meet with the Director of Admissions or a designated professional in the Admissions office to complete your first advising session with a parent/guardian for final approval.

    Prior to turning 16, you must place into college-level coursework to be approved for enrollment. Most students take the college placement tests to qualify.

    All required documents must be submitted and evaluations completed at least two weeks before starting the semester.

    *College placement test scores can be used to determine admission eligibility if 96th percentile evidence cannot be provided.


    Admissions is open and offering remote services

    8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday

    Call 410-386-8430
    or email with questions or to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

    We will monitor phones, voice messages and email messages and reply promptly to all.