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  • Follow the following steps to begin your academic studies at Carroll. If at anytime you need assistance, Admissions Office and the Advising and Transfer Center staff will be happy to help.

  • Apply for Admission

    Before you register for classes, you need to apply for admission. You can apply online or complete and return the credit enrollment application to the Admissions (A101).

    Request Transcripts

    Send your high school transcript after you officially graduate and official transcripts for completed college coursework from all previous colleges. In addition, to earn credit for AP coursework, send official transcripts from the CollegeBoard. 

    Apply online or submit your enrollment application to the Admissions Office in person, by mail or fax at 410-386-8428.

    Assess Your Skills

    Complete placement tests for English, reading, and math. Placement testing is offered on a walk-in basis.  The placement tests are untimed for all students. You will receive your results immediately after testing.

    Walk in hours:

    • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

    Exceptions exist for holidays and final exams, please check the college calendar or contact the Admissions office. 

    Disability Support Testing Considerations:

    If you have a documented disability that requires something outside of extended time for testing, provide documentation and schedule an appointment to discuss prior to scheduling your tests from the Disability Support Services at 410-386-8329.

    Explore Your Financial Aid Options

    Visit Financial Aid online or speak with a staff member in A114 to learn about scholarships, grants, veteran's benefits and the FACTS payment plan. Processing of the FAFSA form, which is required for Maryland State and Federal Aid as well as many scholarships, this takes several weeks, so apply early!

    You may apply for and received financial aid anytime (if eligible), but to receive the maximum consideration for MD state aid, file the FAFSA by March 1 for the following fall term. You may estimate your income and make adjustments after you submit your tax return.

    Visit the Admissions Office

    If you have completed 12 credits at another college/university, scored above 500 on the critical reasoning, writing or math SAT, or 21 on the verbal, reading or math ACT, you may be eligible to bypass some or all of the placement tests.

    Send official documentation to the college and consult with an Admissions Counselor in A101. Walk-in assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Admissions Office.

    Register for Classes

    New students must meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. No appointment required. Please visit the Advising and Transfer Center in A102 Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm and Friday 9:30am-3pm to register for classes.

    Transfer students from another college may download a credit registration form or email the Admissions Office to receive approval for online registration. Submit your completed registration form to the Admissions Office (A101).

    Returning students who have previously taken classes at Carroll may register online. Check with the Records Office to ensure your information is up to date. 

    Registration forms are processed daily Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Know the Payment Due Dates

    Learn when your payment is due from the credit class schedule. A payment plan is available for the fall, spring and summer terms. Ask the Admissions Office or Advising and Transfer Center for information regarding the FACTS payment plan.

    Attend Orientation

    New Student Orientation introduces Carroll's services, activities, policies and more. It is designed to introduce you to all of the opportunities available to you at the College and how to conduct official business once you are here. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident when you arrive for your first day of classes.

    Go To Class

    Meet your professors. Make new friends. Learn and grow
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