Student Basics

  • At Carroll, we are committed to your success. And that means providing all the support you need for a successful college experience. Advisors oversee programming and services that help you stay on path — no matter what your goals. In fact, you will be expected to meet with your advisor at different credit milestones —15, 30, and 45  credits to ensure you are on track towards getting your degree and reaching your transfer goals.

    Student Basics

  • Student ID Cards


    College Photo IDs are issued to:

    All credit students that have registered and applied any amount of payment towards the term’s tuition (including paid in full, enrolled in college deferred payment plan, or received approval for financial aid and/or loan payment).

    Eligible Continuing Education and Training (CET) students. Students who are enrolled in a program of 100 hours or more may be eligible for issuance of a photo ID with the permission of the CET Program Coordinator and Vice President of Continuing Education. 

    All Student ID’s are processed by Library Staff.

    Additional individuals may be deemed eligible for a photo ID with the written approval of the President or a Vice President of the College.

    All benefit eligible employees of Carroll Community College are required to have a photo ID. Temporary employees and adjunct faculty are eligible to have a college photo ID. Employee ID’s are processed by Human Resources.  

    Credit Students

    Photo IDs for Credit Students are used for:

    • Use of the college Library and online resources
    • Use of reserved materials, Music CDs, equipment and Laptops
    • Use of the Fitness Center (with supporting documentation)
    • To record attendance at various campus activities
    • Security
    • College IDs may be used at various businesses and restaurants for student discount
    • Student priced theater tickets for Carroll Community College productions

    How to Get Your Photo ID for CREDIT students

    The Photo ID Office is located in Room L183 on the main level of the Library in the Learning Resource Center. There is no cost for the initial college photo ID. A valid photo ID, such as a current driver’s license or passport, is required to receive your college photo ID. Headwear (except religious) and sunglasses are not permitted for the ID photograph. Only one photograph is taken per person.

    Eligible Continuing Education Students

    Photo IDs for Eligible Continuing Education Students are used for:

    • Use of the Fitness Center (with supporting documentation)
    • Security
    • College IDs may be used at various businesses and restaurants for student discount
    • Student priced theater tickets for Carroll Community College productions

    How to Get Your Photo ID for ELIGIBLE* NON-CREDIT and CET students

    Your instructor will contact the photo ID office and arrange a day/time for your class to come and obtain your ID.  Please bring your driver’s license or another form of photo id.
    *designated 100+ non-credit courses and classes requiring field placement

    Photo ID Office (L183) Hours- Subject to change by semester

    Photo ID hours vary depending on the academic calendar. Please see the library’s COVID page for the current photo ID hours.

    Lost or Stolen Photo IDs

    If a photo ID card is lost, stolen or damaged, students may purchase a replacement. Replacement cards are only issued to eligible credit students.* To obtain a replacement photo ID, pay $5.00 fee at the Business Office and bring the receipt to the Photo ID Office (L183) in addition to a valid photo ID, such as a current driver’s license or passport, and current course schedule.

    Supporting Documentation Needed for Verification for Use of the Fitness Center

    • Credit Students must provide a copy of their semester class schedule. They are then issued a fitness card ID for the period of that Semester
    • CET Students must show their college issued ID and will be verified against a list of eligible students provided to the Fitness Center by CET and IT.

    Rev. 1/12/2018

    Parking and Public Transportation

    Free student parking is available without parking passes.

    Alternatives for Saving Gas

    • Car Pool – ideal for students sharing similar class schedules
    • Carroll Transit System: Operated by Butler Mobility provides unlimited rides on the TrailBlazer Route Service for $80 per term per student. Passes can be purchased at the Carroll Transit System office at 1300 Old Meadow Branch Road, Westminster, MD, 21158.

    Computer Use

    Standard, internet-accessible personal computers are sufficient for Carroll’s classes. A high-speed connection is strongly encouraged, and mandatory for success in online classes.

    Carroll provides computer labs with more than 450 computers, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus.

    Enrollment and Degree Verifications

    For current students, enrollment verifications may be obtained now directly through the Lynx Student Portal, free of charge. 

    Other users, please contact the National Student Clearinghouse directly for enrollment/degree verifications at w​w​w​.​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​c​l​e​a​r​i​n​g​h​o​u​s​e​.​o​r​g​<​h​t​t​p​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​c​l​e​>. 

    Discounts For Students

    • Carroll Community College is providing Microsoft Office 365 free of charge to students enrolled in one or more credit courses.
    • The Café Discount Card is a great way to save money throughout the term!
    • Dell offers discounts to students, faculty and staff on Dell Systems and select electronics and accessories.