Start Taking Credit (Degree Seeking) Classes

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 assist you.

Apply for Admission

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

Request Transcripts

Send your high school transcript showing graduation and official transcripts for all completed college coursework. In addition, to earn credit for AP coursework, send official transcripts from Educational Testing Services.  

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

Assess Your Skills

Schedule and take your placement tests by calling the Admissions Office at 410-386-8430. If you have a disability, request special accommodations prior to scheduling your tests from the Office of 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 scholarshipsgrantsveteran’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, takes several weeks, so apply early!

The deadline for filing the FAFSA for Maryland State Aid is March 1 for the following fall term.

Visit the Admissions Office

If you have completed 12 credits at another college/university, scored above 550 on the verbal, reading 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 Adviser 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.

Online Pre-Advising Session

Your Online Pre-Advising session is a self-paced, online tutorial that you complete independently. Upon completing this session, you are required to pass an online quiz and bring a completed registration form to the Advising and Transfer Center (A102) for final approval.

Register for Classes

New students need to complete the registration process after the successful completion of the Online Pre-Advising session and quiz. An academic advisor's signature is required.

Transfer students may download a credit registration form. Printed forms are also available in Credit Course Schedule. Submit your completed registration form to the Records and Registration Office (A114). 

Returning students who have previously taken classes at Carroll may register online.

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.

Check the Schedule for Payment Due Dates

Learn when your payment is due from credit class schedule. A payment plan is available for the Fall and Spring Terms. Ask the Cashier for information on the FACTS payment plan.

Attend Orientation

New Student Orientation introduces Carroll’s services, activities, policies and more. Our virtual orientation is another good source for preparing you for your Carroll experience.

Go to Class

Meet your professors. Make new friends. Learn and grow.

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