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At Anne Arundel Community College, you’re considered a credit student if you’re pursuing a degree or taking courses for college credit. If you’re interested in being a credit student, applying and registering are as simple as the seven steps below.


1.  Apply

The first step for credit students is to apply for admission to AACC. There’s no essay. You simply apply online and receive your acceptance in a matter of days.

Learn more about the credit application.

There is a separate application for international applicants. There are also additional application requirements for health science applicants and for students taking high school and AACC classes at the same time.


2.  Explore Financial Aid and Scholarships

It’s never too early to explore the many financial aid and scholarship options available to you.

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.


3.  Take a Placement Test

Depending on your academic background, you may need to take a placement test in order to be placed in the right courses. We’ll help you choose and schedule any necessary placement tests.

Learn more about placement testing.


4. Meet with an Advisor

We’ll connect you with an advisor who will help you plan and register for the right courses each term to keep you on track throughout your program.

Learn more about academic advising.


5.  Register for Classes

Register and enroll in the actual courses you’ll take this term.

Learn how to register for courses.

View credit registration dates in the Academic Calendar.


6.  Attend Orientation

At New Student Orientation, we’ll officially welcome you to the AACC family. You’ll meet other AACC students and receive all the information you need to get off to a great start.

Learn more about orientation.


7.  Make Your Payment

We offer lots of ways to pay, including payment plans to fit your budget.

Learn more about paying your bill.

Questions?

AACC Open House

Come out to learn more about our programs and resources.

Thursday, Nov. 9
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Jenkins Gymnasium
101 College Parkway, Arnold

Register to attend.