College Admission Process

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 Four Year College Application Process

Need advice about the college application process? Here's help on getting through each step, from when to apply, how to complete your applications, getting recommendation letters, and tips for acing the interview that will give your college applications that added boost!


  1. What are your college admissions options: Early Decisions, Early Action, Open, Rolling, and Regular?
  2. What do I need to complete the application?
  3. Should I submit the online or paper application?
  4. What is the Common Application and should I use it?
  5. How do I get an official transcript? 

             **Transcript Request Form** 
    Use the link above if you graduated from 2004 - present.  
    If you graduated prior to 2004, please call 410-386-1672 to request your transcripts.

  6. Who should write my recommendation letters? 

              **Senior Credential Sheet**     
  7. How do I write a quality application essay?
  8. Do I really need to participate in a college entrance interview?


Information about Carroll Community College

Campus Tours- Weekly campus tours are generally offered on Tuesdays at 6 PM, no RSVP required, come to the admissions office.  To arrange an individual tour at an alternate time email or call 410-386-8430.

Placement Testing- Juniors considering enrollment during their senior year and seniors considering enrollment in the spring or after graduation will need to take the placement test.  If a student has taken the SAT's and scored a 550 or higher on any section, or has completed the ACT's with scores of 21+ on any section they may be exempted from placement testing in one or all three sections (English, Reading and Math).  If you are a high achieving math student, you should still take the placement test for higher level math placement.  Students are required to contact the Admissions Office at 410-386-8450 to schedule their testing time slot.

For more information or to ask any questions contact or call 410-386-8430.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

Scholarships- Please see the most recent Counseling Newsletter or visit the School Counseling Office for the most up-to-date list of scholarship opportunities
You Can Afford College- Access this powerful video by Maryland Public Television This website has lots of information about getting ready for, applying to, and paying for college.
Financial Aid Tip Sheet
Federal Student Aid- Find the information you need online.

FinAid!- Information about scams, contests, and special interest groups.  Sponsored by NASFAA.
FastWeb- Free scholarship and college searches and financial aid tools
FAFSA- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Maryland Higher Education Commission- Scholarship searches and answers to your financial aid questions