Apply For Admissions
Academic Assessment of Skill Level
1. Apply For Admissions
Use the Online Application to apply for admission to FCC. This is the first step to enrolling in credit courses to get a degree or certificate. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your Student ID Number and your email username and password that will allow you to access your online myFCC account. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.
Click here to view our Enrollment Checklists for new students. (All New Students -1st college experience)
Click here to view our Enrollment Checklists. (Courses of Interest,Emergency Management, Open Campus, Readmit, Transfer)
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FCC is open admissions, meaning we accept everyone who applies, For selective admission programs see: Gifted & Talented Program – for under age 16, Honors College, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, and Nuclear Medicine Technology).
Recognizing that not everyone arrives with the same educational background, and not everyone is ready for the same level of Math and English classes, there are a few things you will need to do to help us to successfully place you academically.
To comply with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 and Frederick Community College's Academic Placement and Assessment Procedures (Procedure #4.11), the college requires that:
- Upon entering the college, all new students, unless otherwise exempted, must complete all mathematics, reading, writing and skills placement tests before enrolling in developmental or credit courses.
- Upon entering the college, all new students who are seeking a degree, must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
- Upon reaching 24 credits, all new students must have completed developmental courses and the first college level English and Math courses required by their degree plan.
If you are seeking noncredit continuing education courses for professional development, job training, skill building or personal enrichment, See Continuing Education & Workforce Development.
Meet With an Advisor
2. Academic Assessment of Skill Level
FCC strives to start you at an educational level that will promote your learning and success. Unless otherwise exempted by previous college credits or grades and test scores that meet specific criteria, all new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. To ensure the best placement in a course that provides the right challenge, FCC utilizes the ACCUPLACER test.
In order to determine if you need to take placement tests or if you are exempt, you will need to submit the following documents:
- High School Transcript and previous College Transcripts
- College Entrance Exam Scores from SAT and/or ACT
- Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores
The above mentioned documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.
To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER, you would need to have the following scores (Acceptable if within five years from the date the test is taken):
|English Language & Composition
||3 or better
|English Literature & Composition
||3 or better
|Calculus or Statistics
||3 or better
You should prepare for the ACCUPLACER as you would any other exam so that you are accurately placed in a class that is appropriate for your academic skills. For more information about the ACCUPLACER and FCC's academic placement and assessment, see Testing Center.
Register for Classes
Pay in Full or Sign Up for Payment Plan
3. Meet With an Advisor
Upon entering the college, all new students who are seeking a degree, must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
Only after you have been admitted, assessed for English/Reading/Math skills level, and you have activated your myFCC account, are you ready to meet with an academic advisor.
Dual Enrollment/Transfer students should submit official college transcripts from all previous institutions to the Welcome Center/Registration & Records for official transfer credit evaluation – prior to meeting with an academic advisor.
Walk in advising is available in the Counseling & Advising Office. You can also send a message to emailadvising (via your myFCC email account).
Bring any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores). Always bring your photo ID for service.
For more information about Academic Planning and Advising, See Counseling & Advising.
5. Pay in Full or Sign Up for Payment Plan
Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines. You can either pay in-full or sign up for FCC's interest-free payment plan. For Continuing Education & Workforce Development payment options, click here.
To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.
To apply for Scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here.
For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, See Cost and Financial Aid.