Steps to Enroll: Credit


Step 1: Apply to the College

Option 1:

  • Apply online at
  • Click Apply and Register.
  • Under Records and Registration Center, click Apply to the College.
  • Please allow 48 hours processing time prior to class selection.
Option 2
  • Fill out the FCC application completely and sign. You can also download the application from the FCC Web site ( You can then bring the application to the campus or mail the completed application to:

    Admissions Office
    Frederick Community College
    7932 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702
  • Please allow 48 hours processing time.
Readmit Students
If you have attended FCC before, but not within the last four academic semesters, complete the application and select Readmit under Classification. There is no fee, but you may have to submit proof of residency in the form of a Maryland driver’s license. You will be assigned the current catalog year.

Step 2: Prepare for Registration

2014 High School Graduates
  • Complete the application (see above)
  • You will be sent a letter explaining the First Year Focus program, which includes:
    1. Submitting high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores if taken
    2. Taking assessment tests (see below)
    3. Attending a First Year Advising Session
    4. Attending New Student Convocation
All other New FCC Students
  1. Complete the application (see above).
  2. Send transcripts to Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick MD 21702.
    You will be asked to submit transcripts if you:
    • have attended high school or earned an equivalency certificate in the last three years
    • want credits earned from another college or university transferred to FCC (official transcripts may be sent or delivered to the Welcome & Registration Center in a sealed envelope)
    • have prerequisite courses at another institution
  3. Take placement tests for reading, writing and mathematics skills if you have not met the pre-requisites elsewhere. To find out more about placement testing requirements, click here.
    • If you plan to earn a degree or certificate, or you plan to enroll in a course that requires college-level reading, writing or mathematics skills, take the appropriate assessment before you register (unless you already have credits in English or mathematics from another college or university). The assessments will help you enroll at the right course level. The assessments take approximately three hours. There is no charge. Assessment tests are given in the Testing Center, L-104.

    • If you have taken the SATs and scored 550 or above in the mathematics or critical reading areas or you have taken the ACT and scored 21 or higher in mathematics, English, or reading, within the past five years, you are exempt from that portion of the assessment test. Send or bring a copy of your SAT scores, which will be recorded in the Testing Center.
  4. Meet with an Advisor to Discuss Classes for Upcoming Semester
    • After completing placement testing, you can contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471 to meet with an academic advisor to discuss your classes and degree plan. During the advising session, you will learn about academic programs, college resources and services, and academic demands and expectations, as well as develop an education plan. In the session, the advisor will review your general education and program requirements, as well as understand the pathway to your academic goal.

      **We have specialty advisors available for Veteran Services, Disability Services, Multicultural Student Support, and Career Counseling so please make an appointment with one of these specialists if you need assistance**