Frederick Community College (FCC) has many options for students to receive a quality, affordable, and accessible education. FCC offers more than 85 programs to meet the needs of our diverse student body, including options that lead to academic credentials and others for personal, professional, and workforce development.

Credit programs allow students to complete courses along educational pathways to earn an academic degree, certificate, or letter of recognition. Credit programs require admission to the College, while most (CEWD) programs require that students simply register for each course of interest.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) programs include more than 500 course offerings each year. Continuing Education courses include a rich variety of personal enrichment, youth, and lifelong learning courses designed to inspire, educate, and energize students of all ages.

Enrollment Steps

Start Your Journey


Follow the 8 Steps to Enroll to become an FCC student. Each step explains the specific requirements and provides the resources needed to complete it. For more information or individual help, please email us at [email protected], call us at 301.624.2716, or stop by Admissions in Jefferson Hall (J-101).



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. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student ID number and your email username that will allow you to access your online myFCC account. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.

FCC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the College. Selective admissions programs require an additional application. These programs are: Nursing, Physical Therapist AssistantRespiratory CareSurgical TechnologyAmerican Sign Language Interpreter Preparatory Program, and the Honors College.

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 the Academic Placement and Assessment Procedure of FCC, 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 non-credit continuing education courses for professional development, skill building, or personal enrichment, visit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Registration.

Seek Financial Support

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your qualifications for federal and state aid, institutional grants, work study options, and student loans.

Apply for scholarships through the FCC Foundation.

Visit Financial Services for information about paying your bill and applying for financial aid.

Placement Testing and Send Transcripts

All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, and writing placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. In special circumstances, the College may exempt placement test requirements for students with previous college credits, grades, or test scores that meet specific criteria.

In order to determine if you need to take placement tests 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

These 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. Send exemptions to [email protected]. All exemption requirements can be found in the Testing Guide.

Individuals who have completed their junior year, are in their senior year, or are graduates of Maryland Public High School who present a transcript that verifies a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or better will be exempt from taking the reading, writing and mathematics placement testing. Valid for 5 years.

FCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Up to date information regarding placement testing can be found at the Testing Center. Download a Study Plan by visiting

To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER, you need to have earned the following scores within the past five years:


SAT Score
Reading 480
Math 530
ACT Score
English 21
Reading 21
Math 21
AP Score
English Language & Composition 3 or better
English Literature & Composition 3 or better
Calculus or Statistics 3 or better
IB Score
Language A
Literature SL or HL and/or Language A
Language & Literature SL or HL
Mathematics SL or HL and/or Further Math

View all testing exemptions here.

See Advisor and Complete New Student Orientation

New credit students seeking a degree are required to consult an advisor to develop a degree plan. New students should schedule an advising appointment after completing the admissions and testing steps, and activating a myFCC account.

Advising is available in Career & Academic Planning Services. Once you have completed placement testing or sent testing exemptions, you can schedule an advising appointment. When you meet with an advisor, be sure to bring your photo ID and any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores).

Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to [email protected] for official transfer credit evaluation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

All new students planning to attend FCC for their first college experience will participate in an orientation program, which includes:

  • Summer Orientation Day
  • Online Go2Orientation
  • New Student and Parent Welcome

Register for Classes

There are two ways to register for classes:

  • Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions.
  • Register in-person via the Enrollment Center (Jefferson Hall, J-115).

In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules and update your personal information. Additional Registration forms can be found here.

Complete Payment

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 the interest-free payment plan.

For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, See Cost and Financial Aid.

Buy Books

Order your books online through the FCC Bookstore. Financial aid can be used to purchase books in the FCC Bookstore if the amount of funds awarded is greater than tuition and fee charges.

Attend Class

Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.



Explore Areas of Study


FCC delivers quality instruction of programs and courses for students to get started, keep going, and finish college. Begin by identifying careers that match individual skills, interests, and goals. Then, review and compare FCC programs that prepare students to transfer to another College or University, or start a new career. From college admission to program completion, FCC advisors are available to answer questions and provide individual the support that every student deserves.



Academic Credit Programs


Credit programs allow students to complete courses along educational pathways to earn an academic degree, certificate, or letter of recognition. Credit programs are available for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college and for those who seek new or specialized skills to begin a career.



Continuing Education and Workforce Development Programs


FCC offers hundreds of courses for personal and professional development. Explore available courses and register at the links below. For more information or assistance, email us by email, call us at 301.624.2888, or stop by the CEWD Registration Office in Jefferson Hall (J-112/J-113).



Request Information

(Credit or Continuing Education Workforce Development (CEWD)

Ambassador Scholarship

Each year, Frederick County high school seniors are awarded the FCC Ambassador Scholarship for maintaining a 3.0 grade point average through grades 9-12. The Ambassador Program provides the student an opportunity to participate in leadership opportunities on campus. Each Ambassador is required to participate in a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Examples of opportunities may include performing college outreach and admissions functions, assisting at college events, serving on student panels and providing campus tours. Students will receive a $500 scholarship their first semester. Scholarships will be renewable for additional semesters based upon grade point average and ambassador participation.


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Enrollment Center
Jefferson Hall - 1st Floor
Monday 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

View all Enrollment Services hours and locations here.

Phone: 301.624.2716
Fax: 240.629.7896
[email protected]
Registration & Records
Back to Top Enrollment Center
Jefferson Hall- 1st Floor
Monday 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

View all Enrollment Services hours and locations here.

Phone: 301.846.2431
[email protected]
Financial Aid
Financial Services Center
Jefferson Hall - 3rd Floor
Monday 8:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

View all Enrollment Services hours and locations here.

Phone: 301.846.2620
[email protected]