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Contact: Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Honors Coordinator • • 301.846.2535 Admissions: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.624.2716 Advising: Jefferson Hall (J200) • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Honors Coordinator
301.846.2535

1Apply

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.

Complete the Online Honors Application

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.

Click here to view our Enrollment Checklists for new students.

FCC is open admissions, meaning we accept everyone who applies. 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 Procedure, 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.

2Test

All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and skills 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:
  1. High school transcript and previous college transcripts
  2. College entrance exam scores from SAT and/or ACT
  3. 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.

 

FCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Students are advised to prepare for the ACCUPLACER test as they would any other exam to confirm accurate placement by academic skill level. For more information about the ACCUPLACER and academic placement and assessment, visit the Testing Center.



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

3See Advisor

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

 

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

  • an online orientation, presented by FCC students to prepare you for college
  • an on-campus meeting with an advisor to help you develop your academic plan
  • the registration lab where you'll learn how to enroll yourself into classes


Learn more and start the ROAR process here.

 

Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to the Registration & Records Office 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. 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).

 

For more information about academic planning and advising, see Counseling & Advising.
 

4Register

There are two ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
  2. Register in-person via the Welcome Center (Jefferson Hall Suite 101).

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.

5Pay

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.

‭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.

6Buy Books

Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.

7Attend 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. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Office of Disability Services, Veteran Services, or the Office of Adult Services. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.

Honors College Honors is an enrichment program that can be incorporated into most transfer degree programs at FCC. Students who graduate from the Honors College, complete an honors independent study project, present at a conference, or earn service or leadership certificates gain a competitive advantage when applying for admission to selective four-year colleges and transfer scholarships.

Through applied learning, honors students become producers of knowledge and practitioners of leadership. Students who graduate from the Honors College, complete an honors independent study project, present at a conference, or earn service or leadership certificates gain a competitive advantage when applying for admission to selective four-year colleges and transfer scholarships. 

Students earn a transcript notation and wear medallions at graduation that reflect their academic achievement. Students qualify for the Honors College High Honors designation on the FCC transcript and a gold medallion with 12 honors credits (3 honors credits must be at the 200 level) and a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Students earn a Honors College Honors designation on the FCC transcript and a silver medallion with 12 honors credits (3 honors credits must be at the 200 level) and a GPA of 3.5-3.74. Students merit the Honors College designation on the FCC transcript and a bronze medallion with 12 honors credits (3 honors credits must be at the 200 level) and a GPA of 3.25-3.49. 

 

1Contact the Honors Advisor for more information

Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Available Online

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Available Online

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.


 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.



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