How to Apply - New Student

New Student

Success at Cecil College begins in Admissions! 

Follow the steps below to begin the admissions process!
Questions? Contact us!



  1. Complete the Admissions Application and visit the Admissions Office
    • Apply online today! Paper applications are available in the Schedule of Classes and at the North East Campus and Elkton Station.
    • Meet with an Admissions Representative in the Admissions Office, North East Campus, Building A, Room A201.  Hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
    • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is required for all financial aid disbursed by Cecil College.
    • Apply for Cecil Foundation scholarships.
  3. Submit Test Scores and Transcripts
    • Send official test scores (SAT, AP, ACT) and transcripts from any college attended to Cecil College, Records and Registration, One Seahawk Drive., North East, MD 21901.
  4. Take Skills Assessments
    • Complete the math, reading and writing assessments on the North East Campus, Engineering and Math Building, Room 310. Waivers may apply.
    • Bring your Social Security number and Photo ID.
    • Each skills assessment takes approximately 45 minutes.  Please allow yourself 2-3 hours to take all 3 subject assessments if necessary.
  5. Meet with an Advisor
    • Come to the advising center to meet with an advisor for degree planning, academic support and transfer information. Your assigned advisor is identified in your acceptance letter; however, any advisor can assist you. Walk-in's only; No appointments necessary.
  6. Register for Classes
    • Register for classes at MyCecil or on-site at the North East campus or Elkton Station.
  7. Make Payment Arrangements
    • Payment is due at the time of registration. Click here to get more information about tuition, fees, and payment options.
  8. Attend Student Orientation
    • Meet other new students, receive vital information, and connect with the Cecil community!