Guidance Counselors

We know your time is precious, and we appreciate the effort it takes to guide your students through the admissions process. We’ve designed this page to provide succinct information about transitioning from high school to college.

Think Cecil College Your Senior Year

As high school seniors schedule their classes for the year, they can include Cecil College in their planning. Opportunities are available to give them a jump start on their college education and they may be eligible for scholarships like the College Bound Scholarship or the STEM Academy and Digital Arts Program Scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding high school students' opportunities, please take a moment to fill out our inquiry form and we'll be sure to contact you or send you any materials that you request.

High School Tour Days

Each spring, Cecil College hosts local and regional high schools on campus. During the day, students receive a campus tour, attend a class, share lunch, and more. If your school is interested in attending this year’s High School Tour Days, please contact us at admissions@cecil.edu.

Dates to Know

Please take note of the following important dates.

Date Importance
January 15 College closed
January 16 15-week session classes begin
February 15 Spring graduation application deadline
March 6 Accelerated Degree and second 9-week session classes begin
March 12–17 No classes any session – except Accelerated Degree
College offices open – except Friday, March 16 when college offices are closed
May 1–7 Spring semester exams for 15-week session
May 20 Spring graduation
May 26–28 College closed

Secondary School-Age Opportunities

On-Site Program

Jointly sponsored by Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) and Cecil College, the On-Site program allows academically prepared students age 16 and over to take college-level courses at their home high school during the regular school day. Cecil College offers a College-Bound Scholarship for these courses. Other regional organizations, as approved by the College President, may participate in this program. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.

Gifted and Talented Program

Students under age 16, who have completed 7th grade or the equivalent and are designated as gifted and talented, can enroll in Cecil credit courses through the Gifted and Talented program. Cecil courses taken are not available at the high schools. Students and their parent/guardian are required to meet with the Director of Admissions to complete all approval forms and processes. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.

Concurrent Enrollment

Qualified students (age 16 or older) may enroll in Cecil College courses concurrent with their high school studies. Cecil College offers a College-Bound Scholarship for these courses. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.

Dual Enrollment Program

Cecil County Public School (CCPS) students may be able to satisfy secondary school requirements through College coursework. The simultaneous enrollment in CCPS and Cecil College requires prior approval from both CCPS and Cecil College. Cecil College offers a College-Bound Scholarship for these courses. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards. Students of other school districts may be eligible; contact Admissions at (410) 287-1006

Senior Waiver Program

Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) students may waive all or part of their senior year, enroll in courses at Cecil College, and still graduate with their high school class. Permission is required from CCPS and the parent/guardian. Cecil College offers a College-Bound Scholarship for these courses. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Program

Students enrolled in the STEM Program of Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) may enroll in designated courses at Cecil College during their junior and/or senior year of high school. Through this partnership, eligible students receive a waiver for two-thirds of the in-county tuition rate in effect for the semester. All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.