Parents & Family

Cecil College Admissions in the Community

Cecil Admissions Officers will be visiting high schools throughout the 2017–2018 school year. Check out upcoming events to find out when we’ll be coming to a high school near you so you can come and talk to us.

Info Night & Open House

Throughout the year, Admissions holds Info Night and Open House events on our North East campus to give people the opportunity to explore Cecil College. Those who attend will have a chance to:

  • Explore and tour our beautiful campus. Walking tours begin every 15 minutes.
  • Speak with academic advisors.
  • Learn about student life, financial aid, scholarships, athletics, and student services.
  • Spin a prize wheel and enjoy refreshments.
  • Receive instant admissions!

Be sure to check out upcoming events to find out when the next Info Night/Open House event will be scheduled.

My family and I attended the Cecil College info night last night and I would like to thank all who participated in, planned and assisted with the event.

My son has hopes of becoming an engineer or educator, he will graduate from Rising Sun High School in June. My daughter will graduate in 2015 and has not decided on a major but was excited after speaking to the art and photography instructors. I have been struggling thinking that these talented children would spend a life barely making ends meet because their parents were unable to provide the college education they so rightly deserve.

But now I have hope!

—Tami, an attendee of Info Night

Why Choose Cecil College?

These are just a handful of reasons why you should choose Cecil College:

  • High quality education at an affordable cost.
  • Student success is at the forefront.
  • Strong transfer pathways to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Four-year partners on campus.
  • Degrees built for workforce needs.

​Interested in where a Cecil College degree can lead? Check out our credit degree programs to find what interests you.

Affordable Education

Educ​ation is a gateway to greater life choices and economic security. Research consistently supports the financial ben​efits of a college education.

Cecil College is your affordable, quality educational choice. Comparing the cost of attending Cecil College to other colleges is a good way to consider the value of the education you will get here. We also encourage you to explore scholarship options through the Cecil College Foundation.​

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

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Don’t wait! To receive federal aid, complete your FAFSA before registering for courses.


Enrollment Opportunities for High School Students

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.