How to Apply – Under 16 Student

Students under the age of 16, who have completed 7th grade or the equivalent and are designated as gifted and talented, can enroll in Cecil College credit courses through the Gifted and Talented Program.

Under 16 Students must place at college level to be admitted. Developmental education courses are not available to Under 16 Students. For admission, complete the steps below. Questions? Contact us at (410) 287-1006 or admissions@cecil.edu.

Steps

1. Meet with an Admissions Representative

Students and their parent/guardian are required to meet with an Admissions Representative to complete all approval forms and processes. The Admissions Office is located on the North East Campus, Building A, Room A201. Hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

All students must meet Cecil College admissions standards.

2. Take Skills Assessments

Complete the math, reading and writing assessments on the North East Campus, Engineering and Math Building, Room 310. Be sure to bring your Social Security number and Photo ID. Each assessment takes approximately 45 minutes. Please allow yourself 2-3 hours to take all 3 subject assessments if necessary.

3. Complete Under 16 Forms

All forms must be signed in person by the student, parent/guardian, and admissions representative. Under 16 students are not admitted until all forms are complete.

4. Complete the Admissions Application

Apply online today. Paper applications are available in the course schedule and at the North East Campus and Elkton Station.

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. Get more information about tuition, fees, and payment options.


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.