Parents & Family

Cecil College welcomes parents and families. You are a significant partner in the admissions process. College will introduce invigorating and transformative opportunities for your student to succeed and transition into an independent adult. This kind of life change can seem exciting yet overwhelming. We are here to assist you each step of the way and answer any questions you may have.

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There are distinct enrollment steps for each Cecil College student which are determined by a variety of factors. Learn more about which steps your student takes.

Academic Degree Programs

Cecil College offers a wide array of over 100 academic degree and certificate programs. For more detailed information about each individual program we offer, visit Academic Divisions and browse to your area of interest.

Skills Assessments, Placement, and Waivers

As part of the admissions process, all students entering Cecil College are evaluated for placement purposes. The evaluation may require or waive the academic skills assessments, which measures proficiency in mathematics, reading, and writing. The purpose of the skills assessments is to place students at a level they will succeed.

Admissions Events

Visit us at our admissions events held at different high schools, colleges, and other venues. These events give you an opportunity to speak with an Admissions Officer who can answer any questions you may have and tell you more about Cecil College.

Campus Tour

Request a tour of our beautiful campus and see all that we have to offer our students! You may also view a map of our campus.

Dates to Know

Please take note of the following important dates.

Date Importance
January 1 – December 31 Cecil College accepts students every day of the year. Apply now.
July 2–6 College closed.
August 25 Fall semester begins.
September 1–3 College closed.
September 9–28 Physical Therapist Assistant application period.
October 1 FAFSA opens.
November 21–25 College closed.
December 24 – January 1 College closed.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

We recommend that every student apply for Federal Financial Aid when enrolling at Cecil College.

Walk-in Hours

Admissions is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. An admissions representative will meet with you to review your next steps.


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. Contact your school's guidance counselor for more information.

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. Contact Cecil College’s Admissions Office for more information at (410) 287-1006.

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. Contact Cecil College’s Admissions Office for more information at (410) 287-1006.

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 your school's guidance counselor for more information.

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. Contact your school's guidance counselor for more information.

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. Contact Cecil College’s Admissions Office for more information at (410) 287-1006.