High School Students

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Get a jump-start on college—think Cecil College in your high school years.

As you're scheduling your classes, include Cecil College in your plan. Opportunities are available to give you a jump-start on a college education through Cecil College in your high school, on our campus, or online.

Opportunities for High School Students

On-Site Program

Cecil College offers courses on-site at local high schools during the regular school day to students age 16 and older. Cecil College offers a College Bound Scholarship for these courses.

Gifted and Talented Program

Students under age 16, who have completed 7th grade or the equivalent and are designated as gifted and talented, may enroll in Cecil credit courses. Cecil courses taken are not available at the high schools.

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.

Dual Enrollment

High school students have the opportunity to satisfy secondary school requirements while also receiving Cecil College credit. This requires prior approval from both the student’s high school and Cecil College. Our College Bound Scholarship is available for these courses.

Senior Waiver

High School students may waive all or part of their senior year, enroll in courses at Cecil College, and still graduate with their high school class. Cecil College offers a College Bound Scholarship for these courses.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 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. Eligible students receive a waiver for two-thirds of the in-county tuition rate in effect for the semester.

Other Options

Other available options include summer courses and Early College Academy.

How to Apply

For students under 16, find out how to apply. If you're a high school student who has already applied to Cecil College, get steps for after you've applied.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

It’s never too early to start saving to help pay for a college education. Learn more about Cecil College’s financial aid services and our scholarship resources that can help support your need to be successful.

College Bound Scholarship

Cecil College offers a College Bound Scholarship. Eligible students will pay one-half the regular in-county tuition rate in effect for the semester based upon their residency. College Bound Scholarship participants must meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 16 years of age or approved for Gifted and Talented admissions;
  • possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above if a senior, or a 3.0 or above if not yet a senior;
  • be enrolled in one of the public high schools in Cecil County or a high school approved by the College President; and
  • be certified by the high school as meeting the eligibility requirements.

To learn more about our opportunities for high school students, the enrollment process, and the College Bound Scholarship, please contact the Admissions office.