How to Apply – Nursing Student

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Nursing is an exciting, challenging degree option at Cecil College. Cecil College’s Nursing Program is renowned in the region, and graduates are recognized in the workplace for their skills and knowledge.

Admission to the nursing program requires a separate procedure in addition to your admission to Cecil College. Information on both is provided below. Questions? Contact us at (410) 287-1006 or


Students Who Need to Apply to Cecil College

1. Complete the Admissions Application and Visit the Admissions Office

Apply online today. Paper applications are available online and at the North East Campus and Elkton Station. Meet with an Admissions Representative in the Admissions Office, North East Campus, Building A, Room A201. Hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. No appointment needed.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for all financial aid disbursed by Cecil College.

Also be sure to apply for Cecil College Foundation scholarships.

3. Request Test Scores (SAT, AP, ACT) and/or a High School, GED, Previous College Transcript, and/or Military Evaluation

If you have attended college elsewhere or within the last 5 years graduated high school or completed a GED, please bring in or have a transcript sent to Cecil College. Veterans may receive credits for military training and experience; they are encouraged to submit a transcript for evaluation. Test scores and transcripts are not a requirement for admission; however, students may receive credits or assessment exemptions after an evaluation. See the scores needed to be exempted from the placement test.

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor to Discuss Next Steps

Meet with an academic advisor to determine your next steps in applying to the nursing program. The nursing program at Cecil College is a selective admissions program and has an additional admissions process to your admissions to the College.

Students Who Have Already Applied to Cecil College

The Prospective Nursing Info Packet contains detailed information, application timelines, and steps for all nursing programs available at Cecil College. Applications for nursing programs are made available each year in January.

Student Veterans

If you are a veteran applying to Cecil College, be sure to check out the resources and programs that we offer as well as how to apply for VA benefits.

Accessibility Services

Cecil College is committed to the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college life. If you have a disability, get more information about the services we offer and learn how to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.