Baltimore City Community College has an open admissions policy. All high school graduates and holders of high school equivalency diplomas or certificates are eligible for admission. Adults not holding a high school diploma or equivalency or a GED diploma or equivalency become eligible for degree and certificate programs after successfully completing 15 college-level credits. NOTE: Courses requiring English and/or mathematics prerequisites can not be taken until the prerequisites are completed. Applicants to degree or certificate programs must take the College's ACCUPLACER test before proceeding beyond 15 credits.
All new students, transfer and and returning students who have not been enrolled for the past two consecutive semesters must complete an Admissions Application.
How To Be Admitted
The admissions process is as follows:
1. Complete and submit an Admissions Application with a $10 application fee. (Application forms are available on each campus or online.)
2. Complete and submit a completed Maryland Residency form.
3. Submit appropriate academic credentials to the Admissions Office:
- High school transcript (showing evidence of graduation) or
- GED diploma (copy of scores) and/or
- College transcript (if transferring from another college)
4. Take the ACCUPLACER Test.
A SAT score of 550 in Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics or
an ACT composite score of 21 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics may exempt you from placement testing.
Note: Applicants under 16 years of age must meet with the Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Registration prior to enrollment at Baltimore City Community College.
Students attending BCCC for the first time and intending to enroll in a degree or certificate program must take the College's ACCUPLACER test in reading, writing, mathematics, and, for some programs, science before being advised by an academic adviser and before registering for classes. Upon completion of the ACCUPLACER, students will be referred to courses according to their test scores. Students transferring credits in English and mathematics from other colleges may be exempted from part or all of the ACCUPLACER after the transcripts have been received and evaluated by BCCC's Admissions Office. Test results are used to ensure that studies at BCCC begin at a level most appropriate for the student. There is no charge for the ACCUPLACER test.
To schedule an appointment for the BCCC ACCUPLACER Test, please review the The Test Center website.
Baltimore City Community College
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215