New Student Checklist


checkbox graphic     Submit an Admissions Application

checkbox graphic     Send an official copy of your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores if taken.

checkbox graphic     Retrieve your Username and Password from your welcome pack. This information is needed to log into various ACM systems including student Email, Self-Service, and Brightspace.

checkbox graphic     Schedule to take a campus tour and/or attend an open house.

checkbox graphic     Contact the Learning Commons Testing Services to set up a time to take the placement assessment.

*The following would Except you from taking the placement test:

  • SAT scores of 480 in the English section and a 530 on the math section
  • ACT scores of at least 21 on each section
  • High school GPA of a 3.0 or higher (graduation date must be within 5 years)

checkbox graphic     Review the ACM Foundation Scholarship Catalog and apply for scholarships online.
*First deadline date is January 31st for the following fall and spring semesters.

checkbox graphic     Complete the FAFSA.   ACM's FAFSA code is 002057
Available beginning October 1st. A priority date of March 1st is recommended but not required; the FAFSA should be completed as early as possible.

checkbox graphic      Complete the application for on-campus housing (Willowbrook Woods)
*If interested in living on the Cumberland Campus. Early application deadline date is April 30th

checkbox graphic     Meet with an Academic Advisor to schedule courses. Contact the Advising Center at 301-784-5198 or by email.

checkbox graphic     Pay your bill in full or Set up a Payment Plan for any tuition and fees not covered by financial aid by the posted due date.

checkbox graphic     Attend a New Student Orientation or Admitted Student Day session.

checkbox graphic     Buy textbooks and supplies.  Visit the ACM Campus Store or order online.

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