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Admissions Requirements

Generally, students are admitted who have been graduated from a high school accredited either by its own state department of education or by a regional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Office of Education, or who have received a high school equivalency certificate or high school equivalency diploma issued by the state.

Persons beyond normal high school age who are not high school graduates but who present evidence through testing or other means of ability to benefit from the instruction the College offers are also admitted to college level courses and programs.

Please Note: According to its Safety Risk Policy, ACM reserves the right to refuse admission or re-enrollment or to place conditions on admission or re-enrollment of applicants and former students who ACM determines represent a safety risk to students, faculty, or staff.

Admissions categories may include:

  Early Placement Status (Early College)
A high school student (age 16 or older) may be permitted to enroll at Allegany College of Maryland either as a full-time or part-time early placement student.

Admission with Advanced Standing 
(Transfer Credit)

Applicants for admission with advanced standing must satisfy the requirements as listed in the section on "Admission to Degree Curriculum."

Admission to a Degree Curriculum 
(Associate Degree or Certificate)

A student who wishes to complete his/her chosen program of study may be admitted as a degree-seeking student.

Admission as a Non-Degree Student 
A person may be admitted as a non-degree student to take courses to fit his/her individual needs or interests.

Allied Health Programs - "Pre" Category 
Selective admission programs (see below in parentheses) have clinical phases of coursework that must be completed to earn a degree or certificate. The courses in the clinical phases are open only to those students who have completed the selective admission process and are admitted to the clinical phase.