High School Students

High school graduates who are interested in furthering their education at Carroll need to complete an enrollment application and follow the steps to apply. High achieving students should consider applying for the Hill Scholars honors program.

Current high school students may attend Carroll through the following options:


 Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment students spend half the day in high school and the other half taking college classes. It’s a great way to get a jump start on college and experience the college level transition in a safe environment, which will helps to prepare for first college year.

Steps to apply for Dual Enrollment (Carroll County Public School Students)

  • Schedule an appointment for a planning conference with a high school counselor. 
  • Complete an enrollment application.
  • Make an appointment to take the reading, English and math placement tests.
  • Complete the online Pre-advising Session, which provides useful information about college policies and procedures, as well as information on class selection.
  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor, in A101, to select classes and finalize registration. It's necessary to have the Dual Enrollment Application when registering. The Admissions office completes the form and returns the application to the high school counselor for final approval. Many high schools provide the application after receiving placement test results. Homeschool students do not require this approval and may register based on their test results.
  • Pay for classes. Dual Enrollment students are you are not eligible for Financial Aid, but are eligible to utilize the FACTS tuition payment plan. Carroll County Public high school students are eligible to receive discounted tuition for up to four classes in 11th and 12th grade.

Dual Enrollment Placement Testing

We recommend preparing for the placement tests.

Placement testing is offered by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by contact the Admission's office at 410-386-8430 or visit A101. There is no fee for the initial placement test.

At the time of testing, students need to provide a completed enrollment application that is signed by their parent/guardian. 

Students can be exempt from placement testing if they have a score of 550 on the SAT reading, writing or math or scored 21 on the ACT English, math or reading. To qualify for exemption, documentation of testing scores must be provided.


Gifted and Talented

Gifted and talented admission is selective. To be considered, students must be 16 years or younger, show a proven record of academic success, and demonstrate their ability to handle college level coursework.

Steps to apply

  • Complete the seventh grade.
  • Submit the enrollment application - a fee is not required.
  • Submit official school transcripts from previous and current schools.
  • Show satisfactory scores on the college placement tests, including reading, English and math.
  • Provide evidence of Gifted and Talented status as defined by Carroll County Public Schools. Students must score in the 96th percentile by age on one or more of the following tests:
    • Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills
    • Test of Cognitive Skills
    • WISC III
    • California Achievement Test
    • Document a composite SAT score of 1200 or above
  • Provide letters of support from a school official. Home schooled students need to provide a letter of support from a reliable reference who can attest to their adaptability, maturity level and ability to succeed in a college environment.
  • Submit the Statement of Understanding signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Meet with the Director of Admissions, or a designated professional in the Admissions office.
  • Complete the online Pre-advising Session.
  • Prior to turning 16, students must place into college level coursework to be approved for enrollment. Most students take the college placement tests to qualify. The reading placement test is required. Math and English are required on a case by case, depending on the skill level and course preferences.
  • College placement test scores can be used to determine admission eligibility if 96th percentile evidence cannot be provided.
  • All required documents must be submitted and evaluations must be completed at least two weeks before starting the term.


 Early Admissions

Students may apply for early admission and enroll as a full-time college student, bypassing their senior year of high school.

To qualify, students need to fulfill the following:

  • Provide an above average high school academic achievement record - typically defined as a "B" grade point average.
  • Meet with a high school official in during the junior year to discuss enrolling at Carroll.
  • Submit the enrollment application, official high school transcript, written authorization for a waiver from a high school official, and SAT/ACT scores, if available.
  • In lieu of SAT/ACT scores, college placement tests are required to determine eligibility. Schedule an appointment for placement testing  

After being approved for Early Admission, students need to:

  • Complete the online Pre-advising Session.
  • Meet with an Admissions counselor in A101 to select classes.
  • Finalize registration in the Records Office.
  • Apply for financial aid - high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Pay the cashier or choose to be billed.


 Home School Students

Home School students, 16 and older, may attend and earn college credits toward a degree if they meet the college's admissions criteria and complete the following steps:

  • Complete and return an enrollment application.
  • Submit a copy/record of a high school transcript.
  • Apply for financial aid - high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Make an appointment for placement testing.
  • Complete the online Pre-advising Session.
  • Meet with an Admissions Counselor in A101.
  • Finalize registration in the Records office.
  • Pay the cashier or choose to be billed.


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