We’re proud of all our area-high school students who’ve completed a major milestone and graduated this month. We know many of you are considering next steps, and we hope FCC is at the top of your list!
Registration for our Fall 2014 Semester is underway, and our Admissions office (located on the first floor of J-Building) is open all summer long to welcome new students. You should know our College offers many benefits to our students, including a small student-faculty ratio, one of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, and a high rate of successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
No matter where you choose to enroll in Fall 2014, I wish you success and feel confident that, whatever your educational goals, you’ll find your experience at Frederick Community College challenging and rewarding.
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Also, make sure to read our 12-Step Checklist that outlines everything you need to know to become an FCC student!
1. Submit an Application for Admission (It’s FREE!)
Apply online or pick up a paper application from the Admissions Office in the J-Building.
2. Attend an Admissions Session
It is suggested that all new FCC students attend an Admissions Session. Veterans may contact Veteran Services. Single parents and displaced homemakers may contact the Office of Adult Services.
All other students may contact the Admissions Office, where a representative from Admissions will review the enrollment process including financial aid, assessment requirements, class registration, programs, and more. Walk-ins, scheduled appointments, individual and group sessions are all available.
3. Complete your records
Send official college and high school transcripts, SAT & ACT scores as well as any CLEP or AP scores to the Welcome Center at least 2 weeks prior to your academic advising session to allow sufficient time for evaluation.
4. Apply for Financial Assistance
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for federal, state, and institutional grants, work study and student loans. The priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 1 each year. Allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing. You can still apply after March 1, but you will miss out on Maryland State Funding options. FCC’s school code when filling out the FAFSA is 002071.
Be sure to apply for scholarships. June 30, 2014 is the deadline for our Fall 2014 scholarships. You’ll need an FCC student ID number to begin the scholarship application process.
5. Complete Placement Testing
Review and demonstrate your current academic skill levels in reading, math, and English at the FCC Testing Center. You may be exempt from testing if you can demonstrate other forms of college readiness (see below). In order to test, you must show a valid photo ID and provide your Student ID number. You do not have to make an appointment to test, and tests are not timed.
Be sure to arrive at least 2 hours prior to close to ensure that your scores are accurate.
Visit our Testing Center’s website for hours, study guides, exemption information, and frequently asked questions. If you need to request any accommodations for placement testing, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office in advance at 301.846.2408.
There is no cost to take the Accuplacer tests. You are exempt from one or more tests if you have recent ACT scores ( English 21, Math 21 and Reading 21), SAT scores (Reading 550, and Math 550), Math/English AP scores (3+), B or higher in FCPS Algebra II or higher math courses, or other college readiness scores listed in the college catalog.
6. Meet with an Academic Advisor
An Academic Advisor will assist you in developing an educational plan, reviewing your general education & program requirements, selecting courses for registration, and understanding the pathway to your academic goal. Walk in advising is available in the Counseling & Advising Office. Bring any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores). Always bring your photo ID for service.
We have specialty advisors available for veterans, individuals with disability, multicultural, single parents/displaced homemakers, please make an appointment with one of these specialists for assistance.
Login Info: Your Username is w + Student ID (Example: w1234567). Your Default Password is the first two letters of your last name plus the last five digits of your student ID (Example: sm34567). You can also access Peoplesoft by through the resources provided by “In the Spotlight.”
9. Complete the Payment Process
Full payment, enrollment in the automatic deferred payment plan (FACTS) or acceptance of full financial aid including but not limited to signing up for the pending aid payment plan is required by all “DROP ZONE” payment deadline dates. If enrolling in classes after the term starts payment is due the day prior to each session start date. If you miss the payment deadline, you will be dropped from your classes. All of our payment options are published online.
FCC processes all refunds through HigherOne. You will receive a refund debit card in the mail (watch for the green envelope.) Once you receive it follow the directions to activate your card and select your refund preference. For more information on the HigherOne Refund Card, please visit the Cashier’s Office or call the main line at 301.846.2456.
10. Purchase or Rent Books & Get Supplies
Bring your printed schedule to buy your books and supplies at the FCC Bookstore in the Classroom/Student Center Building.
11. Connect with Student Engagement Office
All Recent High School graduates will receive an invite to the New Student and Parent Convocation.
Stop in the Center for Student Engagement to learn about how you can be involved in student clubs!
12. Attend Classes and Be Successful!
In order to receive your official FCC Student ID, bring a photo ID to the Welcome Center. The card gives you access to the library, computer labs, and other services on campus.
Review your schedule, note your professors’ names and the location of your classes.
Identify campus resources available to help you succeed (i.e. tutors, study skills, mentors).
We have everything you need to make the most of your college experience.