Congratulations on your decision to attend Frederick Community College! We want to make sure that your transition from high school to college is as smooth as possible. It is very important to follow and complete this checklist. Additionally, it is important that you meet with the FCC Head Coach of your sport to determine practice/game/other commitments.

Apply for Admissions

Take Placement Tests- Academic Assessment of Skill Level

FCC strives to start you at an educational level that will promote your learning and success. Unless otherwise exempted by previous college credits or grades and test scores that meet specific criteria, all new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. To ensure the best placement in a course that provides the right challenge, FCC utilizes the ACCUPLACER test.

In order to determine if you need to take placement tests or if you are exempt, you will need to submit the following documents:

  1. Sealed official high school transcript and previous sealed official College transcripts submitted to Welcome Center (J Building)
  2. College Entrance Exam Scores from SAT and/or ACT
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores

The above-mentioned documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.

Student-athletes are part of an athletic program that stresses academics, emphasizes the value of teamwork, and strengthens success-producing traits such as dedication, discipline, focus, integrity, communication, organization, and leadership. To participate at FCC, student-athletes must have all paperwork completed before arriving on campus. Everything must be completed in its entirety.

Once your application has been submitted an acknowledgment letter will be sent. The acknowledgment letter will provide you with your student identification number. The student identification number is essential for accessing important information. 

Student Orientation ROAR (Required Orientation, Advising, Registration). All new students planning to attend FCC for their first college experience* will participate in the ROAR program.

*Note: If you will be a high school student (non-graduate) during the 2020-2021 school year, you will not participate in ROAR until after you graduate. If you will be a high school student and will be taking FCC classes on our campus or taking FCC classes on your high school campus, FCC's Dual Enrollment program will allow you to earn your high school diploma and college credits simultaneously.

To make sure you are ready to ROAR… you must do the following: 1) Apply for Admissions, 2) Take Placement Tests, 3) Log into FCC Student Accounts, 4) Do you need help to clarify and explore majors & careers, 5) Complete the ROAR Orientation. If you have questions about the admissions/enrollment process, please contact the Admissions office at 301.624.2716. The Admissions Office is located within the College and Career Readiness Center, located on the 2nd floor of Jefferson Hall (J234)

Please make sure you request your FINAL official transcripts from all high schools attended. Request two copies, one copy sent to the Welcome Center and the other copy for the Department of Athletics. The transcript must be an official transcript and enveloped must be sealed. 

Student-Athlete Transfers: Please make sure you request your official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Request two copies, one copy sent to the Welcome Center and the other copy for the Department of Athletics. The transcript must be an official transcript and the envelope must be sealed.

Attend mandatory student‐athlete information workshops in August. The Department of Athletics will conduct informational workshops for all new freshmen and transfer student‐athletes. These sessions will cover NJCAA eligibility rules, College academic policies and procedures, Life Skills and Student Development topics, and how to access academic support (advising, tutoring, mentoring, etc.).

Additional Information

Residency & Tuition
To be eligible for in-county or in-state tuition, you’ll sign a statement certifying that you’ve lived at your current address for at least the last three consecutive months. Individuals may be required to provide proof of residence. Adjustments to tuition won’t be made once the semester starts, even if you move. Only one address–your permanent residence–may be used to determine residency. If you have questions or wish to review your residency status, contact Admissions at 301.624.2716.

In accordance with Maryland State and Federal Law, any of the following factors will be considered to be proof of legal residency: 

  • Substantially uninterrupted physical presence, including the months when the student is not in attendance at the college, as evidenced by ownership or rental of living quarters in which the student resides. (12-month lease or mortgage)
  • Payment of Maryland state and local income taxes. (MD 502 Tax Form) 
  • Registration to vote in Frederick County and/or the state. (Voters Registration Card)
  • Registration of a motor vehicle in the state, with a local address specified, if the person owns such a vehicle. (Motor Vehicle Registration Card)
  • Possession of a valid Maryland driver's license, with a local address specified, if the person is licensed anywhere to drive a motor vehicle or a valid Maryland MVA-issued ID. (Driver's license or MVA issued ID card)
  • Active duty military personnel honorably discharged veterans, spouses and dependents who reside, are stationed, or domiciled in Maryland are exempt from the 3-month requirement and are considered in-county once the proof is shown. (Military orders, a letter from Education Officer, DD214 and any of the residency factors listed above).

Apply For Financial Aid 

  • Applying for financial aid is an annual process.
  • A new FAFSA must be submitted for each academic year.
  • No financial aid awards will be made until all required information is submitted. 

2020-2021 FAFSA (Final deadline, September 2020) Covers Fall 2020, Jterm 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the school year you are planning to attend. The FAFSA can be completed online at PLEASE NOTE: The School Code for FCC is 002071 (Step 6). You will need specific income information, such as completed tax forms, to complete the FAFSA. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Federal Processor at 1.800.433.3243 or FCC Financial Aid at 301.846.2480.  
  2. If you are a new student, complete the FCC Admissions Application.  In order to receive financial aid, you must be pursuing an approved academic degree or certificate program at FCC.  (Your FAFSA will not load into our system unless you have a Student ID number).
  3.  Your FAFSA will be processed in approximately one week (if you apply online) and you will receive a Student Aid Report. If you listed FCC in Step 6 of the FAFSA, we will receive your information electronically.
  4. The Financial Aid Office at FCC will contact you regarding any additional information needed to determine your financial aid eligibility. 
  5. A separate application must be completed if you want to apply for Federal Work-Study and Student Assistant employment.  Those applications are available here.
  6. To apply for Federal Direct or Federal Parent PLUS loans, complete the appropriate loan paperwork. Forms will be mailed to students once their eligibility has been determined or can be obtained from Financial Aid. In order to apply for a PLUS or Direct Loan, you must have completed a FAFSA and submit required documentation to Financial Aid.
  7. If you are interested in FCC Foundation scholarships, click on the Academic Works Scholarships link. The deadline is June 30th. Ask Questions: You may schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor by calling 301.846.2620.


Athletics Staff Directory

Jerry Haynes
Interim Director of Athletics

Gary Demski
Assistant Director of Athletics & Sports Information

Gabrielle Smallwood
Athletic Trainer

Tiffany Exum
Administrative Associate

Rodney Bennett
Academic Advising for Student-Athletes

Christine McGill
Academic Advising for Student-Athletes

Athletics Mailing Address
Frederick Community College
Athletics Center
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
Department Phone: 301-846-2500
Department Fax: 301-624-2896
Sports Information Phone: 240-629-7906
Athletic Training Phone: 301-624-2702

College and Career Readiness Center
Jefferson Hall - 2nd Floor (J234)
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 301.624.2716

Registration & Records Enrollment Center
Jefferson Hall- 1st Floor (J101)
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Thursday hours: Open until 6:00 p.m. (January, July, August)
Phone: 301.846.2400

Financial Aid
Financial Services Center
Jefferson Hall - 3rd Floor (J-336)
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 301.846.2620