AACC Early College Access Program (ECAP)

Earn College Credit While in High School

Anne Arundel Community College Early College Access Program


Offered in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), the Early College Access Program (ECAP) gives high school students a 50% discount on AACC course tuition while in high school.

With the approval of the high school principal and school counselor, students age 16 and older can take college-level coursework through AACC.  College credits earned through ECAP may be transferable to a four-year college or university.  Tackle first-year basics or start exploring career options in architecture, business, information technology, homeland security, teaching and more.

How to Enroll:

  1. Complete the AACPS ECAP Application and get all necessary signatures from parent/guardian, high school counselor and principal. (Printable instructions can be found HERE) You will also need a copy of your transcript for enrollment in your first ECAP course.
  2. Apply Online to get an AACC student ID number and access to your new myaacc account.
  3. Get Tested – If you have not taken the SAT or ACT or do not have the minimum scores required by AACC to enter most college classes, you will need to take the Accuplacer Test.
  4. Visit the Admissions Office – schedule an appointment with an AACC admissions counselor to choose your class(es) in person.  You will need to bring a copy of your ECAP form, a transcript (when signing up for your first class), and test score report (SAT, ACT or Accuplacer).  If you have questions, you can stop by to see Mrs Diane Bennett, AACC School Liaison, in the Media Center or contact her at dbennett@aacc.edu.
  5. Pay Your Bill – Payments may be made in person, by mail or online.  Submit a copy of the completed ECAP form with your payment to the Cashier’s Office at the time of course registration or include a copy of the ECAP form with your payment online or by mail.  You must submit a completed ECAP form to receive the 50% discount on tuition.  For information about costs and payment – click HERE


Anne Arundel Community College offers college courses which are taught at South River High School.  Classes are held during the regular school day, fourth period in room A-102 by AACC instructors.  Course offerings include:

  • COM111 – Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Fall)
  • BPA111 – Business & Its Environment (Spring)
  • HEA111 – Personal & Community Health (Spring)

To register for these courses, see Mrs Bennett in the Media Center during NEST.

For more information, visit: www.aacc.edu

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