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Congratulations on taking the next step towards a brighter future! Whatever your goals, Garrett College can help you get there. From the start of filling out the application, to watching you walk across the stage at commencement, our Admissions staff will be with you every step of the way during your educational journey here at Garrett College.

It all starts with a goal. Whether you wish to earn a degree, transfer to a four-year university or institution, advance your career, or change your path, our friendly Admissions staff is ready to help you accomplish your goals and turn your dreams into a reality.

We invite you to contact us today to plan a visit, schedule a campus tour, and learn all about what makes us unique and a great choice for students!

Garrett College has a wide selection of courses available for students wishing to be 'dually enrolled' in both high school and college courses. High school students over the age of 16 are encouraged to take advantage of the dual enrollment opportunities provided by Garrett College. Dual Enrolled students living within the state of Maryland are eligible for a tuition waiver.

Read more about Dual Enrollment by following this link.

Home-schooled students who are 16 years of age and older should follow the College’s standard application procedures for admissions. However, in keeping with guidelines provided by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 13B.02.02), consideration for admission of such students will include the evaluation of the student’s results on the placement test administered by the College. The home-schooled student must submit official high school transcripts and may submit other evidence of his/her ability to benefit, such as ACT or SAT scores. As with all applicants under the age of 16 years, home-schooled students under the age of 16 years must qualify as gifted and talented.

Garrett College is proud of its international student population and welcomes new students looking to study in the United States.

For more information regarding the international student admissions process, please follow this link.

Primary Designated School Official

Contact: Melissa S. Wass, Director of Admissions
Phone: 301-387-3746
Fax: 301-387-3038

It’s never too late to start (or continue) learning! Maryland residents 60 years of age or older are able to take courses tuition-free thanks to a State-authorized waiver. All other fees or costs associated with enrollment are the responsibility of the student. Proof of eligibility will be required upon enrollment.

Garrett College welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. Many students come to GC already having earned college credit from other institutions. Others have demonstrated their mastery of skills through years of military service, on-the-job experience, standardized tests, and more. You've worked hard to gain that knowledge, so we do everything possible to count those credits toward your GC degree or certificate.

Click here to learn more about how your prior learning experiences may supplement your educational experience at Garrett College.

We recognize and appreciate the contributions and sacrifices that our Active Duty Service members, Reservists, Guardsmen, Veterans and Dependents have made for our country. Our Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs Counselor is eager to assist you with reviewing your VA Education Benefits, and helping you through this process. However, for specific personal questions you will need to directly contact the Department of Veterans Affairs. We encourage you to call 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit In addition to potential GI Bill® eligibility, you may also qualify for other forms of Federal and State Financial Aid. To determine eligibility, please fill out a FAFSA on line at For more information on steps to enrollment at Garrett College, please review our Veteran’s Checklist or contact

Garrett College welcomes students wishing to take courses as personal interest, professional development, or to transfer credits to another institution. Students not seeking a degree or certificate will need to submit a Non-Degree Student Application at the time of registration. High School and/or college transcripts are not required unless needed to satisfy course pre-requisites. Non-Degree Seeking Students are not eligible to receive financial aid. To get more information regarding the upcoming course schedule, please click here.

Garrett’s Admissions Office is here to assist you throughout the entire process. We invite you to come in person to meet with a member of our Admissions Staff to answer any questions you may have, visit our campus, or learn more information about any of our credit programs of study. Take your first step towards becoming a Garrett College student by contacting our Admissions Office today!

 Campus Location
Student Services Building, Room 404
P:   301-387-3044
F:   301-387-3038
 Mailing Address
Garrett College Admissions Office
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, MD 21541
M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Staff

Melissa Wass, Director of Admissions
Room 412


Melissa Wass

A complete listing of Admissions Policies can be found in our college catalog.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at