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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 50% tuition waiver.

Eligible Northern Garrett, Southern Garrett, and Garrett County Home-schooled students may also be eligible for the Garrett County Scholarship Program, which will pay for the remaining 50% of tuition (please consult Financial Aid). The student is responsible for the $25 registration fee and course fees.

Students wishing to enroll in the dual enrollment program can do so in four easy steps:

  1. Take Accuplacer/placement assessment
  2. Complete the Garrett College New High School Dual Students Registration Form
  3. Complete the minor release form with parent/guardian’s signature
  4. Pay the course registration fee of $25 (per semester)

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. We have been authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students and issue the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status to students wishing to obtain an F-1 Student Visa.

Applying for admission and securing travel documents are two separate processes. Both require a number of documents to determine eligibility for legal entry into the country.

The Office of Admissions will be glad to provide you with the information you need to consider applying as an international student. Please note that because completing the process can take several months, the application deadline is June 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. For more information regarding the international student admissions process, please follow this link.

Primary Designated School Official

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

In accordance with Section 16-106(b) of the Maryland Annotated Code, tuition may be waived for any Maryland resident who is 60 years of age or older. In order to obtain this waiver, an individual must at the time of registration provide verification of age. (All other fees or costs associated with enrollment are the responsibility of the student.)

Students may transfer to Garrett College after they have attended another institution of higher education upon receipt of an admission application and official college transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended. Transcripts must be received by the Records and Registration Office in a sealed, stamped envelope or by an accepted electronic transcript service. Read more here.

We recognize and appreciate the contributions and sacrifices that our Active Duty Service members, Reservists, Guardsmen, Veterans and Dependents have made for our country. Kathy Fauber, our Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs Counselor is eager to assist you with reviewing your VA Education Benefits, and helping you through this process. Regardless of your 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 However, for specific personal questions you will need to contact the Department of Veterans. We encourage you to call 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit For steps to enrollment at Garrett College, please review our Veteran’s Checklist.

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.

Take the Next Step!
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

Mike Tumbarello, Director of Enrollment Management
Room 412

Melissa Wass, Coordinator of Admissions
Room 409

Holly Montana, Admissions Counselor
Room 404

Christine Upole, Enrollment Management & Marketing Assistant
Room 404


Pictured left to right: Mike Tumbarello, Melissa Wass, Christine Upole and Holly Montana

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