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Garrett College McHenry campus offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The wearing of CDC-recommended face masks or face coverings is optional, except for individuals required to wear as part of the isolation or quarantine guidelines.

Employees and students are not required to be vaccinated at this time but are strongly encouraged to do so.

The most up-to-date information on Garrett College's response to COVID-19, can be found online at novel coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page.

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Students have a number of options available for their post-secondary education and choosing an institution is one of the most important decisions a family will make together. We at Garrett College are thankful that your family is considering our institution as a great place to launch students on the way to attaining their lifetime goals and aspirations.

Garrett College is much more than a college. We are truly a launching pad for students to build the career and life they desire. Whether a student has a clearly focused vision for their future or is still in the process of “finding” themselves, Garrett College, through its location, programs and people, can provide the means to drive student success.

Some of the benefits our college provides, includes:

  • A strong foundation in both academics and workforce development
  • A variety of programs to enable students to transfer or go directly into the workforce
  • A beautiful, safe environment conducive to learning, maturation and self-reflection
  • A faculty that cares and works directly with individual students
  • A very cost-effective program of study that limits student, and parent, debt
  • A college experience that can help students find their path and achieve their goals

Our small class sizes, low faculty-to-student ratios, collegial environment and beautiful setting set the foundation for student success. Parents and students should consider the following when considering our institution:

  • A 62 acre campus located near Deep Creek lake in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland
  • 35 Academic and workforce development programs to meet the learning and career needs of a diverse group of students
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and under 800 credit students that creates personalized, supportive learning environment
  • Financial aid packages that provide needed financial support to 94% of credit students
  • 6 NJCAA athletic teams and two study abroad opportunities a year to help ensure well-rounded students and graduates

We suggest parents and students review this website and our catalog of courses and make an appointment to stop by or call to meet with an advisor. We also believe an informed family leads to the best student outcomes relative to academic and career decisions. Please follow the links below to learn more about the decision process and factors involved in beginning and completing a college program of study. We believe that after evaluating the factors and options available, you and your student will decide Garrett College is a very smart choice.

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