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Howard Community College

Columbia, MD 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%

Columbia Community College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Howard Community College. Around 96% of applicants get into Howard Community College each year. Last year, 4,913 students applied to Howard Community College and 4,737 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Howard Community College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Howard Community College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Howard Community College's admissions stats.

Howard Community College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6.2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1.5%
Waitlist No

Howard Community College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Howard Community College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Howard Community College?

Howard Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Howard Community College Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Howard Community College is not competitive.

Transferring to Howard Community College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Howard Community College

Howard Community College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Howard Community College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out. What does Howard Community College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Howard Community College for more information on admission factors.

Howard Community College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Howard Community College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Howard Community College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.2
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Howard Community College?

Howard Community College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Howard Community College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2014, 6.2% of Howard Community College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

More Information on Transferring to Howard Community College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Howard Community College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Howard Community College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Howard Community College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Howard Community College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Howard Community College.

Does Howard Community College accept transfer credits?

✅ Howard Community College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Howard Community College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Howard Community College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Howard Community College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Howard Community College?

✅ Howard Community College is not test optional.

What is Howard Community College's acceptance rate?

✅ Howard Community College has an acceptance rate of 96%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Howard Community College?

❌ Howard Community College does not offer early decision.

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Columbia Community College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Columbia Community College? Columbia Community College is a open admission institution. The Columbia Community College acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.


Columbia Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbia Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbia Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Columbia Community College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Columbia Community College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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