Getting Started

The 8 Easy Steps to Enrollment

I would like to learn about the steps to enroll at Chesapeake.

It's easy to get started. Just follow these 8 Easy Steps to Enrollment.

  1. Apply for Admission

    Submit a college application. Apply on line or obtain an application from the Admissions office or download it from the website and mail it to: Chesapeake College, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679.

  2. Take the Accuplacer (college placement test)

    All students who plan to work toward a degree or certificate or enroll in any credit college course must take the Accuplacer test prior to enrollment. There is no fee to take it the first time. No appointment is necessary. You must bring your social security number and a photo ID. Contact the Testing Center at ext. 2344 for testing days, times, and procedures.

  3. Seek Academic Advisement

    Discuss your test results with an academic advisor, who will assist you in developing an academic plan and selecting courses for the upcoming semester.

  4. Explore Financial Aid & Scholarship Options

    Contact the Financial Aid office at ext. 2252 to inquire about financial aid and scholarships.

  5. Register for Classes

    Check out the college's academic calendar for new student registration dates. Review course offerings. Work with your academic advisor to register for classes. First-time students and high school Dual Enrollment Program students must register in person. Eligible students may register online. For more information, call ext. 2240.

  6. Pay Tuition & Fees

    Pay your tuition bill either when you register or by the due date on your bill. Payments can be made in person, online, or by mail. A Deferred Tuition Payment Plan is available to students whose bills exceed $277.50. Contact the Business office at ext. 2244 for more information.

  7. New Student Orientation

    Prior to each fall and spring semester, a new student orientation session is provided to share information about college activities, services, and policies. Call ext. 2250 for more information

  8. Purchase Textbooks & Go to Class

    Before the semester begins, purchase your textbooks and other needed supplies, check out the location of your courses, and get ready for your first day of class! Stay connected by attending all classes, asking questions, and getting the academic support you need to be successful!

One of our admissions counselors would be happy to assist you with the admissions process. If you would like to speak to an admissions representative or arrange an appointment, please call 410-822-5400, ext. 2240 or 2287 or e-mail us at