Medical Assisting
Program Application
Applications Available: Rolling Admissions
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To become a candidate for selection to the Medical Assisting Program, please complete and return the attached
application by email to Rachel Manning, Admissions Coordinator, at ramanning@aacc.edu
or mail the application to:
Anne Arundel Community College
ATTN: School of Health Sciences, FLRS 112
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012
To be considered for conditional acceptance, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
Attend a mandatory information session. You may call 410-777-7310 for dates and times or visit
http://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/creditapplication/health-science-applicants. Information sessions can also be
viewed online.
o During summer and fall 2020 semesters, real-time virtual information sessions will be considered face-
to-face.
Demonstrate eligibility for ENG 101/ENG 101A by the application submission.
High school graduate or equivalency. Official high school transcript or official GED equivalency certification must be
submitted to college by the application submission.
Achieve a score of 27 or better on the Arithmetic Placement Test by the application submission. This test may be
retaken one time. For scores of less than 27, students must have successfully completed MAT 005 with a grade of C
or better. Arithmetic Placement Test scores must be within 7 years from the date the application is submitted. Retake
is allowed if test is past this time frame. One retake is allowed after that if needed. There is no time limit on MAT 005.
Submission of official transcripts, if applicable. Official transcripts are to be received by AACC Records and Registration
office in the sending institution’s original sealed envelope or through acceptable electronic method. Visit
https://www.aacc.edu/apply-and-register/credit-application/apply/transfer-credit-to-aacc/
for details. Transcripts must
be on file in the Records Office prior to making application.
Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at AACC.
Must be 18 years or older by the first day of class for MDA 140 and MDA 142.
Upon receipt of the application, students will receive an email sent to their AACC email account regarding the status
of their application.
Eligible applicants will receive a selection packet assigning them to one of the following categories:
Conditional Acceptance: Applicants who have met the academic and admission requirements and have been
selected into the Medical Assisting program. With the selection packet, conditionally accepted students will receive
the health examination record, criminal background check and CPR instructions to be completed by a designated
deadline. Students who do not meet deadlines will not be further considered for admission.
Wait List: In the event there are more qualified applicants than seats available, qualified applicants not initially
conditionally accepted will be placed on the waitlist in rank order and notified of selection if and when seats become
available.
St
udents who have completed the above requirements will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Email
notification will be sent to students once selected via AACC email account.
Fi
nal acceptance into the program will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, health
examination record and submission of a copy of the required CPR card.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. Di
rect all inquiries regarding the application process to Rachel Manning, Admissions Coordinator, via email at
ramanning@aacc.edu
. Following review of all applications, students will receive a letter regarding the status of their
application.
2. Anne
Arundel Community College Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting
Education Review Board, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 159, Clearwater, FL 33763, tel. 727-210-2350, fax 727-
210-2354.
3. Ad
vanced Placement and Award of Credit for Previous Learning
The c
ollege has a policy for the Award of Credit for Previous Learning; however, for the Medical Assisting program and
in accordance with accreditation, the following guidelines apply:
Advanced Placement
The granting of credit for general education requirements for students is determined upon the receipt and
review of formal transcripts by the Records and Registration office. This includes high school AP courses and
CLEP examinations. The granting of Advanced Placement does not apply to the following courses: MDA 111,
MDA 115, MDA 117, MDA 140, MDA 142, MDA 200, MDA 274 and MDA 275.
Transfer Credit
Students who are transferring to AACC and submitting formal transcripts from another accredited institution may
receive credit for MDA 113 Medical Terminology (3 credits) and ACA 100 Student Success (1 credit) courses
that meet the course descriptions and credit hours required by the AACC Medical Assisting program. Granting
of credit for MDA 113 and ACA 100 is determined by review of formal transcripts by the Records and Registration
office and, if needed, upon consultation from the Medical Assisting Department Chair. Therefore, the total
number of credits that the certificate program will accept as transfer is four credits.
Transfer credit for MDA 111, MDA 115, MDA 117, MDA 140, MDA 142, MDA 200, MDA 274 and MDA 275 is
not granted due to accreditation requirements and specificity of the Medical Assisting certificate program courses
in measuring student achievement of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies.
Experiential Learning
Credit is not given for experiential learning due to programmatic requirements to fully assess the student
knowledge and achievement of the required cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies.
4. Al
l Health Sciences students who are offered admission and/or clinical placement will be required to submit to a
complete criminal background check and urine drug screen. All student applicants’ final acceptance in the program
shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and of a urine drug screen.*
Al
l letters of acceptance shall state that the acceptance is conditional and contingent on submission to a criminal
background check and urine drug screenas may be required by the programthat results in satisfactory reports. If
an accepted student tests positive for an illegal or un-prescribed drug, the student shall be denied admission or
terminated from any Health Sciences program.
Sep
arate, additional criminal background checks and urine drug screens may be required by clinical sites prior to
placements. Students with an unsuccessful background check or urine screening who are denied by a clinical site
that is required to meet program competencies shall be dismissed from the program and their registrations shall be
wi
thdrawn from courses related to the program of study. If the student tests positive for an illegal or un-prescribed
drug, the student shall be denied admission or terminated from any Health Sciences program even if a denied
placement was not required to meet program competencies. Successful reports of criminal background checks and
urine drug screens do not assure eligibility for specific clinical site placement, program completion, and/or eligibility
to sit for professional licensure/board examinations.
St
udents are reminded that licensing boards for certain health care occupations and professions may deny, suspend,
or revoke a license or may deny the individual the opportunity to sit for an examination even if the individual has
completed all program course work if it is determined that an applicant has a criminal history or has been convicted
of, or pleads guilty, or pleads nolo contendere or the like to a felony or other serious crime.
Suc
cessful completion of a Health Sciences program of study at Anne Arundel Community College does not
guarantee licensure, the opportunity to sit for a licensure examination, certification or employment in the relevant
health care occupation.
Students may be automatically denied admission or, if enrolled, dismissed from the program if they have not been
truthful or have provided inaccurate information on the application or on any other form or submission. Students who
have questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Health Sciences Admissions Office at
healthsciencesadmissions@aacc.edu.
* N
otwithstanding the statements herein regarding urine drug screens, as of September 2010, only certain
programs will be requiring drug screening. AACC shall inform students which programs presently require
them. However, AACC, at any time, has the right, upon notice, to require any and all students and any and
all programs to comply with drug screening.
MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
Program Application
Rolling Admissions
Students are admitted to the Medical Assisting Program on a rolling admission basis. Incomplete applications will
be returned to the student and can be resubmitted only after they are complete. Students need only apply once to
the program, providing their application is complete. A future seat will be slotted once the applicant meets the
criteria for admission.
If you have previously submitted your official transcript(s) to Records and Registration at AACC, it is your
responsibility to ensure that the transcript(s) have been posted by the time you submit your application. Transcripts
are considered official only when received by Anne Arundel Community College in the sending institution’s original
sealed envelope or through acceptable electronic method. If the official transcript(s) are not posted, the application
will be considered incomplete and will be returned.
Subm
it completed application to Rachel Manning, Admissions Coordinator, at ramanning@aacc.edu or via mail to Anne
Arundel Community College, ATTN: School of Health Sciences, FLRS 112, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
Last Name
First Name
Middle
Address
State
Zip Code
County Of Residence
Last 4 digits of social security #
College ID #
The mailing address you provide will be your address of record. It is your responsibility to notify the Health Sciences
Admissions Office of name, address and phone number changes during the application process.
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone
AACC Email Address Required No other email is acceptable
@mymail.aacc.edu
Admission/Academic Requirement Checklist
By signing below, I agree/understand the following:
1. I have attended a mandatory Medical Assisting Program Information Session.
2. I have an active admission status at AACC and am in Good Standing (2.0 GPA>) with the college.
3. My AACC email address is required for correspondence with AACC.
4. I am eligible for ENG 101/ENG 101A.
5. I have taken the Arithmetic Placement Test and received a score of 27 or higher within 7 years of submitting
application or completed MAT 005 with a grade of C or better.
6. I have submitted final official transcripts* from ALL previously attended colleges. International students must
submit official transcript evaluation report from ECE, WES or SpanTran to verify/authenticate your high school
and/or college transcripts.
7. I have submitted an official transcript* to verify graduation from either high school/GED or date college
degree conferred if appropriate.
8. I am or will be at least 18 years of age or older by the first day of class for MDA 140 and MDA 142.
9. If information is missing from my application or file (including transcripts), it will NOT be processed and will be
returned to me. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
10. I understand that by filling in my name below, it will be considered my signature.
*Tr
anscripts are considered official only when received by Anne Arundel Community College in the sending
institution’s original sealed envelope or by acceptable electronic submission.
I plan to pursue: Degree option Certificate option Letter of Recognition
If I
plan to pursue the Degree option then:
I am eligible for general education mathematics.
SIGNATURE: DATE:
ADMISSION/ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR EQUIVALENCY
Year Graduated: Name of High School or state GED was issued:
If
you have already submitted official high school or equivalency transcripts to the AACC Records office please verify that
they have been received and processed by visiting your MyAACC account. To be considered official, transcripts must
be received in the sealed (unopened) institution’s original envelope or request that transcripts be sent
electronically from your prior institution to AACC via records@aacc.edu.
INFORMATION SESSION
Medical Assisting Program Information Session. Date attended:
ARITHMETIC PLACEMENT TEST (APT)
This is not the same as the Mathematics Placement Exam
SCORE: DATE TAKEN:
Or successful completion of MAT 005 with a grade of C or better.
GRADE: WHERE TAKEN:
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Submit explanation of questions for which you answer "yes" and provide documents relating to your answer in
a sealed envelope attached to this application. Attention: Tammie Neall
Do not write explanation(s) on the application.
Yes
No
Were you ever disciplined for any academic or behavior/con
duct issue by any college,
university, or any other educational institution after high school including, but not limited to,
probation, dismissal, suspension, disqualification, or imposition of a failing grade as a
disciplinary sanction? If your answer is yes provide a written explanation and all relevant
documents relating thereto.
Yes
No
Have
you ever been convicted of a crime, driving while intoxicated or impaired (either by
alcohol
or drugs), had your driving privileges suspended or revoked, and/or are there any
pending
charges regarding any of the above? If your answer is yes provide a written
explanation
and all relevant documents relating thereto.
Yes
No
Have
you ever surrendered your driver's license or had such license suspended or revoked?
If
your answer is yes provide a written explanation and all relevant documents relating
thereto.
Yes
No
Have
you ever surrendered a professional license, certification or registration, or had one
restricted,
suspended or revoked? If your answer is yes provide a written explanation and all
relevant
documents relating thereto.
Yes
No
Have
you ever been placed on professional probation, had conditions or limitations placed
on
your ability work even if your license had not been restricted, suspended or revoked? If
your
answer is yes provide a written explanation and all relevant documents relating thereto.
Yes
No
Have you ever had your clinical privileges at any office or facility restricted, suspended or
revoked? If your answer is
yes provide a written explanation and all relevant documents
relating thereto.
NOTE: Licensing boards for certain health care occupations may deny, suspend, or revoke a license or may deny
the individual the opportunity to sit for an examination even if the individual has completed all program course
work, if it is determined that an applicant has a criminal history or is convicted or pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to a felony or other serious crime. If applicable, it is recommended to contact the national certifying boards for your
program of interest.
I certify that the information on this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Falsification or
misrepresentation of any information on this application may result in being denied admission, or if enrolled,
dismissed from this program. I understand that final acceptance into the program shall be contingent upon
satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and satisfactory completion of a health examination record.
Signature:
Date:
Print Name:
Please review prior to submitting. This application must be completed in its entirety.
I understand that by filling in my name below, it will be considered my signature.
Notice of Nondiscrimination:
AACC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, ADA Title 504 compliant institution. Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland
Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations. Requests for sign language interpreters, alternative format books or assistive technology
require 30 days’ notice. For information on AACC’s compliance and complaints concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment,
contact the federal compliance officer and Title IX coordinator at 410-777-1239, complianceofficer@aacc.edu or Maryland Relay 711.
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