Eligible applicants will receive a selection packet assigning them to one of the following categories:
o Conditional Acceptance: Applicants who have met the academic and admission requirements and have
been selected into the program are given conditional acceptance. Students who are granted conditional
acceptance must submit a criminal background check, CPR certification and health examination record
by designated deadlines. Students who do not meet these deadlines will not be further considered for
o Wait List: In the event there are more qualified applicants than seats available, qualified applicants not
initially selected for conditional acceptance will be placed on a wait list according to the date and time
applications were received and notified for selection accordingly. If applicant declines the seat, they
will need to reapply for future seat.
Final acceptance in the program will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, a
health examination record and a drug screen and submission of a copy of the required CPR card. If deadlines are
not met, applicant will lose their seat. Upon receipt of the application, students will receive an email sent to their
AACC email account regarding the status of their application.
1. Direct all inquiries regarding the application process to the Health Sciences Admissions office via email at
2. All Health Sciences students who are offered admission and/or clinical placement will be required to submit 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.*
All letters of acceptance shall state that the acceptance is conditional and contingent on submission of a criminal
background check and urine drug screen–as may be required by the program–that 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.
Separate, 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
withdrawn from courses related to the program of study.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.
Students 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.
Successful 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
* Notwithstanding 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. (Paramedic students are required to do urine drug screening