Step 1: If you're a first-time freshman under the age of 22, take the SAT or ACT. If you are a transfer or international student, ignore this step. Have the scores sent to Capitol. Our official SAT and ACT codes are the same: 5101. Capitol does award credits for Advanced Placement tests. To receive credit, you should have a score of 3 or higher. Have your scores sent to Capitol.
Step 2: Complete the application. Complete and submit the application. You can:
International students should apply using the international application as soon as possible and include the $200 non-refundable processing fee.
Step 3: Have your transcripts sent to Capitol. An official, signed transcript of your high-school or previous college work must be sent directly from your school to this address:
Office of Admissions Capitol College 11301 Springfield Road Laurel, MD 20708
For first time students, your school should also submit your ACT or SAT scores, if you have not had the testing agency send the scores directly to the Office of Admissions. Our code is 5101.
Step 4: Visit the campus. Come see firsthand our state-of-the-art Unix and Windows computer labs, high-tech electronic labs and multimedia classrooms. We welcome visits anytime, but we also offer special visiting days. RSVP to one of our open houses or request a private tour of the campus.
Step 5: Explore financial aid. Capitol College offers scholarships, private and institutional grants, private and federal loan options, federal and Capitol College work-study programs, and veteran's benefits. We'll assist you by putting together the best financial aid package that works for you. Learn about our financial aid programs.
Step 6: You can expect a decision within two weeks of submitting your completed applicationpacket. You can apply - and get accepted - any time before fall registration in late August or early September, or before spring registration in January. (Please note that we encourage students to submit applications well before these registration periods, and to pay attention to financial aid priority dates.)
For International Students Only
In addition to the previous steps, international students must also: Submit your TOEFL score or an alternative as described above. Submit a statement of finances. You must submit proof of sufficient financial resources for living and educational expenses. Documents must be original and current (within six months of your anticipated start date). Proof of financial support can be:
A letter of sponsorship or scholarship from a government agency or corporation. This letter must outline specific billing procedures.
A declaration and certification of finances on the second page on the international admissions application with supporting bank statements and employment verification.
An original letter from each sponsor accompanied by supporting bank statements and/or employment verification.
International applicants sponsored by individuals or family members must make a tuition deposit of $500 with Capitol College prior to formal acceptance and issuance of an I-20 form (a form that certifies the student is eligible for “Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status”). An I-20 will be issued 10 to 14 days after the tuition deposit has been processed. Note that international students are not eligible for institutional scholarships or federal financial aid.
You can expect an admissions decision within three to five weeks of submitting your completed application and necessary documents.