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Allegany College of Maryland Open Door Admissions Policy


Allegany College of Maryland Open-Door Admissions Policy

Allegany College of Maryland strives to provide quality education and services in a safe and comfortable environment at a reasonable cost. Anyone who satisfies our admissions criteria, and who is at least sixteen years of age, is admitted to Allegany College of Maryland. ACM reserves the right to refuse admission or re-enrollment, or to place conditions on admission or re-enrollment, of applicants and former students who ACM determines represent a safety risk to students, faculty, or staff.

Admission to specific Associate degree or Certificate Programs requires at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Allied Health Programs have special entrance requirements. Our Early College Program permits qualified high school students to enroll in some courses.

If you are interested in attending Allegany College of Maryland, see the Admissions Section of this catalog for more information.

Policy Mandates

Allegany College of Maryland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. (For more information see Accreditation section of this catalog).

Allegany College of Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities.

For inquiries related to this policy, Title IX, and ADA/504, please contact: Dr. Renee Conner, Dean of Student and Legal Affairs; Title IX Coordinator; ADA/504 Coordinator; 301-784-5206;

Allegany College of Maryland is required to inform prospective and current students of important College policies including Non-Discrimination, Title IX, Child Abuse Mandated Reports, Clery Act, Heroin & Opioid, Drug and Alcohol Use, Academic Disabilities, ADA/504, FERPA, Accreditation, and Medical Disclosure Procedure. For full details on these key policies, please visit the Allegany College of Maryland website at

Allegany College of Maryland prohibits sexual harassment and sex discrimination by or against all students, employees, and campus guests. If you have any questions or concerns or if you need to make a complaint, contact ACM’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Renee Conner in CC-12, by email at, or by phone at 301-784-5206. For detailed information about policy, procedures, and prevention education, see

Allegany College of Maryland supports the efforts of the State of Maryland and the United States to provide learning centers and workplaces free of illegal drug and alcohol use. The Code of Student Conduct includes provisions making unlawful use or possession of drugs or alcoholic beverages a violation of the Code. In addition, the use of oral tobacco or tobacco substitute products or smoking, or the carrying of any lighted tobacco product or tobacco substitute is prohibited on all College properties. Allegany College of Maryland is a tobacco free institution. Violators are subject to discipline, which might include censure, restitution, probation, suspension, dismissal, or expulsion. In addition, some of the financial aid programs made available through Allegany College of Maryland or through the State of Maryland require certification that the student recipient remain drug free and avoid the unlawful use of alcohol. Conviction of an alcohol or drug violation in a court or under the College Code of Student Conduct could mean loss of valuable financial aid or scholarships. All college students are encouraged to become familiar with the Code of Student Conduct, the College Drug/Alcohol Abuse Policy, and the College Tobacco Use Policy. Each of these policies are found in the “Student Handbook” on the College’s website under “Student Affairs” or a copy can be obtained in the Office of the Dean of Student and Legal Affairs (College Center, room CC-12). If help is needed, the College’s Alcohol and Drug Resource Manual can be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Student and Legal Affairs or from the College’s website at Students and employees at the Pennsylvania campus may contact the Student Services Office for resources specific to Bedford County.

A report on Allegany College of Maryland’s Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics (34 CFR Part 668) and the Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) and (b) in accordance with the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/ National Incident-based Reporting System (NIBRS) is available in the Office of the Dean of Student and Legal Affairs (College Center, room CC-12) or through the College’s website at