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Application Process




STEP 1 - Apply to Collin College.

STEP 2 - Complete ALL admission requirements (remove all holds from your account).

STEP 3 - Create a CastleBranch Account. (NOTE: CastleBranch is a third-party company. If you are having trouble with your account or any of your uploads/submissions, you must contact CastleBranch directly.)

STEP 4 - Upload ALL Program Requirements to CastleBranch for approval. (NOTE: The flu shot is NOT required for summer term courses, and is not required for admission to fall courses, but must be completed as soon as the new season's shot is released.)

STEP 5 - Complete the Activity Care Professional (ACP) Program Application Form.  (NOTE: Please ONLY fill out this form if you have COMPLETED your Castlebranch account requirements AND you are prepared to enroll and take the class in the next 1-2 semesters.)  Application is below.

STEP 6 - Once you have completed the form AND all of your CastleBranch requirements have been approved, you must email Dr. Newby ( to verify your application and clearance for admission to the program. (Note: If you do not email Dr. Newby, your spot in the program is NOT guaranteed. Program admission is based on completion of all required admission steps and availability of seats within your chosen course.)

STEP 7 - WAIT for an email from Dr. Newby stating that your department permits have been applied to your account.   (Note: Department permits will not be issued until AFTER the early admission application deadline has passed. See below for specific dates.)

STEP 8 - Register and pay for your classes on CougarWeb.

STEP 9 - Purchase program textbook, program jacket/kit, and patch from the McKinney Campus bookstore. 

Activity Care Professional Application Deadline Information:

The Activity Care Professional Program Application Form is always open for students to complete. 

Deadline for Fall 2020 Semester: 
·        Application Deadline = Monday, July 27, 2020 

         Please Note - Fall 2020 Application Deadline Has Been Extended = Thursday, August 6, 2020

·        Admission Deadline = Friday, August 7, 2020

Deadline for Spring Semester Cohort: 
·        Early Admission Deadline = 2nd Friday in November
·        Application Deadline = 2nd Friday in December

Activity Care Professional Student Application