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To get started, please follow these enrollment steps. To make sure you have plenty of time to complete the steps, here are the Admissions Priority Deadlines.

The admissions application is required for all students taking curriculum classes—classes that carry credit toward a degree, diploma, or credit certificate. The application will ask you for information such as your name, address, social security number, birth date, education history, etc. Once you complete the application, the admissions letter will be emailed to you and will include your Student ID Number (You will need that number when creating your CPCC login). Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu, or the Admissions Office at 704.336.6006 if you need help or have questions.

Complete Application

You will be assigned a username and must create a password to complete your CPCC login. This login is required to access your personal information such as financial aid documentation, academic records and student email account. It is also required to log on to the computers at any CPCC campus. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions.

Create CPCC Login

CPCC provides an official student email account to every student. This CPCC Google email is our official means of communicating with students and is used by Financial Aid, the Cashiering Office, instructors, advisors, for campus alerts and much more. Check your CPCC student email everyday. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu, or the ITS Helpdesk at 704.330.5000 if you need help or have questions.

Login to Student Email

We recommend that all students apply for financial aid, except International F-1 Visa students. (F-1 Visa students must contact International Programs and Services at 704.330.6838). To begin the process, you need to go online and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will determine your eligibility*. If you need additional information about the various types of student aid, please visit the CPCC Financial Aid website. (Be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when you get to the Financial Information page). Check your CPCC email throughtout the process. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu, or Financial Aid at 704.330.6942 if you need help or have questions or stop by First Year Financial Aid in Central High, room 112 on Central Campus.
*You must be enrolled in a program of study to be eligible for financial aid.

Fill out the FAFSA

Unless you earned your high school diploma or GED from CPCC, you need to submit an official, sealed copy of your high school transcript to CPCC’s Student Records. Contact Student Records at 704.330.6625. If you have taken college-level courses at another institution, you’ll also need to submit an official copy of that transcript and complete the Transcript Evaluation Request. Some one-time visiting students can request a prerequisite override rather than having their transcript evaluated. For international transcripts, have the transcripts translated and evaluated through an agency recognized by NACES. Contact the Transcript Evaluation Office at 704.330.6815 or 704.330.6764 if you have questions concerning the transcript evaluation process. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions.

Submit Transcripts

First complete the ACCUPLACER practice tests, review videos and study guides, to help improve your test scores, which will determine your placement in English, reading and math. For students who do not place into college-level classes, you may be required to take developmental classes that are not a part of your degree. Preparation for this test is important as it could improve your chances of success and placement into college-level courses.

ACCUPLACER tests are now mandatory, but you may qualify for a waiver if you have high ACT or SAT scores, transfer credits in college-level English or Math, or ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER scores from another institution. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions regarding submitting official college transcripts and having them evaluated.

Take the ACCUPLACER

Orientation is a 2 ½-hour comprehensive session that introduces you to CPCC and its many programs and services. An advisor will review your placement test scores, program of interest and suggest courses for the upcoming term. You will also register for classes. The Orientation and Advising session is offered at various campuses and throughout the year. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email at fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions.

Sign-Up for Orientation

You will learn how to register for your classes during Orientation or online or come to a campus for help. You are responsible for paying for your classes by the payment due date. If you are not receiving financial aid, or if you have a partial award or your award has not yet been processed, you will need to pay for your classes online through MyCollege or at the Cashiering Office. Check the status of your Financial Aid in MyCollege in the Financial Aid and Communication sections. Tuition is charged based on state residence. Please check your residency status before registering. For residency questions, please contact a registrar at any campus. Contact the Registration Office at 704.330.6006 if you need help or have questions.

Register for Classes