Enrollment Steps for Non-CMS Students
A special CCP application is required for all career and college promise students.
Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from this address: email@example.com. This letter will include your Student ID Number (You will need that number when creating your CPCC login). If you do not receive an email with your Student ID within 3 business days of submission, please check your spam or junk email folder. If it is not there, please contact:
2. Create your CPCC Login
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.
3. Activate your CPCC email address
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.
4. Take the Placement Test at CPCC (if needed)
For the College Transfer Pathways and some additional courses in the Career and Technical Pathways, students must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement tests in order to register for classes. For those of you that do not meet the minimum qualifications on a test you have already taken, you will need the CPCC Placement test. Students can take the test by appointment only on any of our six campuses at no charge. Students are encouraged to review the practice test on the website to prepare for the test.
CPCC can use the official test scores from the following other approved diagnostic assessment tests: PLAN, PSAT, ASSET, COMPASS, and SAT/ACT scores. The benchmarks for each test, including CPCC's placement tests can be found .
Students must submit the following:
- to assist CPCC in determining eligibility. CPCC offers these pathways.
- A signed copy of their high school transcript
- Proof of "college readiness" assessment scores (if applicable). *We will not accept screenshots of scores.
- Copy of home school card or online printout with home school ID number (if applicable)
All paper work needs to be submitted together for easy processing. Students can either bring paperwork in person to any campus registrar or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage students to complete this process two weeks prior to Career and College Promise registration. Please allow a minimum of 3 - 5 business days to process paperwork if submitted after registration begins.
Students must submit an updated copy of their high school transcript (signed), a new CCP Pathway Form and proof of home school (if applicable) prior to enrolling in CCP for any subsequent semesters. On the form, students may confirm that they want to continue on their current pathway or switch pathways. Students do not need to re-submit their assessment scores as CPCC will have those on file.
*Students at Pine Lake Prep, Charlotte Secondary, Queen's Grant and Lake Norman Charter do not need to submit paperwork. These schools submit the necessary information to CPCC electronically. Students must to meet with their high school guidance counselor.
6. Register for classes
Once the Pathway Form and other documents have been processed, students may register online or in person. When you register, please make sure you only select classes that are on your pathway; otherwise, your classes will be dropped.here.
If you have trouble finding or registering for classes that fit your schedule, please email from your CPCC email account Be sure to include your CPCC ID Number, the course number and section number (i.e. ENG 111 - 01).
7. Check and pay college fees
Even though the program is tuition-free for the fall and spring semesters, students are responsible for student fees and insurance fees. Check your balance and pay your bill through your MyCollege account. Be sure you understand the Refund Policy for fees. For questions about the fee structure, please contact Jeff Hill at or 704-330-4843.
8. Buy your books
Print your schedule from your MyCollege account and take it to your campus bookstore or buy your books online. Not all books are available at all campuses.
You are responsible for buying your text books. Limited scholarships may be available to defray this cost.
9. Pick up a Parking Permit and get your CPCC Student Identification Card
Parking permits are required on all CPCC campuses. You can pick up your parking permit at the Cashiering offices on any of our six campuses.
Get your free Student ID card after you register and pay for your classes. It will serve as your library card and may be used in the community for a variety of discounts. You will need to bring a photo ID in order to obtain a student ID card.
10. Attend mandatory orientation session
Orientation will provide an overview of Central Piedmont Community College and its policies and procedures.
All new Career and College Promise students are required to attend an orientation session. The CCP program coordinator will be in touch with orientation dates once you have registered for classes.
If you are taking an online class you will also need to complete an e-learning orientation found here.
Please be aware that due to FERPA, college personnel are limited in the information that they can provide to parents.