Procedures for Non-CMS Students

Fall and Spring classes are tuition free; however, students are responsible for paying college fees.  Students must pay tuition and fees for summer classes.

1. Apply for Admission

The admissions application is required for all career and college promise students.  The application will ask you for information such as your name, address, social security number, birth date, education history, etc.

Click here to complete the online application for Career and College Promise students.

Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from this address:  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.  Complete the Pathway Approval Form.

You must complete the Career and College Promise Pathway Approval Form to assist CPCC in determining eligibility. Students must bring a copy of the completed form, official copy of their high school transcript prior and official proof "college readiness" assessment scores to the registrar at any campus. We encourage students to complete this process two weeks prior to Career and College Promise registration.  Please allow a minimum of 2 business days to process paperwork if submitted after registration begins.

Students at Pine Lake Prep, Charlotte Secondary, Queen's Grant and Lake Norman Charter do not need to submit test scores, the Pathway Approval Form or transcripts individually.  These schools submit the necessary information to CPCC electronically.

You must submit a new copy of their high school transcript and a new pathway form prior to enrolling in CCP for any subsequent semesters. On the form, they 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. Again, we encourage students to complete this process two weeks prior to CCP register.

CPCC offers these pathways.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Take the
Accuplacer/Placement Test

Students must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement tests in order to register as a dually enrolled high school student in the Career and College Promise Program.  CPCC recommends each student take the  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 here.

6. Register for classes

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. If you would like to view a demonstration that covers how to register online, click here.

If you have trouble finding or registering for classes that fit your schedule, please email Margaret Smith for assistance:

7. Check and pay college fees

Even though the program is tuition-free for the fall and spring semesters, the fee structure has recently changed. You can find out if you owe this fee in the Financial Information tab in your My College account.  For questions about the fee structure, please contact Jeff Hill at or 704-330-4843.

8. Buy your books

Print your schedule from your My College 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.  The application deadline for Fall 2014 has passed.  Please check later to apply for Spring 2015.

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 or view the following power point and complete the quiz found here.

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.

For up to date information on registration, please contact our office at 704-330-6637 or email us at If you would like to receive periodic updates about this program via email, please click here to submit your contact information.