Enrollment Steps for CMS Students

1. Apply for Admission

A special Career and College Promise 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 email address: ccp@cpcc.edu.   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 junk or spam email folder.  If it is not there, contact: Julie.Grahl@cpcc.edu

2.  Consult your Counselor/Career Development Coordinator

You must meet with your school's Career Development Coordinator (CDC) or Guidance Counselor to determine your eligibility for participation in CCP.  The CDC or Guidance Counselor will notify CPCC of your eligibility and assist you in selecting your pathway. CMS students must see their CDCs prior to enrolling in CCP for any subsequent semesters to confirm that they want to continue on their current pathway or to switch pathways. Contact information for each CDC can be found here.

3. Create your CPCC Login

You will use the CPCC ID number that was assigned to you to create a CPCC Login.  You will be assigned a username and must create a password to complete your login. This login is required to access your personal information such as registration, bills, 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. Your CPCC Login is also your CPCC Email. This CPCC email is our official means of communicating with students, the Cashiering Office, instructors, advisors, and for campus alerts. Check your CPCC student email every day.

5. 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 the Accuplacer can be found here.

6. Register for classes

Once the CDC/Guidance Counselor has officially submitted student's eligibility and pathway, the student 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 step by step instructions on how to register for classes, click here.

If you have trouble finding or registering for classes that fit your schedule, please email Julie.Grahl@cpcc.edu 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 may be responsible for insurance fees. Check your balance and pay your bill through your MyCollege account.  For questions about the fee structure, please contact Jeff Hill at Jeff.Hill@cpcc.edu 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.

Check with your CDC or Guidance Counselors to see if there are books funds allocated for this program.

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 your fees.  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.