International Admissions

Globe PolaroidThank you for your interest in attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, as an F-1 student. The following documents must be received by CPCC before your application will be considered.


  • $40 non-refundable processing fee. Certified check or U.S. money order made payable to CPCC.

Evidence of Financial Support

Tuition, books, medical insurance and living expenses for one academic year are estimated to cost at least $16,850.

  • Tuition $8,000
  • Medical insurance $350*
  • Living expenses and books $8,500

Please add an additional $5,000 for each dependent. We must have a statement from your sponsor’s bank that shows the above amount on deposit. Bank statements can be no older than two months from date of application. Please retain originals to bring to the visa interview.  * Medical insurance is not provided by the college and students are responsible for selecting and purchasing insurance coverage while they are at CPCC.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice and you must show proof of the required amount although actual expenses may differ.

Evidence of English Competency

A TOEFL score is not required to apply to CPCC. However, you must meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirement (stated below) OR take and complete the Academic English as a Foreign Language Program (EFL) to enter a college-level program.

Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL)

Before entering a full-time academic (college) program, you are required to have a total score of at least 65 with no single score below 16.

Academic International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)

Before entering a full-time academic (college) program, you are required to have a total score of at least 6.0 with no single score below 5.5

CPCC no longer accepts paper-based TOEFL or computer-based TOEFL. If the minimum scores are met on the TOEFL or the IELTS, you will be allowed to take the Accuplacer placement test.

Official Diploma/Transcripts

All applicants must provide a copy of your official high school diploma and transcript with an English translation.

Upon arrival to CPCC, you will need to bring your original documents to the records department. If you are transferring from another U.S. institution, you must include a copy of your transcript from that institution, even if only EFL classes were taken. Applicants under the age of 18 MUST have original proof of high school graduation.

Copy of Passport Biographical Page (for applicant and all dependents)

Please include copies of most recent entry stamp and/or visa if applicable. Send all the above documents to:

  • CPCC, International Student Admissions
    P.O. Box 35009
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28235-5009