Application Information

Globe PolaroidThe following documents must be received by CPCC before your application will be considered.

    Application Forms

    Each applicant must complete the international application.

    *The applicant must sign their forms

        Evidence of English Competency

        New Students

        Applicants must submit one of the following Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) test results to demonstrate English competency.

        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 OR
            Academic International English Language Testing System exam Academic IELTS)
            • A total score of at least 6.0 with no single score below 5.5

          Transfer Students

          If you have completed college-level English at a U.S. college or university with a grade of C or higher, you may submit an official transcript in place of the TOEFL or IELTS scores.

          Official Diploma/Transcripts

          Any applicant who wishes to pursue a program of academic study must forward a certified copy of your official high school diploma and transcript with an English translation. 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. If you wish to study only English as a Foreign Language (EFL), no high school diploma is necessary (unless you are younger than 18).

          Copy of Passport and Current Visa (if applicable)

          A copy of the biographical page of your passport is required.

            Transfer Form

            If you are transferring from another college or university in the U.S., complete the transfer recommendation portion of the application and submit to to the international student office at your previous school for them to complete. Send all the above documents to:

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


            Central Piedmont Community College does not have dormitories or residence halls. All students must arrange for housing away from the college. Charlotte provides a wide range of reasonably priced housing.

              *Figure does not include summer session. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. A record of your application will be kept on file for one year. CPCC does not provide medical insurance and students are responsible for purchasing coverage.