College Connection: CMS High School Students

College Connection is an EARLY registration opportunity during the month of April for current CMS high school seniors to start their college process - Between May and August, please complete the college enrollment steps below.

Our program allows for a greater selection of classes to be able to tailor your college schedule around home and work. View our College Connection brochure or submit our form if you would like to be contacted about participating.

In order to participate in College Connection please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete Admissions Application To CPCC
Within an hour, you should receive an email with your Student ID #.

View a video on how to complete the admissions application.

NOTE: All graduating high school seniors regardless of residency status will need to complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) interview if the student plans to register for a term starting after his or her HS graduation. We recommend that the student completes the RDS interview when he or she completes the FAFSA form as the documentation referenced will be similar.

Step 2: Create Your CPCC Student Online Portal (Username And Password)
You will be assigned a username and must create a password to complete your CPCC online portal, which gives you access to your email and other online tools on and off campus.

View a video on how to create a CPCC login.

Step 3: Set Up Your CPCC Student Email
CPCC provides an official email account to each student.  The 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 email daily.

View a video on how to set up your student email.

Step 4: Complete FAFSA to begin the financial aid process, if needed. (School Code: 002915)  *This step takes several weeks to process so please start in advance.

You can also complete our online scholarship application.

View a video on how to apply for financial aid.

Step 5: Study For the placement tests using the Practice Tests and Review Videos. Then take your placement tests. The placement tests are now mandatory, but some students may qualify for a test waiver based on SAT/ACT test scores or high school GPA.

A CPCC recruiter will come to your school during the month of February or March to administer the test at your school. Please see your CDC or guidance counselor for more information. We will also offer Saturday testing twice during the month of March at a CPCC campus.

View a video on the placement test.

Step 6: Sign up for classes when you come to a CPCC campus, if you attend a CMS school in April.  Please click here to see your Recruiter to assist you along the way.

Step 7: Submit high school transcripts once you have graduated.

Step 8: Pay for classes, or confirm that you have a Financial Aid award by the payment due date.

Step 9: Attend an orientation session during the summer before you begin your first semester at CPCC.

If you have any questions about the College Connection Program, please contact - 704.330.6637