Priority Application Deadline

Students who plan to enter a degree, diploma, or certificate program should complete and submit a CPCC application.  In order to provide adequate time for the processing of application materials and any additional documents prior to the start of classes, priority dates are identified for each semester.  Applications to Central Piedmont Community College can be completed online via or in-person at any of the 6 area campuses.

Term:Priority Application and
Transcript Deadline:
Open Registration
Term Start Date:
October 1st November 11th

January 13th

April 1st

May 5th

May 21th


June 1st July 7th August 18th

Students who submit all required paperwork by the priority application deadline can expect:

  • To be admitted to the college.
  • To prepare for and take the mandatory placement test, if needed.
  • To attend an Orientation session and receive academic advisement for course selection.
  • To receive adequate time to plan, select, and register for classes.

Students who submit paperwork after the priority application deadline should have college issued transcripts available for advising.  The college will continue to process paperwork after the priority application deadline. However, to increase the likelihood of completing the enrollment process, the college highly encourages students to submit all paperwork by the priority application deadline.