Next Steps for Admitted Students
The vision of the First Year Experience (FYE) office is to ensure all new, returning, and visiting students have a successful journey at Central Piedmont Community College. The First Year Experience department is designed to help you get comfortable on campus, connect with student services, and assist with enrollment steps for new, returning, and visiting students. We also facilitate orientation at all six Central Piedmont locations, provide the Learning Network at Central Campus and Levine Campus, and give general help and support for students. We also have an open lab for you to use for registration, class work, and for any other academic/professional uses staffed with facilitators who are there to help with your needs.
Always confirm your next steps with your program:
- Career and College Promise students
- College and Career Readiness students
- College Connection students
- Corporate and Continuing Education students
- international students
- veterans/military benefits-eligible students
1. Attend Orientation
Once you have a placement, sign up for orientation. Orientation is a required part of the enrollment process for new students and for students returning to Central Piedmont after more than one year; orientation is optional for visiting students. Please be aware that some programs of study have additional mandatory orientation sessions. In the hour-long orientation session, you will:
- review enrollment steps
- be introduced to student support services
- learn to navigate the Central Piedmont website
- gain a better understanding of Central Piedmont and its many programs and services
Orientation is held at every campus at least once per week, is offered online, and is offered by request if you can't attend a scheduled session. If you are a deaf or hard-of-hearing person and will need a sign language interpreter for this orientation, please contact email@example.com or contact Disability Services.
- sign up for an in-person orientation
- sign up for an online orientation
- if you can't attend a scheduled session, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.330.6100 to schedule an alternative session
After completing orientation, we ask that you please give us your feedback by completing the orientation survey.
2. Meet with an Academic Advisor
Once you get a placement and complete orientation, you can meet with an advisor to discuss programs and courses. First year students can contact First Year Advising.
Meeting with an advisor is optional for visiting students.
3. Register for Classes
Registering for Online Courses
If you have earned less than a "C" or have withdrawn from all of your online classes within the last three years and wish to enroll in an online course, you must take the Online Learning Intro before you can register for the online course.
Career and College Promise (High School Students)
Consult with your advisor or Career and College Promise enrollment specialist for more information on how to register for classes as a high school student once you've completed the enrollment steps.
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness students should consult with their advisor for guidance on registering for classes once you've completed the enrollment steps.
First priority granted petitions are held for the group/cohort indicated and will only be permitted to register for the indicated course. Once the group has been registered, if there are available seats, additional students can request permission for registration.
Career and College Promise Students: If there is a course/section that you would like consideration for enrollment that has email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact, please complete this Google Form for consideration. An email will be sent to your Central Piedmont student email if granted registration for the course.
4. Pay for Classes
5. Pick Up Your Parking Permit
6. Pick Up Your Student ID
Your Central Piedmont student ID serves 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.