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:

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 or contact Disability Services.

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

Once you have met with an academic advisor, you can plan your schedule and register for available classes. For help registering, call 704.330.6006 or 704.330.6100.

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If you have earned less than a "C" or have withdrawn from all of your online classes within the last three years and wish to enroll in an online course, you must take the Online Learning Intro before you can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.

Granted Petitions

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 or 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.

7. Get Books and Supplies

Additional Resources

  • Developmental Studies Success Orientation

    Taking a developmental math (DMA) or developmental reading and English (DRE) course for the first time? Join us for the Developmental Studies Success Seminar! Critical information will be covered, such as understanding mastery grading, computer training, student services and resources, and class expectations and procedures.

    Upcoming seminars coming soon.

    For questions about the Developmental Studies Success seminar, please contact:

  • Learning Networks


    • increase first-year student success, retention, and completions through social and academic engagement
    • increase student awareness and use of academic success services and student life events
    • allow full-time status using part time scheduling
    • provide an opportunity for students to earn significant credits toward an Associate in Applied Science or transfer degree

    Learning Networks promote student engagement and retention but are labor and resource intensive. Students typically live in the same dorm, take classes together, and participate in social events outside of class time, while instructors plan and participate as a team. A slightly different approach to combining social engagement with academic coursework at Central Piedmont is through a learning network. For more information about Learning Network please contact Shera Dieth at

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