Earn a Degree or Transfer

Are you seeking a for-college-credit associate degree, diploma, or certificate? Do you want to take courses to transfer to another college or university? Or are you looking to transfer here from another college or university? 

If you want to take courses to transfer to another college or university, be sure to visit the Central Piedmont Transfer Resource Center.

Priority Application Dates

We accept applications after priority application dates. However, to increase the likelihood of completing the enrollment process, the college highly encourages you to submit all paperwork by priority application dates.

Semester Priority Application and
Transcript Date
Open Registration
Term Start Date
Spring October 1 November 11

January 13

April 1

May 5

May 21


Fall  June 1 July 7 August 18

If you submit all required paperwork by priority application dates, you can expect to be admitted to the college and to receive adequate time to plan, select, and register for classes. If you submit paperwork after priority application dates, be sure to have college-issued transcripts available for advising.

Steps to Enroll

Restrictions apply to minor students still in high school.

  • Students Subject to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    DACA students must have a Form I-797 notice of Action and an EAD card with Category C33 designation showing they have been granted deferred action. They are not eligible for the in-state tuition rate, but they can be sponsored by NC employers only who can pay the in-state rate on their behalf. “Individuals with DACA classification are not eligible to obtain the in-state tuition rate under the public school graduate exception or nonprofit sponsorship exception.” DACA students should be treated like others who are lawfully present in U.S., but will not be eligible to receive professional licenses which are associated with some of Central Piedmont's academic programs.

    DACA students will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate unless they are sponsored by a North Carolina business, in which case they will be charged the in-state rate. For information on employer sponsorships, contact Central Piedmont's Sponsored Programs Office.