Enroll in a Fully Online For-College-Credit Program

Learn how to enroll in a fully online, for-college-credit degree, certificate, or diploma program.

If you need help with applying, please contact a student success navigator (information in "Contact" sections).

If any of the following describes you, do not follow the steps to enroll in a fully online program detailed on this page. Instead, please select the link for what you what you want to do at Central Piedmont:

Steps to Enroll in a Fully Online, For-College-Credit Program

Give yourself plenty of time to enroll based on when you want to start classes — know when classes start and when you can register for classes. Restrictions apply to minor students still in high school. If you are new to Central Piedmont, or are returning after a year or more and need advising, complete the following enrollment steps. If you are not sure, contact a student success navigator.

If you have already completed the enrollment steps and met with an academic advisor previously, find resources for current online learning students.

  • Find Your Online Program

  • Determine Your State Residency

    The amount of tuition you pay is based on whether you are considered an in-state or out-of-state student.

    Check or establish your state residency, or find out more about the process.

  • Submit the Application

    If you have applied to Central Piedmont or taken a class here before, you do not need to apply again. If you don't remember your student ID number, username, or if you might already be in our system, please first contact a student success navigator. 

    If you are not in our records, complete the Central Piedmont admissions application. You will be asked to choose an Academic and Career Pathway. An Academic Advisor will help you choose a specific program later.

    Once you've submitted your application, contact a student success navigator to be moved forward in the process. Otherwise, we will email you or contact you by phone within one or two business days to confirm your application.

  • Activate Your Central Piedmont Login and Sign Up for Multi-Factor Authentication

    After we reach you to confirm your application, you can activate your account. It may take an hour before your login works once you activate it.

    If you can’t activate or log in, or if your login account was deleted, you may need to reactivate or reset your password. Please contact a student success navigator for help, or call the ITS Service Desk at 704-330-5000.

    Sign up for multi-factor authentication. This is required of all users starting March 6, 2023.

  • Access Your Central Piedmont Email

    Your Central Piedmont student email is the official way the college will communicate with you about your classes, events, and more. Once you have a username and password, log in to your email. Check your email at least once a day.

  • Submit All Transcripts to Student Records

    Submit your official high school, college, and/or military transcripts.

    Transcripts and score reports will determine your English and math placement. Many courses have English and math prerequisites. Learn more about course placement.

    If English is not your first language and you need to improve your English language skills, explore how you can learn English at Central Piedmont.

  • Apply for Financial Aid

    Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (2022-2023 FAFSA). Financial aid includes Pell Grants, other grants, scholarships, and Veterans Affairs Education Benefits (such as the GI Bill®). Central Piedmont does not offer direct student loans. Eligible students include U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

    When you complete your FAFSA, make sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool link in the financial information section, if you are eligible. Our school code is 002915. Once we process your FAFSA, check in MyCollege by selecting Financial Aid. Scroll down to find out if you have a financial aid counselor assigned, and to review your required documents. 

  • Recommended: Complete the Academic Works Scholarship Application

    Each year, Central Piedmont awards millions of dollars in scholarships. Foundation scholarships require a 2.0 GPA and enrollment in a certificate, diploma, or degree program. Visit the Scholarships page for more information, or email our scholarships coordinator if you have questions.

  • Attend Orientation and Get Advised

    Once we have your official transcripts, you can schedule orientation. Orientation includes advising and registration. That means you will need to submit your official high school and college transcripts before attending orientation. Orientation is a required step before registration. If you are a returning student who completed orientation in the past, you can meet with an advisor.

  • Register and Pay for Classes, and Complete Next Steps

    Review your next steps after applying, such as registering for classes, paying for classes, buying your books, and if you will be coming to campus, getting a parking pass and student ID card. 

    You can register for classes through MyCollege or using the Central Piedmont app.

    Many healthcare programs require you to complete an additional application for admittance into that specific program and require that you take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Contact the specific program for any questions about its application requirements.