Enroll as a Veteran

If during the coronavirus situation you need help with enrolling, please contact First Year Experience at fye@cpcc.edu or Outreach and Recruitment at outreach@cpcc.edu.

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
Spring Oct. 1
Summer 
Pre-Fall 
April 1
Fall  June 1

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

  • 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.

  • Apply for Admission

    If you have applied to Central Piedmont before, you do not need to apply again. If you have applied to Central Piedmont before, but don't remember your student ID number, username, or if you are in our system, please first email student.admissions@cpcc.edu or fye@cpcc.edu.

    Complete the Central Piedmont admissions application. You will be asked to choose a career field. We will help you choose a specific program later.

    If you do not receive an email with your student ID number within one business day after submitting your application, please contact us.

  • Create Your Central Piedmont Login

    Create your Central Piedmont login. Your login will work in all of our systems after 6–24 hours. It will work right away only in the Central Piedmont login menu.

  • Attend Orientation

    Attend orientation at any campus or online. Orientation is required for all degree-seeking or transfer students. You will be unable to register for classes if you have not attended orientation.

  • Apply for Financial Aid

    You might be eligible for more aid than you think. Financial aid includes Pell Grants, other grants, scholarships, and Veterans Affairs Education Benefits (such as the GI Bill). The Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Office at Central Piedmont does not determine your eligibility for Veterans Affairs Education Benefits. To determine eligibility for the GI Bill and/or VA benefits, contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551. Central Piedmont does not offer direct student loans.

    Review financial aid deadlines and apply for financial aid. Once we notify you through your Central Piedmont student email that we have processed your FAFSA, check the Financial Aid menu in MyCollege to see your required documents and to check if you have a financial aid counselor assigned to you.

  • Determine your English and Math Placement

    Placement is a crucial step before advising, because many credit-bearing courses have English or math prerequisites. You will likely be placed automatically when we receive your official high school and college transcripts or test scores.

    If you need to improve your English language skills, you usually have two options: English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses.

    Many healthcare programs also require that applicants take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor

    Once you have attended orientation and have placement for English and math, you can meet with an advisor to discuss programs and courses. Advising is required for all degree-seeking and transfer students. You will be unable to register for classes if you have not met with an advisor.

  • Complete Program Applications (If Applicable)

    Many healthcare programs require you to complete an additional application for admittance into that specific program. The program page will indicate if an additional application is required. Contact your program of interest with any questions about its application.

  • Make an appointment with Military Families and Veterans' Services

    Military Families and Veterans’ Services will interpret your test scores and determine an academic plan based on your desired degree program. Continue to use Military Families and Veterans' Services and other resources.

  • Next Steps

    Review your next steps after enrolling, such as meeting with an advisor and registering for classes.

  • Request Certification

    After registering for classes, return to the Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Education Benefits offices to discuss payment options in light of your aid and/or benefits.

    If you are using Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 education benefits, request certification before charges are due to secure your classes.

    If you are using Chapter 30, 35, and 1606, you will need to pay the charges (unless you have financial aid or a sponsor) before requesting certification.

  • Verify Your Enrollment on the Last Day of Each Month

    After the Veterans Affairs Education Benefits Office has certified your enrollment to the VA Regional Processing Office, you are required to verify that the number of hours you are enrolled in has not changed.

    If you are using Chapter 30 and 1606, you must verify your enrollment on the last day of each month by calling 1.877.823.2378, or by using WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) through gibill.va.gov. You are responsible for notifying the Central Piedmont Veterans Affairs Education Benefits office immediately when changes are made to your enrollment by submitting a VA Schedule Adjustment form. The Central Piedmont Veterans Affairs Education Benefits office is responsible for transmitting all changes of enrollments immediately to the VA Regional Processing Office.