Visiting or Non-Degree Seeking Students

Are you a student from another college or university looking to take courses to transfer back to your home institution? Are you interested in taking a few credit classes as personal enrichment or for job requirements? If any of these are 'you,' we're glad you are considering Central Piedmont.

Central Piedmont is a smart choice with flexible options and convenient locations for visiting students.

You are a visiting student if you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another college or university, but want to take courses for one term at Central Piedmont to transfer back to your home institution.

Enroll at Central Piedmont as a Visiting or Non-Degree Seeking Student

  • 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.

    If you're interested in taking online courses, check if you're eligible to take online courses at Central Piedmont based on the state you live in.

  • 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 First Year Experience (info in "Contact" section).

    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

    Once you get your username, you can activate your account.

    If you have your username and still can't activate your account, please call the ITS Help Desk, or contact Admissions, Outreach and Recruitment, or First Year Experience for help.

  • 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 Central Piedmont login, log in to your email online or from the mobile app. Check your email at least once a day.

  • Optional: Attend Orientation

    Attend orientation. If you do not plan to earn a degree or transfer from Central Piedmont, you can have the orientation and advising requirements waived so that you can register for classes. Contact First Year Experience (info in "Contact" section) with questions or to have these requirements waived.

  • Optional: Apply for Financial Aid

    In order to use financial aid for Central Piedmont courses, you need to be added to a Central Piedmont program. Email First Year Experience (info in "Contact" section) if you want to be added to one of our programs so you can use financial aid.

    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.

    Review financial aid priority dates 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.

  • Submit Your Transcripts

    Check that you meet the prerequisite(s) for the Central Piedmont course(s) you want to take. Then, submit all official high school, college, and/or military transcripts to Student Records, or email First Year Experience (info in "Contact" section). for help with getting an override for prerequisites.

    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.

  • Next Steps

    Review your next steps after enrolling, such as registering and paying for classes and buying your books.