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 couple for-college-credit classes as personal enrichment or for job requirements? Let us help you move quickly through these steps and get registered.

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

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, or find out more about the process.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Central Piedmont login, log in to your email. Check your email at least once a day.

  • Send Unofficial or Official Transcripts

    Check that you meet the prerequisite(s) for the Central Piedmont course(s) you want to take. Then, email a copy of transcript or score reports showing that you meet those prerequisites. To get transfer credit, or if you need Central Piedmont academic advising, you can submit official high school or college transcripts electronically to Student Records.

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

  • 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. Contact a student success navigator if you want to be added to one of our programs so you can use financial aid.

    If so, 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. Review the page to find out if you have a financial aid counselor assigned, and to review your required documents. 

  • Next Steps

    Review your next steps after applying, such as registering for classes, paying for classes, buying your books, and getting a parking pass and student ID card. 

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