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Education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Whatever your journey, you've come to the right place. Choose the type of student you are and follow the instructions to complete your residency determination, fill out the application, and learn about your next steps to become a student at Central Piedmont.

Tell us about your goals and we'll help you get there:


New Students Who Want a Degree, Diploma, or Certificate

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Step 1: Check or establish your state residency and apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 2: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email. Sign up for multi factor authentication with Duo.

Step 3: Complete online orientation.

Step 4: Submit your transcripts and meet with your advisor.

Step 5: Pay for your classes

Learn more about the application steps for new students.

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Returning Students

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Step 1: Contact us so we can help determine where you left off when you previously were a student at Central Piedmont.

Step 2: Regain access to your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 3: Meet with your advisor and register for classes.

Step 4: Pay for your fees and books.

Learn more about returning to Central Piedmont

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Earn College Credit While in High School

Three high school students at Central Piedmont

Step 1: Apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 2: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 3: Submit your transcripts and pathway approval form, then meet with your advisor.

Step 4: Attend Orientation.

Step 5: Pay for your fees and books.

Step 6: Register for classes. 

Learn how to earn college credit while in high school

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Veterans

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Step 1: Apply for veterans benefits.

Step 2: Check or establish your state residency and apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 3: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 4: Attend Orientation.

Step 5: Submit your transcripts and meet with your advisor.

Step 6: Pay for your classes.

Step 7: Request Certification. 

Learn more about applying to Central Piedmont as a veteran

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Continuing Education

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You can study information technology, business and project management, accounting and finance, healthcare, public safety, construction, take personal interest classes, and much more.

Continuing Education students do not need to complete the Central Piedmont application. 

Find continuing education classes and learn how to register.

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Healthcare Students

A Central Piedmont student in the surgical technology lab

Step 1: Explore our healthcare programs.

Step 2: Review the video on how to apply to a healthcare program.

Step 3: Check or establish your state residency and apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 4: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 5: Submit your healthcare program application.

Step 6: Attend Orientation.

Step 7: Submit your transcripts and meet with your advisor.

Step 8: Pay for your classes

Learn more about applying for a healthcare program.

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International Students with an F-1 Visa

Two Central Piedmont Students working in the Parr Center

Step 1: Submit the international student application (PDF) and the application fee.

Step 2: Provide evidence of financial ability and signed guarantee of financial support.

Step 3: Submit official copies of your diploma and transcripts.

Step 4: Submit your immigration documents.

Step 5: Provide evidence of English competency.

Step 6: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 7: Complete online orientation.

Step 8: Meet with your advisor and register for classes. 

Step 9: Pay for your classes

Learn more about applying as an international student.

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Finish High School, Get Career Training, Learn English

Central Piedmont Students on the Levine Campus

Step 1: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 2: Attend Orientation.

Step 3: Submit your transcripts and meet with your advisor.

Step 4: Pay for your classes

Learn more about our College and Career Readiness programs.

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Online Programs

Four students with laptops at Central Piedmont's Levine Campus

Step 1: Check or establish your state residency and apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 2: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 3: Complete online orientation and submit your transcripts.

Step 4: Meet with your advisor and register for classes.

Step 5: Pay for your fees and books.

Learn more about our online programs.

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Visiting Students

A small group of students at Central Piedmont's Levine Campus

Step 1: Check or establish your state residency and apply to Central Piedmont.

Step 2: Set up your Central Piedmont account and email.

Step 3: Complete online orientation and submit your transcripts.

Step 4: Meet with your advisor and register for classes. 

Step 5: Pay for your fees and books.

Step 6: Register for classes.

Learn more about taking classes at Central Piedmont as a visiting student

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  • Undocumented Students

    An undocumented student who attends a North Carolina high school can enroll in college courses through the Career and College Promise program and can participate in several College and Career Readiness programs (such as ESL, Adult High School). Undocumented students need to be 18 or graduate from a U.S. public, private, or home school to take curriculum classes at Central Piedmont (a GED will not suffice), and need to graduate from a U.S. public, private, or home school to become eligible to receive a degree from Central Piedmont. Undocumented students are not eligible to receive professional licenses which are associated with some of Central Piedmont's academic programs.

    Undocumented 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.

    Undocumented students are not able to register for classes until the last day of the registration period (before drop/add).