Thank you for your interest in attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, as an F-1 student.
The following documents must be received by CPCC before your application will be considered.
- $40 non-refundable processing fee Certified check or U.S. money order made payable to CPCC.
Evidence of Financial Support
Tuition, books, medical insurance, and living expenses for one academic year will cost at least $16,850
- Tuition $8000
- Medical insurance $350
- Living expenses and books $8500
Please add an additional $5,000 for each dependent. We must have a statement from your sponsor’s bank that shows the above amount on deposit. This must be an ORIGINAL DOCUMENT. No copies will be accepted. It is also advisable to send another original bank letter with the I-20, therefore please obtain two original letters from the bank.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Evidence of English Competency
A TOEFL score is not required to apply to CPCC. However, you must meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirement (stated below) OR take and complete the Academic English as a Second Language Program (EFL) to enter a college-level program.
Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL)
. Before entering a full-time academic (college) program, a student is required to have a minimum Internet Based Test (IBT) score of Reading 17; Listening 17; Speaking 16 and Writing 16. If any singlescore falls below the minimum, the student is required to take, and complete, the Academic English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.
Academic International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS).
Before entering a full-time academic (college) program, a student is required to have a minimum Academic IELTS score of Reading 6.5; Listening 6.5; Speaking 6.5 and Writing 6.5. If any single score falls below the minimum, the student is required to take, and complete, the Academic English as a Second Language (ESL) Program.
CPCC no longer accepts Paper-based TOEFL (pBT) or Computer-based (cBT) TOEFL.
If the minimum scores are met on the iBT TOEFL or the IELTS, the student will be allowed to take the Accuplacer placement test.
Any applicant who wishes to pursue a program of academic study must provide a copy of his/her official high school diploma and transcript with an English translation and evaluation. Upon arrival to CPCC, you will need to bring your original documents to the records department. If a student is transferring from another US institution, the student must include a copy of his/her transcript from that institution, even if only EFL classes were taken. If an applicant wishes to study only English as a Foreign Language (EFL), no high school diploma is necessary. (unless the student is younger than 18)
A passport-size photograph and copy of the personal page of your passport must
be attached to your application.
Send all the above documents to:
CPCC, International Student Admissions
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, North Carolina 28235-5009