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CPCC New/Visiting/Returning Applicant Admissions Process!

(FYE) First Year Experience has the resources and the support you need to be successful during your academic journey. Whether you are returning to school after a long break, training for a new career or finishing high school and continuing your education, First Year Experience provides services designed to help you successfully adjust to college. The most important variable in being a successful student is participating in college programs which help you develop persistence toward achieving your academic goals. Applicant please follow the steps listed below carefully to enroll successfully at CPCC!

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ONLY for Applicants that have completed steps 1 - 6 can register for an Orientation

Step 1: Complete Admissions Application to CPCC

The Admissions Application is a general information form that NEW applicants need to complete and submit online/in-person in order to attend CPCC or continue with education. The application will ask you for information such as your name, address, social security number, birthdate, education history, and so on. Contact First Year Experience at 704.330.6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help, or have other questions. 

Step 2: Create Your CPCC Login (Username/Password)

You will be assigned a username and must create a password to complete your ‘CPCC login’.  This login is required to access your personal information such as financial aid documentation, academic records and student email account.   It is also required to log on to the computers at any CPCC campus. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions. 

Step 3: Activate CPCC Student Email

CPCC provides an official student email account to every student. This CPCC Google email is our official means of communicating with students, and is used by Financial Aid, the Cashiering Office, instructors, advisors, and for campus alerts, and much more. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions. 

FYI: Your student Email is your username followed with @email.cpcc.edu

Step 4: Complete FAFSA to begin the Financial Aid process, if needed 

Select Link: DEMO on how to apply for FAFSA

Select Link: IRS Data Retrieval Tool

School Code: 002915

We recommend that all students apply for Financial Aid, except International F-1 Visa students. (F-1 Visa students must contact International Programs and Services). To begin the process, you need to go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will determine your eligibility.

For a video tutorial on completing the FAFSA, click on this link. If you need additional information about the various types of student aid, please visit the CPCC Financial Aid website http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions, or stop by First Year Financial Aid in Central High 112 on Central Campus. 

FYI: “Don’t delay! Even if you’re waiting for financial aid or a transcript review you can still sign up now for orientation.”

Step 5: Submit high school and external college transcripts; then have college transcripts evaluated, if applicable.

Unless you earned your High School Diploma or GED from CPCC, you need to submit an official, sealed copy of your high school transcript to CPCC’s Student Records. If you have taken college level courses at another institution, you’ll also need to submit an official copy of that transcript and complete the Transcript Evaluation Request.  Some one-time visiting students can request a prerequisite override rather than having their transcript evaluated. For international transcripts, have the transcripts translated and evaluated through an agency recognized by NACES (www.naces.org). Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions. 

Transcripts can be:

  • Submitted as an official sealed copy in-person to Student Records (Central Campus, Central High Building, RM 261)
  • Faxed official copy from institution to CPCC Student Records Fax: 704.330.6007
  • Mailed official copy from institution to ATTN: CPCC Student Records, P.O.Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009  

 

FYI: “Don’t delay! Even if you’re waiting for financial aid or a transcript review you can still sign up now for orientation.”

Step 6: Study For ACCUPLACER Placement Tests using the ACCUPLACER Practice Tests and Review Videos. Then take ACCUPLACER Placement Tests  The ACCUPLACER tests are now mandatory, but some students may qualify for a waiver

If you take the ACCUPLACER placement tests without studying, you will place into developmental classes you don’t really need. These classes are required if you place into them, but they don’t count toward a degree. Complete the ACCUPLACER practice tests and review videos, and other study guides, to prepare and help you place into as few developmental classes as you actually need to be college ready in English, math, and reading.

 ACCUPLACER tests are now mandatory, but you may qualify for a waiver if you have high ACT or SAT scores, transfer credits in college level English or Math, or ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER scores from another institution. To check placement testing hours and locations, click here. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions regarding submitting official college transcripts and having them evaluated.

Step 7: Sign Up For Orientation and attend Orientation to complete the enrollment steps, be advised on classes and programs, and learn how to register

Orientation will guide New/Visiting/Returning Applicants through the Admissions process at Central Piedmont Community College and introduce the many services we offer at our institution. Orientation is currently presented at all six campuses: Merancas, Cato, Central, Harris, Harper, and Levine Campuses. During this session you will complete the admissions process and be advised on programs and what courses you will need to complete. You will also register for courses, or if we’re not in a registration period, you will practice registering. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions. 

FYI: Dates/Times vary

Step 8: Register and pay for classes, or confirm that you have a Financial Aid award by the Payment Due Date

You will learn how to register for your classes during Orientation. You can register for your classes online, or come to a campus for help. You are responsible for paying for your classes by the payment due date. If you are not receiving Financial Aid, or if you have a partial award or your award has not yet been processed, you will need to pay for your classes online through MyCollege or at the Cashiering Office. Check the status of your Financial Aid in MyCollege in the Financial Aid and Communication sections. Contact First Year Experience at 704-330-6100 or via email fye@cpcc.edu if you need help or have questions.