These steps are for students who want to remain at their high school and take college courses via Dual Enrollment. If you are interested in Middle College, please contact CMS.
1. Attend a Career and College Promise Information Session
Before you begin the process of enrolling in the Career and College Promise program, it is crucial that you learn all of the details of the program. The best way to get a comprehensive look at Career and College Promise is attending an info session. It is not required, however suggested. Parents and students are encouraged to attend!
2. Complete Career and College Promise Application
A special Career and College Promise application is required for all career and college promise students. Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter will include your student ID number. You will need your student ID number when creating your Central Piedmont login. If you do not receive an email with your student ID within three business days of submitting your Career and College Promise application, please check your junk or spam email folder. If it is not there, please email email@example.com inquiring about the status of your application.
3. Request High School Transcripts
Participation in Career and College requires a copy of most recent high school transcripts are on file. A CFNC username/password will need to be created:
- go to CFNC.org
- hover on Apply
- click To College
- click Application Hub> Request a Transcript
- complete the fields accurately and choose Central Piedmont Community College as the recipient
4. CMS Students: Meet with your High School Liaison
CMS students must meet with your school's Career Development Coordinator (CDC) or Career and College Promise Liaison to determine your eligibility for participation in Career and College Promise. The Career Development Coordinator or Guidance Counselor will notify Central Piedmont of your eligibility and assist you in selecting your pathway. CMS students must see their Career Development Coordinator prior to enrolling in Career and College Promise for any subsequent semesters to confirm that they want to continue on their current pathway or to switch pathways. Be aware that each school may have their own additional participation guidelines as well.
5. Create Your Central Piedmont Login and Activate Your Email
You will use the Central Piedmont ID number that was assigned to you to create a Central Piedmont login. You will be assigned a username and must create a password to complete your login. This login is required to access your personal information such as registration, bills, academic records, and student email account. It is also required to log on to the computers at any Central Piedmont campus.
Wait 24 hours after creating your Central Piedmont login and then activate your Central Piedmont email address. Central Piedmont provides an official student email account to every student. Your Central Piedmont login is also your Central Piedmont email. This Central Piedmont email is our official means of communicating with students, the Cashiering Office, instructors, advisors, and for campus alerts. Check your Central Piedmont student email every day.
6. Take Central Piedmont Placement Tests
For the College Transfer Pathways and some additional courses in the Career and Technical Pathways, students must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement tests in order to register for classes. For those of you that do not meet the minimum qualifications on a test you have already taken, you will need the Central Piedmont Placement test. Students can take the test by appointment only on any of our six campuses at no charge. Students are encouraged to review the practice test on the website to study and prepare for the test.
7. Non-CMS Students: Submit Required Paperwork
In order to be successfully processed and to be able to move forward with registration, non-CMS students must submit ALL of the following information. All information must be submitted together. Incomplete packets will not be saved or processed. Non-CMS students must submit this paperwork for each semester they wish to participate in the program. However, students at Charlotte Secondary, Lake Norman Charter, Mt. Island Charter, Pine Lake Prep, Sugar Creek Charter, and Queen's Grant high schools do not need to submit paperwork. Students from Charlotte Secondary, Lake Norman Charter, Mt. Island Charter, Pine Lake Prep, Sugar Creek Charter, and Queen's Grant high schools will need to meet with their high school guidance counselor (PDF) to have their necessary information submitted to Central Piedmont electronically.
Non-CMS students can submit a completed packet for processing via one of the following methods:
- copy/scanned PDF file emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't have a scanner? Download Turboscan from your cellphone app store! It is a free application that will convert screenshots to the PDF format needed
- submitted in person to any one of the six campus office of Admissions department
- faxed to 704.330.6510; attention Career and College Promise
Please allow 5-7 business days for fully completed/submitted packets to be processed. Students should check their Central Piedmont student email for status updates.
8. CMS Students: Reconnect with Your High School Liaison
Confirm with your Career and College Promise Liaison that you have been processed and can register for classes as part of the Career and College Promise Program. Please allow five business days for processing during the open enrollment periods. Students should check their Central Piedmont student email for status updates.
9. Register for Classes
Once the CDC/Guidance Counselor has officially submitted your eligibility and pathway, it will be processed by Central Piedmont. Please allow 5 business days from the date of submission for processing during open enrollment times. Once processed, you may register for classes online using tools such as Schedule Builder and MyCollege accounts. Once successfully processed, you will have received an email to your Central Piedmont student email account indicating when you are ready to register for classes. You are only to register for courses from their approved pathway; otherwise, you will be considered out of pathway and will be dropped from the course(s).
Registration: Granted Petitions
First priority granted petitions are held for the group/cohort indicated and will only be permitted to register for the indicated course. Once the group has been registered, if there are available seats, additional students can request permission for registration. If there is a course/section that you would like consideration for enrollment that has email@example.com or rebecca.ramirez as a contact, please complete this Google Form for consideration. An email will be sent to your Central Piedmont student email if granted registration for the course.
10. Check and Pay College Fees
Even though the program is tuition-free for the fall, spring, and summer semesters, CMS students will be responsible for insurance fees and student fees during the summer semesters (non-CMS students will be responsible for insurance and student fees each semester). Student fees must be paid before the first day of the semester to prevent a DEREG from the elected courses. Check your balance and pay your bill through your MyCollege account. For questions about the fee structure, please contact the Sponsored Programs office at 704.330.4262.
11. Pick Up Your Parking Permit
12. Pick Up Your Student ID
Your Central Piedmont student ID serves as your library card and may be used in the community for a variety of discounts. You will need to bring a photo ID in order to obtain a student ID card.
13. Get Books and Supplies