These steps are for students who want to remain at their high school and take college courses via Career & College Promise dual enrollment. Middle College is a different program with different enrollment steps.
1. Attend a Career & College Promise Information Session (All Students)
Before you begin the process of enrolling in Career & College Promise, parents and students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend an info session for a comprehensive overview of the program.
2. Complete Career & College Promise Application (All Students)
All students are required to submit a special Career & College Promise application. Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter will include your student ID number, which you will need 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 & 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 (CMS Students and Students at Schools that Use CFNC)
To submit a copy of your most recent high school transcripts to Central Piedmont, you will need to create a CFNC username/password:
- Go to CFNC.org.
- Hover on "Apply."
- Click "To College."
- Click "Application Hub"
- Click "Request a Transcript."
- Complete the fields accurately.
- Enter Central Piedmont Community College in the "Search Campuses" field.
- Click "Request My Transcript" in the "Selected Schools" field.
4. Meet with your High School Liaison (CMS Students and Students at Listed Private/Charter Schools)
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 & 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 & 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.
Find your High School Liaison (PDF)
5. Create Your Central Piedmont Login and Activate Your Email (All Students)
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 (All Students)
If you do not have a 2.8 GPA and you do not meet the minimum qualifications on a test you have already taken, you will need the Central Piedmont Placement test. You can take the test by appointment only on any of our six campuses at no charge. You are encouraged to review the practice test on the website to study and prepare for the test.
7. Submit Required Paperwork (Non-CMS Students)
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:
- Email a copy/scanned PDF of your packet directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't have a scanner? Download the free Turboscan mobile app to convert screenshots to the PDF format needed.
- Submit your packet in person to any campus Admissions department.
- Fax your packet to 704.330.6510 (attention Career & College Promise).
Please allow up to seven business days for fully completed/submitted packets to be processed. Check your Central Piedmont student email for status updates.
8. Reconnect with Your High School Liaison (CMS Students and Students at Listed Private/Charter Schools)
Confirm with your Career & College Promise Liaison that you have been processed and can register for classes as part of the Career & College Promise Program. Please allow five business days for processing during the open enrollment periods. Check your Central Piedmont student email for status updates.
9. Register for Classes (All Students)
Once your CDC/guidance counselor has officially submitted your eligibility and pathway, Central Piedmont will process it. Please allow up to seven business days from the date of submission for processing during open enrollment times. Once processed, you will receive an email to your Central Piedmont student email account, after which you may register for classes online using Student Planning in MyCollege. You may only register for courses from your approved pathway; otherwise, you will be considered out of pathway and will be dropped from the course(s). You must first complete the Online Learning Introduction before you can register for your first online class.
How to register using MyCollege (video)
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist. An email will be sent to your Central Piedmont student email if you are granted registration for the course.
10. Check and Pay College Fees (All Students)
The dual enrollment program is tuition-free for the fall, spring, and summer semester. However:
- Non-CMS students are responsible for student fees each semester.
- CMS students are responsible for student fees during the summer semesters.
Student fees must be paid before the first day of the semester to prevent being dropped from courses. Check your balance and pay your bill through your MyCollege account. Fees are non-refundable once the semester starts. For questions about the fee structure, please contact the Sponsored Programs office at 704.330.4262.
11. Pick Up Your Parking Permit (All Students)
12. Pick Up Your Student ID (All Students)
Your Central Piedmont student ID serves as your library card and may be used in the community for a variety of discounts. Even if you are only taking online classes, you need a student ID. You will need to bring a photo ID in order to obtain a student ID card.
13. Get Books and Supplies (All Students)