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CCCC Admissions

Welcome to Central Carolina Community College! Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Let us show you why choosing Central Carolina Community College may be the best educational decision for you.

Central Carolina Community College offers you:

  • More than 120 programs of study
  • Affordable tuition
  • Quality academic programs that prepare you for today's job market
  • A well-respected university transfer program that will prepare you for success
  • Faculty that takes pride in helping each student achieve their personal and career goals
  • State-of-the-art facilities and hands-on training
  • Extracurricular activities and organizations
  • Small class sizes that fit your schedule and lifestyle
  • Accessible programs with classes held at its three campuses in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties, several centers, and online distance learning.

The college has an open admissions policy and there is no cost to apply. All students are admitted to the College without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex and sexual orientation, gender, family status, disability status, Veteran status, or any health or genetic information. Admission policies are in accordance with 1D SBCCC 400.2. To be admitted to a curriculum program, applicants must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency. Exceptions to admissions policies may be determined after a conference between the applicant and the Vice President of Student Services or his or her designee.

General Admissions Standards and Procedures

All applicants to CCCC will be provisionally admitted to the college. To be officially accepted into a curriculum program, a student must complete all curriculum program admission requirements. Only students who have been officially accepted into a curriculum program will be eligible to receive federal aid, Veteran's benefits, or third party sponsorship. The admissions and enrollment steps can be viewed at www.cccc.edu/admissions/apply.

Home Schooled Applicants

Home-schooled applicants must provide the following documentation for admission:

  • Proof of listing with the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE).
  • A full, final high school transcript (including a list of all courses taken, final course grades, and a final grade point average). The transcript should include the official school name and the administrator's signature.
  • A copy of test scores for the last two years of home school instruction of a nationally standardized test.
Undocumented Immigrant Applicants

Under the State Board of Community Colleges' rule "Admission to Colleges," undocumented immigrants will be admitted if the following requirements are met:

  • Must be a graduate of an United States public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with state or local law
  • Must pay the out-of-state tuition rate
  • Undocumented immigrants are not permitted to pursue a Health Science program or any program that has an admissions wait list.
  • Undocumented immigrants will be permitted to register for classes once the late registration period begins.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

Applicants who have been granted deferral under the DACA program are responsible for presenting documentation to establish that they have DACA classification. This documentation includes the I-797, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), and social security card. DACA students are held to the general admission standards and procedures and pay the out-of-state tuition rate. Students with DACA classification are not permitted to pursue a Health Science program or any program that has an admissions wait list.

Special Credit Students

An applicant 18 years or older may enroll as a special credit student without specifying an educational objective or program of study. To be admitted, the special credit student needs only to file an application. It is to the student's advantage to declare an educational objective and to complete all of the admission procedures as soon as possible after enrollment. Special credit students are not eligible to receive financial aid or veteran's benefits and must meet all prerequisite requirements for each course enrollment.

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities tuition-free for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Admission and eligibility requirements can be viewed on the Career and College Promise website.

Program Specific Entrance Standards

CCCC offers curriculum programs that require specific requirements in addition to the general admission standards. Because these programs have limited enrollment, prospective students are advised to apply early. Additional admission procedures and requirements for these programs are listed in the catalog:

For further information regarding all admissions standards and procedures, please see the college catalog.