How do I apply

CCCC Admissions

Applying to Central Carolina Community College is simple. Yes, there are a few steps, but look at what you can get out of it - a great future!

To get started, we want to make sure you are in the right place. If you are interested in taking courses for college credit, then follow the admissions steps listed below. We encourage you to complete these steps at least three working days prior to actual enrollment in a program to insure a smooth start on your education journey.

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Step 1

Complete your NC Residency Determination

All applicants are now required to complete documentation for the North Carolina Residency Determination Service. Residency determination establishes if students should have in-state or out-of-state tuition.

You must complete the NC Residency Determination before completing the college application. Students must use their legal name when completing the NC Residency Determination Service and when applying to the college. A failure to match a student's name between the systems will delay the enrollment process.

Step 2

Complete Map: Embark Assessment

Complete the MAP: Embark Assessment. The MAP: Embark Assessment will match your interests and abilities to academic programs here at CCCC.

When you meet with your Admissions Specialist, they will review your MAP: Embark Assessment results with you to make sure you are on the right path.

Step 3

Complete And Submit an Admissions Application

Complete your application online, download a print version, call (800) 682-8353 to have an application mailed to you, or visit any CCCC Campus to pick up an application. Return to Student Services in person or mail to the address below:

  • Admissions Office
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • 1105 Kelly Drive
  • Sanford, NC 27330

Please be aware that some programs will require additional admissions requirements to be admitted into the specific academic program. Please see Office of Admissions in order to meet with the appropriate admissions counselor.

Step 4

Send In Your Official Transcripts

​Official transcripts are required. A transcript is an official transcript when it is received by the college through the mail or secure electronic document provider directly from the high school, college, or other institution. It is the applicant’s responsibility to request that transcripts be sent. The transcript request form is available in pdf form or in the Admissions Office.

  • Request an official high school transcript by contacting your high school. If you received a high school equivalency, you must have your official transcripts or scores sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Home schooled students must provide proof that the home school is certified by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction, an official home school transcript, and the last two years of standardized testing.
  • Students who desire to have the Registrar’s Office evaluate any previous coursework for transfer credit must request official transcripts from previously attended institutions of higher education. If transcripts are not requested by the student and received by the college, the student is therefore forfeiting any potential credit and must take all of the prescribed courses in their chosen program of study here at the college.
  • Students pursuing a Health Science program or using Veteran's Benefits are required to submit an official transcript from all previously attended institutions of higher education.
Step 5

Take A Placement Test

The placement test is given to students enrolled in a curriculum program or to special credit students interested in taking English, Mathematics, or other courses that require an English or Mathematics prerequisite/corequisite. By assessing your skills, we can determine which of our English and mathematics courses are most appropriate for you.

  • Students can submit satisfactory SAT, ACT, Asset, Compass, or Accuplacer scores within the last five years. These test scores must be sent officially from the testing service.
  • Some students may be exempt from the placement test. View the list of testing exemptions.
  • You can take your placement test on any of the college's main campuses. For more information or to schedule your placement test, contact:
    • Chatham Main Campus: (919) 545-8029
    • Harnett Main Campus: (910) 814-8863
    • Lee Main Campus: (919) 718-7300
  • Visit the Placement Testing website to find more information and study guides.

Questions? Need additional information? Visit us online at or call (800) 682-8353.

Step 6

Complete The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA application can be completed online at The school code for CCCC is 005449. If you need assistance filling out your FAFSA application, contact the Financial Aid Office at (919) 718-7229 and a counselor will answer your questions.

Step 7

Contact Your Admissions Specialist

All students will be meet with an Admissions Specialist for an initial advising and registration appointment to build their first semester schedule. Please contact your Admissions Specialist and make an appointment and learn more information.