Competitive Admissions Programs
Several academic programs at CCCC are limited enrollment programs, meaning that these programs can only accept a certain number of students per year making the academic program competitive to pursue. This requires the Office of Admissions to determine the most qualified candidates for these limited enrollment programs through a selective admissions process.
A student is able to apply for the academic program once the Minimum Admissions Criteria (MAC) have been met. Students can obtain an admissions application from their assigned Admissions Specialist and submit the application by the deadline. The admissions application will allow a student to select a second choice and third choice program in the event the student doesn't get accepted to their first choice program. In this scenario, the student would be considered for the second or third choice program once all candidates that indicated that program as a first choice have been considered.
The decision on entry is made by an admissions committee which selects the students based off of the admissions criteria and points through the approved candidate rating sheets. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent to all candidates on a specified Notification Date. See application deadlines and notification dates below.
Application/Notification Dates/Number of Students Accepted
|Program||Applications Due||Notification Date||Students Accepted Per Year||Maximum Competitive Points|
|Associates Degree Nursing||2/4/19||3/1/19||40||460|
|Veterinary Medical Technology||2/28/19||3/21/19||64||408|
|Medical Assisting||3/25/19||4/12/19||footnote 1||306|
|Health Information Technology||3/25/19||4/12/19||Degree: 302
- footnote 1 25 in Harnett, 25 in Chatham back to footnote 1 content
- footnote 2 18 Full-Time, 18 Part-Time back to footnote 2 content
General Admissions Standards and Procedures
To be accepted to CCCC, students must complete the admissions and enrollment steps listed on our website. The admissions and enrollment steps can be viewed online.
Learn More About Your Academic Program
The first step is to view the Online Information Session for your chosen academic program to learn more about the admissions process.
Additionally, it's important that you take some time to explore your academic program's website. Click below to navigate to the website to review your academic program of study, additional information about the career pathway, and much more.
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Sonography
- Practical Nursing
- Veterinary Medical Technology
Want more information on the Dental programs? View our recent Online Group Advising Session
Admissions Checklist & Candidate Rating Sheets
Review the admissions checklist that will include all the required and optional steps that can prepare you to apply for the program you are interested in. Additionally, take time to review the candidate rating sheet to see how our committee will rate you as a candidate for the academic program that you are interested in.
- Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Packet
- Dental Assisting Admissions Packet
- Dental Hygiene Admissions Packet
- Health Information Technology Admissions Packet
- Medical Assisting Admissions Packet
- Medical Sonography Admissions Packet
- Practical Nursing Admissions Packet
- Veterinary Medical Technology Admissions Packet
2018-2019 Candidate Rating Sheets
- Dental Programs Candidate Rating Sheet
- Health Information Technology Candidate Rating Sheet
- Medical Assisting Candidate Rating Sheet
- Medical Sonography Candidate Rating Sheet
- Nursing Bridge Program Candidate Rating Sheet
- Nursing Programs Candidate Rating Sheet
- Veterinary Medical Technology Candidate Rating Sheet
Make An Appointment
Each student will work with an Admissions Specialist who will serve as Academic Advisor until the student is accepted into the program, provide guidance and recommendations as the student prepares to apply, and much more. Remember to make an appointment with one of the Admissions Specialists in order to review admissions requirements, advising and registration, to verify if you have met Minimum Admissions Criteria in order to apply, and to get all your questions answered.
Schedule The TEAS
To schedule the TEAS, you will need to first be in touch with your Admissions Specialist to receive a permission form that will allow you to take the test.
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills is a multiple-choice assessment of your basic knowledge in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and English. Your score from the Reading section will be used when determining points toward competitive admission. Students may take this exam up to three times in a three-year period. The best Reading score from the two most recent attempts will be used. There is no minimum score required for entry into this program.
Students who need to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) should adhere to the following guidelines and receive permission from a Health Sciences Admissions Specialist. It is recommended that students have appropriate high school GPA, placement test scores, other test scores or all developmental courses completed with a "P" grade prior to taking the ATI TEAS.
- You can purchase an ATI TEAS study guide in each campus bookstore or check out a copy from the campus libraries. Also, you can purchase a study guide and/or practice test through the ATI Testing Website (click on online shop).
- Testing accommodations for students with a medical diagnosis or disability must be approved prior to scheduling an appointment for the ATI TEAS test. Please contact the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator for approval at (919) 718-7416.
Cancellation/Late Arrivals Policy
Students may reschedule their ATI TEAS test prior to 48 hours (2 Business Days) from the start time of the test. If it is within 48 hours (2 Business Days) of the test start time, the fee already paid will be forfeited and the student must start the process over again by obtaining a new testing voucher and repaying the testing fee. Late arrivals forfeit ATI TEAS testing fee and must obtain a new testing voucher, repay testing fee and schedule a new test date.
- Lee Main Campus
Bell Welcome Center (Building #8)
- Harnett Main Campus
Student Services Suite, Miriello Building (Building #33)
As a candidate you may want to submit additional documentation for additional points. You can submit documents at one of our three main campuses at the Admissions Office. (You do not need to meet with your Admissions Specialist in order to submit documents)
Accepted? Now What?
If selected for admittance, all students are required to complete the following steps to finalize acceptance:
- STEP 1 - Mandatory Program Orientation.
- An orientation hosted by your program will be held during the summer semester. Attendance is required.
- The date will be provided in your acceptance letter.
- STEP 2 - Complete a physical examination, background check, drug test, and submit medical forms.
- You are required to have a physical examination conducted by a physician. This exam must be conducted in the same year as the consideration and no later than 30 days prior to the start of the semester.