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Getting Started


Find Out If Distance Education Classes Are For You!

Step 1: Apply to CCCC
If you do not plan to seek a degree at CCCC, but you only wish to take a course as transfer credit, choose that you want to be a "Special Credit" student on your application.

Step 2: Send Your Transcripts
If you would like to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate, please send an official high school transcript or have a copy of your GED scores sent to the Admissions Office. If you have previous college credit, please send official college transcripts as well. All Special credit students must submit all official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.

Step 3: Take Placement Tests
Take the placement tests, if not exempted. Minimum placement test scores are required to take entry-level curriculum English and mathematics courses.

Step 4: Get Advised & Get Registered
If you are seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate you will need to contact your faculty advisor. Special credit or out-of-service area students need to speak with the Distance Education counselor.

Step 5: Visit the Bookstore
Visit the Bookstore to purchase textbooks and other required course materials. If you are outside of our service area, or are unable to visit one of our three campus bookstores, please call the Bookstore at (919) 718-7275 or toll free at 1-800-682-8353 ext. 7275 to request books be shipped to you.

Step 6: VHS/DVD Checkout, if Applicable
If one or more of your courses requires cassettes/DVDs to be checked out from our library, you may visit one of our campus libraries to get these materials. The tapes are house at the Lee Campus but can be sent to the other campus libraries for pick-up. If you live outside of our service area or are unable to visit one of the three campus libraries, please contact the Library at (919) 718-7244 or toll free at 1-800-682-8353 ext. 7244 to have tapes/DVDs shipped to you.

Step 7: Complete your Orientation(s)
All distance education courses require a course-specific orientation. If a student fails to complete an orientation, he/she will be dropped from the course. After completing the course-specific orientation(s), you will have the information needed to be successful in your distance course(s).