Steps To Apply

  1. Complete And Submit An Admissions Application
  2. Send In Your Official Transcripts
  3. Take A Placement Test
  4. Complete The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  5. Get Advised and Get Registered
  6. Pay For Classes
  7. Visit the Bookstore
  8. DVD & Lab Kit Checkouts, if Applicable
  9. Complete your Orientation(s)

1. Complete And Submit An Admissions Application

1. Complete And Submit An Admissions Application

Complete your application either online (www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_community_college/apply.html?application_id=1488) or through a printed version (www.cccc.edu/admissions/forms/pdfs/StudentApplication.pdf). To obtain a printed application form, call (800) 682-8353 or download the "printed application" (www.cccc.edu/admissions/forms/pdfs/StudentApplication.pdf) from the website. For a printed copy, return it to Student Services in person or mail to the address below:

  • Registrar's Office
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • 1105 Kelly Drive
  • Sanford, NC 27330

If you do not plan to seek a degree at CCCC and only wish to take one or more courses, select that you want to be a "Special Credit" student on your application. On the print application this choice is made at the bottom of the page where all degrees are listed.

2. Send In Your Official Transcripts

2. Send In Your Official Transcripts

If you would like to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate, you must have your official high school or GED transcript sent to CCCC. If you wish to potentially receive transfer credit for prior college coursework, you must have each school send an official transcript. The option may exist for waiving college transcripts, depending on your specific circumstances.

The transcript request form is available online (www.cccc.edu/admissions/forms/pdfs/Transcript_Request_Other.pdf) or in the Admissions Office on each campus.

  • Contact your high school to send official transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.
  • If you received a GED, you must have your official GED transcripts or scores sent to the Admissions Office. Write to the following address for GEDs received in the state of North Carolina or download the form (www.cccc.edu/continuingeducation/basicskillsGED/pdfs/GED_transcript.pdf):
    • State GED Administrator
    • North Carolina Community College System Office
    • 5015 Mail Center Drive
    • Raleigh, NC 27699-5024
  • If you received your GED in another state, please contact the appropriate department for that state.
  • If you are a home school student, the home school administrator must provide proof that the home school is certified by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction, standardized test scores, and a transcript (with grades) that is signed by the administrator.

3. Take A Placement Test

3. Take A Placement Test

By assessing your skills, we can determine which of our English, mathematics, and reading courses are most appropriate for you. Placement test scores may also be required for selected other courses at CCCC. All applicants must take the placement test unless they have satisfactory SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass scores and/or transcripts (when applicable) documenting proper coursework, allowing testing exemption. You can take your placement test on any of the College's main campuses. Test scores are good for five (5) years. For more information, or to schedule your placement test, contact:

  • Chatham Campus: (919) 542-6495
  • Harnett Campus: (910) 893-9101, ext. 8827 or email: tbanks@cccc.edu
  • Lee Campus: (919) 718-7300

Questions? Need additional information? Visit us online at www.cccc.edu/admissions or call (800) 682-8353.

4. Complete The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

4. Complete The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA application can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (www.fafsa.ed.gov). 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.

5. Get Advised and Get Registered

5. Get Advised and Get Registered

If this is your first semester or if you are a special credit student who is a distance education student you will need to speak with the Distance Education Counselor prior to enrolling. Please call (919)718-7315 or send an email to Daniel Berndt at dberndt@cccc.edu.

Our course schedule is available via WebAdvisor (www.cccc.edu/webadvisor). Please review the offered courses, when available, for the upcoming semester. Tutorials for navigating WebAdvisor are available on the left of the initial WebAdvisor screen. Of particular interest is the third one "Searching for Sections as a Guest User", which allows you to view the schedule without logging in.

6. Pay For Classes

6. Pay For Classes

Now it is time to pay your tuition charges. CCCC has various options for payment. For more information on the payment options available to you, visit the Business Office's payment site (http://www.cccc.edu/collegeservices/businessoffice/payment/).

Payments must be received by specific deadlines. Please see the college academic calendar (www.cccc.edu/calendar/academic.php) for semester specific dates.

7. Visit the Bookstore

7. Visit the Bookstore

Visit the bookstore (www.cccc.edu/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. Orders can also be placed online, via the bookstore's website: (www.centralcarolina.bkstr.com). Please order early to allow for shipping.

8. DVD & Lab Kit Checkouts, if Applicable

8. DVD & Lab Kit Checkouts, if Applicable

If one or more of your courses requires DVDs to be checked out from our library (www.cccc.edu/library), you may visit one of our campus libraries to get these materials. The tapes are housed 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 DVDs shipped to you.

If one or more of your courses requires a lab kit, you should contact your instructor to get these materials. The lab kits are provided for you from the college at no charge but you are responsible for making arrangements to pick up the lab kit. You must also make arrangements to return the kit at the end of the semester, or after withdrawing from the course. The sooner you pick up the kits the better. Kits can be picked up at any of the three main campuses. Please contact your instructor to arrange your pick up day, time, and location.

9. Complete your Orientation(s)

9. Complete your Orientation(s)

All distance education courses (online, hybrid, web-assisted) require a course-specific orientation in Blackboard. Your orientation will become available to you beginning on the first day of class. If a student fails to complete an orientation by the assigned due date, he/she may 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). It is imperative that you make contact with your instructor on or before the date indicated on the academic calendar in order to remain in the course.

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