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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?
New students should complete all admission requirements at least two weeks prior to registration.

I’ve taken the SAT – do I have to take the Placement Test?
We are now accepting SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, Compass, and Asset Tests for placement purposes. If you have not taken such a test within the past five years, you must take the Placement test.  Review the Test Schedule.  Reservations are required to take the placement test.

All or part of the placement test may be waived if you achieved the following minimum scores within the last five years prior to March 2016: SAT Writing 500 OR Critical Reading, 500 and Math 500; SAT scores beginning March 2016: SAT Reading/Writing 480; Math 530; ACT Reading 22 OR English 18, and Math 22. You must submit the official scores report to the Admissions Office. The official test results must arrive either by mail or by hand-delivery to CFCC in the original, sealed envelope from the awarding institution or agency.

Do I have to take developmental classes?
Developmental courses are required if the Placement test results indicate such a need. Developmental courses are designed to improve reading, English and math skills required for college success.

When do I need to send a copy of my high school transcript to CFCC?
An official transcript must be sent showing the date of graduation, so send it after your high school has posted your graduation information. High school transcripts are required for all degree, diploma, and most certificate programs even if you have already earned a college degree.  For placement test waivers, you may send your official high school transcript after the first semester grades are posted in your senior year.  A final transcript is still required to indicate the final graduation date.

I am undecided about a program of study. Who do I talk to?
The Office of Career and Testing Services provides career testing and counseling to students who are undecided about a program/major of study. Call 910-362-7047 for information and for an appointment.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted?
Students will receive a letter of acceptance by mail once all of the admission criteria have been met:

  • A completed application
  • Official copy of high school or high school equivalency
  • College transcripts  for all health science applicants, veterans benefits, and transfer credit only
  • Completion of any placement testing or waiver
  • Check your admissions status

I’m interested in a medical program. What are the requirements?
All medical science programs have selective admission requirements, which may differ for each program. See a counselor at CFCC or call 910-362-7558 to speak to our Health Sciences Specialist. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday. (Summer hours may vary – please call before coming.)

How do I apply for financial aid?
Complete a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid at   Inquiries may be directed to CFCC’s Financial Aid Department at 910-362-7055.

What is the full-time enrollment?
Twelve or more semester hours is considered full time for Fall and Spring semesters.  Nine credit hours is considered full-time for Summer semesters.

Do I need to make an appointment to come in and talk to someone?
No, just stop in. Student Services Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday –  Friday. (Summer hours may vary – please call before coming to campus.)

Do I need to make an appointment to take a campus tour?
Yes, We offer campus tours throughout the year while classes are in session. Tours MUST be scheduled in advance through our website.

How much will I have to pay to attend CFCC for one semester?
Chart of Tuition and Fees. Residency status will be determined at the time of admissions. Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. Questions concerning book prices may be directed to the CFCC Bookstore.

How do I know what classes to take?
All students are assigned an academic advisor who will assist with course selection during New Student Orientation and on Final Registration Day.  Current students should see their advisors during the Advising period each semester.  Refer to the Academic Calendar.

Have additional questions?

for Registration information, contact Registrar’s Office

for Financial Aid information, contact Financial Aid Office

for Transfer Credit information, contact Counseling Offices

for Placement Testing information, contact Testing Services

for Athletics information, contact Athletics and Activities

for Admissions information, email