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Admissions Questions

Can I apply to Cape Fear Community College online?
Yes! CFCC does have an online application.

Where can I find more information regarding admissions requirements to CFCC?
All you need to know about admissions can be found at CFCC’s Admissions webpage.

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.

All or part of the placement test may be waived if you made the minimum scores on SAT Verbal / Writing / Critical Reading-470; Math-450; ACT English-19; ACT Reading-19; Math-18, and submitted proof of this 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.

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 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 copies of High School or GED transcripts and official transcripts from any colleges you have attended.
  • Completion of any Placement testing.

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 362-7558 to speak to our Allied Health 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” (FAFSA), available at Inquiries may be directed to CFCC’s Financial Aid Office at 362-7055/7523.

What is the full-time enrollment?
Twelve or more semester hours is considered full time.

Do I need to make an appointment to come in and talk to someone?
No, just stop in. Student Development Offices are open from 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 much will I have to pay to attend CFCC for one semester?
Chart of Tuition and FeesResidency 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.

Computing + Website Questions

What is myCFCC?
myCFCC is CFCC’s web portal. It provides email, message boards, and other forms of communication that help students communicate with their teachers, and vice versa. Every student has an account created a few days after they apply to CFCC.

How do I get to Blackboard?
Login first to myCFCC, then click on MyClasses.

What is a CFCC User ID and how do I find out what mine is?
All students have a CFCC User ID that is generated by our system. This User ID combined with your password grants you access to all of our Web Services (myCFCC, Blackboard, WebAdvisor, SurfCFCC, iTunes U, etc). You can retrieve your User ID by using the “What’s My Username” link at myCFCC.

What is my password for myCFCC/Blackboard/WebAdvisor/…?
myCFCC, WebAdvisor, Blackboard, SurfCFCC, and iTunes U all utilize the same User ID and password. You alone hold the power to set, or reset your password. You can set or re-set your password using the “What’s my Password?” link at myCFCC.

What is SurfCFCC?
SurfCFCC is Cape Fear Community College’s wireless network. Using WiFi hotspots in different locations, CFCC provides internet access for any student, faculty, or staff device that is WiFi enabled. To learn more about SurfCFCC, and the location of the hotspots, please visit

How Do I contact someone about a problem with the website?
You can contact the webmaster using the Contact CFCC page, and choosing ‘Webmaster’ from the ‘Send email to’ drop down menu.

General Questions

Where is Cape Fear Community College Located?
CFCC has several campuses located in the Wilmington, NC area. You can find maps, and specific directions located on our Public Information Office’s website.

I would like a tour of CFCC’s Campus(es). Is that possible?
Cape Fear Community College encourages prospective students and parents to visit the campus and tour our facilities. More information on visits and schedules can be found on our Admissions webpage.

I am interested in employment opportunities at CFCC. Where can I find out more?
Cape Fear Community College’s Human Resources department keeps an updated list of position openings and other important employment information at