If you are considering college for the first time and think CCAC might be right for you, here are some simple steps that will get you started on your educational path.
1. Complete an ADMISSIONS APPLICATION. An online application option is available at enrollcredit.ccac.edu/.
2. Apply for FINANCIAL AID by submitting the FAFSA form, available online at fafsa.ed.gov.
3. Complete an online and/or an on-site STUDENT ORIENTATION before registering for classes.
ONLINE STUDENT ORIENTATION—Once you have applied for admission, you can log onto the online student orientation referencing your student ID number, listed in your confirmation email and acceptance letter. Visit ccac.edu/student-orientation/.
ON-CAMPUS STUDENT ORIENTATION—Use Appointment Central to schedule a session at the CCAC campus of your choice. Visit ccac.edu/appointment-central. The on-campus orientation allows you to tour the campus, meet administrators and get your student photo and NET IDs.
4. Schedule an ENROLLMENT EXPRESS DAY or PLACEMENT TEST(s). Use Appointment Central to schedule an on-site placement test at ccac.edu/appointment-central. CCAC requires placement testing for all full-time, associate degree seeking students who do not have prior college experience.*
Please remember to bring your photo ID.
You may prepare for your PLACEMENT TEST by visiting one of CCAC’s Math Cafés, learning assistance centers or by using other resources.
5. As a first-time credit student, you must meet with an ACADEMIC ADVISOR to discuss your education plan and select your classes. Use Appointment Central to schedule a meeting at ccac.edu/appointment-central.
6. Register for CLASSES. Following your meeting with an academic advisor, register in person at your chosen campus’ registration office. Please remember to bring your photo ID.
For more information, visit ccac.edu/registration-services.
7. Pay for CLASSES. Select from one of a number of convenient ways to pay your tuition, including paying in cash, writing a check or using a credit card. You can also pay online (in full, by the deadline date only) with Visa, Discover or MasterCard. CCAC offers scholarships, grants, work and loan programs, as well as a tuition payment plan. Check with your chosen campus’ financial aid office or visit ccac.edu/payment-options/ to explore your options.
8. Even if you have submitted an earlier transcript, you need to submit your FINAL TRANSCRIPTS. Include your high school/GED and any college transcripts you may have. (Complete an application for transfer credit at your campus admissions office.)
Note: If you have a high school diploma or GED, you are eligible for admission as a full-time student. Although CCAC does not require entrance examinations, if you are a first-time, full-time student with no previous college coursework, you will be required to take placement tests before enrolling.
*Exemptions may apply. Please contact the Admissions office or visit ccac.edu/placement-tests.
For more information, visit ccac.edu/admissions-process/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn How to Become a Successful College Student in One Day at CCAC’s Enrollment Express Days or Enrollment Open Houses
CCAC Enrollment Express Days
Tuesday, March 31 • 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 • 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 11 • 9:00 a.m.
Attend one of these days to learn more about the enrollment process, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising, registration and payment options in one location, in one day! Scheduled dates and times also can be found at ccac.edu/enrollment-express-days. Preregistration is required. Register online at ccac.edu/appointment-central.
CCAC Enrollment Open Houses
Thursday, April 16 • 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 • 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(For more information, please visit ccac.edu/openhouse.)
Taking place at all CCAC campuses and centers, CCAC’s enrollment open houses offer everything you need to become a CCAC student—all in one day. Learn about associate degree, certificate and diploma programs; transfer programs; in-demand careers; and scholarships, grants, work-study programs and loans.
Bring your high school diploma, GED or college transcripts and complete your CCAC registration in one day.
As these events are open to everyone, we invite you to bring friends and family. Whether you are thinking of starting your college career, dropping in for one or two classes or returning to finish your degree, get the information you need and enroll at CCAC’s Enrollment Open Houses.
For more information, contact the Admissions office at your chosen campus:
808 Ridge Avenue, North Shore, 412.237.2511
595 Beatty Road, Monroeville, 724.325.6614
8701 Perry Highway, McCandless, 412.369.3600
1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, 412.469.4301