Visiting or Non-Degree Seeking Students

Are you a student from another college or university looking to take courses to transfer back to your home institution? Are you interested in taking a couple for-college-credit classes as personal enrichment or for job requirements? If any of these are 'you,' we're glad you are considering Central Piedmont.

Central Piedmont is a smart choice with flexible options and convenient locations for visiting students.

You are a visiting student if you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another college or university, but want to take courses for one term at Central Piedmont to transfer back to your home institution.

Enroll at Central Piedmont as a Visiting or Non-Degree Seeking Student

  • Determine Your State Residency

    The amount of tuition you pay is based on whether you are considered an in-state or out-of-state student.

    Check or establish your state residency.

    If you're interested in taking online courses, check if you're eligible to take online courses at Central Piedmont based on the state you live in.

  • Apply for Admission

    If you have applied to or taken a class at Central Piedmont before, you do not need to apply again. If you don't remember your student ID number, username, or if you are in our system, please first contact a student success navigator (information in the "Contact" section).

    Complete the Central Piedmont admissions application. You will be asked to choose a career field. We will help you choose a specific program later.

    We will contact you by phone within one or two business days to confirm your application. If you are not contacted by then, email Outreach and Recruitment.

  • Activate Your Central Piedmont Login

    After we reach you to confirm your application, you can activate your account.

    If you have your username and still can't activate your account, please call the ITS Help Desk or contact a student success navigator for help.

  • Access Your Central Piedmont Email

    Your Central Piedmont student email is the official way the college will communicate with you about your classes, events, and more. Once you have a Central Piedmont login, log in to your email online or from the mobile app. Check your email at least once a day.

  • Optional: Attend Orientation

    Attend orientation. If you do not plan to earn a degree or transfer from Central Piedmont, you can have the orientation and advising requirements waived so that you can register for classes.

    Contact a student success navigator with questions or to have these requirements waived.

  • Optional: Apply for Financial Aid

    In order to use financial aid for Central Piedmont courses, you need to be added to a Central Piedmont program. Contact a student success navigator if you want to be added to one of our programs so you can use financial aid.

    If so, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (2022-2023 FAFSA). You might be eligible for more aid than you think. Financial aid includes Pell Grants, other grants, scholarships, and Veterans Affairs Education Benefits (such as the GI Bill®). Central Piedmont does not offer direct student loans.

    When you complete your FAFSA, make sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool link in the financial information section, if you are eligible. Our school code is 002915. Once we process your FAFSA, check in MyCollege by selecting Financial Aid and reviewing the information on the page to find out if you have a financial aid counselor assigned, and to review your required documents. Also, you can still complete the FAFSA for 2021-2022 which covers summer 2022.

  • Send Your Transcripts

    Check that you meet the prerequisite(s) for the Central Piedmont course(s) you want to take. Then, email a copy of transcript or score reports showing you meet those prerequisites to a student success navigator (email in the "contact" section on this page). To get transfer credit, or if you need Central Piedmont academic advising, you can submit official high school or college transcripts electronically to Student Records.

    If English is not your first language and you need to improve your English language skills, explore how you can learn English at Central Piedmont.

  • Next Steps

    Review your next steps after enrolling, such as registering and paying for classes and buying your books.