Enroll in a Fully Online For-College-Credit Program

Learn how to enroll in a fully online, for-college-credit degree, certificate, or diploma program.

If you need help with applying, please contact a student success navigator (information in "Contact" sections).


If any of the following describes you, do not follow the steps to enroll in a fully online program detailed on this page. Instead, please select the link for what you what you want to do at Central Piedmont:

Steps to Enroll in a Fully Online, For-College-Credit Program

Give yourself plenty of time to enroll based on when you want to start classes — know when classes start and when you can register for classes. Restrictions apply to minor students still in high school. If you are new to Central Piedmont, or are returning after a year or more and need advising, complete the following enrollment steps. If you are not sure, contact a student success navigator.

If you have already completed the enrollment steps and met with an academic advisor previously, find resources for current online learning students.

  • Find Your Online Program

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Once you've submitted your application, contact a student success navigator to be moved forward in the process. Otherwise, we will email you or contact you by phone within one or two business days to confirm your application.

  • 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 contact a student success navigator or the Service Desk 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 username and password, log in to your email online or from the mobile app. Check your email at least once a day.

  • Attend Orientation

    Attend orientation. Orientation is required for all degree-seeking or transfer students. You will be unable to register for classes if you have not attended orientation.

  • Apply for Financial Aid

    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®). For scholarships, also complete the Academic Works scholarship application. 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.

  • Determine your English and Math Placement

    You often need to have completed certain English or math courses before you can take your program’s required courses. Learn which English and math courses you can start with.

    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.

    If you are high school senior participating in College Connection, contact your college recruiter for more information about the placement process.

  • Complete Additional Program Steps (If Applicable)

    Many healthcare programs require you to complete an additional application for admittance into that specific program and require that you take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Contact the specific program for any questions about its application requirements.

  • Contact an Academic Advisor

    Once you know your English and math course placement and what your goals are, meet with an academic advisor.

  • Next Steps

    Review your next steps after enrolling, such as registering for classes.