First Time Degree Students

You are considered a first time degree student if you have completed a high school diploma (or equivalency) and are attending college for the first time. You have declared an intent to pursue an associate degree or certificate at CCV, even if you’re still undecided on a specific major. In order to use most financial aid programs, students are required to enroll as degree students.

Become a First Time Degree Student

After you apply for admission, we will review your application and contact you via email to explain your specific next steps. In the meantime, we recommend you do the following:

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If you have questions, please call your nearest CCV academic center or email us.


To enroll as a degree student you must have completed a high school diploma, a G.E.D. certificate, or declare homeschooled status.

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    Nicole Cremo ’13 A.S. Criminal Justice
    CCV-Upper Valley