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:
- Schedule a New Student Appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your goals and specific steps for enrolling. Contact your preferred CCV academic center to schedule this meeting.
- Complete your skills assessment. This assessment is used to help you select the classes most appropriate to your academic skills and is offered, by appointment, at all CCV locations. Official SAT or ACT scores that are less than three years old may be submitted for review instead.
- Consider your payment options including applying for financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships).
- Browse our schedule of courses and important dates.
To enroll as a degree student you must have completed a high school diploma, a G.E.D. certificate, or declare homeschooled status. If you plan to start at CCV while completing your high school diploma or equivalency, complete our Dual Enrollment application instead.