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Admission Process

Steps to Enrollment

Our admission process is designed with your ease in mind—just follow the steps below! We accept students on an open enrollment basis, meaning that applications are accepted at all times of the year. If you are a new applicant attending college for the first time, we encourage you to complete the admission application by the priority application date, so you have enough time to complete the steps to enrollment before the start of the semester. Just follow the steps below, and you'll be on your way to becoming a student at the College.

Not sure what kind of student you are? Let us help you figure it out before you get started.

STEP 1

Complete an Admissions Application

Apply online or in-person at Main Campus or the Regional Center nearest you.

You will receive a welcome letter that confirms that your application has been received and provides instructions for the next step in the enrollment process.

If you have questions, please email us or call 215-751-8010.

Attention transfer students: You must request a copy of your transcripts for evaluation and send it to the following address:
Community College of Philadelphia 
1700 Spring Garden Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Attn: Transcript Evaluation Office, MG-17

For more information, visit our Transfer Students page.

STEP 2

Explore Your Financial Aid Options

Visit the U.S. Department of Education's website to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Visit the Financial Aid section of the College's website to read about options and view the helpful Steps to Applying for Financial Aid.

Call us at 215.751.8271 if you have additional questions.

Community College of Philadelphia's Federal School Code is 003249.

STEP 3

Activate Your MyCCP Student Account

You will receive a letter with instructions on how to activate your MyCCP account, which will allow you to communicate with the College and allow us to communicate with you.

You will also be given a College email account and will receive emails about next steps in admissions, financial aid, testing and registration.

STEP 4

Take the Placement Test

The placement tests are very important because the results—in writing, reading and math—are used to determine if you will be placed into college-level courses. If not, you may first need to enroll in developmental classes or pre-college workshops, for which you do not earn credit toward a degree program. Learn more about the placement test.

  • You may schedule your placement test date through your MyCCP student account.
  • To prepare for the placement test, click here to view the test descriptions.

Transfer students may be waived from this testing based on transcript evaluation.

STEP 5

Register for Classes

Important Dates and Deadlines

View the academic calendar to know important dates for applications and registration.