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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 encourage you to apply by August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester to ensure 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

You will receive an acknowledgement email within 3-5 business days with your student identification number and confirmation that your application has been received. This email will also link you to a personalized VIP page. The VIP page provides information regarding your specific areas of interest and will make enrolling easier by highlighting your next steps in the application process.

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

STEP 2

Apply for Financial Aid

Go to the U.S. Department of Education's website to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Community College of Philadelphia's Federal School Code is 003249.

If you need help, attend a free FAFSA completion workshop at the College. Visit the Financial Aid section of the College's website to view the latest schedule of workshops and explore other financial aid options.

If you have additional questions, please email the Office of Financial Aid.

STEP 3

Activate Your MyCCP Student Account

Your MyCCP account contains critical information, including your financial aid status, registration information and your College-assigned email. You will need your student ID number and social security number to access your College-assigned login information. You must check your MyCCP account on a regular basis to make sure you don't miss important messages from the College.

STEP 4

Satisfy Your Placement Requirement

Your placement levels—in writing, reading and math—are used to determine if you will be placed into college-level courses or if you first need to enroll in developmental classes or pre-college workshops.

Placement is satisfied by one of the following ways:

  • You have earned a college degree or have passed college-level English or math with a grade of "C" or higher at an accredited college or university.
  • Within the last two years, you received a minimum SAT score of 510 in English and 470 in mathematics, or a minimum ACT score of 21 in English and 17 in mathematics.
  • Within the last two years, you received a minimum IBT (internet-based TOEFL) score of 77 overall and a 20 in writing.
  • You take a placement test at the College's Main Campus or one of our Regional Canters. Learn more about the placement test. You may schedule your placement test online through your MyCCP account.

Note: You will need to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) version of the test if you have lived in the U.S. less than 5 years and English is not your first language. The College will schedule your ESL placement test for you and will notify you about your scheduled date and time to test.

All documents (transcripts and test scores) submitted for placement should be emailed or mailed to:

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Transfer Credit and Placement Office, MG-17
Philadelphia, PA 19130

STEP 5

Register for Classes

Schedule your registration appointment through your MyCCP account. In this appointment you will meet with a counselor to talk about your placement level and/or college transcripts, and desired program of study and to create your class schedule.

You will need to pay tuition and fees by the payment deadline to preserve your class schedule. You can view your many payment options here.

Transfer Students: You must request a copy of your official transcripts from prior accredited institutions and submit them with a Transcript Evaluation Request Form.

If you need assistance: