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Take the Stress Out of Enrolling in College

Community College of Philadelphia offers Express Enrollment Day 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could move through the steps to enroll in college, all in one visit? At Community College of Philadelphia, you can do just that. The College is offering Express Enrollment Days, which are held at the College’s Main Campus and Regional Centers throughout the year, and enable prospective students to complete their admission application, satisfy their placement exam, register for classes and file for financial aid in a matter of hours.

“My friend told me about Express Enrollment Day and I went with him. It was so easy to do and I registered for 12 credits. People at the College were very nice and walked me through all the steps,” said 19-year-old Rene Jimenez who participated in Community College of Philadelphia’s Express Enrollment Day on July 25 at the Main Campus.

The July 25 Express Enrollment Day attracted about 194 prospective students (plus family & friends). There were 144 students who took the placement test.Many were also able to file their financial aid since the College held free workshops to help students complete FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In June, Express Enrollment Day at the Main Campus attracted 245 prospective and 225 took the placement test, with the majority registering the same day. 

We have had a number of parents be so inspired that they end up filing applications and start their college education along with their children,” said Diane Kae, Manager, Student Outreach and Recruitment at Community College of Philadelphia. "Normally these processes take two to three visits to campus and must be scheduled into available sessions. Students, particularly adult students, are thrilled to get everything done in one day. We also individually guide the students through each step of the process which alleviates a lot of stress especially for the first-time students."

Creating a Federal Student Aid ID ahead of the visit for filing financial aid helps to expedite that process and visiting the ACCUPLACER website, which can be found at ACCUPLACER can improve test results.

To learn more about Express Enrollment and other activities, go to Admission Events.