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Admission Process

Steps to Enrollment

Our admission process is designed with your ease in mind—just follow the steps below, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a student at Community College of Philadelphia. 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.

Important Note about Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid early is critically important. Due to the volume of applications, it may take several weeks to process. 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.

After activating your MyCCP account (Step2), be sure to check regularly for updates and important messages concerning your financial aid status.

For Fall Applicants: The FAFSA will be available October 1 of the year prior to when you plan on starting school.

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 1 - Apply for Admission

After you submit the application, 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 link you to a personalized VIP page. The VIP page provides information on your specific areas of interest and will highlight your next steps in the application process.

Apply Online

If you have questions, please email us or call the Admissions Information Center at 215-751-8010.

STEP 2 - Activate Your MyCCP Student Account

Your account allows you to:

  • Schedule a placement test (if needed)
  • View critical information, including your financial aid status and registration information
  • Access your College-assigned email.

If this is your first time logging into MyCCP, start here. You will use your student ID number (include the “J”) and Social Security number or portal access 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 3 - 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 submitting one of the following:

  • A minimum SAT score of 560 in English and 510 in mathematics, or a minimum ACT score of 21 in English and 17 in mathematics, taken within the last five years
  • A score of 4 or 5 on the AP English/ Lit/Comp Exam, or a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB or Calculus BC exam, taken within the last five years
  • A minimum IBT (internet-based TOEFL) score of 77 overall and a 20 in writing, taken within the past two years
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall and a 6.0 in writing, taken within the past two years
  • An official transcript indicating you earned a U.S. college degree or have passed college-level English or math with a grade of "C" or higher at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • An official high school transcript with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater can satisfy placement into English 101 standalone (Level 6).
  • An official high school transcript with a minimum grade of "C" in Algebra II or a higher math course and an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater can satisfy placement into Foundational Math 118.

You can also take a placement test at the College's Main Campus or one of our Regional Centers. Learn more about the placement test. You may schedule your placement test online through your MyCCP account or attend one of the available walk-in sessions. 

Transfer Students: To have credits applied from another institution to your Community College of Philadelphia record, you must log into MyCCP and under Electronic Forms, complete and submit the Transcript Evaluation Request form.

All documents (transcripts and test scores) submitted for placement should be emailed to traneval@ccp.edu or directed to:

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

STEP 4 - Register for Classes

For registration at the Main Campus, schedule your registration appointment through your MyCCP account. At Regional Centers, you can meet with an advisor to review your placement levels and schedule your classes.

STEP 5 - Pay for Classes

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.


If you need assistance in the enrollment process: