The following is a step-by-step description that all degree-seeking applicants must go through in order to attend CCM. The process for students not seeking a degree, including visiting Summer & Winterim students, can be found here.


New Student Enrollment Process

  1. Complete your Admissions application online, mail it in, or bring it to the CCM Admissions office.
    • Required items:
      • Final Official High School transcript, copy of GED or Home School Verification, which can be obtained from the Admissions office in the Student Community Center
      • Official college transcripts – if you attended another college and wish to transfer credit
      • SAT, ACT, or PARCC scores – this is optional but could be used to exempt you from placement testing if you meet the following score requirements:
        • New SAT:
          • 590 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing
          • 560 in Math
        • Old SAT:
          • 540 in Critical Reading
          • 530 in Math
        • ACT:
          • 23 in English
          • 23 Math
        • PARCC:
          • 4 or 5 in 11th English Language Arts (ELA)
          • 4 or 5 in Algebra 2
    • For a List of placement testing exemptions, visit
  2. Receive your Acceptance email and letter
  3. Apply for Financial Aid – Information about our Financial Aid process can be found here.
  4. Take you Placement Test – If needed.  More information can be found here.
  5. Attend a New Student Advising and Registration day – be sure to check your email for your invitation
  6. Join us for New Student Orientation
  7. Start your classes!