Your letter of admission includes important information, such as your CCM Student Identification Number, your program of study/major and any placement tests you may need to take before you can register for courses.
STEP 2: Financial Planning
It is very important to understand the cost of attending CCM and to ensure you can fund your education. As a degree/certificate seeking student, you may be eligible for Financial Aid. You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to secure any funding that may be available. Visit www.fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA.
STEP 3: Take CCMâ€™s Placement Test or Submit Exemptions
Placement tests (or suitable exemptions) are required for all degree-seeking students and for some certificates. Most recent high school graduates (2020 or 2021) will be assessed for placement using their high school transcript. Â Information regarding any required placement tests and how to schedule them can be found on your letter of admission.
If you have the minimum required score on the SAT, ACT, PARCC exams, or have specific transfer of credit, you may also be exempt from CCMâ€™s placement tests. Once you have been deemed exempt or completed your placement tests, you will then receive information about advising and registration.
STEP 4: Schedule a New Student Advisement and Registration Session
The Admissions office will send you an email with information on how to schedule an appointment for advisement and registration for the upcoming semester once you have been deemed exempt or have completed your placement tests.
STEP 5: Purchase your Books
Avoid long lines and crowds in the Student Community Center!Â Order your books at bookstore.ccm.edu before 8/31 to ensure pickup before classes begin.Â You can even reserve with Financial Aid!
STEP 6: Join Us for New Student Orientation
Once you have registered for courses, you will receive an invitation, sent to your CCM student email, to attend a New Student Orientation, also known as FYI: First Year Information. The FYI Program will focus on, among other things, acquainting you with different departments and services that will be especially helpful to you as a new CCM student. You will also receive useful CCM materials. There will be an opportunity for you to get answers to any questions that you might have. You will also get information on your student identification card and how to register for your CCM parking decal. Please visit https://www.ccm.edu/student-life/campus-life/new-student-orientation/ for additional details.
STEP 7: Submit Your Immunization Records
Immunization records are required for all full time, degree-seeking students. The form can be accessed by visiting Health Services or downloading it here. Please send your immunization records to the Health Services office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions may be directed to 973-328-5160.
STEP 8: Start Your Classes!
Be sure to attend all your classes beginning on Day 1. For online courses, be sure to login on the first day of the term.