South Piedmont Community College subscribes to the “open door” policy established by the North Carolina Community College System. The College will admit all applicants who:
Please note that admission to the College does not guarantee admission to specific academic programs of study at the College. Students must meet additional requirements for the programs. These requirements can be found in the Admissions Procedures section below.
The College serves all students regardless of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, or disability.
Pursuant to the State Board of Community College Code (1D SBCCC 400.2), SPCC reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant or student:
For enrollment in associate degree programs and all health programs, SPCC will accept transcripts only from secondary (public, private, home school) and post-secondary institutions that are regionally or nationally accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education and/or recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Students who graduate from non-accredited or non-recognized secondary institutions may enroll at SPCC, take the College Placement Test (CPT), and may be admitted into some diploma or certificate programs; however, those students may not qualify for financial aid. These students may opt to obtain a high school equivalency, i.e, GED, which will make them eligible for all SPCC programs.
If you are applying to a SPCC Health Program, please refer to the Health Programs Admissions Requirements for the admissions requirements for that specific program.
Students interested in pursuing a program of study/major MUST complete all admissions requirements prior to first-time enrollment. Once all admission requirements listed below are complete, the student will be moved to his/her program of study and may receive financial aid if eligible. Anyone wishing to register for classes prior to completing his/her admissions file may do so as a Special Credit student. Special Credit students are not eligible for financial aid. To ensure your financial aid is in place, make sure your admissions file is completed at least two weeks prior to registration
1) Complete the SPCC Application for Admission.
* If you already have an account with CFNC, use your login information to fill out SPCC’s application. If you do not have an account with CFNC, you may create one prior to filling out the application. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may use our library to complete this part of the process or visit your local public library.
3) Submit official high school or high school equivalent transcripts to the SPCC Admissions Office, P.O. Box 126, Polkton, NC 28135.
4) Submit official transcripts from all colleges listed on your application.
5) Prepare for and take the College Placement Test (CPT).We strongly recommend preparing for the test using the study guide. The purpose of the College Placement Test (CPT) is to enhance your success as an SPCC student. It helps you, as a new student, determine your skills in reading, English, and math. Skills identified through the test, along with advisor guidance, will help place you in the most appropriate course for your success. Placement test scores are valid for five years.
6) Complete the online orientation. The orientation provides new and returning students with valuable information and tips on being successful at SPCC.
7) Register for classes as a new student with the Advising Center.
8) Pay for your classes at the Business Office.
9) Have your Student ID made and get your parking sticker at the library and purchase your textbooks.
New students are urged to complete admissions requirements two weeks prior to registration. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements; see Admissions for details.
Special Circumstances (High School, Home School, and Foreign students)
Special Credit Student Status
A student may enroll as a special credit student without specifying a program of study. However, a special credit student who wants to graduate with a degree or diploma must meet all appropriate admission requirements before changing/declaring that program of study. A special credit student is not eligible for any type of financial assistance and must meet all course prerequisites prior to enrollment.
If you have not enrolled for two consecutive semesters (spring and fall), you must reapply for admission to the College. Copies of academic transcripts and placement tests may be required. If you have been suspended for academic or disciplinary reasons, you must consult with the Vice President of Student Services.
Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes
To qualify as an in-state resident for tuition purposes, you must have established legal residence in North Carolina for a period of at least twelve (12) months prior to your enrollment at South Piedmont Community College. Proof of residency can be determined using (but not limited to) the following documentation:
Once you provide satisfactory information to the SPCC Admissions Office, in-state tuition rates will be applied. Failure to provide the requested information will result in classification as an out-of-state resident, and you will be charged out-of-state tuition rates.
SPCC does not offer international student visas at this time. Students with international student visas from neighboring institutions may enroll at SPCC with official verification of full-time attendance at the original institution. SPCC does not have housing facilities, living accommodations, or associated support programs for individuals from other countries. Students are responsible for their own transportation.