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Admissions Process

General Information

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is open to any individual meeting the admission requirements for the particular course or area in which that individual wishes to enroll. These requirements vary with the areas of study offered by the college.

Students who are not entering programs need to submit only an application for the admissions process unless they are registering for courses which have prerequisites. If the courses have prerequisites, students must take the appropriate placement tests and/or furnish official transcripts prior to enrollment.  Course information is in the college catalog.

If you are interested in entering one of our Health Sciences Programs, see our Health Sciences Programs Admissions page.

High School age student wanting to take college-level coursed should refer to our High School Programs page for admission information.

  1. New Students  
  2. Transfer Students  
  3. Special Students  
  4. Provisional Students  
  5. Visiting Students  
  6. International Students  
  7. Students with Disabilities  

New Students

Applicants to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute must complete the following admission requirements:

  1. Complete application form and submit to Student Services.
  2. Request that high school and previous college(s) send official transcripts directly to Student Services.  The transcript request form is available in Student Services.
  3. Complete the required placement tests for specific programs.
  4. Have an interview with a member of the Student Services professional staff.
  5. Complete financial aid application (FAFSA), if appropriate.

CCC&TI serves students on two campuses: the Caldwell Campus, located in Hudson, NC; and the Watauga Campus, located in Boone, NC. Please send your application documents (application, official transcripts, official test scores) to the appropriate address as follows:

Caldwell Campus
        CCC&TI
        Student Services
        2855 Hickory Boulevard
        Hudson, NC 28638
        FAX: 828.726.2709
Watauga Campus
        CCC&TI
        Student Services
        PO Box 3318
        Boone, NC 28607
        FAX: 828.297.1729

Prior to fall and spring semesters, an orientation session is available to all new students entering Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

Students also are encouraged to take ACA 111, College Student Success.  This course is required for students in certain programs.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is a student entering Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute who has earned credit at another institution and wishes to apply these credits toward a CCC&TI degree or diploma. In addition to submitting all other application materials, students desiring to transfer credits must have all official transcripts sent to CCC&TI by the institutions which originally granted the credit.

To be considered for credit, courses must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and must show a grade of "C" or better. Certain exceptions may be made.

Transcripts of course work completed at a college or university located outside the United States must be accompanied by a certified English translation and a course-by-course evaluation. Transfer credit from foreign colleges or universities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Course descriptions, a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation and/or catalog-match evaluation may be required if transfer credit is being requested for certain courses. Applicants must use one of the following official evaluation organizations to have their transcripts officially evaluated and sent directly to CCC&TI:

Educational experiences in the armed services may be submitted for transfer credit evaluations. Military educational experiences are evaluated using the ACE (American Council on Education) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Credit must be applicable to the student's current degree or diploma requirements. Only hours earned are awarded.

The college grants credit for the Advanced Placement Examinations conducted by the College Entrance Examination Board.  The grade of AP will be posted on the transcript and credit hours will be granted, but no quality points will be given. To be considered for credit, the student must request the original AP scores from The College Board.

Students may request transfer credit for CLEP and DANTES Subject Area Exams by providing an official copy of test scores. Information on acceptable scores is available in Student Services. Credit must be applicable to the student's current degree or diploma requirements. No quality points will be awarded.

Notification of transfer credit granted will be sent to the student's CCC&TI email address prior to the end of the first semester of enrollment. If applicable credit has been accepted from another institution, transfer students may be exempt from some of the admission placement tests. A grade point average for graduation, honors, and continuing enrollment is computed only for courses taken at CCC&TI.

Students transferring from other colleges and schools are required to complete at least 25 percent of the course hours in residence at CCC&TI.  Students in vocational and technical programs must complete a minimum of 10 semester hours in their major areas in residence at CCC&TI.  Students in college transfer programs must complete a minimum of 10 semesters hours in their core curriculum in residence at CCC&TI.  "In residence" denotes credit hours earned at CCC&TI.  Cooperative education will not count toward residency requirements for graduation.

For more information, contact Debbie Yount, Registrar, Caldwell Campus, Office F-105, 828-726-2712.

Special Students

Students who are taking one or more curriculum credit courses but who are not enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program are called "special students."

For admission, special students need only to complete the application available in Student Services.

Special students may register for any course, provided they meet prerequisite requirements for the course(s) with the exception of programs to which acceptance to the program of study is required (e.g., Health Sciences).

Special students will pay the same tuition and fees as regular students.

Special students are not eligible to receive any type of financial aid (i.e., loans, grants, federal work-study).

Provisional Students

A student applying too late to complete pre-entrance requirements may be permitted to enter the college as a provisional student. Provisional students must complete all requirements within the first semester of attendance.

All admission requirements must be met before a student registers for a second semester of enrollment.

Visiting Students

A student working toward a degree in another institution may take courses at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute for transfer.

The student must complete the application form and should obtain written permission from the degree institution stating that the courses at CCC&TI will be acceptable toward degree requirements.  All prerequisite requirements must be met.

It is the responsibility of the student to request IN WRITING that an official transcript from CCC&TI be sent to the degree institution.

International Students

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to admit international students. This permission was granted on July 12, 1966, with authorization number WAS 2141562.

International students must meet admission requirements set forth by CCC & TI as well as requirements specified by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition to the application, individuals must request that an official high school transcript from an appropriate agency be sent directly to Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute certifying the equivalency of a United States high school credential. All official high school transcripts must show a graduation date.

Transcripts of course work completed at a college or university located outside the United States must be accompanied by a certified English translation and a course-by-course evaluation. Transfer credit from foreign colleges or universities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Course descriptions, a comprehensive course-by course evaluation and/or a catalog-match evaluation may be required if transfer credit is being requested for certain courses.

Applicants must use one of the following official evaluation organizations to have their transcripts officially evaluated and sent directly to CCC&TI:

Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org)
Phone: 414-289-3400

Educational Perspectives, nfp (www.edperspective.org)
Phone: 312-421-9300

Global Credential Evaluators (www.gcevaluators.com)
Phone: 512-528-0908

WES Organization Evaluators (www.wes.org)
Phone: 1-800-937-3899

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum acceptable score of 500 (paper) or 173 (computer-based), is required as evidence of adequate proficiency in English. The TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old at the time of application for admission

International Student Enrollment Process

Students with Disabilities

Disability Services at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute provide equal access and quality services to all students with disabilities. The personnel coordinate accommodations and support services to all qualified students with disabilities.

To receive services, the student must provide current documentation from an appropriate licensed professional.  Acceptable documentation includes a medical report, a physician’s statement, a psychological evaluation, or records from the Division of Services for the Blind, Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and/or Vocational Rehabilitation.

Students who need special services must arrange for them through the Academic Support Center well in advance of the time such services are to begin.  The college does not assume responsibility for providing personal attendants or services of a personal nature.

Confidentiality
The college will not share specific information about a disability with anyone, including faculty, without the student's written permission.