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Why CCBC?

We have over 60 years of academic excellence to offer you in addition to small class sizes, a wide variety of programs and certificates and personal contact with your instructors.

We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students—whether it’s new degree programs, improved buildings or new services.

Are you a high school student about to start your college journey? Are you an adult learner who wants to earn their GED or desire a career change? Did you start college somewhere else and want to further your education with CCBC? You can get credit for what you already know! We even have options for kids and seniors.

We're here to help you succeed and achieve your goal, whatever that may be!

Ready to get started?

1. Discover CCBC

find your way thumbnail Learn more about our programs, activities and services: chat with us, tour our campus, attend an information session, request a mailed information packet, email us a question, call us, or stop by. With three main campuses and three extension centers, it can be tricky getting around. We'll help you find your way!

Attend an information session or a campus tour»

2. Apply for Admission

With 15 start dates and rolling admission, prospective students can apply online anytime from anywhere. You can also take advantage of admissions counseling on our three main campuses.

A paper-based application form is available for International students.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

paying for college thumbnail Paying for college can be difficult to navigate on your own. We can help! It's a good idea to apply early for financial aid and scholarships. And set up a payment plan for your tuition.

Explore options on paying for college»

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor

image with the words testing and placement To ensure incoming students are placed in appropriate courses, CCBC tests entry-level academic skills in reading, English, and math. Not sure what program you’re looking for? Our advisors will help find the right academic plan for you and can point you to success.

Learn more about academic advisement»

5. Register for classes

Explore the general studies program, our most popular degree program. Try a few classes to design your own learning path. Take advantage of flexible class times and online courses so CCBC can work with your schedule.

Browse available courses»

6. Attend Orientation

Before your first semester, be sure to take advantage of New Student Orientation programs. We’ll prepare you for the CCBC experience and provide you with information and resources to help you succeed.

Sign up for an orientation session»

7. Get Involved

get involved thumbnail Connect with people, engage in activities, participate in a sport or student organization, use all the services CCBC offers to enrich yourself and get the most out of your higher education experience.

Learn how you can get involved»

8. Prep for success

stay on track thumbnail Students work hard to accomplish their goals. At CCBC, we work just as hard to offer resources that you need to thrive in college. Take advantage of our Student Success Centers and explore your options.

Learn how to stay on track»

Stay on track this fall — tuition free!

Photo of campus with text that reads attend CCBC tuition freeLife looks different right now, but your future doesn't have to. Enroll in college courses or select workforce training programs without the cost of tuition.

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