Catawba Valley Community College

2015-2016 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Welcome to the Catawba Valley Community College Online Application
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2550 HIGHWAY 70 SE
HICKORY, NC 28602
828-327-7000, EXT. 4216

THE APPLICATION PROCESS


Thank you for choosing CVCC as your educational partner. NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS should follow the steps listed below. If you are not sure about your Program of Study choice, see “Choosing a Program of Study” below.
  1. View “Starting Points” Admission/Financial Aid slideshow and print the final page.

  2. Complete the online Application for Admission. Once you finish, click the “SUBMIT” button and follow the directions.

  3. Make arrangements for ALL official transcripts from high school and colleges plus test scores to be sent to the CVCC Records at 2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602. You may bring official transcripts in sealed envelopes with you to your admissions visit. Note: Healthcare applicants must bring all official transcripts (high school and college) in sealed envelopes to the visit with Student Services.

  4. Bring your Starting Points Confirmation page and a photo ID (driver’s license) to the Student Services building to meet with an Admissions staff member. NOTE: Your online Application will NOT be activated until you come in person with a photo ID and meet with an admissions staff member. No appointment is necessary at this time.

CHOOSING A PROGRAM OF STUDY:

ARE YOU CURRENTLY AT ANOTHER SCHOOL AND WISH TO TAKE CLASSES AT CVCC TO TRANSFER BACK TO YOUR SCHOOL OF ORIGIN? Select “Special Credit” as your Program of Study (located at the end of the programs of study list) if you will be visiting from another school.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO TRANSFER TO A 4 YEAR SCHOOL AFTER CVCC GRADUATION? Select the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science as your Program of Study.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO STUDY NURSING? Choose one of three options: 1.) AAS in Nursing (two year degree), 2.) college transfer program (AA or AS) to a 4 year BSN or 3.) Nursing-RIBN - a collaborative dual enrollment program with Lenoir-Rhyne University that requires Application and Admission to LRU in the freshman year.

ARE YOU CURRENTLY A JUNIOR OR SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL and wish to enroll in college classes for dual credit? Do not complete this Application for Admission, but visit the Career and College Promise (CCP) webpage for the CCP Application.

ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF ANOTHER COUNTRY and wish to study at CVCC? Do not complete this Application for Admission, but visit the International Student webpage for application packet and deadlines.

Last updated: 12/9/2014 3:34:00 PM ET



Application Instructions

Traditional Applicants:

  • Complete this online application. After you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column of the application and follow the directions.
  • Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen)
  • Make arrangements for official transcripts from all high schools and/or colleges attended and test scores to be sent to the admissions office.
  • Make arrangements for official test-score reports to be sent to the admissions office.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Applicants:

  1. If your high school counselor has pre-approved you for participation in Career & College Promise, you may complete and submit your application. Otherwise, you must complete the CCP Status Form and select specific CCP Pathway(s) before completing this application.

  2. You will be required to provide your NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE ID) or Unique Identifier when completing the status form, if you do not know your NC Student Number, you will find it on your most recent report card, or you may obtain your ID from your high school counselor.
    • NC private school or home school students: If you do not know whether you have an NC Student Number, please take your next steps based on the following information:
      • If you were a NC public student in 2008 or later, please contact the school or district where you attended school. The district will have a record of your NC Student Number and can provide that for you.
      • If you are a current NC private school student who has not attended an NC public school since 2008, please check with the counselor at your private school; some private school students receive NC Student Numbers under certain circumstances.
      • If you are a NC private school or home school student and do not have an NC Student Number, you may obtain a Unique Identifier (UID) by contacting systems_accounting@dpi.nc.gov.

  3. Once you have completed the CCP Status Form and your counselor has approved your pathway selection, please review the information below carefully, then complete and submit your application. Your NC Student Number/UID also will be required on Screen 2 of the application.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You should identify yourself as a CCP participant on Screen 3 of the application.
  • You should print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen.)
  • During the application process, you will be asked to identify the College Transfer and/or Career & Technical Education, OR a Cooperative and Innovative High Schools pathway in which you wish to participate. If you are unsure, you may save your application and return to it later.
  • You will not be able to submit an incomplete application.
  • You should arrange for official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended as well as required test scores to be sent to the appropriate community college admissions office.
  • If you have additional questions about the CCP program, please see your high school counselor or visit the NC Career & College Promise website (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ccp/).


High School Transcripts



Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC  28602-9699
Telephone: 828-327-7000
Fax: (828) 624-5208
Contact Us
Website: www.cvcc.edu
How to Use the Catawba Valley Community College Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

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