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Early Grad

Early high school graduates are welcome to attend CVCC the following spring semester, but special planning will be needed. Contact the Advising Office and Student Services before graduating.


In 2013, the NC General Assembly (SB 402) directed NC colleges and universities to work together to create a centralized, uniform process for determining residency for tuition purposes and for the administration of State funded financial aid.

The state of NC will utilize a Residency Determination Service (RDS) to determine a student’s residency status for tuition and state aid purposes. Effective October 23, 2017, CVCC staff will be unable to make any residency decisions or changes for students.

Applicants will be required to complete an online Residency Interview before submitting the Application for Admission.

Please review important and detailed information about NC Residency.


Sometimes students are able to complete high school requirements for graduation in the Fall term of their senior year. They may decide to enroll in CVCC for the Spring term. Be aware that CVCC operates on a slightly different calendar than area public school systems. Our Spring 2018 term begins Monday, January 8. The College will re-open Monday, January 2, 2018. Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

We offer Flex Start classes which begin early February. This Flex Start class timing allows early high school graduates the opportunity to order official transcripts, take placement tests and register for classes.

Early grads, please read below and choose your next step accordingly:

  • If you will be 18 years of age on or before January 8, 2018, go to Apply Now  and follow the steps.
  • If you will not be 18 years of age on or before January 8, 2018, but you will graduate before January 8, 2018, you need to provide evidence of graduation. There are two ways to provide that evidence:

Ask your high school counselor/home school administrator to complete the VERIFICATION LETTER (PDF) on high school/home school letterhead. For faster service, FAX the Verification Letter to Ms. Kelly Plumley, CVCC Records, at (828) 624-5208; OR

You may bring the completed VERIFICATION LETTER (PDF) in a sealed envelope to the Records Window in the Student Services building PRIOR to your Advising Center appointment. This Verification Letter will allow a registration block to be removed from your records.

  • If you will not be 18 years of age on or before January 8, 2018 and you will not graduate early from high school, visit Career and College (CCP).



The priority deadline to submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA for Spring '18 awarding is October 15, 2017.

Advising and Registration for Flex Start classes begins late January by appointment in the CVCC Advising Center. Visit the Advising Center webpage to make an advising and registration appointment.

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. Students are responsible for tuition and fee payments by cash, check, credit card or payment plan.

Text books are not included in tuition/fees and must be purchased separately.

Admission staff members, located in the Student Services building, are available to meet early graduates in a one on one customized visit until December 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM and beginning again on January 2, 2018.

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Revised 9-5-17