Apply Now Campus Tour

Prospective Student

Prospective Student of Catawba Valley Community College

Success doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and action. And you’ve already taken a step by finding this web page created especially for you: a Prospective Student!

Why should you attend CVCC? Check out the Top 10 Reasons to attend CVCC! Meet a few students by reading MyStory and see why they chose us, too.

CVCC students  

 Apply Online How to Enroll Registration

CVCC is a great place to complete the first two years of a four-year degree. CVCC has an outstanding college transfer program. Our admission staff are here to guide you on exactly what you need to transfer to many universities. It cost much less to attend CVCC than to attend a university. You get he same quality education an affordable price. Check out our list of CVCC programs to begin your journey to success.

Worried about finances? One-third of our students (and there are more than 5,000 of them!) receive some type of financial assistance. Find out about all kinds of grants and scholarships. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and find out what you might be eligible for here at CVCC.

Want to see what else CVCC has to offer? Take a peek at the activities, clubs, athletics and social events you’ll enjoy on our campus. 

Ready to apply now? Fill out our online application and visit with a admission representative to enroll.


The North Carolina Community College System’s 2015 Performance Measures for Student Success report reflects the quality inherent in our efforts to serve our students and stakeholders. CVCC was one of only four of the fifty-eight community colleges in the System to achieve “Excellence Level” on four or more of the eight Performance Measures.


What makes being a CVCC student so special? Benefits! Check out CVCC Community Connections.


Interested in our College Transfer Program?
What are the top paying fields of study?

» NC Tower- North Carolina Tools for Online Workforce and Education Reporting


Net Price Calculator - How much does tuition cost?Check out our low cost tuition and use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate on how much you can save compared to a university.



College is a big decision. Read about some community college success stories to help with your decision, and before you take the plunge, here are other some things you might want to think about.


Contact Us


Create Success, NC Community Colleges