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Early High School Graduate

CVCC operates on a slightly different calendar than the public school systems.  Spring 2015 begins on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  The College will re-open from the holiday on January 5, 2015.  Plan ahead; SOONER IS BETTER THAN LATER! LINES MAY BE LONG ON JANUARY 5. 

The College also offers Flex Start classes which begin in mid January through early February to allow early graduates time to take the placement tests and register for classes.

  • If you will be 18 years of age on or before January 5, 2015, please visit the Admissions "Apply Now" web page.
  • If you will not be 18 years of age on or before January 5, 2015 and you will not graduate early from high school, please visit the Career and College (CCP) web page.
  • If you will not be 18 years of age on or before January 5, 2015, and you will graduate early from high school, you need to provide evidence of high school graduation.  Please follow the steps listed below:
    1. Attend a STARTING POINTS Information Session as soon as possible or view it online at the Online Application webpage. Print the last page and bring it with you to Student Services.

    2. At Starting Points, you will receive the Application for Admission or you may complete the online version of the Application for Admission.  Complete the paper Application and bring it to the Student Services office with your photo ID to meet with an admissions staff member.  Do this any time BEFORE 4:30pm ON Monday, JANUARY 5.  (If you apply online, allow 24 hours before coming to Student Services to meet with an admissions staff member BEFORE January 4.) SOONER IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN LATER! 

    3. When you bring the Application for Admission to Student Services, an admissions staff member will meet with you to process the application and provide valuable information about your next steps.

    4. You MUST have your high school counselor complete the VERIFICATION LETTER (PDF).   For fast and efficient service, ask your high school counselor to print the Vertification Letter on your high school letterhead and FAX it to Ms. Kris Putman, CVCC Records, at 828-624-5208

      Or you may bring the verification letter (PDF) in a sealed envelope to the Records Window n the Student Services office prior to registration on January 5.  If you bring the envelope ON January 5,  take it to the Records Window in Student Services before you visit the Advising Center.  Lines will be long on that day.

    5. Be prepared to pay tuition and fees  no later than January 7th. (The deadline for financial aid awarding was October 15, 2014.  It takes 4-6 weeks to process financial aid from the day you submit the FAFSA.)  Students are responsible for payment by cash, check, credit card or payment plan (half due at registration plus a $25.00 processing fee with balance due in February). Books are not included in tuition and must be purchased by the student.  If you are eligible for financial aid, it will be disbursed to you 4-6 weeks after submitting the FAFSA AND processing your application for admission. 

      Admission staff members are available to process applications for early high school graduates now until December 19, 2014 at 4:30pm as follows:

      Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 5:30pm
      Friday from 9:00am until 4:30pm 

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 12.15.2014: Admissions Student Services