Visiting Student Enrollment
How to apply and enroll if you are taking classes at another college/university and wish to be a non-degree seeking “visiting” student for Summer, Spring, and Fall classes.
Important Information to consider
- A CVCC GPA does not “transfer” to your home institution. Colleges or universities may issue course credit, but a CVCC GPA will NOT be calculated into another school’s GPA.
- If students earned grades of “D” or “F” in a course at their home school, repeating that equivalent course at CVCC will NOT result in a grade replacement at the home school. If a grade replacement is desired, a student should repeat the course at the school where the “D” or “F” was earned.
- CVCC is not responsible for transfer credit to a student’s home school. It is wise for visiting students to have their home school’s advance approval before enrolling in CVCC. Visiting students are not assigned a CVCC academic advisor.
- Visiting students should take no more than two (2) intersession or three (3) summer courses at one time.
- CVCC requires an unofficial transcript from the actual school where a student enrolled in the prerequisite course(s). CVCC is unable to document a prerequisite course from a college transcript that shows transfer credit for the course. Transcripts must reflect grades of “A”, “B” or “C” for the prerequisite courses. A grade of “TR” necessitates the need for a student to provide an unofficial transcript from the school where that particular course(s) was taken.
- Visiting students should be prepared to bear all expenses associated with registration. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from CVCC.
GETTING STARTED as a visiting student at CVCC:
You need a working email address you check daily before proceeding with this process.
Review the Institution Calendar for semester start dates and holidays.
NOTE: CVCC must receive your Application and course request email at least five (5) business days before the start date of the course(s) you wish to take. Consult the semester schedule to determine course start dates.
- Go to Residency Determination Service (www.ncresidency.org) and check the status of your RCN. If it expires before the start date of the semester you wish to enroll, you will need to contact the RDS office and request a reconsideration/update of your RCN. Call toll free at (844) 319-3640.
- If you have not completed the NC Residency Determination Interview, complete it to get a Residency Certification Number (RCN) before submitting the CVCC Application.
- Submit the online Application for Admission, Choose “Visiting Student/Special Credit” as your Intended Major and appropriate entry term (Fall, Spring or Summer you wish to enroll).
- Very Important-Immediately after submitting the Application, send ONE email to email@example.com that includes the following three (3) items:
- Use your cell phone to take a photo of your driver’s license. The photo must be clear and readable.
- In your email, include the name and section number of the class you want to take (Example: PSY 150-805) from the appropriate semester schedule.
- If the class has a prerequisite, attach a copy or screen shot of your unofficial transcript. Be sure your name is visible on the transcript
- Tuition, plus all applicable fees, is due at time of registration. Please view the Business Office for tuition payment options.
- Textbooks are not included in tuition and are available from the CVCC Campus Store.
- Visiting students may order an official copy of their CVCC transcript sent to their home college or university at the conclusion of the class.
The college requires five (5) business days to create student online accounts. Classes are available in Blackboard.
Students need dependable Internet service on a laptop or desktop with Chrome or Mozilla. Do not use a smart phone for online coursework.
Online math courses require students to come to campus with a photo ID to take the midterm and final exams. Students unable to come to campus during the drop in exam session may select an authorized testing center at another institution for proctoring. There may be fees associated with another school’s test proctoring services.
For more information, contact us at (828) 327-7000, Ext. 4216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.