The following is a step-by-step description that all degree-seeking applicants must go through in order to attend CCM. The process for students not seeking a degree, including visiting Summer & Winterim students, can be found here
Step 1: Admissions Application - Complete your application online, mail it in, or bring it to the CCM Admissions Office.
- Final Official High School Transcript / Copy of GED / Home School Verification (Home School Verification Form can be found in the Admissions Office)
- Official College Transcripts (If you have previously attended another college and wish to transfer credit)
- Testing scores (Optional, but may be used to exempt from placement testing. See scores below.)
- NEW SAT SCORES: A new SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 590 will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. A new SAT Math score of 560 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
- OLD SAT SCORES: An old SAT Critical Reading Score of 540 will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. An old SAT Math score of 530 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
- NEW ACT SCORES: A new ACT Writing score of 8 (2-12 scale) will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. A new Math ACT score of 23 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
- OLD ACT SCORES: An ACT Writing score of 23 (1-36 scale) will exempt the student from the English sections of CCM's placement test. An ACT Math Score of 23 will exempt the student from the Algebra section of CCM's placement test.*
*Students who apply for STEM programs or who have taken high school Pre-Calculus or Calculus sit for CCM's College Level Math (CLM) exam. The CLM exam will allow the student to test directly into college-level Pre-calculus or Calculus without college algebra and/or college level pre-calculus courses.
Step 2: Acceptance Letter - After we receive the necessary documents, an acceptance letter will be mailed to your home.
- Keep acceptance letter as proof of acceptance and to take with you to your placement test.
Step 3 (If needed): Financial Aid - Information about our Financial Aid process can be found here.
Step 4: Placement Testing - Your acceptance letter will tell you if you require placement testing. Follow the directions on the letter to schedule a test. More information can be found here.
- Acceptance letter
- Approximately two hours of your time
Step 5: Advisement/Registration - All students are assigned to an adviser. All students must see an adviser before registering for courses. Students will be notified by email regarding the registration dates and sessions. Generally, the earlier the placement tests are taken, the earlier registration is offered.
Step 6: Billing/Tuition - Billing information will be electronically sent to you. Tuition is due by the posted due date. Cancellation and/or late charge will occur if the bill is not paid on time. Subsequent registration will include a late fee charge. Financial aid can be used for payment of the tuition only when an award notice has been received by the college.
Step 7: Orientation - New student orientation sessions are presented before the start of the semester. While not mandatory, we strongly encourage all new students to attend an orientation session. This information will be sent to the student once the admissions process has been completed.