Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will be prompted to create an FSA ID for yourself and/or a parent that will act as an electronic signature on the FAFSA (CPTC's college code is 015984).
Check FAFSA status on the financial aid portal (www.cptc.edu/financial-aid/portal) and submit all additional financial aid paperwork to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline for the quarter you plan to attend.
If you have attended college before, submit official college transcripts to Enrollment Services in Bldg 17 to receive a course transfer report. (Note: Transcript evaluation can take 2-3 weeks to post transfer credit. Placement scores may be set from an unofficial transcript and are usually set within 2-3 business days.) www.cptc.edu/transfer-to
If you are a first time college student, submit your high school transcripts showing your SMARTER BALANCE results if you are a high school graduate as of June 2016; or you can submit official advanced placement scores.
If the above do not apply, take the College Assessment at CPTC. Pay the $19 fee at the Cashier’s office in Bldg. 17, Rm. 140. Bring payment receipt and picture ID to the Assessment Center in Bldg 17, Rm 210 to take the COMPASS. You may also bring assessment scores if you’ve taken an entry assessment at another community or
technical college within the past two years. Hours of operation and study materials are available at www.cptc.edu/assessment.