The Office of Student Life has partnered with Library Services to provide an online leadership guide for students to access CPCC Library materials and external resources related to the topic of leadership – including books, videos and websites. For more information about becoming a leader on campus, please visit any Student Life office.
Click here to access the online guide and visit our blog, Student Life Connections, for weekly updates about Student Life events and programs.
Did you know that you are probably eligible to take other general education courses? For example, many students believe that History 131 must be completed before they can take History 132. In fact, a student can take either course. The same is true for HIS 111 and 112, English 231 and English 232, ART 114 and 115 and a whole host of other options.
Students can see if a course has prerequisites, as well as other important information, by checking the course catalog here. Good places to look are:
Course descriptions, to see if a given course has prerequisites (pgs. 220 forward)
General education course options, to see what may be available for you to take (pgs. 182 & 183)
Transfer Degree course options, if you’re looking to transfer to a senior institution (pgs. 190-203)
Also, if you’re looking to transfer, you might find an AA (Associate in Arts) checklist helpful, which you can find here.
If unsure of which general education course is required for your degree, or if you’ve met the correct prerequisite, please consult your faculty or professional advisor. You can find your assigned faculty advisor here.
The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway has generously donated two gift certificates to the CPCC Model United Nations Club to help students raise funds to attend the National Model United Nations Conference in New York in March 2013.
The MUN club will accept bids for the gift certificates between Thursday, Oct. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 21. Please email Teresa Hall (MUN Club Faculty Advisor) at Teresa.Hall@cpcc.edu to bid on one or both of the certificates. Please clearly indicate which certificate you are bidding on. The highest bidder for each certificate will be contacted during the last week of November and will receive the gift certificate and a receipt from the CPCC Foundation for the contribution to the MUN club. These would make great holiday gifts for racing fans!!
Gift Certificate #1: This Speedway Club gift certificate is for dinner for two to the May 19, 2013, NASCAR Sprint ALL-STAR race and is valued at $110.
Gift Certificate #2: This gift certificate is for two race tickets to the May 18, 2013, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Indoor Clubhouse Seating) and dinner for two at the Speedway Club and is valued at $450.
This is an urgent reminder from the Financial Aid office at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Friday (8/17/12) is the last day for financial aid recipients to purchase approved books, bus passes and supplies in the CPCC Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please do not miss your opportunity to purchase items that will support your success in the classroom. We hope your fall semester is off to a productive start, and thank you for choosing CPCC.
As we gear up for the fall 2012 semester – classes begin August 9 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products are prohibited everywhere at all times. We thank you for your cooperation.
Here are the eight essential things you need to know to be prepared for the new semester:
Attend class on the first day. View and print your class schedule at My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) or through the Student Portal (http://my.cpcc.edu/). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Note both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday (8/12) is the last day to add a full semester class without prior permission.
Plan to arrive early to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during the first two weeks of class. Visit http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses for information about each campus.
Park only in areas designated for CPCC students. Local businesses do enforce towing. Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours and in Central High Room 263 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of school. Decals are also available in the lobby of the Levine IT building on Central Campus from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday (8/9) and Monday (8/13) through Thursday (8/16). Parking decals must be displayed by August 19.
Use your CPCC Login to access My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to find important information such as residency status, priority registration dates, enrollment verification, critical alert information, your student ID number and much more!
You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.
Read CPCC Today, your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesday. CPCC Today (http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc-today) covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking and payment to important dates and events.
Have you received your CPCC Debit Card? If you’re a new curriculum student registered for fall 2012 who receives financial aid, you will receive a CPCC Debit Card. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund only card. Once you receive your card, follow the included instructions and select your refund choice. Keep your card in a safe place even if you do not expect a refund this semester, as there is a replacement card fee.If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/). For more information, visit www.cpccdebitcard.com. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC debit card, please contact Higher One at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.6964.
CPCC Student Email
Your CPCC e-mail account as it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.
We are here to assist you and are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center on your campus.
If you have already been awarded, but your aid is not enough to cover your bill, check Financial Aid Options.
If you are working directly with a Financial Aid Specialist and are awaiting an electronic correction, or if you have already been awarded, this message may not apply to you. Your immediate attention to your financial aid status is required. In-person service is available at each of our six campuses during normal business hours.
Financial Aid recipients who withdraw or stop attending class before the 60 percent point of each term may have to repay awarded aid! The U.S. Department of Education mandates that students EARN their federal aid by remaining enrolled and attending class through the 60 percent point of each term. The U.S. Department of Education “prorates” financial aid eligibility based on enrollment and attendance records.
Please remain enrolled in your CPCC classes to avoid having to repay your financial aid to CPCC or to the U.S. Department of Education. Students who have an outstanding federal aid balance may become ineligible for future aid.
The 60 percent dates for the Spring 2012 term are:
CPCC Career Services is currently reviewing student resumes for the 2012 Career Fair! Students can make individual appointments or stop by Central High, Room 122 during drop-in hours. Individual appointments are recommended for students and graduates who have more advanced resume questions. Drop-in hours are for students who have brief career-related questions or are in need of a resume critique. If your schedule is hectic, email your resume to email@example.com for a virtual critique!
The career fair will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Grady Cole Center. Admission is free and the event is open to public.
Have you taken the ACCUPLACER placement tests? Did you study? Were there questions you just couldn’t remember how to solve? If so, you’re not alone. The ACCUPLACER placement tests are the first tests most new students will take, and it’s essential to make sure you’re prepared. To aid in your preparation, CPCC faculty and staff have created new, online review videos and practice tests for you to take. The videos and practice tests can be accessed from the Testing Center’s website at www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/placement-testing. Simply select the link for ACCUPLACER Practice Tests, Review Videos and Study Guides. Remember, being prepared for the placement tests is one of the most important things you can do as you begin your college career. For more information, including testing hours, please visit the Testing Center at www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment.
The Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Office would like to advertise the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship information for the 2012-2013 academic year.
To honor former Senator Barry Goldwater, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has created the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was created through the operation of an education scholarship program and is financed by a permanent trust fund endowment. The scholarship is designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Eligible students will be those students meeting the following criteria:
Must be an undergraduate sophomore- or junior-level student, at two- and four-year colleges and universities accredited by the Department of Education.
Must be enrolled and matriculated in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college.
Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a full-time student during the forthcoming academic year.
Must have a college GPA of at least a “B” average and be ranked in the upper fourth of his or her class.
Must be a U.S. citizen, national or resident alien (resident aliens must include a letter of the nominee’s intent to become a U.S. citizen and a photocopy of the Alien Registration Card).
Must have selected a field of study that will permit admission to a graduate or professional program in preparation for a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
The CPCC Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship application submission deadline is January 16, 2012. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship application may be submitted online along with additional supporting documentation at http://www.act.org/goldwater/apply/index.html.