New Student Checklist

To Do - Before Registration Begins

Schedule a campus visit

Apply to Central Community College (you will be prompted to create an account, if you have not already done so)

Write down your CCC ID number (example: 046703)

Complete for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually to apply for financial aid for including Pell Grants and student loans.

  • (CCC’s FAFSA code is 014468)
  • Write down your FAFSA ID, password, and save key

Check status of your financial aid

Visit the CCC Financial Aid website at or call them at 308-398-7555

Apply for scholarships

Send official college transcripts electronically to Central Community College
If you completed college credit at another institution, including dual-credit (earned while in high school)request a transcript to be sent to CCC to make sure all your courses are considered for possible use toward your program at CCC.

Review the program requirements for your major

Consider your non-school commitments and determine how much time you can devote to school. For every hour you are in lecture, expect two hours of homework.

Attend a Registration Day

Attend a New Student Orientation session

Complete your housing application for the Columbus or Hastings Campuses

Explore all the services available to you to help you succeed at CCC.

Explore the Student Organizations to become part of the CCC community.

Note important dates throughout the semester, which are found on the College Calendar

To Do - When Registration Begins

Register for Courses by attending a Registration Day

View/print course schedule

View your financial aid status

  • Complete your checklist
  • Check on status two weeks after submission for updates and to accept your financial aid award
  • If you have questions call 308-398-7555

Review Student Account information to pay your bill and how to receive direct deposits for refunds.

Log in to WebCentral

Download the Outlook email app from the App Store or Google Play

Purchase requrired required textbooks and materials for your courses

Update your preferences to recieve notifications from CCC’s Emergency Alert System

Attend a New Student Orientation session

To Do - Once Classes Begin

Review your course in Canvas by logging into WebCentral and start completing your homework

Check your CCC email daily

Note: You are financially responsible for all registered courses. During the drop/add period, you must drop courses you do not wish to take – see the College Catalog for add/drop dates.