How to Enroll

Learn about basic admissions requirements for all students.  You’ll also find important dates for application deadlines, financial aid and other steps in the admissions process.

Admission Requirements

Central Community College is an open-door college for persons 16 years old or older who are not enrolled in high school and who can demonstrate the ability to benefit from college-level coursework.

Keep on track by viewing our admissions checklist

Applying for Admission

Prior to the first semester of enrollment, complete and submit an application for admission

Have your high school and/or college transcripts or GED scores sent. Also, send copies of your ACT or SAT scores. A student who transfers to CCC from an accredited institution of higher education and who has earned a “C” or better in college-level English and math may be exempt from the pre-enrollment assessment requirement. Other exemptions may apply. Students will be notified of their admission status. For step-by-step instruction about how to enroll, select from the list below.

Admission to the college does not mean admission to all courses or programs. Some programs have specific admissions requirements. For more information, go to the admissions section of our catalog or contact an admissions director.

Columbus Campus

Kristin Hoesing 

Grand Island Campus

Erin Lesiak 

Hastings Campus

Regina Somer

Kearney Center

Ashley Weets 

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

If you want to enroll in CCC courses without working toward a degree, call the Registrar’s Office at 308-398-7412 to register in courses. No advisor will be assigned and you won't be eligible for financial aid. If you later decide to earn a degree you will need to be accepted by the college as a degree-seeking student.

Early College Student

If you are a high school junior or senior and are at least 16 years old, you can start earning college credits now through CCC's Early College program. Some classes are taught in high schools through distance learning, or you can take classes at our campuses or centers.

Current High School Student

An affordable, high-quality education that gets you ready for a great career in two years or less or prepares you to transfer to a four college or university — that’s the CCC advantage.

Current High School Student Steps to Enroll

High School Graduate

We recommend that high school graduates begin the process to enroll at CCC before they graduate, but applications are welcome at any time.

High School Graduate Steps to Enroll

GED Completer

Congratulations on earning your GED certification. You've achieved a significant milestone in your education. Now it's time to think about the next step. 

GED Completer Steps to Enroll

Former CCC Student

We're glad you've decided to resume your studies at CCC. 

Former CCC Student Steps to Enroll

Transfer Student

If you are transferring to CCC from another college, we welcome you. 

Transfer Student Steps to Enroll

International Student

Welcome to CCC. Our goal is to outline the process potential F-1 international students need to accomplish in order to be accepted and enrolled. We have included information on this page and on the pages to be downloaded that will be very helpful if you’re making the decision to attend and then to apply to CCC. Please review all materials carefully and then download, complete and submit all forms.

International Student Steps to Enroll

No GED or High School Diploma

You don’t have to be a high school graduate to enjoy the educational benefits of Central Community College.

Steps to Enroll Without a GED or High School Diploma