Admissions Information

Welcome! We are excited that you want to attend CCAC. Please join us for a campus tour or meet with an enrollment specialist!

Jul 16 2024

Campus Tour - North Campus

10:00 AM
CCAC North Campus
Jul 16 2024

Campus Tour - South Campus

10:00 AM
CCAC South Campus
Jul 16 2024

Campus Tour - Allegheny Campus

10:00 AM
CCAC Allegheny Campus

Discover CCAC

As one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most diverse colleges, CCAC is dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of every two adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Each year, approximately 30,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of more than 130 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs as well as hundreds of noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and three neighborhood centers, as well as a robust virtual campus, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

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As an open-admissions institution, CCAC does not require college entrance examinations. To enroll as a full-time student, applicants must have a high school diploma or Pennsylvania GED certificate or must be at least 18 years of age with experience reasonably equivalent to a GED. 

CCAC is happy to welcome prospective students or visitors in person and virtually. For assistance, please call our Information Center at 412.237.CCAC. Additionally, you can reach us via email at Please visit our Admissions page for hours of operation

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Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisors can help you explore our programs, schedule for classes, explain CCAC Academic policy, and refer you to other CCAC resources. CCAC provides a combination academic advising services of in-person and virtual services to meet your busy schedule!

Academic Advising is available to potential students that want to learn more about a program or course. Or for current students who have applied and completed the application process and verified your ID with the Registration Welcome Center

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Financial Aid

At CCAC, there are a number of different types of financial aid that you can be awarded. The most basic categories are grants, scholarships and loans.

If you are expecting to receive financial aid, you can review your pending financial aid on CCAC’s Self-Service Financial Aid page. If prompted, log in with your CCAC NetID Account information. 

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You might be contacted by a company saying they will help get your student loans discharged, forgiven, cancelled, or qualified for debt relief for a fee. You NEVER have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education and their loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone.

The Department of Education emails to borrowers come from, or You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1.877.382.4357 or visit

Placement Testing

As a new student, you may need to take several placement tests before you register for classes.

These tests are not an entrance exam. They simply help you choose the right classes so you can succeed in college.

These tests are offered at home or on campus so you can take them when you are ready.

Our Placement Testing page includes information about exemptions and accommodations, registration links, and additional resources.

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