Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Admissions Procedures

The following information applies to credit students. Non-credit students will find registration information at Community Education Registration and Professional Development Registration.

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.

To be admitted to the college, please follow these steps: Enrollment Express Application Fall 2014

  • Complete an application for admission online or download the application for admission (PDF) and submit it to the campus you wish to attend. Please consult the Programs of Study listing for help in selecting a CCAC major. All potential students must fill out and submit an application form. Applications may be obtained at the Admissions office on each campus or from a high school guidance counselor. There is no application fee.
  • Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores. All applicants must submit transcripts. Official transcripts from other colleges or universities will be evaluated for advanced standing if you request such an evaluation at the time of application. Transcripts become the property of the College and will not be returned.
  • CCAC recognizes credit earned in several ways, including college coursework in high school, transferred credits from other institutions, standardized subject tests, and various industry and agency training and certifications. For details, please see Advanced Placement Credits – Prior Learning Assessment
  • It is strongly advised that applications be completed and submitted one month prior to the beginning of each semester. Although there is no set deadline for admission to the college, applications are processed in the order they are received.
  • Schedule a placement test. The tests are used for course placement only and are not criteria for admission.  Once you have been accepted to CCAC you are strongly encouraged to prepare for placement testing before scheduling the placement test.
  • For further information, contact the Admissions office at one of the campus locations:
Allegheny       412.237.2511       

Special Notes

Health Career Students

Admission to the College does not constitute admission to a health career program. Enrollment in these programs is limited by the availability of clinical sites. If you indicate a preference for one of these limited admission programs, you will be sent complete information on the process you must follow to apply.

International Students

In order to be accepted to the Community College of Allegheny County and issued an I-20, international students must complete and submit the international students' application packet. As a reminder, each of the forms can be found on the International Student Forms page. Please contact the Office of International Students for the international application deadlines. An I-20 (application for student visa) will be issued to the student once all documents have been processed. International students must also provide proof of English proficiency.

Helpful Links

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Financial Aid

Scholarship Search Site

Academic Advisement

Enrollment Steps & Application (PDF)

Are you visiting us from another college and plan to transfer credits back to your home institution? We have prepared guidelines for application and registration just for you.

Visiting Students & Summer Sessions