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Admissions Checklist

Use the Admissions checklist below to guide you through the CCC admissions process.
  • Create your CCC Account 

    Creating an account will allow you to become more familiar with CCC. Once you create an account you can schedule a campus visit, register for an admissions event, or apply for admissions.  

    Create an Account  

    Visit CCC 

    Schedule a campus visit online or call the admissions office for an appointment. You can also meet with our financial aid staff during your campus visit. 


    Complete an Application for Admission

    Log into your CCC account to complete the free online application. **Some programs require additional applications and/or have special requirements and deadlines for admission. Check with the admissions office of your choice for more information. 

    Apply Online

    Residency Status

    • In-State vs Out-of-State Residency: Students residing in the state of Nebraska for 180 days or more will receive in-state tuition. 
    • Midwest Student Exchange: Students residing in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, & Wisconsin may be eligible to apply for a discounted tuition rate through the Midwest Student Exchange Program. 

    Residency Status
    and Tuition Rates


    • Recent high school graduates (within the last 3 years) request your final official high school transcript be sent to CCC. If you have completed the GED, please submit a copy of your Certificate of Equivalency or test scores.
    • If you have taken prior college credit, request all official college transcripts to be sent directly to us. This ensures that appropriate credit will be granted for prior course work. These official transcripts may assist in placing you in appropriate classes toward success.

    Mail transcripts to CCC at 

    Central Community College
    Attn: Admissions Department
    PO Box 4903
    Grand Island, NE 68802 

    Complete a Mandatory Pre-enrollment Assessment

    • Have your ACT (school code 6369) or Accuplacer scores sent to CCC.
    • If you would like to schedule an exam at any of the CCC locations, please call: 
      • Columbus: 402-562-1206, Grand Island: 308-398-7378, Hastings: 402-461-2424
    • ** Completing a pre-enrollment assessment is required to register for classes. Scores must be current from the last three years. 

    Schedule an Assessment Test


    Complete our general scholarship application and check with your guidance counselor about other community scholarships. 

    Apply for Scholarships

    Financial Aid

    If you are interested in financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct. 1. You can apply online at or request the form from financial aid.

    Financial Aid


    Indicate your interest in on-campus housing on your application for admission. If you wish to live on-campus in Hastings or Columbus complete the housing contract and submit a $150 deposit to secure your room and board. If you wish to cancel and get your deposit back, you must do so by June 1st.


    Orientation and registration

    Attend New Student Orientation and registration prior to your first semester at Central Community College. 

    New Student Orientation

    I plan to begin at Central Community College

    For more information, contact the admissions staff.
    Call toll-free in Nebraska: 1-877-222-0780