Use the admissions checklist below to guide you through the CCC admissions process.

For each step, contact the campus you are interested in attending.

Create your CCC account

Creating an account will allow you to learn more about CCC. Once you create an account, you can schedule a campus visit, register for an admissions event, and apply for admission to the college.

Schedule a campus visit and tour

Sign up online to attend Central Days or schedule an individual tour, or call the Admissions Office for an appointment. You can also meet with financial aid staff during your campus visit.

Application for admission

Complete and submit your application. Applications may be completed and submitted from our website, or may be from obtained from our admissions offices (listed below) or from high school counselors. Some college programs have special admission requirements and deadlines; you can find out about those by checking with the Admissions Office.


High School Transcripts

Unless requested, high school transcripts are not required by CCC.

College Transcripts

For students that have taken college credit at a regionally accredited college and would like to use those credits at CCC, please request your official transcript be sent to CCC. 

CCC prefers official transcripts to be sent electronically.

Transcripts may be submitted electronically or by mail:

Central Community College
Records Office 
PO Box 4903 
Grand Island, NE 68801

To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the educational institution or must arrive in a sealed envelope.

Schedule an assessment

If you anticipate earning a certificate, diploma or degree or intend to enroll in an academic transfer course, please call to schedule a time to take the pre-enrollment assessment. Completing a pre-enrollment assessment is required to register for most classes. Scores must be current from the last three years. A college degree may allow for an exception. Some CCC health programs and transfer courses require current pre-enrollment assessment scores even if you have a degree. Contact the Admissions Office or the Assessment Office with questions.

ACT Test: Have your ACT scores sent to the Registrar’s Office if taken within the last three years. (The pre-enrollment assessment may be waived if you have an ACT composite score of 19 or higher, with all subscores of 19 or higher.


Scholarship application is available online. Please take note of all scholarship deadlines and guidelines.

Financial Aid

If you are interested in financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct. 1. CCC’s school code is 014468. 


Indicate your interest in on-campus housing on your application for admission. Housing is only available at the Columbus and Hastings campuses. 


Attend New Student Orientation prior to your first semester at Central Community College. You will have an opportunity to register for classes at this event. You may receive an invitation to these sessions. You may also call an Admissions Office to sign up for orientation or sign up online.

I plan to begin at Central Community College:

For more information, contact the Admissions Office staff.

Call toll-free in Nebraska: 1-877-222-0780