Admissions Requirements

Admissions to Cape Cod Community College is based upon the "open door" philosophy required by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Each student is admitted on a first-come basis, provided that:

  • The applicant is eligible
  • The applicant completed the application procedures
  • There is a vacancy in the program for which you apply

Application Procedures

Step 1: Submit a completed application form.

Step 2: Submit official high school transcripts if you are a current high school senior or if you graduated within the past 3 years (2014, 2015 or 2016).

Step 3: Submit official high school/GED/HiSet transcripts if you:

  • Have not yet completed your GED/HiSet coursework or examinations at the time you submit your application.
  • Are an applicant to a selective health program (Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Technician, Medical Interpreter, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Fire Science EMS Option, or Paramedic).
  • Are an international applicant requiring an F-1 student visa.

Step 4: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities ever attended.

Selective Admissions Requirements

The "open door" admissions policy does not apply to the following programs:

These programs have specific deadlines, and/or prerequisites, and other admissions criteria.

Home Schooled Applicants

All home-schooled students, without a high school diploma or GED, are eligible to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state.

To determine whether a student has participated in an approved home school program, the student shall submit, with the application for admissionPDF document (paper copy only; online application submissions will not be accepted), evidence that the home school program was approved by the student's school district's superintendent or school committee.

Additionally, if the home- schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is sixteen (16) years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student's school district's superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continue to be home-schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of sixteen (16).

International Applicants

Please visit the International Applicants webpage, or contact the Admissions Office with any questions.