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:

  1. The applicant is eligible
  2. The applicant completed the application procedures
  3. There is a vacancy in the program for which one applies

This admissions policy does not apply to the Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Medical Interpreter, Diagnostic Technician, Paramedic or Nursing programs, nor does it apply to international applicants.

Tri-Level Nurse Aide/Home Health AidePDF document program applicants contact Geri Medeiros to learn more about applying:

Phone: (508) 362-2131 x4489
E-mail: gmedeiros@capecod.edu

Application Procedures

  1. Submit a completed application formPDF document to Admissions by the priority filing dates of:

    August 15th for the Fall semester
    January 10th for the Spring semester
  2. Submit official high school transcripts IF you are a current high school senior OR IF you graduated within the past 3 years (2012, 2013 or 2014).
  3. Submit official high school/GED/HiSet transcripts IF you:

    Have not yet completed your GED 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.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities ever attended.

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 admission, 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 cumpulsory 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).

The College reserves the right to limit or deny enrollment of any student under the age of sixteen (16) in a course or program based on a case-by-case consideration of a variety of factors, including but not limited to: the student's maturity, life experience, placement test scores, prior education, course content, instructional methodology, and potential risks associated with participation in a particular course or program.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Applicants page of the website or contact the Admissions Office for information on additional requirements.

Ability to Benefit (ATB): Please note that the Ability to Benefit Option to demonstrate college readiness is no longer an option as an alternative to high school graduation/GED.  The US Department of Education has removed this option as an alternative for all students enrolling in the Fall 2012 semester or after.  We apologize that this is listed in our print materials and we will remove the option when our publications are updated for the upcoming acadmic year.

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