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Registration Information

Register for Spring 2022! Web Registration for Returning Students: now open.

Call 828-395-1436 to schedule an advising appointment.

Registration for All: October 18 - January 6, Walk-ins welcome.
Please note that offices may be closed while classes are not in session. Some hours will be extended until 6 p.m. on January 5 and 6, 2022. See the full college calendar or call prior to coming to campus to verify office availability.

New students, complete your admissions and financial aid applications now. 

Returning students using Web Registration: If have met with your advisor, you can modify/add courses through  Patriot Port (Student Planning) beginning August 12.

Year-round aid is available. Talk with a Financial Aid representative about available grants and the Powers Scholarship.


For more information contact:

Admissions: or (828) 395-4198

Financial Aid: or (828) 395-4198

Academic Advising: (828) 395-1436

New students

Apply for admission

To start (if you are not currently enrolled), you need to complete the following:

  1. Complete a mandatory NC residency application at
  2. Complete and submit an application for admission.
  3. Submit official high school or high school equivalency transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable). They must be delivered in sealed, unbroken envelope or though secure electronic transcript delivery.

Apply online now

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is important.

All students should complete a FAFSA to determine aid eligibility for grants and scholarships. FAFSA worksheets and most recent scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid office

After your FAFSA is complete, there are several options for available financial aid.

Online FAFSA application

Net price calculator More financial opportunities

Next steps

For new students

After you have been admitted, we will contact you about what comes next -- but here's a heads-up.

Schedule placement assessment

When your application has been processed and transcript has been evaluated, the Admissions Office will determine if a placement assessment is needed. No need to wait for a letter in the mail. You may inquire with the Admissions Office by calling 828-395-4193 or email

To schedule a placement assessment, call 828-395-1436. You may begin preparing by check out our study guides on the Prepare for the Placement Assessment page. This is important! Spending even a 4-6 hours preparing could save you save you months of coursework and tuition!

For admitted/current students

Register for your courses

patriotport-145w.pngYou may begin planning your schedule by visiting Patriot Port. Contact your advisor to schedule an advising and registration appointment. If you are not sure who your advisor is, that information can be found in Patriot Port or by calling 828-395-4193.

Pay your tuition through Patriot Port or at the Business Office

After registering for courses, you will need be sure you have sufficient financial aid or pay the balance of your tuition. While in Patriot Port or at the Business Office, you can get a copy of your schedule. Keep in mind that you may have to pay out of pocket if your financial aid package is incomplete and/or you are ineligible for the Powers Service Scholarship. The Priority Deadline for financial aid is November 19. We will continue processing after this date; however, we cannot guarantee final processing before payment is due.

Contact for information

Records Office
Student Center, Room 18
Office: 828-395-1430
Fax: 828-286-8109
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.