The City of Philadelphia’s vaccination mandate for institutions of higher education has been updated to require all individuals to have their first shot of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by October 15, 2021, and their second shot (if Pfizer or Moderna) by November 15, 2021. Individuals will be subject to testing until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after final shot). Visitors to the College will continue to be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or submit to a COVID test at the College’s testing site in order to access campus. Admissions, student services and support are available remotely with limited in-person services. You can take the first step now and apply online or email admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
How to Attend our Upcoming Admission Zoom Events
For all events: You must register by the posted deadline to participate. Click on "RSVP Here" for the events you wish to attend. By the day of the event you will receive the login information. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom and updated to the most recent version and have your audio working properly on your computer, tablet, laptop or phone when you join the session. If you have difficulty registering for an event, contact email@example.com.
Octavius Catto Scholarship — Supporting First-time Philadelphia Students
Join us for a Zoom presentation with Q&A on the Octavius Catto Scholarship. Mayor Jim Kenney proposed an important new anti-poverty initiative designed to put more Philadelphians on the path to success at Community College of Philadelphia. The program, named the Octavius Catto Scholarship, aims to make the transformative power of education available to students by providing funding and additional supports. Octavius Catto was an American educator, intellectual and civil rights activist in Philadelphia. Learn about eligibility requirements, supports for students, and the application process. You must RSVP to attend this zoom presentation.
Thursday, November 30, 2021, 3-4 p.m. RSVP here no later than November 29.
Community College of Philadelphia Fall Open Houses
Join Us for an Open House on Main Campus, virtually or both—your choice! Let us help you get started on your path to success. Join us for an open house to learn more about the College, the wide variety of academic programs we offer and how to get started. After a brief admissions overview presentation, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about our different academic pathways and your program of interest. Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available throughout the open house to answer your questions about the steps to enrollment and paying for college. RSVP to join us at one of our open house options in December. Please note that if you are planning on attending our In-person Open House, visitors to the College will continue to be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or submit to a COVID test at the College’s testing site in order to access campus.
In Person Open House—Registration is closed at this time.
Virtual Open House—Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6-7 p.m. RSVP here no later than December 15.
Virtual Adult Learner Information Session at Community College of Philadelphia
Join us to learn how you can start or finish your degree or certificate at Community College of Philadelphia, where your education can help you enter the workforce, qualify you for more job opportunities, change careers or earn bachelor’s degree. Learn about certificate and degree programs that prepare you for in-demand careers and further education, and how you can transfer previously earned college credits or earn credits for your experience. You will also receive information about benefits offered at the College:
- Academic and student support services that help you to achieve your goals
- Programs and scholarships that can assist in paying for your education
- Assistance in applying for financial aid
- Career planning and preparation
- Transfer agreements and programs that make it easy for you to transition to four-year schools
Allied Health Events at Community College of Philadelphia
This event will cover our programs in Allied Health including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy and more. We will showcase current and new programs on the horizon as well as a basic "how to" guide for the Allied Health Intake process. This is a must for all those interested in a health care profession. There will be a question-and-answer portion at the end of the presentation.
Traditional Nursing Program Option at Community College of Philadelphia
This event will cover our traditional program option for those seeking and associate degree in Nursing. This option to our nursing program is 4 semesters - Fall, Spring/Fall, Spring. We will highlight admission requirements and program courses. The admission cycle for this option begins in October with an application deadline of January 31.
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6 p.m. RSVP here no later than December 1.
Virtual Ask Admissions and Financial Aid Sessions
Join us for Ask Admissions and Financial Aid, a Zoom event designed for new students who have applied to a degree or certificate program and who have not enrolled in the College yet. Join us on Zoom for answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, financial aid, programs, services and how to enroll. You will be able to speak briefly with an Admission Representative or Financial Aid Representative when you join the session.
You must register to participate; the evening prior to the event you will receive the login information. Make sure you have downloaded Zoom and have your audio working properly when you join the session. You will be in a waiting room before being connected to a breakout room for an individual session. Please be patient as there could be some wait time depending on volume. You can join or leave the session at any time within the posted time on your computer, tablet, laptop, or phone. A Spanish-speaking representative will be available.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. RSVP here no later than December 6.
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP here no later than December 8.
Visit the Welcome Center
Questions about the admission process or need help applying? Please visit the Main Campus Welcome Center in the Pavilion Building, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.
The Welcome Center is open in a limited capacity, Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Weekly Information Tours
Tours are not available at this time. Please contact email@example.com if you would like an online information session for your group.
Main Campus Tours
Information tours are available at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on most Tuesdays at the Main Campus Welcome Center. Please check the current schedule and reserve your space. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated so we can notify you of any schedule changes. Your visit will include an information session with an admission representative and a general campus tour.
Regional Center Tours
Tours at our Northeast, Northwest and West Regional Centers are available by request (see contact information under the designated regional center below).
Automotive Technology and Culinary Arts Tour For tours of the Automotive Technology program facilities or Culinary Arts facilities, contact our Career and Technical Education Recruitment Specialist, John Neugebauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-516-3659
If you plan to bring more than four guests, please arrange a group tour by contacting the College recruiter assigned to your school or group. If you do not have an assigned recruiter, please contact Brian O'Doherty. Please provide as much information as possible, including school/organization name and address, your name, title and phone number, number of people in the group, age or grade level, a brief description of the group, and desired dates and times. Our Admissions staff will contact you to arrange your group tour.
Admission Events at Regional Centers
Northeast Regional Center
12901 Townsend Rd.
Visit the Northeast Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the Northeast Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll.
Brian O'Doherty, Admission Recruiter
Northwest Regional Center
1300 W. Godfrey Avenue
Visit the Northwest Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the Northwest Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll. Learn about the Ophthalmic Technician proficiency certificate and Accelerated Business programs featured at this regional center.
Chris Lewis, Admission Recruiter, Northwest Regional Center
West Regional Center
4725 Chestnut St.
Visit the West Regional Center
Contact the Admissions recruiter at the West Regional Center to arrange an informational visit or tour. Get answers to your questions about how to get started, your next steps, programs and services, and how to enroll.
John Neugebauer, Career and Technical Education Recruitment Specialist