Getting Started

Craven Community College provides a wide range of services and resources to help you apply, get  financial aid, and succeed as a college student.

1)  Determine Residency

Complete your Residency Determination Application.

2)  Apply to Craven CC

Submit your application for admission to the college – view How to Create Your CFNC Account (video). Email our Admissions department with any questions.

3)  Seek Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This can be a 6-8 week process, so do this immediately!

4)  Request Transcripts

Submit official copies of your transcripts from all that apply:

  • High School/Homeschool/GED Equivalent
  • College
  • Military

Official transcripts may be emailed to Student Records at You may also hand deliver or mail them to: 

Craven Community College
Student Records
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562

5)  Schedule and Take Placement Tests

If needed, schedule and take a placement test. To schedule your test or to find out if it can be waived, please contact the Admissions Office at 252-638-7430 or email Admissions.

6)  Meet with an Advisor

Visit with an advisor to discuss goals and register for classes. You can schedule a virtual appointment or visit Student Services at the New Bern or Havelock campuses. Email our Advising department for more information.

7)  Register for Orientation

Register and attend New Student Orientation. All new students must attend an orientation session online or in person in order to register for courses for their first semester or term.

Paying for College

1)  Complete the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you're a dependent, you and your parent will need a Federal Student ID and password to sign your FAFSA online.

2)  Apply for Scholarships

Complete a scholarship application (available January through April each year) for the following fall semester.

3)  Turn it in

Submit all required documentation for admissions.

4)  Log In

Check your student email account for directions about FAFSA next steps.

5)  Meet with Us

Schedule a financial aid appointment if additional information is requested.

Starting Classes

1)  Self-Service

Log in to the Self-Service portal to access class schedules, class registration, financial information, and more. Click "Forgot your username?" if you need assistance, and be sure to reset your password.

2)  Moodle

Log in to your Moodle account to access your online and hybrid classes. Your login information is the same as Self-Service.

3)  Student Email

Log in to your Microsoft Office 365 Outlook student email account. Your login information is the same as Self-Service.

4)  Panther ID Card

Bring your class schedule and a government-issued picture ID to Student Services to obtain your Panther ID card.

5)  Student Help Desk

If you require additional assistance, contact the Student Help Desk to request in-person or virtual support.

Contact Information

Barker Hall
New Bern Campus

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