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Spring Intersession Class FAQ

Get a jump on summer with Spring Intersession Classes at Catawba Valley Community College

What is Spring Intersession?


Spring Intersession is an online intensive four-week class offered at the end of the Spring term: May 1-30, 2018.

Check course offerings on the Semester Schedules. Consult the College Catalog for prerequisites and course descriptions.


Students currently taking classes at CVCC - If you are taking classes at CVCC in the Spring '17, Summer '17, or Fall '17 term(s), you may visit the Advising Center (located on the lower level of the Student Services building) for information.

Students new to CVCC - If you are enrolled at another college/university and wish to take a Spring Intersession class, follow these easy steps before Monday, May 23, 2018.

Note: You need a working email address you check daily before proceeding with this process.


  1. if you have already completed the NC Residency Determination Interview for another school and have a Residency Certification Number (RCN), you do not need to re-do the residency interview. Using your existing RCN, complete and submit the CVCC Application.

  2. If you have not completed the NC Residency Determination Interview, you need to complete it to get a Residency Certification Number (RCN) BEFORE submitting the Application.

  3. Complete the Residency Determination Interview and the online Application for Admission before Monday, April 23, 2018. Choose "Spring 2018" as your entry term and “Special Credit” as your intended major. 

  4. As soon as you submit the online Application for Admission, send an email to that includes the following 3 items:
    1. Use your cell phone to take a photo of your driver's license. The photo must be clear and readable.
    2. In an email, Include the name and section number of the class you want to take (Example: PSY 150-805).
    3. If the class has a prerequisite, attach a scan copy or screen shot of unofficial transcript. Be sure your name is visible on the transcript.
  5. Tuition plus applicable fees is due on or before Monday, April 30, 2018. Tuition may be paid in person at the CVCC Business Office or online from your CVCC Student Portal/Self Service. The Business Office is unable to accept credit cards payments by telephone.
    Visiting students may pay for tuition and fees with cash, check, debit card or major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.) The CVCC business office is unable to take credit cards over the phone.
  6. Textbooks are not included in tuition. Find out what books you need and how to get them at The Campus Store.
  7. Visiting students may order an official copy of their CVCC transcript to be sent to their home college/university in mid-June, 2018.

The College requires 5 business days to create student online accounts and access to Blackboard. Students need a desktop or laptop computer with dependable internet and Mozilla Firefox.  Do not use Internet Explorer or smart phones for online classes.  

CVCC is not responsible for transfer credit at another school. Make certain any classes you take are transferable to your college. Check with your Academic Advisor or Registrar at your home institution.

Email if you have questions.