General Admissions Information
We have seats available!
Apply during the second round lottery and submit your qualifying test scores.
Second Round Lottery: January 12 - February 19, 2018
LOTTERY APPLICATION: Click here to access the lottery application online. A CMS Student ID number and CMS PIN number are required to complete the lottery application.
To participate in the lottery, the following criteria must be met:
- You must be a current Mecklenburg County resident.
- You must be a rising junior or senior.
APPLICANT INFORMATION FORM: Click on the Applicant Information Form to complete the Cato Middle College High School Applicant Information Form. It's important that we have accurate contact information for prospective students and parents.
COMPLETING THE CPCC APPLICATION: This is a required part of the process. Complete and submit the online CPCC application to obtain your CPCC Student ID Number. You can access the CPCC application here.
SUBMITTING TEST SCORES: After completing the lottery application, you should submit your test scores in person or by scanning them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Assessment options and qualifying test scores are listed below. If you are using the CPCC Placement Test, you are responsible for submitting the test scores. CPCC will not submit the scores for you.
TAKING THE CPCC PLACEMENT TEST: The CPCC registration office generates a CPCC student ID number which allows you to take practice placement tests onlne before you take the actual test. Information on the CPCC Placement test can be accessed here. A PHOTO ID is required to take the test. The CPCC registration process must be completed even if you do not take the CPCC Placement test and are using one of the alternate test options. Visit retest policy for instructions on how to take the CPCC Placement test again in the event of scores that do not meet the qualifiers.
CREATING THE CPCC LOGIN: Students who need to take the CPCC Placement test will need to create a CPCC login.
Qualifying Test Scores
Passing CPCC Placement Test (Accuplacer) scores are as follows:
NCDAP Reading, Revising & Writing / 151 or higher
Math - DMA 010-060 / 7 or higher on all
Appropriate alternate test scores are as follows
SAT (before March 2016) English- 500, Reading - 500, Math - 500
SAT (begin March 2016) Reading - 480, Writing - 480, Math - 530
Pre-ACT (begin Oct. 2016) English - 18, Reading- 22, Math - 22
ACT: English - 18, Reading - 22, Math - 22
PLAN: English - 15, Reading- 18, Math - 19
PSAT: Writing - 45, Reading -47, Math - 47
PSAT (begin Oct.2016): Writing & Language - 26, Reading - 26, Math - 24.5
If you do not currently attend a CMS school, you must have completed the Future Enrollment process and have been assigned a CMS Student ID number and CMS PIN number. Click here to access Future Enrollment information. Click the Lottery Timeline link for additiional information.