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More attention. More options. More Pathways. Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) is committed to ensuring that all students from Cape Cod, the Islands and adjacent areas of southeastern Massachusetts are provided with equal access and opportunity to enroll in post-secondary education. As an educational and recruiting initiative through the Admissions Office at 4Cs, the Pathways Program offers priority registration and personalized guidance through the enrollment process.

Students who participate in the On-Site Application Day for their high school, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and participate in On-Site Assessment Testing and Advising Center activities qualify for the opportunity to apply for the Pathways Program Scholarship Award. Qualified students may apply in late spring and must demonstrate financial need. Pathways Program Scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per semester and are renewable for up to four semesters maximum, each semester must be continuous.

  1. Promote equal access and opportunity to postsecondary education at 4Cs through the Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Readiness Office, Advising Center, and Registration.
  2. Promote the resources available to CCCC students including the O’Neill Center for Student Access and Support, AEC (formerly ACCCESS), Project Forward, Dual Enrollment, Transfer Options which includes MassTransfer, Honors Program, Advantage Program, Coaches & Mentors, and CLEP.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to area high schools by placing the needs of the students at the center of all decision-making for the Pathways Program.
  4. Provide individual attention and options for post-secondary education.

How do I join the Pathways Program?

Step 1: Complete the 4Cs admission application and in-state eligibility form with your parent/guardian’s required signature (if you are under 18 years of age). Be sure to check the Pathways Program box on page 4 of the online application.

Step 2: Attend your high school's “4Cs On-Site Application Day”. Bring your completed application and transcript to meet with your 4Cs Admissions Counselor.

Step 3: Complete the FAFSA to begin the Financial Aid process. Schedule your individual Financial Aid Session during the month of February.

Step 4: Schedule and study for your Accuplacer Placement Tests during the month of March.

Step 5: With the help of your high school, you will meet with the 4Cs Academic Advising Staff in April or May and register for your Fall 2019 courses!


Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
                      Wednesday 8:30am–7:00pm

Office Phone: 774.330.4311