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Health Science Students

We’re excited you’re considering a career in the Health Sciences!

Students applying to our selective Health Sciences programs start by completing the General Admissions process. Once completed, students are eligible to begin the Selective Health Sciences Enrollment process as outlined below.

STEP 1 Complete Your Residency Determination

First, complete your North Carolina Residency Determination. This establishes whether you’ll pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Once completed, you will be assigned a Residency Certification Number (RCN). Save this number! You’ll need it for the CFCC admission application.

We recommend you have access to the following information before you start your residency:

  • Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID
  • Tax Return Information
  • Vehicle License & Registration Information
  • Social Security Number
  • Voter Registration (if applicable)
  • Other Documents (Requested by RDS)
  • Immigration Documents (if applicable)

If you are under the age of 25, you will most likely need to complete residency with a parent or legal guardian.

Need assistance completing residency? Contact the Residency Determination Service at 844-319-3640 or rdsinfo@ncresidency.org .

Need access to a computer, scanner, or fax machine? Visit CFCC’s Enrollment Center at the downtown campus.

If your residency tuition classification changes and you need CFCC to update your student record, please email residency@cfcc.edu . Remember to include your RCN number in any correspondence.

For additional information about residency, see Residency Information .

Complete Residency Application

STEP 2 Complete Your Admissions Application

For students that have applied to or have taken classes at CFCC before: your application has to be active. If you have not attended classes at CFCC for one year or longer, you must reapply and be accepted prior to filing an Intent to Apply into any of CFCC’s selective health sciences. Once your application is received, it will be processed within one week. If you need to apply or reapply:

Complete Application

STEP 3 Submit High School Transcripts

  • If you are a current high school senior, you may submit a mid-year high school transcript for provisional admission.
  • Once your official transcript(s) is/are received and processed, you will be admitted. We will send you an acceptance letter and enrollment checklist within 5-7 days. You will be admitted to CFCC for general admission purposes only. This does not guarantee you will qualify for or be admitted to one of the Health Sciences programs.
How to Request Your High School Transcript

STEP 4 Submit College Transcripts

Request official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and submit them to the CFCC’s Registrar’s Office by mail or an approved electronic method. These will be reviewed for possible transfer credit.

Official college/university transcripts should be sent to the attention of the Registrar’s Office whether electronically or by postal mail. If sending postal mail, please send to:

Cape Fear Community College
Registrar’s Office
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

STEP 5 Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Newsflash: You don’t have to pay for college alone. CFCC awards thousands of scholarships each year. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The CFCC school Code is 005320
  • If you need help completing your FAFSA, our financial aid office is available for walk-in sessions at CFCC’s Downtown and North Campus. You can also contact your financial aid coordinator for a quick question or let them know you’re coming by!
  • Make sure you complete the correct FAFSA for when you plan to enroll:

    Plan to enroll for Correct FAFSA
    Spring 2023 2022-2023 FAFSA
    Summer 2023 2022-2023 FAFSA
    Fall 2023 2023-2024 FAFSA

Need help? Check out our step-by-step checklist !

Complete the FAFSA

STEP 6 Meet Minimum Requirements

Meet the minimum eligibility requirements as outlined in the program information packets.

See Health Science Programs

STEP 7 File Your Intent to Apply

File your Intent to Apply electronically through the appropriate Health Science program webpage during the appropriate application period. Make sure to complete all required fields/areas all the way to the end of the form.

See Health Science Programs

STEP 8 Intent to Apply Application Review

The staff of the CFCC Health Science Enrollment Center will audit your Intent to Apply. If your Intent is successful, i.e. all eligibility requirements are met, you will receive an email with the “Next Steps” in your CFCC email account. Students who file an Intent to Apply and do not meet the minimum requirements will receive an email addressing the missing items. Once eligible, they may re-file their Intent. Applicants must file the Intent to Apply prior to the last day of the application period.

Staff members of the Health Science Enrollment Center are available to help you throughout the application process. We can be reached by email healthsciences@cfcc.edu .

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