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New Students

We’re glad you’re here!

To apply to Cape Fear Community College, follow the steps below. Know that we’re here to help you along the way. Contact admissions@cfcc.edu or call 910-362-7000 . We look forward to seeing your application.

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

Now you’re ready to complete the official admission application!

Things to keep in mind:

  • It’s free.
  • If you need to save it and come back later, you can.
  • Once submitted, allow one week for your application to be processed.
  • If you applied within the last year, you do not need to reapply. Please contact Admissions to confirm; it’s possible you can just update your start term.
  • When completing your application, if you aren’t sure which major to select, please review our career resources and tools .

If you have questions or need assistance with the admission application, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7557

Complete Application

STEP 3 Submit High School Transcripts

  • You’re almost there! Now, we just need your official transcript(s).
  • 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.

A limited number of programs do not require high school transcripts; review our program requirement chart for details .

How to Request Your High School Transcript