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Non-Degree Seeking and Visiting Students

Cape Fear Community College is an excellent choice for non-degree seeking students! Whether you’re interested in exploring subjects without pursuing a degree or you’re enrolled at another institution and need to take a few courses with us, our courses make it easy for you to transfer credits back to your home institution.

To get started, simply follow these steps and take advantage of our flexible course offerings. If you have any questions or need assistance during the application process, don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@cfcc.edu or call 910-362-7000 . We are eager to help and look forward to welcoming you to our community!

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.

If you are currently enrolled or previously attended a North Carolina college or university, please review this information:

If you have a valid residency status that will not expire before the term you wish to enroll begins, you do not need to complete the residency process again. You can use your current/valid residency certification number for CFCC enrollment. If this is the case, proceed to step two, the admissions application. If your residency certification will expire before the term you wish to enroll begins, please continue with the residency application and renew your residency status.

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 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 the residency, see Residency Information .

Complete Residency Determination

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, please select the non-degree seeking option on the application. This will speed up your enrollment process.

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 Transcripts

You’re almost there! If you plan to register for a course that has prerequisites, you will need to be waived from those prerequisites before you’ll be eligible to register. Often this can be completed by submitting official college transcripts (transfer credit) or by taking a placement test. If you have questions about course prerequisites, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@cfcc.edu .

How to Request Your High School Transcript

Once your application has been processed, unless you need to submit additional documentation to be waived from course prerequisites, you will be eligible to register.

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