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Returning Students

Welcome back! We missed you. If you haven’t taken courses in over a year, you’ll need to submit an updated admissions application and update your Residency Determination (if it expires before the start term in which you plan to enroll). Because you’ve previously attended, you’re simply re-applying to update your information and eligibility to register for courses.

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 residency, see Residency Information .

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STEP 2 Complete 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

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STEP 3 Submit Transcripts

If you previously submitted official high school or college transcripts, they should be on file. If for some reason we need you to re-submit any documents, we’ll notify you during the admission process.

How to Request Your High School Transcript