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Please follow the step-by-step directions below. If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our team members, contact or call 910-362-7106 . 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)

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

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 . Remember to include your RCN number in any correspondence.

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, 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 or 910-362-7557

Complete Application

STEP 3Submit All Transcripts

Have official copies of your high school transcripts, transcripts from previously attended colleges, universities, non-college degree schools, and military transcripts sent to CFCC’s Office of Admissions. An official transcript is one sent directly from your school either by mail, via CFNC, or other approved methods.

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.

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

Joint service transcripts and any college transcripts should also be submitted.

STEP 4 Get Your Certificate of Eligibility

Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Only the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can determine your personal eligibility for benefits. Visit or to obtain your COE.

STEP 5 Documentation

Submit the Following Documents to

  • DD214
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Sponsor SSN (if ch 35)
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