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Before you get started, please review the important information about NC residency below.


At the direction of the NC General Assembly in 2013, the Residency Determination Service (RDS) provides a centralized, uniform process for determining residency. RDS is the authoritative source of residency determination for all educational entities in North Carolina.

While completing your college application, you will be prompted to visit NC Residency Determination Service and complete your residency application. You will be assigned a Residency Certification Number (RCN) which is unique to you and your residency status.

If you have already been assigned a RCN previously, you will need to enter it on the application when prompted.

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What Happens Next?

Once your college application has been processed our Admissions Office will be contacting you via email to outline further enrollment steps.