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Admissions Information

Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) operates under the open-door admissions policy established in the North Carolina General Statute 115.D. We welcome any high school graduate or non-graduate who is 18 years of age or older and who can benefit from the instruction offered. Programs are available to allow current high school students to take curriculum classes at the College.

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Classes begin August 15

Enroll early to get the classes you need, the instructors you want, and the schedule that works best for you!

Continuing Students

  1. Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor
  2. Ensure all debt to the college has been paid
  3. Ensure all official transcripts are turned in to the Records and Registration Department

New or Returning Students who have not been enrolled for 2 years (4 continuous semesters)

  1. Complete the NC Residency Determination at
  2. Apply for Admissions –
  3. Submit all official high school, high school equivalency, and/or college transcripts
  4. Register for a Placement Test, if required. Exemptions may apply based on one or more of the following: prior testing, college transfer credit, SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 5 years, or multiple measures. Contact the Registrar at 862.1225 prior to scheduling a test. Test preparation resources are available at
  5. Secure Tuition Coverage – Financial Assistance available for those who qualify. Apply Now at R-CCC school code: 008613
  6. Schedule and Registration Appointment – Stop by Student Services to finalize the registration process. Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Refer to the 2018-19 Academic Calendar for important dates. For additional information, please contact the Department of Student Services at 252-862-1200

Important Message Regarding Residency Determination

Effective May 1, 2017 – All students (except for high school students entering the Career and College Promise program) must obtain a N.C. residency certification number (RCN) prior to submitting a Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) application. R-CCC will no longer be able to validate residency status for students or make any changes in residency status. The North Carolina State Legislature has established the Residency Determination Service (RDS), which will serve as the single authority for determining whether a student qualifies for in-state or out-of state tuition.
  1. Step 1: Complete NC Residency Determination at

  2. Step 2: Complete Application for Admissions at

  3. Step 3: Finalize Admissions Process with Admissions Staff

If you are thinking of becoming a student at R-CCC, the first step is to be admitted. You can come to the Student Services Center to apply in person or you may apply online. Certain categories of applicants must complete requirements in addition to submitting an online application for admission.

What is your admission status? Choose the type of student that best describes you to view the admissions process:

Freshman group at RCC


A new student is an individual who is attending college for the very first time since graduating high school.
It's easy to return to RCC


A returning student is a former R-CCC student returning to school after an absence of two years or more.
Transfer students are welcome at Roanoke


A transfer student is an individual who has attended another college or university and is seeking a degree, diploma,or certificate at R-CCC.
We make it easy to transfer to a 4-year institution


Current R-CCC students enrolled in Associate in Art or Associate in Science who are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution.
We allow for non degree seeking students


A student who is currently enrolled at another college and wants to take courses at R-CCC to transfer back to their home institution or A student who needs to take a few pre-requisite courses to enter a program at another college or university.
Home school students have a breeze transitioning to RCC


Looking for a smooth transition from home school to college? R-CCC welcomes qualified home schooled students and we have established easy to follow steps to make your application process stress-free.
RCC has many veterans for students


A veteran student served in our nation’s military.
RCC is great for International students


An international student is an individual who needs to be issued an 1-20 form to be eligible to study in the United States.