Appeal of Residence Status

Prospective or returning students who disagree with the residency classification as determined by the Admissions Office may, if they wish, file written petition of appeal to the Director for Admissions and Student Success Services or his/her designee within ten (10) working days of the date their classification notice is received. An individual wishing to petition the decision of the Admissions Office (hereinafter referred to as petitioner) must personally sign a written notice containing a simple declaration of intention of process and appeal before the Residency Appeals Committee.

The Director for Admissions and Student Success Services, upon receipt of notice of appeal, shall have ten (10) working days to prepare and transmit to the Residency Appeals Committee the complete institutional record with a letter acknowledging receipt of the petitioner’s notice of appeal.

The Residency Appeals Committee, composed of the Vice President for Instruction (chairperson), the Director for Data Management Services/Registrar and one faculty member, meets as needed to consider appeals.

Decisions of the Residency Appeals Committee are forwarded in writing to the petitioner and the Director for Admissions and Student Success Services within ten (10) working days of the date of the decision.

Any petitioner who disagrees with the decision of the Residency Appeals Committee may schedule a meeting with the Vice President for Instruction within ten (10) working days to initiate a formal appeal with the State Residency Committee. A copy of the policies and procedures of the State Residency Committee is available from the Assistant Registrar/Coordinator for Admissions and Data Management Services.

In accordance with North Carolina Session Law 2013-360, the College will transition to a statewide Residency Determination Service (RDS) for new and returning students seeking residency reconsideration or residency appeals as part of the admissions application process for terms beginning on or after January 2017.

Copies of Session Law 2013-360 and summary guidelines for implementation of the Residency Determination Services (RDS) are available upon request at the College’s Admissions Office.