Veteran Student Steps for Admission


These steps will help guide you through the admissions process.  If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office at or call 910.938.6332.

In addition, the Veterans Programs Department welcomes the opportunity to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your well-earned veterans education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the use of your benefits, please contact us by email at We can also be reached by phone at (910) 938-6380. The Veterans Programs Department is located in the Student Center, and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

We look forward to helping you enroll.


Step 1  |  Complete Your Residency Determination

First, complete your residency application through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS determines 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 Coastal admissions application.

For more information about RDS, to include the reconsideration or appeals processes for residency classification, please visit

Complete Residency Application

Step 2  |  Complete Your Admissions Application

Now you’re ready to complete the admissions application!

Things to keep in mind:

  • If you need to save it and come back later, you can.
  • Once submitted, allow one week for your application to be processed and to receive an email with your Student ID and login information for your MyCCCC portal.
  • 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.

If you have questions or need assistance with the admissions application, contact the Admissions Office at or call 910.938.6332.

Complete Admissions Application

Step 3  |  Submit Your Transcripts

Now you're ready to submit all official transcript(s)!

  • To be a fully admitted student, have access to financial aid and Veterans Benefits, apply to limited enrollment programs, or graduate from Coastal Carolina Community College, you must submit official high school or high school equivalency transcripts, as well as official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've attended.
  • Electronic transcripts may be submitted to  All other transcripts should be mailed to: Coastal Carolina Community College, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546-6816.
  • If you have questions regarding transcript receipt, please call 910.938.6246 or 910.938.6255.

Step 4  |  Complete Your Application Process

You’re almost there!

  • After you have submitted your application and transcripts, your next step will be to attend a New Student Experience (orientation) session! Please visit to register for a New Student Experience session, as well as learn more about how attending a New Student Experience session will provide you with personalized assistance focused on your personal or career training and educational goals.
  • After you have completed your New Student Experience session, you will connect with an Academic Advisor/Counselor to be admitted to Coastal. During this meeting, you will discuss your program of study along with registration options and, if you are interested in transferring credits, you will receive an unofficial transcript evaluation. An official transcript evaluation will be completed during your first semester at Coastal. Additional questions can be referred to:

NOTE: If you are a military-connected student, in order to be considered for the in-state tuition rate, you must complete and return the Military In-State Tuition Affidavit. 

Visit our Academic Advising Page

Step 5  |  Apply for Veterans Benefits

Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to apply for your VA Benefits and obtain your Certificate of Eligibility.
Apply for VA Benefits

Step 6  |  Submit Documentation

Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility online at or  If you would like assistance, please contact Coastal's Veterans Programs Department by emailing or by calling 910.938.6380.

  • Submit your Member-4 DD 214 and Certificate of Eligibility to the Veterans Programs Department, located in the Student Center.
  • If you are a Veteran student who separated from the military within the last three years---in order to be considered for the in-state tuition rate, if you were classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes by RDS---please complete and return the 12-Month Residency Waiver for Veterans. The completion of the 12-Month Residency Waiver for Veterans will determine your potential eligibility for in-state tuition.
12-Month Residency Waiver for Veterans

Learn About Ways to Pay for College

Coastal provides a number of financial assistance programs, ensuring opportunities for students who need assistance paying for Coastal. For more information about Financial Aid, Veterans Education Benefits, or other resources and assistance programs, please visit the Paying for Coastal Webpage.
Paying for Coastal