Active Duty Steps for Admission


These steps will help guide you through the admissions process.  If you have any questions, contact Military Off-Campus Sites at or call us at 910.451.2391.

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

Once appropriate documentation has been submitted to the College, all active-duty personnel stationed in North Carolina will receive the in-state rate.

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 any questions, contact Military Off-Campus Sites at or call us at 910.451.2391.

Complete Admissions Application

Step 3  |  Submit Your Transcripts

  • High school transcripts
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • Military Joint Service Transcript (JST) and JST Signature Page

Electronic transcripts and the JST Signature Page may be submitted to  All other transcripts should be mailed to: Coastal Carolina Community College, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546-6816.

If you would like to confirm that your transcripts or other documents have been received, please call 910.938.6860.

JST Signature Page

Step 4  |  Secure In-State Tuition Rate

  • Download Application for the Benefit of the In-State Tuition Rate for Active Duty Service Members.
  • Fill out the form and bring it to your meeting with an Academic Counselor.
Military Servicemember In-State Tuition Affidavit

Step 5  |  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 the Military Off-Campus Sites Page

Step 6  |  Understand the Types of Financial Aid

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