New 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 910.938.6332.

We look forward to helping you enroll.

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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
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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 are a current high school senior, you may submit your most recent high school transcript for provisional admission. You are responsible for submitting the official transcript once you have graduated.

Step 4  |  Complete Your Application Process

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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. 

Military In-State Tuition Affidavit

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