Coordinated Residency Determination Process Session Law 2013-360

In accordance with North Carolina Session Law 2013-360, the University of North Carolina General Administration (UNCGA), the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) introduced the statewide Residency Determination Service (RDS) as the centralized services for determining residency for students. This service enables a student to use one residency determination for admissions applications to multiple NC public colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for state aid programs consideration at all public and private NC colleges and universities.

Every prospective or returning student application (except continuing education and Career and College Promise Program students), will be classified according to his or her state of legal residence as part of the College’s identified admissions procedure. The residency application is available online at

Copies of Session Law 2013-360 are available upon request at the College’s Admissions Office. All students, parents, faculty, staff, and constituents of the North Carolina Community College System should refer to the Residency website at for more current details regarding the North Carolina Residency Determination Service processes and required residency guidelines.