New & Returning Students

"Congratulations on making the decision to attend college! You are investing in yourself and your future by taking this first step. Our friendly staff will guide you through the steps to apply to college, complete a financial aid application, and register for classes. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you."
– Dr. David Shockley, SCC President

Step 1

Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.

Applicants will need their Residency Certification Number (RCN) to complete Step 2. Navigate to the NC Residency Determination website and complete the interview. Do not forget to write down the Residency Certification Number when it is assigned.

Establish Your Residency

Step 2

Complete the Application for Admission.

Do you have your Residency Certification Number? Good – you’re ready for Step 2. The application user name and password is the same as the one you used in Step 1.

Fill Out Application

Next Steps


Office of Admissions
(336) 386-3218

Students who have not chosen a career path are encouraged to contact our JobsConnect/Career Services office at (336) 386-3291, Student Services at (336) 386-3264, or

Schedule an appointment to talk with a Student Services representative.

Continuing Education