The first step to becoming a college student is to be admitted by following the admissions steps below. Brand new students must complete all the steps in the admissions process. Students who have not attended classes at Carteret CC in over a year must complete RDS, the admissions application and send official transcripts (if this hasn’t been done before). To check to see if Carteret CC has a transcript on file for you or if you need
to reapply, please call 252-222-6060.
A Residency Certification Number (RCN) is required to submit a Carteret Community College application for admission. Community colleges in North Carolina cannot validate residency status for in-state or out-of-state tuition charges or make changes to residency status. The Residency Determination Service (RDS) can only determine residency. RDS is extremely secure and it is important that students enter correct information and complete all the questions to avoid errors and an out-of-state determination. The most common reasons students receive out of state determination is incorrect SSN or DOB entered, not providing enough information, and identifying information is not keyed correctly (Driver License Number). Upon completion of RDS, RDS will give you an RCN number which you will need to use to submit your application to the college in Step 2.
To begin the residency process, enter the RESIDENCY DETERMINATION SERVICE (RDS) and select COMPLETE RESIDENCY DETERMINATION. For documents that you may need to complete the RDS process, click on the INITIAL CONSIDERATION link.
The Carteret Community College Admission’s staff is able to assist with the initial RDS process and provides access to a scanner/fax system for the submission of requested documentation. Carteret Community College cannot provide assistance with the completed RDS interview, password resets, or a reclassification/appeal status.
For assistance with these type issues, please refer to:
RDS – STUDENT FAQs
PO Box 41940
Raleigh, NC 27629-1940