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Application and Admissions Process

Degree-seeking students must present proof of high school graduation or high school equivalency diploma. Minimum age of 18 with or without a high school diploma.

Complete the NC Residency Determination and Mitchell Community College admission application below.
(Your username and password will be the same for both steps of the application)

Once an admission application has been processed students will receive official communication from the Admissions Office via email and mail that includes information about the next steps in the admissions process.

Application processing time is approximately 24-48 business hours.

Residency Appeal and ReconsiderationThe in-state tuition rate applies to students determined by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (NCRDS) to be residents. Students classified as nonresidents must pay the out-of-state rate. Students who have been initially classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes have the right to appeal to the NCRDS.
Step 1

Complete your NC Residency Determination Forms!

This MUST be done first because you’ll need the Residency Certification Number you get when you complete this step.  Click the button below to visit the NC RDS website to complete the forms.  Please be sure to write down the Residency Certification Number when it is assigned.

Step 2

Fill out the Mitchell Community College Application

Do you have your Residency Certification Number?  GREAT!  You are ready for step two.  Click the button below to visit the CFNC website and complete the Mitchell Community College application. 

Fill Out Application


Submit official copies of transcripts or records from high schools and all postsecondary schools attended, or acceptable high school equivalency scores. If an associate degree or higher has been earned, high school transcripts/high school equivalency scores are not required.

Official transcripts may be sent via mail to either campus’ admissions office, or via a secure, third-party transcript service to High school transcripts may also be requested through at no charge (student must know HS Student ID # to request a transcript through this method).

High School Graduates

In order to be admitted as a degree-seeking student, applicants must present official transcripts from a public, private, or home school that is recognized under state law at the time of graduation.

Online high schools must meet the additional requirement of being accredited by a recognized accrediting agency at the time of graduation. A list of recognized accrediting agencies may be found on the following websites:

High School Equivalency Students

In order to be admitted as a degree-seeking student, applicants must present proof of high school equivalency diploma.

High school equivalency transcripts may be requested through

Meet with an Admissions Specialist to discuss placement needs and next steps. Appointments may be scheduled through the following link: