Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Welcome to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Online Application
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Welcome to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Online Application.

Available terms to apply for:

2016 fall semester
(16 week term with classes starting on August 15, 2016)
Last day to apply is August 7 at 11:59PM

*Please note that applications will be taken down on August 8, 2016 and will not be re-opened until August 22.*

All applicants will immediately receive a confirmation email to the email account provided on the application. Please watch your account for this email as it has vital information pertaining to your next steps for enrollment.
 Application processing will take at least two business days from the time it's submitted. Applications will be processed in the order in which they were received. We appreciate your patience during this period.
To view the schedule of classes please visit:

!!!!Please read before you apply!!!!

Are you already a student at RCCC and want to change your program of study?

Please do not attempt to change your program of study by submitting or resubmitting an online application. Current students should complete a "Program Change" form. You can access this form electronically by clicking here. You can submit this form to Student Services at any of our campuses.

Are you a current high school student (9th-11th grade) 

Please speak with your school counselor to obtain more information about the Career and College Promise program prior to applying.

We are glad that you are considering beginning or continuing your education with us. RCCC maintains an open-door admissions policy to all applicants who are high school graduates or who are at least eighteen years of age. Most of our degree, diploma, or certificate programs are taught at a level beyond high school. Therefore, a high school diploma or recognized equivalent is usually minimal preparation. If you have not completed high school, the college provides G.E.D. programs through the Pre-College Division.

Rowan-Cabarrus requires a social security number for the issuance of IRS Form 1098-T and for record-keeping purposes. "An eligible educational instituion, such as a college or university...must get your correct identifying number to file certain information returns with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. For students, this will be your Social Security Number (SSN). Failure to furnish a SSN may subject you to a possible IRS fine of $50." IRS statement

Applications without a social security number require additional processing that will delay your application and course registration. You may stop by the Rowan-Cabarrus Admissions Office to provide information rather than submitting it via electronic media.

If you are a permanent resident or if you are in the United States with a particular visa, please bring your documentation to the Admissions Office for verification. A copy of your documentation is required prior to admission.

RCCC abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which mandates reasonable accommodations be provided for qualified students with disabilities. If you have a disability and may require some type of accomodations, please contact Disability Services. You must register with Disability Services to receive accommodations. Please contact the DSO (North Campus, 704-216-3639, South Campus 704-216-3613).

If you have any question about the admission process, please contact us at 704-216-RCCC (7222) or visit

Thank you for your interest - we look forward to working with you to achieve your educational goals.

Office of Admissions

Last updated: 7/23/2016 6:26:00 PM ET

Application Instructions

Traditional Applicants:

  • Complete this online application. After you are finished, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column of the application and follow the directions.
  • Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen)
  • Make arrangements for official transcripts from all high schools and/or colleges attended and test scores to be sent to the admissions office.
  • Make arrangements for official test-score reports to be sent to the admissions office.

Career and College Promise (CCP) Applicants:

  1. If your high school counselor has pre-approved you for participation in Career & College Promise, you may complete and submit your application. Otherwise, you must complete the CCP Status Form and select specific CCP Pathway(s) before completing this application.

  2. You will be required to provide your NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE ID) or Unique Identifier when completing the status form, if you do not know your NC Student Number, you will find it on your most recent report card, or you may obtain your ID from your high school counselor.
    • NC private school or home school students: If you do not know whether you have an NC Student Number, please take your next steps based on the following information:
      • If you were a NC public student in 2008 or later, please contact the school or district where you attended school. The district will have a record of your NC Student Number and can provide that for you.
      • If you are a current NC private school student who has not attended an NC public school since 2008, please check with the counselor at your private school; some private school students receive NC Student Numbers under certain circumstances.
      • If you are a NC private school or home school student and do not have an NC Student Number, you may obtain a Unique Identifier (UID) by contacting

  3. Once you have completed the CCP Status Form and your counselor has approved your pathway selection, please review the information below carefully, then complete and submit your application. Your NC Student Number/UID also will be required on Screen 2 of the application.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You should identify yourself as a CCP participant on Screen 3 of the application.
  • You should print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application and keep it for your records. (Additional instructions may be included on the submittal screen.)
  • During the application process, you will be asked to identify the College Transfer and/or Career & Technical Education, OR a Cooperative and Innovative High Schools pathway in which you wish to participate. If you are unsure, you may save your application and return to it later.
  • You will not be able to submit an incomplete application.
  • You should arrange for official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended as well as required test scores to be sent to the appropriate community college admissions office.
  • If you have additional questions about the CCP program, please see your high school counselor or visit the NC Career & College Promise website (

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
PO Box 1595
Salisbury, NC  28145-1595
In-state telephone: (704) 216-7222
Out-of-state telephone: (704) 216-7222
Fax: (704) 633-6804
How to Use the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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