Richmond Community College

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Welcome to Richmond Community College!

Written below are instructions for completing the online application and information regarding Admission procedures for incoming students.   Please contact the Admissions Office at 910-410-1730 if you have questions or need assistance completing your application.


*If you are a current high school, GED or, AHS student, please WAIT until you have a FINAL transcript (issued after completion of your studies) before requesting that it be sent to Richmond Community College.  UNLESS you are applying to be a Career and College Promise or Basic Skills Plus student, you can NOT be fully admitted to RCC without a FINAL transcript. 

*You can NOT apply for the Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing Program using this application.  Please apply for General Education instead.  There is a separate application process for the Nursing Programs.  The deadline to apply for either of the programs is always January 31st.  Please contact a Student Services counselor at 910-410-1730 for further information.

Applications without a Social Security Number:

Although a Social Security Number is not required, without it, entry of your application will be delayed.  In addition, Social Security Numbers are required for financial aid processing.

Changes to your application:

Applications are valid for ONE YEAR.  Please do NOT submit multiple applications for the same academic year.  Please do not attempt to change your current major or address, telephone number(s), or e-mail address by submitting an online application.  If you have previously submitted an application, or are a current or returning student, visit or contact Student Services at Richmond Community College to make any changes

Admissions Process

  1. Submit Admissions Application.  After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email and/or letter with further directions.  Please keep for your records.   
  2. Apply for Financial Aid ( (Optional)
  3. Request an Official High School, GED or Adult High School transcript.
  4. If necessary, request Official College transcript(s) from all previously attended regionally accredited school(s) you would like reviewed for transfer credit.
  5.  If you graduated from high school in 2013 or after, please contact a counselor in Student Services or the Admissions Office for other admissions options i.e. Multiple Measures. You will need a copy of your high school transcript.
  6. Take the Accuplacer Test (call 910-410-1730 Richmond Co. or 910-410-1831 Scotland Co. to schedule a time) or have official scores sent from previous school.  Scores are good for five years.  *You may exempt the placement test if you have an Associates Degree or higher or scored well on the SAT or the ACT.  Please call 910-410-1730 for more information.  * If you have a documented disability that requires testing accommodations, please contact Disabilities Services Counselor, Debbie Spurlin, at 910-410-1867 or before taking the Placement Test. *
  7. Meet with a counselor after taking the college placement test.  
  8. If the AccuplacerTest was not necessary for any of the above reasons, you will still need to contact a counselor.  You may do so in person (Student Services Center, Lee Building, Main Campus) or by phone (910-410-1730).
  9. Upon receipt of your acceptance letter, follow the instructions to set up your student email account.  This will allow you to receive important information regarding the steps to registration.
  10. Registration. (Dates and times will be given to you.)


Thank you for choosing Richmond Community College for your educational needs! 

Richmond Community College is an equal opportunity institution.  As such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or disabilities in the administration of any its policies.

Last updated: 2/26/2014 8:12:00 AM 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 C&CP program, please see your high school counselor. You may also find that the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides the answers to many questions.

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.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or status at the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

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).

Richmond Community College
PO Box 1189
Hamlet, NC  28345-1189
In-state telephone: 910-410-1700
Out-of-state telephone: 910-410-1700
Fax: (910) 582-7102
How to Use the Richmond 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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