Step 1: Getting Started

Getting Started

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The following are items needed to complete Step 1: Getting Started.
If you need assistance on the following, please contact the Eagle's 1 Stop at (704) 991-0123.

Stanly Community College is proud to offer you a multitude of learning opportunities to pursue your educational goals, including: Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. You will be asked to select a major when applying to SCC. We suggest you use CFNC’s career exploration tools to learn about yourself and explore what career options you may be best suited for or review the following program specific videos.

#1. Complete your NC Residency Determination forms FIRST!

All applicants must complete the online North Carolina Residency Determination Service questionnaire. Applicants will be provided a Residency Certification Number (RCN) which is a required field on the SCC Application.

Please have the following items available before proceeding to the NC Residency Website:

  • NC Driver License/NC ID
  • Your tax information and/or your parents tax information, if you are under 25 years old
  • Vehicle License & Registration Information
  • Military Documentation (Benefits info or DD214)
  • Foreign/Immigrant Documents

If you are a CCP student, you do not need to complete the RDS questionnaire, and may proceed to the green button to the right. When you are ready to complete your Residency Determination questionnaire, please go to, or click the button below.

Complete Residency Questionnaire

If you need assistance completing your Residency Determination, please contact the North Carolina Education Assistance at:
(844) 319-3640 (Toll-Free)
(919) 835-2290 (Local)
(919) 835-2427 (Fax)


#2. Then complete your College Foundation (CFNC) application!

Once you have completed your Residency Determination you will then need to complete Stanly Community College application found at You will need to enter your RCN in the appropriate field in order to complete your application.

Please allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed once you have submitted it.

You will not be able to submit your application until you have completed all of the required fields on the application. This will be evident by the check marks beside the section.

SCC ApplicationCCP Application

If you are a current high school student wishing to participate in the upcoming semester as a Career & College Promise student, which does not require a RCN number, please click this application button.

*Limited enrollment programs have additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for admission to the program. Click here for more information regarding which programs are considered limited enrollment.*

If you need assistance on your application to the college, please contact our Admissions Office at:
Or call the Eagle's 1 Stop
(704) 991-0123

You can apply for federal and state grants at The FAFSA may take up to 2 weeks to process and varies with each student. The SCC Federal School Code = 011194. The Stanly Community College scholarship application is available at – Future Students – Financial Aid – Scholarships.

All students seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate must submit an official copy of their high school transcript. Recent graduates will have the option to submit it to SCC electronically via the College Application. Paper copies of transcripts must remain in a sealed envelope to be considered official. Official transcripts may also be received via electronic format. College transcripts may be required depending on your program of study and/or if you are receiving Veteran Education Benefits. Processing times vary for each school.

Placement testing may be needed if the student does not meet any of the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a US High School within the last 10 years.
  • Has earned developmental course credit, or has successfully completed a college-level English or Math course.
  • Has completed an eligible placement test within the last 10 years.
  • Has an Associates or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria, please schedule your placement testing appointment.  Please review our Resources for Course Placement page for more information.

Please complete the check list above before moving to Step 2: Orientation.

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