Step 1: Getting Started

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

*Attention: The Elementary Education (EPP) Residency Licensure Certificate application process is different from below. 

Find a Career Path

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.

Apply to SCC

#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 blue 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 3 business days 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 Application

CCP 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

Financial Aid

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.

Placement Testing

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 visit our Testing and Assessment page for instructions on how to schedule testing.  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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