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How to Apply

Coming this Spring, students applying for admission, transfer, or readmission to any N.C. community college or university must establish residency using a Residency Determination Service (RDS) application. This service will enable students to use one in- or out-of-state residency determination for admissions applications to multiple North Carolina colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for financial aid consideration.

Visit the North Carolina Residency Determination Service website for more information.

View list of documents that will be needed


To apply for admission to Blue Ridge Community College, follow these easy steps:

1. Complete the admissions application.

You can apply online or you can download the application and mail it in. You can also get a copy at the Registrar's Office or at the reception desk at the Transylvania County Campus.

2. Request official transcripts

Request an official copy of high school, high school equivalency/Adult High School, and any college (optional) transcripts.

Transcripts should be sent to the attention of the Registrar's Office at the following address:

Attention Registrar, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

BRCC cannot accept unofficial or unsealed copies.

Note: Health Care programs (i.e., Nursing, surgical technology) require all previous transcripts.

3.  Take the Pre-Enrollment Placement Test.

Meet with an Admissions Counselor to determine your placement testing needs and sign up for a testing session.  


Are you a returning student? Follow these steps.


Upcoming Registration Dates


Contact Us

Email Student Services

Visit or Call Admissions Counselors
Henderson County Campus

(828) 694-1800
Sink Building

Transylvania County Campus
(828) 883-2520
Straus Building



Residency Determination Service - What Information Students Need

Most Students:

Parent(s)', Spouse's, & Student's SSN

Residence information

Federal / state tax return

Vehicle Registration, driver's license

Active Duty Military:

LES, Duty Station Orders and information



DD-214 of discharge veteran

Certificate of Eligibility for Chapters 30 and 33


ARN, USCIS, ITIN, identifiers

Permanent Resident Card

EAD with approved category code

I-485 Receipt Notice & Approved I-130/140/360

Federal tax form to confirm dependent status

View potential information and documentation that may be requested as part of your RDS online interview request (See "Initial Consideration")