Whether you want to earn a diploma or a degree, learn new job skills, or experience hands-on training, Blue Ridge has a wealth of programs from which to choose.

Applying at Blue Ridge is easy and free.
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How to Apply

Follow these easy steps:

1. Complete your NC Residency Determination forms first

Complete the RDS (Residency Determination Service) first to start your Admissions process. The Application for Admission cannot be submitted without first obtaining your RCN (Residency Certification Number).

Visit the RDS website and click on the “Initial Consideration” tab for a list of documents you may need to provide throughout the RDS process.

 Complete Residency Determination

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2. Choose your career path / choose your program of study 

 Programs at Blue Ridge         Blue Ridge A to Z Program List 

If you are undecided about career goals, speak with a Student Services Admissions Counselor by calling (828) 694-1800 or 883-2520 or make an appointment to talk with a career counselor in the NCWorks Career Center by calling (828) 694-1755 or 883-2550.

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3. Apply online   

Complete an online Blue Ridge Community College Application.

 Apply Now 

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4. Request official transcripts
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency/Adult High School
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)

Official transcripts should be sent directly to the address listed below. BRCC cannot accept unofficial or unsealed copies from applicant.

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5. Take the Pre-Enrollment Placement Test

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

 Find out more about Pre-Enrollment Placement Test 

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 Helpful Links 


If you prefer to apply by mail or in person, you may simply download the application and mail it in to the address listed below. Applications are also available in Student Services or at the reception desk at either of our campuses.


Are you a returning student? Follow these steps.

Have questions?
Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC  28731

Visit or Contact Admissions Counselors

Henderson County Campus
(828) 694-1800
Sink Building

Transylvania County Campus
(828) 883-2520
Straus Building

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