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Residency Determination Changes (RDS)

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The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) has implemented the RDS, along with North Carolina public colleges and universities.

The RDS will provide four separate processes to reach a residency classification. Most students will only be required to complete the Initial Consideration process. The Reconsideration and Appeal processes are for those students who experience a change in circumstances (Reconsideration) or who have not had a change in status and believe their residency classification is incorrect (Appeal).

The RDS will be a requirement of the admissions application and residency decisions will no longer be made by individual colleges. All students, parents, faculty, staff and constituents of the NCCCS should refer to the Residency website at for more current details regarding the North Carolina RDS, processes and required residency guidelines.