New Applicants

Getting Started: Click on the icons below to complete the application process.


Click here to review RDS required documents.

EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017 – All students (except for high school students entering the Career and College Promise program) must obtain a N.C. residency certification number (RCN) prior to submitting a Haywood Community College application. HCC will no longer be able to validate residency status for students or make any changes in residency status. The North Carolina State Legislature has established the Residency Determination Service (RDS), which will serve as the single authority for determining whether a student qualifies for in-state or out-of state tuition.

Click here to complete RDS application.

Click here to complete CFNC application

  • ​​For assistance creating an account or logging in to complete the application, contact CFNC or call (866) 866-2362.
  • For help with your application, contact Student Services or call (828) 627-4500 or click on the “Live Chat” or “Need Help” link on the far right of this page.
  • You will receive a postcard from HCC informing you of any materials that are still needed, such as a high school transcripts or placement scores. 

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