NC Residency | UNC Greensboro Undergraduate Admissions

As an incoming UNCG student, it’s important to understand your North Carolina residency classification. Not only does your residency classification determine your in-state or out-of-state tuition status, but also it may affect admission, scholarship, and/or financial aid eligibility.

The following UNCG applicants require a residency determination:

  • Students applying for admission
  • Students applying for readmission
  • Students applying for transfer to any public or private N.C. college or university who wish to receive in-state tuition and/or eligibility for state grants

How to receive a Residency Classification Number (RCN)

The N.C. Residency Determination Service is the entity responsible for all classifications of residency for tuition purposes in North Carolina.

To receive an RCN:

You can apply for an RCN before, during, or after you complete your admissions application. Until UNCG receives and confirms your Residency Classification Number (RCN), you are classified as a non-resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes. To qualify for in-state tuition rates, you must complete the RDS process by the 45th day of the specified semester.

While UNCG is not responsible for determining a student’s residency classification, staff members in the Office of Undergraduate Admission are happy to assist students and their families with other application and enrollment matters.

For more information

To learn more about the online interview and the application (and reapplication) process, visit

Contact RDS
Residency Determination Service
PO Box 41940
Raleigh, NC 27629-1940
Phone: 844.319.3640
Fax: 919.835.2427