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Effective September 11, 2017, 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 allow a student to use one residency determination (in-state or out-of-state) for admissions applications to multiple NC public colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for financial aid consideration. Learn More

New students must complete an application for admission, including a residency determination request. All applicants must complete Residency Determination to determine tuition status (in-state or out-of-state) prior to completing and submitting an admissions application. Documentation may be required during this process. Once you have completed your Residency Determination, you will be provided a Residency Certification Number (RCN) that can be used to complete your Admissions Application. Once your admissions application is completed, print, sign and bring the confirmation page to your Admissions Interview.

New student must also complete the Interest Profiler on so that our counselors can better assist you during your Admissions Interview. Please print and bring the Results page to your Admissions Interview.

Sampson Community College strongly encourages you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in order to qualify for all forms of federal and state aid you are eligible for. Although we encourage students to complete this application as early as possible, please understand that ALL admissions requirements must be completed before financial aid can be awarded.

An official transcript showing high school graduation or GED completion is required for all students seeking financial aid. Transcripts from other colleges or universities attended are required to verify prerequisite coursework and for transfer credit review.

Applicants should request for complete transcripts be sent to the SCC Admissions Office:

SCC Admissions Office
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329

Opened or faxed transcripts are not official.

High School Graduates: Applicants who have graduated from high school should submit an official transcript showing all course work completed and the date of graduation. High school seniors may submit an official partial transcript showing their current courses and the intended date of graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to submit a final high school transcript prior to admission to an Associate Degree or Diploma program. Students currently attending, or previously graduated from, a participating high school may request electronic transcripts on to be sent to Sampson Community College. Electronic requests may be made (1) upon submission of an online admissions application, or (2) directly from within the Application Hub. This service is free of charge to students.

Homeschool Graduates: Applicants must submit a copy of the home school’s approved registration from the state in which they are registered and an official transcript including the graduation date. Official transcripts must be issued by the chief administrator of the home school and show the school’s name and address.

High School Diploma Equivalency (GED): Applicants who have successfully completed the GED program should request for their scores be sent to the SCC Admissions Office. Students can request an official copy of their scores by visiting the following website: GED Testing Service

Non-U.S. Schools: Official transcripts from non-US schools must be translated and evaluated by any member agency associated with the National Associated of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please visit for more information.

The College requires all diploma and degree seeking students to complete a placement test. Test results are used to determine students’ readiness for college-level courses. There is no charge for taking the placement test.

Students who meet the acceptable criteria for a waiver may be exempt from taking the placement test. Students seeking a certificate do not need placement testing. Students who qualify for a placement test waiver in math or English, but not both, will need to complete the ACCUPLACER for the skill area not exempted. Students must present all documentation when requesting a waiver.

New Students who have not completed the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NCDAP) test or any other NC Community College System approved entry assessment (ASSET, ACCUPLACER, COMPASS) within the past five years must contact the Admissions Office (910) 592-8084 to schedule a test date.

New Students are required to meet with a counselor for an Admissions Interview prior to acceptance to the college. The purpose of the interview is to review placement test scores and determine a course of study appropriate to students’ interests and aptitude levels.

Students completing the placement test will complete their admissions interview after testing. Students that do not have to take the placement test will need to meet with a counselor prior to acceptance at the college. A letter of acceptance will be mailed to you following your Admissions Interview.

Once a new student has been admitted, they must complete a New Student Orientation (NSO) session prior to the start date of their first semester. NSO provides beneficial information about the services and opportunities offered at SCC. Students will also receive guidance in completing the Enrollment Checklist, including how to register for classes.

Once new students have completed New Student Orientation (NSO), they can begin registering and paying for classes. Sampson Community College uses an online system called WebAdvisor that can be used to view course descriptions, view availability of sections for a particular course, and ultimately register and pay for classes.

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