Visiting & Special Credit Students


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

**Due to COVID-19, Student Services at Sampson Community College will be serving all students virtually (via email, phone, and Watermark). For quickest response, please email**

Students enrolled at another college or university who wish to take one or more courses at SCC are considered Special Credit Students. Additionally, if you do not plan on earning a degree, diploma, or certificate, and plan to take for-credit courses for personal or professional enrichment, you are a special credit student. Special credit students may earn up to 15 credit hours prior to acceptance into a curriculum program. Visiting and Special Credistudents DO NOT qualify for financial aid.

Visiting and Special Credit 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. Be sure to select the Visiting & Special Credit option under the Programs of Study.

Once approved, the Registrar will register you for courses.** 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 pay for classes.***

**Placement testing for Visiting & Special Credit students is only required if the student wishes to take a course with a prerequisite and that prerequisite has not been met by the test waiver criteria.

***Official transcripts are not required. However, high school and/or college transcripts will need to be provided if a student wishes to take a course with a prerequisite. Applicants should request for complete transcripts be sent to or mailed to Sampson Community  College, Attn: Office of Admissions, PO Box 318, Clinton, NC 28329.