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Returning Students

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Step One - Residency

Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) online interview/application.

Be sure to record your Residency Certification Number (RCN). You will need it for the application to the college.
What is Residency Determination? 
Complete your residency validation

Step Two – Application

Submit an application to the Admissions Office through CFNC.

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Step Three - Transcripts

  • I have not taken classes at ICC in 5 or more years

    Please resubmit all documents required for your program of study. The most common requirements are a Residency Determination, new application, official high school transcripts, official college transcripts if you wish to receive transfer credit, and placement testing (unless you qualify for a waiver).

  • I took classes at ICC less than 5 years ago

    Your previous placement test scores are valid for 5 years.

    Please send documentation (transcripts or current placement test scores from another institution etc) officially to the Admissions Office at Isothermal Community College, PO Box 804, Spindale NC, 28160.

Step Four - Placement Test

Step Five - Registering for Class(es)

Meet with your Advisor, then register online through Patriot Port.

You can also register during final registration which typically occurs 1-2 days before classes begin. During this 1 or 2 day period, you may simply go to your Advisor's department to get registered

If you do not know who your advisor is, you can call Admissions at 828-395-4198 or contact the department in which your program resides:

  • Business Sciences – Tammy Fowler 828-395-1414
  • Arts & Sciences – Jennifer Henson 828-395-1301
  • Applied Sciences – Lynn Goode 828-395-1441
  • Health & Public Services - Brenda McFarland 828-395-1668

Contact for information

Student Center, 18
Office: 828-395-4193
Fax: 828-286-8109
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.