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Registration Information

New students: Let’s start with completing your admissions and financial aid applications. Sooner is better than later to ensure maximum aid eligibility and ease of registering for the course you need within your preferred schedule.

Continuing students using Student Planning: If you have met with your advisor, you can modify/add courses through Patriot Port (Student Planning).

Year-round aid is available. Talk with a member of the Financial Aid Team about available grants and the Powers Scholarship.

For more information contact:

Admissions: or (828) 395-4198

Financial Aid: or (828) 395-4198

Academic Advising: (828) 395-1436

New students

Apply for admission

If you're not currently enrolled, let's get started:

  1. Complete the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) online interview/application.
  2. Complete an admission application through CFNC.
  3. Submit your official high school or high school equivalency transcript (use and college transcripts (if applicable). You may be able to submit through CFNC or contact your high school or college to have them sent.

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is important.

All students should complete a FAFSA to determine aid eligibility for grants and scholarships. FAFSA worksheets and most recent scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid office

After your FAFSA is complete, there are several options for available financial aid.

Online FAFSA application

Net price calculator More financial opportunities

Next steps

Register for your courses

patriotport-145w.pngYou may begin planning your schedule by visiting Patriot Port. Contact your advisor to schedule an advising and registration appointment. If you are not sure who your advisor is, that information can be found in Patriot Port or by calling 828-395-4193.


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.