How to determine and apply for North Carolina residency status
North Carolina Residency
Residency Determination Service
Residency is no longer determined by our Admissions Office, and the Admissions Office does not have the ability to override or change a student's residency status. All new students and returning students who have not taken classes for two semesters (excluding summers) will need to complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) to establish their residency status. The basic application to A-B Tech will direct students to complete RDS as a part of the application.
Where to Find Your RCN Number
Log into ncresidency.org. If you have an active RCN number, you will see "Your Residency Certification Number (RCN) is:" at the top.
View Residency Status
To find what residency status we have on file for you, please email our Admissions Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full legal name and date of birth.