Office of Admissions

Tony Rand Student Center (TRSC), Front Desk, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Fax Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Director of Admissions and Counseling: Dr. Louanna Castleman

New Curriculum Students

A new student is:
  • A high school graduate
  • A high school student currently completing the last semester of high school
  • A GED student who has never attended a college or university.

If you are a new curriculum student, you can also go to the Tony Rand Student Center Welcome Desk for registration or call admissions at 910.678.8473 for assistance.

Returning Curriculum Students

A returning student is a former FTCC student:
  • Who has been absent for two (2) consecutive semesters or longer
  • And plans to complete a degree, diploma, or certificate
  • OR plans to take 12 or more credits to transfer to another school

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student is one that would like to take a few curriculum classes, but does not intend to seek a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Note:  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or veterans benefits.

Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has attended another college or university and is now seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate at FTCC.

Residency Determination System

Complete the Residency Determination System (RDS)
Make sure to copy or print your RDS number for future reference.

Note: Make sure you save this number, you will need this number to complete your CFNC FTCC application.

If you are listed as an out-of-state student and are a Veteran who has separated from the military within the last 3 years, active duty stationed at a North Carolina military installation, or a military dependent whose sponsor is stationed at a NC military installation please contact admissions at or call us at 910.678.8473.

If you do not fall under any of the above mentioned conditions, and feel that you were listed incorrectly as an out-of-state student, you may follow the steps below to appeal.

International Students: Steps to Apply

An international student is one who needs a Form I-20 for a Student Visa (MS Word format) in order to be eligible to study in the United States. International applicants who apply from outside the United States and have not previously attended an American college or university will be processed as an entering freshman.

Contact Lisa Haywood

Complete a Preliminary Application

Please remember that all forms and correspondence must be completed in English.

(PDF format)

Additional Information for International Students



F1 students are allowed to work part-time on the campus of the school they are attending. They may work up to 20 hours per week while attending classes full-time. They can work full-time during summer vacations and between terms, provided they continue at that school the following term. M1 students are not allowed to work on or off campus.


Students holding F1 visas are not authorized to work off campus except under extraordinary circumstances. There are two ways to get permission for off-campus work:

  1. Practical training and severe economic hardship
  2. U.S. Customs and Immigration Services must grant permission

Admissions Counseling

Admissions counselors can provide important information and one-on-one assistance as you navigate your first semester at FTCC. They can help:

Admissions Counselors are available to assist on a walk-in basis, or you may check availability of a particular counselor and make an appointment.

Contact Information:
Phone: 910.678.8473






Dr. Louanna Castleman Director of Admissions and Counseling 910.678.0141
Lynne Carver Counselor 910.486.3933
Elaine Cole Counselor 910.678.8365
Lenora Halley Counselor 910.486.3935
John Johnson Counselor 910.678.8427
Deborah Jordan Counselor 910.678.8412
Theodore Thomas Counselor 910.678.8379
Hulya Travieso Counselor – Spring Lake 910.678.1003