Office of Admissions
Tony Rand Student Center (TRSC), Front Desk, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Are you using VA Benefits? Please view our VA Shopping Sheet for pertinent information about FTCC and the options available to you.

Ready to Get Started?

Step One: Complete the FTCC application

This also includes completing the Residency Determination System (RDS) questionnaire to determine your tuition rate.

If you feel that you were incorrectly listed as an out-of-state student paying out-of-state tuition rates, please contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or log-on to your RDS account to complete a reconsideration.

  • New students: never taken a curriculum course at FTCC
  • Returning students: has completed curriculum courses
    • Must reapply after one academic year of nonattendance.
  • If you are enrolled in a Health, Cosmetology or Funeral Service program, please contact the department to determine if are required to reapply.


Step Two: Submit Official Transcripts

  • An official high school, GED®, AHS, or HiSET® transcript is required for program approval and financial aid.
    • High school transcripts must show your completed or final graduation date.
    • Home-schooled students must submit a copy of the home school’s approved registration from the state in which they are registered and an official sealed and notarized transcript including the graduation date.
  • College graduates – Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in order to have your courses evaluated for potential transfer credit.
    • Grades from transfer credits are not calculated in your FTCC GPA.
    • Health programs may use grades from transfer credit to calculate competitive points.
  • Foreign transcripts from non-US schools must be translated and evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services agency (NACES). SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service, however, you may use any NACES approved organization. SpanTran has created a custom application for FTCC students to help them get the right kind of foreign transcript evaluation at a discounted rate.

Please have your previous institution(s) or their transcript service email your official transcripts to or mail them to:

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Admissions Office
PO Box 35236
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

(Please Note: transcripts must be sent to FTCC from previous institution(s) or their transcript service to be considered official.)

Step Three: Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FTCC’s Code is 007640


Step Four: Take the Placement Test if Applicable

You are waived from taking the placement exam if:

  • You graduated from a United States high school within ten years of enrollment
  • You received a GED® between 2014 – present (*score range 100-200)
  • You received a HiSet ® between 2014 – present
  • You have taken the ACT or SAT within ten years of enrollment
  • You have earned the minimum required CLEP score for English or math
  • You have taken a North Carolina Community College approved placement test within ten years from test date
  • You have successfully completed a college-level English and math course
  • You have an Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution (RAI).

If you do not meet one of these criteria, then you need to take the RISE assessment.


Step Five: Register for Classes

  • Once we have received your official transcripts, you will be put into your program and will be ready to register.
  • Log in to FTCC Self-Service to locate your academic advisor and program information. You will be assigned both of these when you are ready to register.
  • Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment to register for classes.
  • You may register through Self-Service; however, it is highly recommended that you contact an advisor before registering for classes.
  • You can also speak with your Success Coach if you are unsure of your program or want to change it.

Transfer Credit

If you are unsure about the decision made concerning your transfer credits, you have the option to appeal.

  • Any student may appeal a course transfer equivalency decision & request course re-consideration by submitting an electronic appeal.
  • Allow 2 weeks for FTCC to complete the appeal process.
  • You will be notified within 30 business days via your FTCC student email account.
  • Notification may include a request for supporting documentation for further review or the outcome of the appeal.
  • Retain a copy of all documentation for your records.

Transfer Credit and Military Credit Evaluation

Students who have completed course work at other colleges and universities and wish to receive transfer credit should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary work. Transcripts will be reviewed during the admissions process. Credit will be awarded only from the originating institution. Military service schools may be submitted for transfer credit evaluations. The service member should submit an electronic copy of their official Joint Services Transcript (JST) via the Department of Defense JST website. Military service experiences are evaluated using ACE Guide recommendations.

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

Completed college-level course work at other colleges & universities may be awarded upon evaluation of an official transcript.

Prior to submitting an appeal, review all college transfer credit awarded by FTCC using these options:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Review your Self-Service account

For course re-consideration complete and submit an electronic Transfer Credit Appeal form.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Appeal Process

Credit may be awarded if a student has learning experience in the armed services, industrial and corporate training programs, apprenticeship programs or successful completion of standardized exams.

Prior to submitting an appeal, please review all credit awarded by FTCC through the following options:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Review your Self-Service account

For course re-consideration complete and submit an electronic Credit For Prior Learning Appeal form. Additional information concerning CPL is listed on FTCC’s Fast Track on our Military Education Benefits page.

Admissions Counseling

Admissions Counselors can provide important information for returning and current students. They can help:

  • Provide assistance in readmission to FTCC
  • Select a program
  • Change your program
  • Discuss transfer credits
  • Discuss Credit for Prior Learning
  • Recommend Additional Resources

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

Meet our Admission Staff

Admission Application Status Center

Nicole Benson 910-678-8362
Richard Brown 910-486-7356
Wallace Guin 910-486-3694
Monica McNeil 910-678-0022
Valada McDaniel 910-678-8330
Betty Upson Rivers 910-486-7348

International Office

Brittany Smith Senior Admissions Technician 910-678-8581

Admission Transcript Evaluators

Shareef Henderson
Senior Admissions Evaluator
Kelly Hunt 910-486-7437
Charita Smith 910-678-8274
Martha Thompson 910-486-3988

Testing Center

Adrienne Murphy
Coordinator of Placement
Timothy Bryant
Testing Administrator

Admissions Counselor

Deborah Jordan 910-678-8412

Call Center

Michelle Simmons 910-678-8473

Admission Leadership

Almira Howard Assistant Director of Admissions 910-678-9860
Brittany Smith Senior Admissions Technician 910-678-8581
Adrienne Murphy Coordinator of Placement 910-678-8340
Shareef Henderson Senior Admissions Evaluator 910-486-7438
Melanie Parker Senior Secretary of Admissions 910-678-0143

Questions about RDS(Residency Determination System)?
Please email: