Health Science Students

Welcome! We are excited that you are considering a career in Health Sciences. While you are awaiting application to program, please apply to the college and begin taking the pre-requirement courses to increase your points toward candidacy.

Additional information on course requirements, transfer policies, and how your success in pre-requirement courses can impact your candidacy is located on the Health Sciences Webpage. Space is limited, and selection criteria may vary between programs.

Let’s get started!

Determine your Residency Status

Let’s begin – Just a few simple steps to complete your application!

First, complete your residency application through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS determines whether you’ll pay in-state or out-of-state tuition.

You’ll need your Social Security and Driver’s License Number, if applicable, to complete the request.  If under the age of 24, you will need that information for a parent/guardian as well. Once completed, you will be assigned a Residency Certification Number (RCN).  Save this number!  You’ll need it for Step 2 when you complete your BCC admissions application.

For more information about RDS, to include the reconsideration or appeals processes for residency classification, please visit

Apply to be a Student

Now you’re ready to complete the admissions application!  You’ll need the RDS number you just received to enter on your Application.

Helpful Hints:

  • If you need to save it and come back later, you can.
  • Once submitted, allow 1-2 days for your application to be processed .
  • If you applied within the last year, you do not need to reapply. 
  • If you are a current student, and want to update your program, a new application is not needed. Email your request to [email protected]

If you have questions or need assistance with the admissions application, contact us  at [email protected] or call 910.755.7320.

Submit Your Transcripts

Request High School and College Transcripts from all schools previously attended. Transcripts can take up to 2 weeks to arrive, so don’t delay ordering your transcripts. We need all of your transcripts to process your FAFSA in time for when you want to start classes.

If you graduated from a North Carolina High School, check the appropriate box within the Admissions Application to order your transcript or order through If you completed your GED, order your GED transcript through and request it to be emailed to [email protected].

For College transcripts, check that particular college’s website for instructions on how to order.  BCC accepts electronic transcripts directly from a college/university or an official sealed transcript may be mailed to:  Brunswick Community College, P.O. Box 30, Supply, NC 28462.

If you are a current Brunswick County high school senior, you may submit your most recent high school transcript for provisional admission.  You are responsible for submitting the official transcript once you have graduated.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for scholarships, as well as federal and state grants. If you don’t apply, you’ll miss out on tuition-free opportunities!

Enter BCC’s School Code: 015285

For additional information regarding Financial Aid and Scholarships, click here.

Nursing Information Session (Mandatory)

Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session via Moodle prior to subitting a Nursing Program Application. Be sure to take the Confirmation Quiz at the end to complete the session.

Nurse Aide Program (Required)

Complete a North Carolina State approved Nurse Aid Program. Nursing Program candidates must be listed on the N.C. Nurse Aid Registry as a Nurse Aid I without substantiated findings by application deadline. NOTE: Not required if applicant posesses a current unencumbered LPN license.

TEAS Exam (Required)
  • Register through ATI TEAS to schedule the exam before the application deadline.
  • TEAS Exam Scores (minimum of 59).
Review Program Information Sheet

While awaiting acceptance to the nursing program, students should begin the pre-requisite course requirements for admittance into the Nursing Program. Once completed, student should continue to pursue an Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degree, the base requirements of a Bachelor in Nursing Program.

Review the Nursing Program Information Packet to determine the course required and to see what courses will provide points toward your candidacy.

You Got Accepted, Now What?

Once you receive an acceptance email from our OneStop Student Service Center:

  • Set up your username and password
  • Your username is the first four letters of your first name and the last five digits of your student ID number (Ex: Duncan Dolphin, 0123456 = dunc23456). Your initial password will be the first two letters of your last name (capital than lowercase) and your six-digit birthdate (Ex: Duncan, 7/1/1979 = Do070179).
  • Click on the link below and then select “Change Password”.

  • Register for Classes – Email [email protected] to schedule an intake advising appointment to register for classes!  Accepting appointments: Monday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday 8-2:30.
  • Pay for Classes through Self-Service (once you have your login information) or by calling the Cashier’s office to pay over the phone, 910.755.7318.
  • Attend New Student Orientation:  View the Online New Student Orientation and Plan on Attending the Opening Day Celebration for Students.

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