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At Richmond Community College, we welcome anyone to become a student at our North Carolina community college. Whether you’re interested in getting college credit as a high schooler, finishing your adult education or needing an extra certification for your job, we offer plenty of useful programs for our Hamlet and Laurinburg, NC students. To get started today, go through the steps of our application process. If you have questions, call Student Services at (910) 410-1730, or contact us online.

Our 6-Step Application Process at RichmondCC

1. Complete an Application Online

Submit an application for admission.

2. Complete the Online Residency Application

Submit the residency application
Student residency FAQs

3. Send in Your Transcript(s)

As a part of the application process, official high school transcripts must be sent directly to Richmond Community College. Please contact your school to request a transcript. RichmondCC’s Admission policy requires submission of an official transcript from all regionally accredited colleges/universities attended from which you would like to receive transfer credit. Visit your former institution’s website for information on how to obtain an official transcript. Failure to submit all official transcripts will affect admission status, transfer credit and financial aid opportunities.

If you received your GED, your official scores are required. If you received your GED in North Carolina, you must request a transcript. Students will not be allowed to register beyond their first semester unless all of the required transcripts are received.

**Foreign college or university transcripts will have to be translated into English as well as have a course-by-course evaluation done before the Registrar’s office can evaluate these for applicable transfer credit. Students must contact an official foreign transcript evaluation service to request a course-by-course evaluation. There are fees involved with these services.

Please have all transcripts sent to:
Richmond Community College
Attn: Admissions Office
PO Box 1189
Hamlet, NC 28345

4. Take the Placement Test

Schedule the placement test in Richmond County by calling (910) 410-1730 or in Scotland County by calling (910) 410-1831. The placement test assesses an applicant’s skill levels in math, reading and English to determine if he or she is prepared for college level courses or would benefit from developmental courses.

5. Consult with an Academic Counselor

Consult with one of our academic counselors at RichmondCC to discuss the result of your placement test.

6. Check Your Email

Check your student email regularly for updates on your student status.

7. Schedule Your Classes

Once you’re accepted, schedule your classes during registration and pay tuition within the designated dates.

Developmental Studies

Students scoring below the official cutoff scores on the placement test will be assigned to the appropriate developmental course(s). These courses are designed to provide the student with the reading, writing, mathematics and keyboarding skills needed to enter a one- or two-year program at RichmondCC.

Because most curriculum courses have developmental prerequisites, the following restrictions apply:

  • Students will not be allowed to register for those curriculum courses until the prerequisite courses are passed.
  • Students required to take DRE 097 should postpone taking any curriculum courses until they progress to DRE 098.
  • Students required to take more than one developmental course should limit their enrollment in curriculum courses to those requiring the least reading, writing and computational competencies.