Residency Information

If you are a new, incoming, or current undergraduate student, and you wish to request a residency classification, you will apply using the new Residency Determination Service (RDS).

As of February 20, 2017, RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina.

  • To begin the process, visit
  • ALL undergraduate student inquiries about initial determinations, reconsiderations or appeals, should be directed to RDS, the sole authority for undergraduate residency determinations. You may reach RDS by telephone or email:

Residency applications must be completed with a residency determination by RDS by the tenth day of class for a fall/spring term or the third day of a class for a Summer I or II term. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a residency determination beginning the following eligible term for which a student is registered.