Residency Determination

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS:

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

RDS is the entity responsible for all classifications of residency in North Carolina.  

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