Follow the application process for credit programs:
A new student (for credit) is a high school graduate or a graduate of a high school equivalency program (OR is currently completing the last semester of high school) attending BCC for the first time. Certificate programs do not require high school graduation or equivalency.
A returning student (for credit) is a student returning to BCC after not being enrolled for the previous fall or spring semester at the time of application. BCC graduates are also considered returning students and must complete a new application for admission.
A visiting student (for credit) is a student attending BCC for a specific class(es) with the purpose of transferring the course(s) to another college or university.
RESIDENCY DETERMINATION SERVICE (RDS) serves as the single authority for determining whether a student qualifies for in-state tuition. Bladen Community College does not have the ability to validate residency status for students or make any changes in residency status.
If a student does not have a residency certification number (RCN), it must be obtained prior to submitting an application for admission to Bladen Community College. Click on the “Steps to Apply” in the “Which Kind of Student are You?” section to start your BCC journey!
RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR RESIDENCY DETERMINATION:
Frequently Asked Questions for RDS Documents you MUST HAVE
to Complete the RDS Interview – Click onto “INITIAL CONSIDERATION”
Navigating FAFSA and RDS to prepare for college
For information concerning your completed RDS interview, password resets, extra documentation, or appeals please use the following contact information. NOTE: Appeals to residency status must be directed to the NC residency committee, not Bladen Community College. Bladen Community College is not authorized to establish or change an applicant’s residency status.
Monday – Thursday (8:00 AM until 8:00 PM)
Friday (8:00 AM until 5:00 PM)
PO Box 41940
Raleigh, NC 27629-1940
Complete the entire BCC Application for Admission. Remember, you must have completed your residency determination interview prior to completing a BCC application. A valid RCN number is required to establish residency for all state-supported public colleges and universities in North Carolina. (Please contact the Center for Student Success and Engagement if assistance is needed with the BCC application process.)
All transcripts must be official, sealed documents submitted by your school to:
Bladen Community College
Office of Admissions
Post Office Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Student Success Representatives offer guidance through the application process and provide information about programs of study and program requirements. To meet with a representative, visit the Information Desk in Building 1.
The Center for Student Success and Engagement is open for appointments, walk-ins, phone calls, and email messages.
Advising Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Student Success and Engagement Staff Members:
- Jamal McMillion, The Center for Student Success and Engagement Center Director– 910.879.5570 / email@example.com
- Evelyn McAllister, Student Success and Engagement Representative – 910.879.5599 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amy Schneider, Student Success and Engagement Representative – 910.879.5536 / email@example.com
- Ethan Sealey, Student Success and Engagement Representative – 910.879.5568 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alysa VanDalen, Student Success and Engagement Representative – 910.879.5613 / email@example.com
RISE is Bladen Community College’s procedure that considers unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) to determine placement for English (ENG) and mathematics (MAT) courses for your program of study. RISE applies to all students graduating from a United States public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with State or local law. DMA and DRE courses have been replaced by Transition English ENG-002 and Transition Math MAT-003 courses. If you have not taken any DMA or DRE courses, your unweighted high school GPA may place you into your first mathematics or English course. The chart below outlines the courses necessary based on your high school GPA. You may make the image larger, thus viewable, by clicking on the chart.
Note: Students can take MAT 143 or MAT 152 after having completed DRE 098, ENG 002 (with P2), or ENG 011.
There is no GPA for GED and HiSET diploma recipients; therefore, direct placement into transition courses and completion of transition courses are required PRIOR to registering into Gateway English and Math courses. BCC does not administer a RISE placement test; however, official tests from participating community colleges in North Carolina may be accepted if taken within the past five years. For additional information about RISE placement, contact admissions, 910.879.5593 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your student success representative assigned to you for assistance if you have questions or difficulty registering for the appropriate course(s). Log into Self-Service if you do not know your student success representative.
After registration, tuition and fees must be paid by established deadlines. Listed options below.
- Self-Pay: Visit the cashier’s office in the Essic Williams Building (building 10) or pay by phone, 910.879.5507.
The cashier’s office is not open during virtual campus operations.
- Financial Aid: Some students may be eligible for Title IV assistance, also known as the PELL grant. Contact a financial aid representative today for assistance. Bladen Community College does not issue student loans.
- Pay Online! / Tuition Payment Plan: BCC offers an online and convenient monthly tuition payment plan to help students with their educational expenses. Students are also able to pay tuition in full online through this service. Touchnet provides this service.
ALL STUDENTS must have a valid student ID when on campus. Students’ vehicles must have a valid parking permit visible on the rear view mirror of the vehicle to park in student-assigned parking lots.
To get a Student ID:
Bring your current class schedule and proof of payment to the customer service desk in the Student Resource Center (building 7) to get a Student ID.
To get a Parking Permit:
Visit the customer service desk in the Student Resource Center to complete a vehicle registration form. Bring your valid Student ID or class schedule with proof of payment to receive your parking permit. You will need to know the make of your vehicle and license plate number to complete the vehicle registration form.