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New or Returning Students – Admissions Procedures

Step 1:
Complete an online Lenoir Community College Application for Admissions. You will be redirected to the website to complete the application.

If you are completing an online application for admission to LCC and don’t already have a Residency Certificate Number (RCN), you will apply for residency determination at the same time as you complete your admissions application on the CFNC website. If you already have an RCN number, you will need to provide this number on your admissions application. Applications cannot be submitted without this number.

More About Residency Information Service

Residency Determination Contact Information

Step 2:
Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 3:
Submit official copies of transcripts from your high school and any colleges you have attended. Students are required to submit all official transcripts. Registration or awarding of financial aid will be blocked if official transcripts are not on file.

High School
If applying before completion of high school, ask your counselor to submit your final high school transcript upon graduation. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher are NOT required to submit a high school transcript.

High School Equivalency Diploma
Applicants having a High School Equivalency Diploma should submit either the certificate or the official scores. To request your transcript:

1942-2001 Test completers, download the form:
Transcript Request for GED® Test Scores: 1942-2001

2002-2013 Test Completers, visit:
Transcript Request for GED® Test Scores 2002-2013

2014- to present Test Completer, login to:
GED Testing Service

Submit an official transcript from all colleges and universities attended for curriculum credit. You do not need to send CON ED transcripts. If applying before completion of a term, submit a partial transcript, upon completion of the term, submit a final transcript. Official transcripts will normally be evaluated for transfer credit within two weeks of receipt in the Registrar’s Office (except during registration and other high-volume periods).

Schools may send official transcripts to Lenoir Community College by mail, fax or electronically.

Mail to this address:
Lenoir Community College
Admissions Office
PO Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502

Send electronically to

FAX to 252-233-6895

Step 4:
Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) Test

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: If you graduated from a regionally accredited public high school, private school, or home school (Note: we do not accept all online high schools) within the past ten years:
You will be placed into your program’s gateway math and English based on your unweighted high school GPA. Students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher may register for any class without mandatory additional supports. Students with a GPA of 2.2-2.799 may enroll in a gateway course with a mandatory corequisite. Students with a GPA less than 2.2 must enroll in a one semester transition course.

If you do not have a GPA, you will be required to take the RISE test or qualify for a waiver.

If you graduated from high school more than ten years ago:
You will be required to take the RISE test or qualify for a waiver.


Step 5:
Your LancerLogin is used to log into Moodle, LancerMAIL, LancerALERT, and WebADVISOR. Your LancerLogin allows you to have one username and password to access all of your Lancer online resources. You will only need to activate your account ONCE. Once your Lancer LOGIN is activated you will use the LancerMAIL link to login into your email account.

Set up your Lancer Account

Step 6:
Complete the online orientation and select “I am a Student”. You will be directed to LCC’s email server. You will use your Lancer email address and Password to log in (see step 4).

Online Orientation

For more information, please contact:
Kimberly Hill
Director of Admissions
Administration (Building 3), Room 140B
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 301
Fax: (252) 233-6893

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