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: