In 2013, the NC General Assembly (SB 402) directed NC colleges and universities to work together to create a centralized, uniform process for determining residency for tuition purposes and for the administration of State funded financial aid.
The state of NC will utilize a Residency Determination Service (RDS) to determine a student’s residency status for tuition and state aid purposes. Effective October 23, 2017, CVCC staff will be unable to make any residency decisions or changes for students.
Applicants will be required to complete an online Residency Interview before submitting the Application for Admission.
Please review important and detailed information about NC Residency.
Dear International Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in Catawba Valley Community College.
Please read the admissions requirements carefully and complete all necessary forms. Financial documentation must be submitted exactly as described in the instructions. Your accuracy in providing all necessary information will result in a timely review of your Application.
Your online Application must be received by the published deadline for the semester you are interested in enrolling. Once the Admissions Office receives all required information and documentation, a decision will be made concerning enrollment at this college. If the Application is incomplete, your documentation will not be considered. The College will hold an incomplete application file for six months. After that time, the contents of your file will be destroyed and you will be required to re-submit all application materials.
Upon receipt of completed admissions documentation and provided all documents are in good order, you will be issued an I-20 for an academic program. You must take that I-20 to the US Embassy or Consulate office in your country and complete a nonimmigrant visa application to apply for a student visa.
Again, thank you for your interest in Catawba Valley Community College.
Dr. May Khang
Coordinator of International Admissions
For Summer 2018 Admission: All admission related documents are due by January 2, 2018.
For Fall 2018 Admission: All admission related documents are due by May 31, 2018.
For Spring 2019 Admission: All admission related documents are due by October 30, 2018.
For Summer 2019 Admission: All admission related documents are due by January 2, 2019.