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admissions-step-1.gif Choose a program that fits your goals.

For students who first language is not US English, the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program can help improve your higher-level English skills necessary for to successfully complete coursework.

Admission Step 2Complete an online application.

Admission Step 3Complete residency determination to establish if students qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition.

For assistance completing the residency application, contact Residency Determination Service (RDS) at 919-835-2290 or visit ncresidency.org.

Admission Step 4 Sign up for a ConnectSession

Required for all new students, students with less than 12 completed credits, students with less than 12 transferred credits, and strongly recommended for all students.

Admission Step 5 Apply for financial aid

Durham Tech’s school code: 005448 – You must be admitted to a program to receive financial aid. Visiting students do not qualify.

Admission Step 6 Submit official transcripts.

Submit sealed, official documents to the: Admissions, Registration, and Records office in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-201, or email electronic transcripts through an approved transcript service such as ACT, CFNC, College Board, Joint Services Transcripts, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, ScribOnline and Script-Safe to transcripts@durhamtech.edu.

At minimum, students must provide the following documentation for admission into a program:

  • High school/GED/HiSET graduates – An official transcript or original diploma to be copied. Official transcripts of homeschool organizations must be accompanied by a copy of the verification of state authority to operate.
  • College graduates – Official transcript only.
  • Some college, no degree – Official high school transcript or original diploma to be copied and official college transcripts.

Admission Step 7Provide proof of placement.

Submit official transcripts and/or test scores if you:

  • Graduated from a US high school less than ten years ago, or
  • Took the ACT or SAT less than 10 years ago, or
  • Took the GED since 2014 and scored 170 or higher on all four GED test subjects, or
  • Took the HiSET and scored a 15 on all five HiSET subtests and a 4 on the essay.

Students who do not have recent high school transcripts or test scores should prepare to take the placement test. View test prep materials and testing schedules. The Testing Center is located at the Wynn Center, room 10-300, and at the Orange County Campus. You will need a student ID number and a photo ID to take the test.

Some Health Technologies programs have specific requirements which could include additional testing.

Admission Step 8 Meet with an advisor for new and visiting students.

Visit the Advising Services Office on Main Campus or at the Orange County Campus. View hours.

New students will be assigned to a faculty advisor when classes begin.

Online advising is available for new and visiting students with 12 or more credits and continuing, admitted students with 17 or more credits. You must meet with an advisor every semester to register for classes.

For more information, visit Online Advising.


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