Admission Steps for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students

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admissions-step-1.gifComplete an onine Enrollment Application

admissions-step-2.gifSubmit Proof of Completion of a Degree (High School or the Equivalent, or a College Degree)

Any documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English Translation.

  • Official high school degree/diploma/national test scores showing completion or Official college/university degree or diploma

  • For transfer credit for college courses taken in the U.S., submit an official transcript to Admissions, Registration, and Records  (Building #10, Room 10-201).

admissions-step-3.gifSubmit Official Proof of your Approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)

  • Valid EAD (work permit)

  • Valid Approval notice from USCIS (Form I-821)

admissions-step-4.gifSign up and Attend a ConnectSession (New Student Orientation)

 admissions-step-5.gif Take Placement Tests (English, Math, Computer, and English Speaking, if needed)

  • If you have adequate AP, SAT, or ACT scores or college level English taken in the US, you may not need to take tests.

  • Talk to an advisor to see if you need any placement testing. Some recent US high school graduates do not need to take tests.

  • All students who need English testing must take the Accuplacer ESL test (reading, language use, sentence meaning, and listening).

  • After English testing, meet with an EFL Advisor in the CGL for an evaluation of your test scores. EFL classes may be required

  • Health Technologies program applicants should consult with a Health Tech advisor to go over additional testing requirements.

  • Testing is in Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-300. Bring a photo ID and your student ID number. Schedules and prep materials are online.

admissions-step-6.gifMeet with an Advisor and Register for Courses

  • If you placed into EFL through placement testing – an EFL Advisor will register you for classes.

  • If you placed out of EFL - you may need additional testing before you meet with an Academic Advisor (Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-200)

  • If you did not need English placement testing due to AP, SAT, or ACT scores or college English credit, meet with an Academic Advisor.

admissions-step-7.gif Pay for Courses - If you do not pay by your registration deadline, your courses will be dropped.

  • As a DACA student, you will be charged out-of-state tuition rates.

  • If you have an employer willing to sponsor your tuition at the in-state rate, you must bring the required documentation at least one week prior to the registration payment deadline.

  • Durham Tech now offers a tuition payment plan.

admissions-step-8.gif Scholarships

For appointments or questions, call the Center for the Global Learner at 919-536-7264, ext. 3228 or email