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

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Please note that due to Coronovirus (COVID-19), all Durham Tech campuses have been closed and we can only accept foreign educational documents and immigration documents submitted through the CGL Secure Electronic Document Submission System or mailed to International Student Services/Center for the Global Learner at Durham Tech (1637 E. Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703). Placement testing and advising are also available via virtual means. Email if you have questions.

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  (Wynn Center, Building 10, room 10-201).

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

Submit the documents to International Student Services located in Building 1, room 1-148 of Durham Tech’s Main Campus. Copies of documents can also be submitted by mail to Durham Tech, International Student Services, 1637 E. Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703.

  • 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. 

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

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

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