Health and Wellness Enrollment Steps

If you are applying for Anesthesia Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Dental Laboratory Technology, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Product Safety/Pharmacovigilance, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Opticianry, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, or Surgical Technology program, you must complete the following admissions steps:

admissions-step-1Complete an online application to the College. View information about enrollment due dates.
In order to complete the enrollment application, applicants must complete the residency determination for in-state tuition. For assistance completing the residency application, contact Residency Determination Service (RDS) at 919-835-2290 or visit

admissions-step-2 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.

admissions-step-3Apply 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.

admissions-step-4Submit 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 CFNC, Joint Services Transcripts, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, ScribOnline and Script-Safe to

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

  • High school/GED graduates – An official transcript or original diploma to be copied. Official transcripts of Home School organizations must be accompanied by a copy of the verification of state authority to operate.
  • College graduates – Official transcript only. If your transcript documents completion of a two-year or four-year college degree, you will not be required to submit a high school transcript.
  • Some college, no degree – Official high school transcript or original diploma to be copied and official college transcripts.

admissions-step-5Meet Course Placement Requirements
Students must demonstrate readiness for college-level reading and math which may be accomplished in the following ways:

  • Provide proof of an unweighted US high school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the last ten years.

  • Transfer college credit for English and math (algebra).

  • Provide proof of completion of an associate's or bachelor's degree.

  • Provide satisfactory scores on NCDAP, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, SAT, ACT, GED, or HiSET within the last ten years.

  • Demonstrate mastery on RISE English placement test 2 and RISE Math placement test 2; OR successfully complete ENG 002 through Tier 2 (grade of P2) and MAT 003 through Tier 2  (grade of P2).

The admissions counselor for the program you are applying to is available to assist you in determining if you need to take the placement tests or if you have demonstrated equivalency.

admissions-step-6Complete required forms and tests

admissions-step-7If you are applying to the Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, or Surgical Technology program, you must also complete the required science prerequisites in Biology and Chemistry. You may satisfy the biology and chemistry prerequisite by documenting one of the following:

  • High school biology and chemistry courses (one high school unit each) that are less than 10 years old by the time a student achieves the required scores on the placement test OR completes all required developmental courses. Documented courses must be completed with a “C” (numerical value 77) or better grade;

  • College (post-high school) courses in biology and chemistry. Documented courses must be completed with a “C” or better grade;

  • Successful completion of BIO 168 with a “C” or better grade;

  • Successful completion of CHM 130/130A; or

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in a biological science, chemistry, or allied health area.

admissions-step-8In addition to Step 1 (applying to the College), you may also need to apply directly to your program of interest. Visit the program page to view the Advising and Planning checklist and complete your application process.

admissions-step-9As part of our enrollment process, if you are not a US citizen or if you have attended school in another country, we must review your immigration documents to determine tuition status. Please visit the Center for the Global Learner in the White Building (Building 1), room 58, to have your immigration documents verified. For additional information, call the Director of International Services at 919-536-7264, ext. 4052. This step in the enrollment process must be completed before you can take classes

admissions-step-10You will receive notification via email about acceptance into Durham Tech. Program acceptance will be sent via email as outlined on the application process for your program of interest.


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