Although more than 80% of credit courses will be online this fall, faculty and academic leadership are working hard to find safe and accessible strategies to hold limited classes on our campuses. These offerings are lab-based and practical technical training courses including biology, chemistry, health tech, skilled trades, and public safety. The final decision about the delivery method for Fall Semester 2020 classes will be made on July 24.
Read more about fall delivery methods and learn the difference between a synchronous online class (requires students to meet at the same time online) and an asynchronous (students can go online when it is convenient for them) online class.
Noncredit (Continuing Education) Courses: Summer and Fall 2020
View noncredit registration procedures. Some programs have prerequisites with specific registration requirements or use unique registration forms. It is advised that students review the program web page they are interested in prior to registration.
Credit Courses: Fall Semester 2020
Prior to registering, students must be enrolled at the College and completed all admission steps, including attending a ConnectSession, placed into coursework according to placement test results or proper placement documentation (high school transcript), were advised and had their restriction lifted, and have no type of hold on their account.
Term Start and Enrollment Dates
Enrollment due date for Summer Term 2020: Sunday, March 15 (see late enrollment information below)
Enrollment due date for Fall Semester 2020: Monday, June 15
Students are encouraged to complete all required admissions forms, attend a ConnectSession, and submit transcripts and financial aid documents by the enrollment due date; admissions and financial aid processes may take significant time to complete, so start early!
Summer term begins: Tuesday, May 26
Fall Full Semester and Mini-Session I courses begin Monday, August 17
Fall Mini-Session II courses begin Monday, October 19
All students must be cleared by their academic advisor prior to registration. It is strongly recommended that you contact your advisor early.
Are you a new student? You will learn about the advising process during your ConnectSession, Durham Tech’s student orientation. After you submit your enrollment application, complete the ConnectSession online following the online ConnectSession instructions.
Students who attend a ConnectSession will receive advising from their assigned academic advisor. Students should look for their assigned academic advisor in Self-Service under Student Planning → Go to Plan & Schedule → Advising. If no name is listed, email the appropriate advisor.
Are you a continuing student? Are you admitted to a program? If the answer is yes to both questions, you have an assigned advisor. Check your profile in Self-Service for your advisor’s contact information. It is your responsibility to schedule an appointment or submit an online request for advising prior to registration. Please contact your advisor as soon as possible; if they do not respond within 3 business days, contact the appropriate advisor.
Are you a continuing visiting student? Have you previously earned more than 12 hours of transferable college credit? Continuing visiting students or new students with 12 or more transferrable college credits who choose not to attend a ConnectSession may submit a request for online advising or email the appropriate advisor.
Career and College Promise (CCP) Students: See deadlines listed on the CCP web page.
During general registration, all advised students can add courses to their schedule.
Open registration for all advised students: Monday, April 6 – Monday, May 25
Waitlist function available: Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, May 21
Open registration for all advised students (Full Semester and Mini-Session I): Monday, April 6 – Sunday, Aug. 16
Open registration for all advised students (Mini-Session II): Monday, April 6 – Sunday, October 18
Waitlist function available (Full Semester and Mini-Session I): Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, August 13
Waitlist function available (Mini-Session II): Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, October 15
Registration is available through Self-Service all day except from 1:00 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. for daily maintenance and Friday from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. for weekly maintenance. Self-Service will remain available for summer term schedule adjustments until Monday, May 25. Schedule adjustments for fall semester will remain available until Sunday, August 16 for Full Semester and Mini-Session I courses, and until Sunday, October 18 for Mini-Session II courses.
Late Enrollment and Advising
Last day to receive Online Advising, by 11:59 p.m. – Thursday, May 21
Summer term final dates:
- Submit an enrollment application and residency determination, by 12 p.m. — Friday, May 22
- Take placement test by 12 p.m. — Friday, May 22
- Attend an online ConnectSession, by 11:59 p.m. — Thursday, May 21
Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22 is late advising, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor for courses. Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an enrollment application, residency determination, ConnectSession, placement, and advising by the deadline. Please note that by late advising time, longer wait times are expected and course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.
Last day to receive Online Advising, by 5 p.m. Friday, August 7
Full Semester and Mini-Session I final dates:
Submit an enrollment application and residency determination, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 12
Take placement test arrive by 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 12
Attend a ConnectSession Wednesday, August 12
Mini-Session II final dates:
Submit an enrollment application and residency determination, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 14
Take placement test arrive by 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 14
Attend a ConnectSession Wednesday, October 14
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 is late advising, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor for Full Semester and Mini-Session I courses. Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an enrollment application, residency determination, ConnectSession, placement, and advising by the deadline. Please note that by late advising time, longer wait times are expected and course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.
Main Campus late advising hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Orange County Campus late advising hours: 1 – 6 p.m.
Summer Schedule Adjustments
During the schedule adjustment period, the first two days of classes (May 26 - 27), new and currently registered students are eligible to add any course with available seating. For any course added during the schedule adjustment period, payment is due at the time of registration. Students requesting an exception to the schedule adjustment procedures must make a request to the academic dean over the program area responsible for the course.