College Catalog: Admissions Policies

Durham Tech follows an open-door with guided placement admissions policy as established by the State Board of Community Colleges and consistent with 1D SBCCC 400.2. The college is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, American Disabilities Act, Section 504 institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or sexual orientation, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability in admitting students. The college reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant during any period of time that the student is suspended or expelled from any other educational institution. The college also reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant who poses an articulable, imminent, and significant threat to others. View the Admissions Policy and Procedure.

The state requires students to submit evidence of residency status when completing a college application. Students should use the Residency Determination Service (RDS) to complete a determination.

Corporate and Continuing Education

Students may enroll in noncredit courses without applying for admission. View the Corporate and Continuing Education section of the website for information about career growth, personal growth, and business development courses.

Concurrent Enrollment

Durham Tech is supportive of concurrent enrollment for high school students. The college encourages interested high school students who have progressed beyond the normal high school curriculum to take college-level courses at Durham Tech. Review the enrollment options in the Concurrent Enrollment procedure.

Enrollment Due Dates

Enrollment due dates are provided to encourage students to complete the admissions process in time for general registration. If a student submits all required paperwork by the enrollment due date for each term, the student can expect the following: to be admitted to the College, to have transcripts evaluated in time to meet with an advisor, and to have the option to charge tuition and books to financial aid (if eligible for an award) at the beginning of general registration for new students.

If you miss the enrollment due dates, be prepared to bring official transcripts (sealed in an envelope) to advising and plan to pay for tuition, fees, and books independently during registration. View more information about enrollment due dates.

International Admissions

As part of its enrollment process, Durham Tech reviews the immigration status of all non-US citizens and provides enrollment advising. Students should visit the Center for the Global Learner in the White Building (Building 1), room 1-148, to begin this process. Advisors are happy to discuss educational options with students in all immigration statuses, including undocumented students. To schedule an appointment, contact the Center for the Global Learner at or 919-536-7264, ext. 3228. View more information about admissions steps for non-US/international students.