Apply: New Students

Durham Tech has a wide variety of programs to help you meet your educational and career goals. Start by reviewing your program options. If you are undecided or need help to determine which program is the best fit, visit the online career center or make an appointment to meet with a career services counselor by calling 919-536-7200, ext. 1404. If you know the program you are interested in but have program specific questions, meet with an academic advisor in Admissions and Advising Services. Advising is on a drop-in basis — no appointment needed. We're here to help you!

Admissions and Advising hours
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

If you are planning to complete a degree or certificate, you should aim to submit your application, attend a ConnectSession, submit transcripts and other documents, and apply for financial aid prior to the enrollment due date.

Provide Proof of Placement

Submit official transcripts and/or test scores if you:

  • Graduated from a US high school less than ten years ago, or
  • Took the ACT or SAT less than ten years ago, or
  • Took the GED since 2014 and scored 170 or higher on the “Reasoning Through Language Arts” and/or “Mathematics” tests.

Submit sealed, official documents to the Student Information and Records Office in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-201 or email electronic transcripts to through an approved transcript provider such as ACT, CFNC, College Board, Joint Services Transcripts, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, ScribOnline, and Script-Safe. Additionally, official transcripts of Home School organizations must also be accompanied by a copy of the verification of state authority to operate.

If you do not have recent high school transcripts, ACT, SAT, or GED test scores, then you should prepare to take the placement test. View test prep materials and testing schedules. Placement Testing is available at the main campus and Orange County Campus. You will need a student ID number and a photo ID to take the test.

If you are coming to Durham Tech to take a few courses and do not plan to complete a degree, diploma, or certificate, you can apply as a visiting student.

Complete the Durham Tech application online through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) from the button below. If you do not already have an account, creating one takes just a couple of minutes.

Apply Online

Note: NC RDS Residency Determination Service 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.

Attend a ConnectSession

Visit the ConnectSession web page to schedule your new student orientation. At your ConnectSession, you will learn about program requirements, options for paying for your education, how to best balance academic and personal responsibilities, and resources that will help you to be successful during your first semester. You will also begin to plan your first semester courses.