Admissions Information

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 also attend noncredit courses without applying for admission. View the Corporate and Continuing Education section for information about career growth, personal growth, and business development. More information can be found in the Admissions section of the website.

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.

The admission process for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, or the Associate in Engineering degrees requires the initial application and proof of high school completion and/or transcripts of postsecondary work. If the student received an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, proof of high school completion is not required. If the student is applying for veteran's benefits, all official transcripts (high school, college, or GED) are required. Health examinations, reference forms, and other documents also may be required to participate in clinical or practical training courses in certain programs. All admission documents become the property of the college and are not to be copied for release to students or third parties.

Enrollment Due Dates

The enrollment due date is 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, he/she can expect the following: be admitted to the college, have transcripts evaluated in time to meet with an advisor, and have the option to charge tuition and books to financial aid (if he/she is eligible for an award) at the beginning of general registration for new students. View the enrollment due dates in the Admissions section.

International Admissions

As part of its enrollment process, Durham Tech reviews the immigration status of all non-US citizens and provides enrollment advising. Please 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 call 919-536-7264, ext. 3228. View more information about admissions steps for non-US/international students in the Admissions section for Non-US/International Students.