Orange County Student Services

If you are planning to enroll in a certificate, diploma, or degree program, assistance is available on-site to help you navigate the enrollment steps. For more information about available student services at the Orange County campus, contact the Director, Orange County Student Services at 919-536-7238, ext. 4201.

Career Guidance and Advising

Schedule an appointment with an advisor for a one-on-one session to receive assistance with identifying the right career path. Call 919-536-7238, ext. 4227 or 4201.

To explore careers or complete a career assessment, visit the Career Center section.

Review the Career Planning Guide

Select a Program of Study

View the list of Curriculum (Credit) Programs.

If you have questions about program requirements, call 919-536-7238 ext. 4227 or 4201.

Complete the Online Enrollment Application

Complete the application online through It will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. Within 48 hours, you will receive a Durham Tech student identification number sent to the email address included in your application.

NC RDS Residency Determination Service Please note: North Carolina 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.

Sign-up for a New Student Orientation

Students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college-level course work are
required to attend a ConnectSession. Sign up for a ConnectSession.

NOTE: Be sure to attend Drop-in Advising following your ConnectSession. (see below)

Submit Official Transcripts for Acceptance and to Meet Prerequisites

Official documents (listed below) should be mailed to the Student Information and Records Office, Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-201, Durham, NC 27703. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope. Orange county students may drop off official, sealed, documents at the Orange County Campus.

  • High School graduates: Submit an official high school transcript or you may bring in your original high school diploma to be copied.
  • College graduates: Submit an official transcript (with graduation date.)
  • Attended college but no degree: Submit official high school transcript or high school diploma AND any official college transcripts.

Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at Durham Tech’s school code is 005448. You must be admitted into an eligible program in order to receive a financial aid award. View the Financial Aid section for more information. NOTE: Visiting students do not qualify for financial aid.

A financial aid counselor is available every Wednesday, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. to assist you.

Academic Advising

Before you can register for a credit course, you must meet with an academic advisor. Drop-in Advising at the Orange County Campus is during the following times:

Tuesdays, 2 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2 – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. – noon

Orange County students may also call 919-536-7238, ext. 4227 or 4201 to schedule an appointment.

More information can be found in the Registration section.

View the full list of student services available at Durham Tech.

Need Help? If you require assistance at any point in the enrollment process you can connect with a student services representative. Call 919-536-7238, ext. 4227 or 4201.

Prepare for and take the Placement Tests

It is very important that you study for your placement test. We recommend spending at least two hours reviewing each test area – writing, reading, and math. The North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NC DAP) test taken at Durham Tech may be completed only once within a twelve-month period. Students are eligible for retest on the NC DAP math test if they are within one point of the passing score for any developmental math module (i.e., they earn a score of 6 on the 12-point scale). Eligible students may retest once within a twelve-month period.

Developmental Math Modules:

DMA 010 Operations with Integers
DMA 020 Fractions and Decimals
DMA 030 Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percentages
DMA 040 Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities
DMA 050 Graphs and Equations of Lines
DMA 060 Polynomials and Quadratic Applications
DMA 070* Rational Expressions and Equations
DMA 080*  Radical Expressions and Equations
* These modules are not offered in testing. Students who need MAT 171 or above must show proficiency in DMA 060 or complete DMA 060, 070 and 080


  • Each module has 12 questions.
  • In order to show proficiency in each module, students must correctly answer 7 or more questions.
  • Test is un-timed.
  • Average testing time is 2+ hours.
  • No calculators are allowed (one will be provided for each question as the test deems necessary).
  • Students should study, study, study!

To prepare for the NC DAP math exam:

Sign up for placement testing   ConnectSession Scheduler

  • Monday, December 3
  • Tuesday, December 4
  • Wednesday, December 5
  • Thursday December 6
    5:30–7:30 pm
  • Friday December 7
    Drop-in Advising
    9 am–noon
  • Monday, December 10
    4–7 pm
  • Tuesday, December 11
    Drop-in Advising
    2–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 12
    Drop-in Advising
    2–5:30 pm
    Financial Aid Counseling
    9 am–5:30 pm
  • Thursday December 13
    Career Services
    1–4 pm
  • Friday December 14
    Drop-in Advising
    9 am–noon
  • Monday, December 17
    2–4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 18
    Drop-in Advising
    2–5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19
    Drop-in Advising
    2–5:30 pm
    Financial Aid Counseling
    9 am–5:30 pm
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