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| Admissions Requirements
The basic requirement for admission to the college is an enrollment application and a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students who are not United States citizens should refer to the International Students Section.
Some curriculum programs have limited capacity, and prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Some of these limited-enrollment programs may have waiting lists for courses in the curriculum. Students on the waiting list may take the general education courses required in the program, subject to an advisor’s approval.
If you have any questions about program admission requirements, please contact a Durham Tech admissions counselor by calling 919-536-7202.
Due to their specialized nature, the following programs have additional requirements: Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology.Preparatory or Developmental Education courses may be required before admission to one of these programs is granted.
Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical
Trials Research Associate, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical
Technology programs must document successful completion of
general biology and general chemistry courses at the high school or
college level. High school courses must have been completed within the
past ten years.
Applicants for these programs will be asked to read and sign a form acknowledging they understand the requirements of these career fields. Applicants for the Early Childhood and School-Age Education programs must complete physical examinations and must submit a required medical form to enroll in practical training courses.
Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Early Childhood/Teacher Associate, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology
Applicants for these programs are required to submit a criminal records check form before participating in clinical or practical training courses. The clinical affiliates for these programs reserve the right to deny access to their facilities based upon the results of these criminal records checks.
|You will be notified in writing of your acceptance
into a program of study. Readmission will be required if the
you discontinue enrollment in the sequential courses of allied
health programs. In this case, you must consult the program
director to prepare a plan for re-entering the course sequence.
|Transfer students applying for admission to Durham
Tech must meet all admissions requirements for
their chosen program. However, some programs may waive placement
testing if the applicant has previously completed college-level math or
English courses. Students should consult an admissions counselor before taking placement tests or
enrolling in courses. Also see the Transcript Evaluation section of the website.
|Change of Major|
|Students who want to change their program of study must
apply to the Admissions office and meet all admission requirements of
the new program. Students should discuss program changes with the
career counseling staff to make sure their program choice will meet
their needs. Download the Change of Major/Readmission form.
When a student changes from one program of study to another within
Durham Tech, all academic requirements including the grading policies
of the new program, must be met for graduation. Upon acceptance into
the new program, all courses which are commonly required by more than
one program may be transferred with the same grade the student
originally received. Students admitted to a new program of study may
choose to transfer or repeat these courses.
|Students who previously applied to Durham Tech and are returning after an extended absence must apply to the admissions office.|
Eligibility for readmission depends on individual circumstances and the requirements of the specific curriculum program. In general, a student is eligible to return when an appropriate course schedule can be arranged. Readmission in limited-enrollment programs is offered on a space-available basis. Certain programs may also require students to complete individual readmission plans. Readmitted students must complete the admission requirements and the program’s graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
Use the Change of Major/Readmission form if you meet one of the following conditions:
Download the Change of Major/Readmission form.
|Students currently enrolled in another college may take
university transferable courses at Durham Tech to transfer to their
home college. Visiting students are not eligible for course substitution, credit by examination, financial aid, or veterans benefits; and they do not qualify for academic recognition (President’s List or Dean’s List). Documentation of prior course work or testing is required to enroll in courses with prerequisites.
|Enrollment for Current High School Students|
|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 credit courses at Durham Tech. Career and College Promise, Gateway to College, Middle College High School (MCHS), and City of Medicine Academy (CMA) programs allow high school students to take community college courses.|