|Prospective International Students|
|Admissions Requirements for Those Who Are Not Currently in the U.S.|
|Durham Tech will not issue an I-20 for an F-1 visa until after a prospective student has come to the U.S., has completed the checklist for change of status, and has met with a designated school official. Admissions steps, which include taking the COMPASS placement test at Durham Tech, can be found in the admissions section of the website.
Durham Technical Community College is an open-door institution, and persons who meet the admissions requirements are usually accepted, although some programs, such as nursing, have additional requirements, competitive admissions, and limited enrollment. After acceptance into the college, students will be advised how to apply to the Department of Homeland Security for a change of status to F-1 visa status. This process can take several months and there is no guarantee of approval.
|Frequently asked Questions for Prospective Students|
|Do my transcripts need to be in English?|
Yes, and the English translation must be completed by a certified translator.
Will my previous university credits transfer ?
Can I take the placement tests somewhere else?
Is the COMPASS test the only one that I need to take?
Can I get an I-20 for the ESL program?
Do you have scholarships and financial aid?
Will you provide housing?
Do I need health insurance?
How do I apply for admission to a curriculum program?
If you have further questions, please call Heidi White, director of international student services, at 919-536-7200, ext. 4052, or email email@example.com.
|For Those in the U.S. with Another Visa|
|For those who are in the U.S. with another valid visa, it may be
possible to change visa status to F-1 student visa. The checklist
for change of status lists everything that must be completed before
we can issue the I-20. The I-20 is then used to apply for the F-1 student
visa (either by returning to the home country or by submitting an application
for change of status to USCIS in the Department of Homeland Security). Please note that you must be "in status" with your current visa in order to be admitted into a Durham Tech curriculum program of study and to receive an I-20.
After reviewing the checklist, if you need more information about admissions and possibly changing your current visa to F-1 student visa status, please contact Heidi White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-536-7200, ext. 4052. General admissions information is also available under the general admissions area of our website.
|For F-1 Visa Transfer Students|
|To be eligible to transfer to our college, your current school must verify that you hold the F-1 visa in good standing. If this is not the case and you have fallen "out-of-status" with your F-1 visa, Durham Tech will not admit you into a curriculum program of study at the present time. Please view the checklist for transfer and the transfer clearance form that your current school must complete.|
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