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 an advisor/enrollment counselor by calling 919-536-7205. We're here to help you!

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 priority enrollment due date.

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

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.

Take a Placement Test

You must meet prerequisites for any courses you plan to take at Durham Tech. At Durham Tech, we offer the NC DAP placement tests. These tests are offered free of charge on Durham Tech's campus.

Preparing and practicing for your placement test is a critical step in the enrollment process, not to mention it can help you save valuable time and money. Visit the placement testing section to learn more about test preparation.

The testing schedule is also available online. You will need your student ID number and a photo ID to take the exam. For more information call 919-536-7210.

If you have taken COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, SAT, ACT, AP, or IB tests within the past five years, you may be exempt from some or all portions of the placement test. Bring copies of your scores to the Testing Center.