Read about online delivery methods and learn the difference between a synchronous online class (requires students to meet at the same time online) and an asynchronous (students can go online when it is convenient for them) online class.

Be sure to review all available course sections when registering. Some course sections may appear lower in search results. View the Searching for Sections in Self-Service webpage.

Non-credit (Continuing Education) Courses

View non-credit registration procedures. Some programs have prerequisites with specific registration requirements or use unique registration forms. It is advised that students review the program web page they are interested in prior to registration.

Curriculum (Credit) Courses

Spring Semester 2024 Credit Courses

Term Start and Enrollment Dates

Students are encouraged to complete all required admissions forms, attend a ConnectSession, and submit transcripts and financial aid documents by the enrollment due date; admissions and financial aid processes may take significant time to complete, so start early!

  • Full Semester and Mini-Session A courses begin Monday, January 8
  • Mini-Session B courses begin Monday, March 11

All students must be cleared by their academic advisor prior to registration. It is strongly recommended that you see your advisor early, during October.

Are you a new student? You will learn about the advising process during your ConnectSession, Durham Tech’s student orientation. After you submit your enrollment application and activate your accounts, you should complete a ConnectSession.

Completing the enrollment process early will help you avoid the long wait for a response from the advisor and will give you access to a wider selection of course options. See the Academic Advising webpage for more information about how to connect with your advisor.

Are you a continuing student? Are you admitted to a program? If the answer is “yes” to both questions, you likely have an assigned advisor. Check your profile in Self-Service for your advisor’s contact information. It is your responsibility to contact your advisor for registration. Contact your advisor as soon as possible; if they do not respond within three (3) business days, you may forward the email message you sent to your advisor with a message requesting assistance to, and you will be connected to an advisor who will help you.

Priority Registration

Priority registration is awarded to continuously enrolled students who have been admitted to a program as of Spring 2024 or prior. Assignment is determined based on credit hours completed.

Credit HoursEarly Registration Begins
35 or moreMonday, October 30
17 or moreTuesday, October 31
4 or moreWednesday, November 1
1 or moreThursday, November 2
0 credit hoursFriday, November 3

Career and College Promise (CCP) Students: See deadlines listed on the CCP web page.

General Registration

During general registration, all advised students can add courses to their schedule.

Ensure you are able to log into Self-Service prior to the start of the registration period. If you are unable to access Self-Service send an email to If you are not able to register for a course, send an email to for further assistance.

Open registration for all advised studentsFull Semester and Mini-Session AMonday, November 6 – Sunday, January 7
Open registration for all advised studentsMini-Session BMonday, November 6 – Sunday, March 10
Waitlist function availableFull Semester and Mini-Session AMonday, October 30 – Thursday, January 4
Waitlist function availableMini-Session BMonday, October 30 – Thursday, March 7

Registration is available through Self-Service except Fridays from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. for weekly maintenance. Self-Service will remain available for schedule adjustments until Sunday, January 7, 2024 for Full Semester and Mini-Session A course(s), and until Sunday, March 10, 2024 for Mini-Session B courses.

Late Enrollment and Advising
Full Semester and Mini-Session A final dates:

Last day to receive Advising, by 5 p.m. – Friday, January 8:

  • Submit an enrollment application and residency determination, by 5 p.m. — Tuesday, January 2
  • Sign up and complete placement testing (if applicable) by 12 p.m. — Tuesday, January 2
  • Complete a ConnectSession — Tuesday, January 2
Mini-Session B final dates:
  • Submit an enrollment application and residency determination, by 5 p.m. — Tuesday, March 5
  • Sign up and complete placement testing (if applicable) by 12 p.m. — Tuesday, March 5
  • Complete a ConnectSession — Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5 is is late advising, the last opportunity to meet with an advisor for Spring semester enrollment. Registration is not permitted if you have not completed an enrollment application, residency determination, placement determination, and advising by the deadline. Please note that by late advising time, longer response times are expected and course availability is limited. You are encouraged to complete enrollment steps early.

Schedule Adjustments

During the schedule adjustment period, students who have completed the enrollment process by the deadline may adjust their schedules to add courses. For any courses added during the schedule adjustment period, payment is due at the time of registration. Payment not received the same day will result in deregistration of courses. Once the schedule adjustment period has ended, no students may be added to courses already in progress. Students requesting an exception to the schedule adjustment procedures must make a request to the academic dean over the program area responsible for the course.

  • Mini-Session A adjustment period January 8 – 9, payment due daily by 11:59 p.m.
  • Full Semester adjustment period January 8 – 11, payment due daily by 11:59 p.m.
  • Mini-Session B adjustment period March 11 – 12, payment due daily by 11:59 p.m.