Transfer Credit Evaluation

Durham Tech evaluates transfer credit for equivalent courses from member institutions of the North Carolina Community College System and other post-secondary institutions.

View the Transfer Credit Award policy and procedure.

Academic Credit for Professional Credentials

Academic credit may be given for adequately documented and validated industry-recognized credentials.

View the Academic Credit for Professional Credentials procedure and the list of eligible courses and credentials.

Credit by Examination

Qualified credit students with relevant prior training or experience may earn academic credit for certain courses by examination.

Read more about credit by examination in the Grading System policy and procedure and the Transfer Credit Award policy.


Durham Tech offers students the option of ordering Durham Tech transcripts electronically. Once students create an account, they may request an official, certified PDF of their transcript and track the status of their order. Orders are usually processed within five business days (allow for additional processing time during high volume periods). 

Students may also request a Durham Tech transcript in person by visiting Admissions, Registration, and Records located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), room 10-201. If a student shows a transcript payment receipt, the transcript can usually be processed at that time.

Paper transcripts may be sent via the U.S. Postal Service or picked up in person. All students must provide photo identification to pick up a transcript. Student transcripts cannot be picked up by another person unless the student has provided written permission.

Students are charged a fee for each official transcript copy, with the exception of Adult High School transcripts. There is no charge for unofficial copies printed through Self-Service. Requests made by phone and fax are not accepted.

The College does not release, copy, or return transcripts or other documents from other schools.

Students are not eligible to receive an official if they have an outstanding debt to Durham Tech. 

Student Records

Durham Tech follows the guidelines for records retention and disposition outlined in the Records Retention and Disposition policy and procedure. Back-up copies of permanent records are stored on computer tape in the Admissions, Registration, and Records office, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center (Building 10), room 10-201, or via document imaging. 

A student’s permanent record includes demographic information provided on the application to the College, a registration form, or through use of student information portals.

Student records are maintained, available for inspection and review, and disseminated in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). View the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Policy and Procedure.