Frequently Asked Questions
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- Foreign Degree Evaluations
- Prospective Student Information Sessions.
- Tuition Payment Plan
- Financial Aid
- Finish your high school education (taught in Spanish)
- Finish your high school education (taught in English)
- Beyond the Basics Classes
Advanced Conversation, Pronunciation, Business Writing and Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace and TOEFL Prep
Contact: Susan Ballard: 919-334-1536 or [email protected]
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) Training
Vocational, Computer Training, and Translator/Interpreter Certification
Contact: 919-866-7221 or [email protected]
- EFL English as a Foreign Language
Contact: 919-866-6700 Office or Michael T. Jones: 919-866-5627 [email protected]
- HEP Programa de Equivalencia al High School
High School Equivalency Prep for seasonal workers and their families.
Classes in English and Spanish in Clinton, Goldsboro, Raleigh, Siler City, Red Springs and online.
Contact: 919-334-1595 or [email protected]
- HRD Classes and Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
Contact: Tara Waters: 919-532-5572 or [email protected]
Delia Burnett: 919-532-5692 or [email protected]
- International Student WTCC Admissions
VISA and Degree/Document Evaluation questions
Contact: 919-866-6800 International Student Office
- TOEFL Prep
Contact: Susan Ballard: 919-334-1536 or [email protected]
- Triangle Literacy Council
800 Park Offices Drive, Suite 202, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy - For Degree-seeking students
Yes, a person who has been granted DACA can attend Wake Technical Community College.
A DACA person follows Wake Tech’s General admissions procedures to enroll. For more information about the general admissions procedures, please refer to https://www.waketech.edu/admissions-aid/admissions/credit/new-student. After the student submits their online application through CFNC.org, the student will email a copy of their valid employment authorization card to [email protected] using the subject line DACA.
After the admissions procedures are completed, the next step is to meet with an academic advisor for courses planning to register for courses.
A DACA student will follow the general registration procedure. You can refer to https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/payment-deadlines/priority-dates.
The registration date is based on the number of credit hours completed.
The tuition rate for a DACA student is set at the out-of-state rate. You can refer to the tuition chart at https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/payment-deadlines/tuition-costs. If you were lawfully admitted to the U.S. and have the documentation to show the lawful admission or being sponsored by your North Carolina employer, you may qualify for a tuition exception. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.
Yes, a DACA student can sign up for the payment plan. You can refer to https://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/administrative-offices/financial-services/payment-plan.
DACA students are not eligible for financial aid. For scholarships, the student can refer to Wake Tech Foundation at http://foundation.waketech.edu. For resources not affiliated with Wake Tech, the student can refer to:
Undocumented Policy - For Degree-seeking students
North Carolina Legislature allows a person who is in the United States with no lawful status and graduated from a U.S. high school, home school, private school, or received an Adult High School Diploma to attend Wake Technical Community College. Unfortunately, a high school equivalency does not qualify.
An undocumented person follows Wake Tech’s General admissions procedures to enroll. For more information about the general admissions procedures, the student can refer to https://www.waketech.edu/admissions-aid/admissions/credit/new-student. Unfortunately, exceptions do exist, as an undocumented person is unable to enroll in a competitive entry, waitlist, or first-come-first-serve curriculum program.
After the admissions procedures are completed, the next step is to meet with an academic advisor for courses planning. Before the registration date, the student must ensure the official transcript from high school is received and any account holds have been removed from their student record.
The undocumented student is required to wait after the schedule adjustment period has ended to register for courses are each semester. Correspondence is sent each semester to inform the student of their registration date, as the student must register in-person on the announced date. The student is manually registered in available courses, and cannot participate in self-registration through Self Service. In addition, the student is expected to pay the tuition and fees in full and begin to attend courses the same day.
Unfortunately, there is no earlier date to register. This regulation is set by the North Carolina Legislature and registration must be completed on the allowed registration date.
The tuition rate for an undocumented student is set at the out-of-state rate. You can refer to the tuition chart at https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/payment-deadlines/tuition-costs. However, if you were lawfully admitted to the U.S. and have the documentation to show the lawful admission, regardless of your current immigration status, and graduated from a NC public high school, you may qualify for a tuition exception at the in-state rate.
Unfortunately, the payment plan is not an option for undocumented students. The deadline to sign up for the payment plan at the college occurs before the undocumented registration date each term.
An undocumented student is not eligible for financial aid. For scholarships, the student can refer to Wake Tech Foundation at http://foundation.waketech.edu. For resources not affiliated with Wake Tech, the student can refer to:
If the student’s immigration status changes, please notify the International Student Office with documentation to be informed on how to proceed.