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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy

Can a person approved with DACA enroll at Wake Technical Community College?

Yes, a person who has been granted DACA can attend Wake Technical Community College. 
 


What is the admissions procedures for a DACA person to enroll at 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. 


What happens after the admissions procedures are completed?

After the admissions procedures are completed, the next step is to meet with an academic advisor for courses planning to register for courses. 


Is there an earlier or alternate registration date?

The registration date is based on the number of credit hours completed.


What is the tuition rate?

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 for more information. A DACA student may qualify for business sponsorship.  Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information. 


Is federal aid or scholarships available?

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:


What happens if a student’s immigration status changes?

If the student’s immigration status changes, please notify the International Student Office with documentation to be informed on how to proceed. 


Undocumented Policy

Can an undocumented person enroll at Wake Technical Community College?

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. 


What is the admissions procedures for an undocumented person to enroll at Wake Tech?

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.


What happens after the admissions procedures are completed?

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.


What is the course registration procedure?

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. 


Is there an earlier or alternate registration date?

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.


What is the tuition rate?

The tuition rate for an undocumented student is set at the out-of-state rate.  Unfortunately, the student is not eligible for the in-state rate.  You can refer to the tuition chart at https://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/payment-deadlines/tuition-costs for more information.


Is the payment plan an option?

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.


Is federal aid or scholarships available?

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:


What happens if a student’s immigration status changes?

If the student’s immigration status changes, please notify the International Student Office with documentation to be informed on how to proceed.