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Academic Calender

The academic year at Wake Tech Community College is divided into two semesters of 16 weeks each and a summer term of ten weeks. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific academic dates.


English As a Foreign Language

Wake Tech offers an academic preparation English as a Foreign Language program through its EFL Department. This program is for students who come to Wake Tech because they want English skills for future academic studies at Wake Tech or another college or university. The EFL program is on the Southern Wake Campus and offers classroom instruction on four to five levels of proficiency in reading, composition, grammar and listening/speaking. The EFL classes meet five days a week for approximately four hours each day (usually during 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

Students may supplement the EFL classes in the EFL language lab where there are materials for independent study and directed study under a trained EFL instructor. The multi-level materials focus on listening comprehension, reading, vocabulary development, pronunciation, writing and TOEFL preparation.

Financial Aid

Wake Tech Community College does not offer financial aid or scholarships to international students. In general, only permanent residents and citizens of the U.S. are eligible for financial aid.

Health Insurance

All international students who hold an F-1 visa are highly recommended to purchase health insurance for the duration of their studies. The estimated cost is $500.00 per academic year for a single student. Brochures are available at the International Student Office. Wake Tech does not offer any health insurance to students. You can refer to the health insurance section.


Wake Tech Community College has no dormitories, residence halls or on-campus housing. All students must arrange for housing in the Raleigh area. To obtain additional housing information you may contact the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 800 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, U.S.A. Telephone: 919-664-7000 or visit Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.


Wake Tech provides free bus service between Moore Transit Station (downtown Raleigh) and the Southern Wake Campus. Schedules are available upon request. Students who drive to school must purchase a parking permit each semester and park in designated spaces only. Please refer to Wake Tech's bus information.

Other Links of Interest
American Embassies
City of Raleigh
Education USA
Internal Revenue Services
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
Study in the States

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