General Registration Information

Retaking courses

A student may enroll in the same course up to three times during his or her academic career; some courses allow fewer retakes. If you try to register to retake a course, you may see an error message in Self-Service (e.g., Course has been taken 2 time(s). 2 allowed.) You must contact the appropriate academic department to request an exception.

If you receive an error message while trying to register for ENG-111, MAT-110, MAT-121, MAT-143, MAT-152 or MAT-171, check the Course Placement page for more information.

Schedule changes

While every possible effort is made to avoid schedule changes, Wake Tech reserves the right to cancel classes or make other changes without notice.

Campus access fee

Students who register for any class on Southern Wake, Scott Northern Wake, Perry Health Sciences or Western Wake campuses will be assessed a campus access fee with their registration.

The fee provides safety, security and parking measures at each of these locations. Students who park on any of these campuses are required to display a vehicle permit. Vehicle permits are included in the campus access fee and may be picked up from the Student ID Center with a valid tuition and fees receipt.

Distance learning (hybrid and online courses)

Specific notes for each of the distance learning courses are listed under each course. In Self-Service, click on the course number to see these notes. Students should also review the Distance Education Student Self-Assessment on the Wake Tech website to determine if they are suited to this style of learning.

NOTE: You will not be able to see your class before the first day of the semester. If you cannot access your course(s) once classes begin or need help with Blackboard, please call the ITS Department at 919-866-7000.

Attendance: Your entry into each online class is the Course Entry Quiz. You must complete the quiz by the 10% point of the semester to remain in the class.

Proctoring: You may be required to complete tests or assignments in a testing center. If you do not use a Wake Tech testing center, you may be charged by the off-campus testing center.

Weekend College

The Weekend College provides students an opportunity to earn a computer certificate with all classes scheduled on Friday nights and Saturdays. Enrollment in any of the weekend computer certificate programs requires the written permission of the department head for Non-credit and Weekend Computer Education. Students interested in these computer certificate programs should follow the normal admissions process. You may obtain an application package by calling Student Information at 919-866-5500. Potential students are advised that some certificates require prerequisite knowledge and programs fill quickly.

Learning Community

A Learning Community is a group of 24 students and three faculty members who will work together on an interdisciplinary cluster of courses. Students who participate in this program will be accorded benefits such as study groups and more access to program instructors.

Financial Aid

Tuition and fee charges are deferred for students with approved financial aid – a financial aid application has been processed and an award letter issued. If your financial aid application is not processed by the tuition payment deadline, or if your award is not sufficient to cover your balance due, you are responsible for payment of your invoice. Your schedule will be purged if payment is not received by the due date. You may view your financial aid status in Self-Service or contact the Financial Aid Office at 919-866-5410 or [email protected].

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or require special accommodations to access college activities should request such services in advance by calling Disability Support Services at 919-866-5670 or Sorenson Video Phone for Deaf 919-324-1508.

Veteran certification

Students eligible for veterans educational benefits are required to verify their attendance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs certifying official in Financial Aid. Veterans should notify the VA certifying official immediately anytime their status changes or their schedules are modified. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.