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New policies and policy changes will be communicated to students on the official Updates web page, located at http://Updates.waketech.edu.
Every curriculum student is provided with an official Wake Tech email account through the student portal (my.waketech.edu)
- Students must first activate their my.waketech.edu account, wait 24 hours, and then activate the email account.
- This college-issued email account is to be used for all email correspondence with instructors and other college officials.
Official correspondence from the college (communications from instructors, information about registration or financial aid, etc.) will be sent to students’ Wake Tech email address ONLY. Instructors and college officials may refuse to accept student emails sent from other addresses.
For more information, visit my.waketech.edu and click on "Support". Video tutorials are available in the FAQ/Knowledge Base at http://www2.waketech.edu/lore/studkb/category.php?id=9
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The Wake Tech Registration and Student Records Services Division is responsible for all student records and for the protection of student rights as provided by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Transcripts of academic record will be issued only with written authorization by the student.
Official copies of transcripts may be obtained in person, with a photo I.D. at the Registration and Student Records Services Division, Room 243A of the Student Services Building on the Main Campus. Transcripts may also be requested by mail or fax or made online by downloading an order form at http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/registration-student-records/transcripts. Mail, fax, and online requests will be processed within 2 business days. One copy of a transcript will be provided per request.
Official Wake Tech transcripts are $5 per copy. Student copies are available at no charge; however, no transcripts will be provided to students with outstanding debt to the College.
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Advanced standing is a means by which students can satisfy graduation requirements by applying transfer work and credits from placement examination. When it is determined that work from another college is equivalent to a Wake Tech course(s) , students are given an equivalency for the advanced standing work, meaning that it is deemed equivalent to a specified Wake Tech course. However, no academic credit is awarded, and thus the equivalency will not count toward the student’s grade point average
Equivalencies will be noted on the official transcript as transferred equivalencies or non-course equivalencies. Equivalencies will be taken into consideration for program completion at Wake Tech only. Acceptance of advanced standing work at one college does not necessarily mean that acceptance will be given at every college. Students are encouraged to review the advanced standing policies at any college for which they may be considering to transfer or enroll.
Department and Special Course Challenge Examinations
Students seeking credit for non-transferable learning experiences for any course, except College/University Transfer and Pre-Curriculum, may request a challenge examination. Subject matter for which credit is sought must be equivalent to the course(s) being challenged. Challenge examination requests will not be accepted for incomplete or failed course work. Requests must be made with full justification to the appropriate academic dean or designee at the time of registration. Upon approval, the appropriate dean or designee will either direct the student to contact the Individualized Learning Center, on Main Campus, to schedule a time for the examination or contact the dean or department head to schedule the examination. Students who successfully challenge a course will receive credit for the course with a grade of "X" The course will not enter into grade-point average computations, but will count toward the total hours earned.
Students must register and pay tuition for courses to be challenged and must submit requests for challenge examinations after registering for the course(s) to be challenged. In order to get credit on the transcript record, it is necessary to remain registered for a class that has been challenged successfully. ENG 111, 112, 113, and 114, and all other College/University Transfer courses may not be challenged; instead, students may take the appropriate CLEP, AP, or DANTES exam.
Note: French and Spanish native speakers are not eligible to receive credit for 100 level foreign language classes.
Most challenge exams are administered within the appropriate department, however, a select number of courses including BUS 110, 121, 137, 147, 153; ENG 101; MAT 070, 080; PSY 101, 110, and 118 may be taken in the Individualized Learning Center (ILC) on main campus. Students challenging these select courses must obtain approval from the Division Dean and contact the ILC (919-866-5276) to schedule an appointment to take the exam. Both the Division Dean approved form # 610 and student photo identification is required for ILC administered challenge exams.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit
CLEP is a program that offers the student the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside the conventional classroom. Contact the College Board at http://clep.collegeboard.org/?affiliateId=rdr&bannerId=clep for more information or to locate the nearest test site. All College Level Program (CLEP) credit will be evaluated on the basis of the receiving institution's policy. Click to view the Wake Tech CLEP Equivalency spreadsheet.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
The College Entrance Examination Board sponsors an advanced placement program that enables high school students to complete college-level courses and to demonstrate college-level achievement through examinations. Wake Tech will award non-course work equivalency for students who meet minimum scores on AP exams. These equivalencies can then be applied toward the student's graduation requirements.
Note to students pursuing College Transfer degrees (Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences) or students intending to transfer courses to UNC-system schools: "Advanced Placement (AP) course credits awarded for a score of three or higher, are acceptable as part of a student's successfully completed general education core under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Credit for two successive courses can only be awarded with a score of five.
Only one course of credit (MAT 271 for four credit hours) may be awarded for the AP Calculus AB exam with a score of three, four, or five; two courses of credit (MAT 271 and 272 for eight credit hours) may be awarded for the AP Calculus BC exam with a score of three, four or five. Students who receive AP course credit at a community college but do not complete the general education core will have AP Credit awarded on the basis of the receiving institution's AP policy. Transferred-in courses from institutions other than North Carolina community colleges are not a part of this agreement.
Click to view the Wake Tech AP Equivalency spreadsheet.
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests (DSST)
The DANTES Program (Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support) is a testing service conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). DANTES, an agency of the Department of Defense, was created to help service members obtain credit for knowledge and skills acquired through nontraditional educational experiences. Since World War II, DANTES has sponsored and administered tests that provide qualified military personnel with the opportunity to obtain academic credit. DANTES Subject Standardized Tests provide a way for military personnel to obtain credit by examination for knowledge of material commonly taught in college courses. Click to view the Wake Tech DSST Equivalency spreadsheet.
Curriculum French and Spanish Placement Exams
Students who think that their language skills will earn them credit for more than one course and want to get as much credit as quickly as possible should take the CLEP exam. For specific information on CLEP testing, please visit the website for http://www.collegeboard.org/.
Foreign language faculty reserves the right to request that a student take the Language Placement Exam.
in as much as some divisions have adopted more restrictive challenge examination procedures, students should make every effort to start the challenge examination process as soon as they register for the course(s). Students must take all challenge examinations no later than the 10-percent point of the semester or term. Students may obtain information on the results of their examination by inquiring at the Registration and Student Records Services Division. Positive photo identification will be required. Results of challenge examinations will be mailed after the exams have been graded and results forwarded to the Enrollment and Records Services Division.
The following students MUST take the Wake Tech PLACEMENT EXAM to determine the level at which they should continue their foreign language studies:
- Native speakers: Students who received their primary literacy education in French or Spanish.
- Heritage learners: Students who have not received their primary literacy education in French or Spanish. Language skills acquired vary by household and may not include reading and writing skills in the second language.
- Students who have earned a grade of B (87) or better on each of the THREE years of high school study of the same language.
- Students who have lived or have studied in a Spanish or French speaking country.
- Incoming transfer students returning to the study of French or Spanish begun in high school, but not previously pursued at the college level.
Students may take the Language Placement Exam in a given foreign language only once; they may not take the exam if they are currently taking or have taken a foreign language course at Wake Tech. If a student believes his or her placement level is too low or too high, he or she should contact the Foreign Language Department Head. Foreign language faculty reserves the right to request that students take the Language Placement Exam.
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Certified Professional Secretary® (CPS®) and Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP®) Credentials
Students applying for entry into: Office Administration, Office Administration/Legal, Medical Office Administration, Business Administration, Business Administration/Human Resources Management, and Business Administration/Electronic Commerce programs will be granted equivalency for related Wake Tech equivalencies, upon documented proof of earning the CAP, CPS, CPC, CCA, or CCS-P rating within the last six years. Click to view the Wake Tech CPS and CAP Equivalencies spreadsheet.
Emergency Medical Science Advanced Placement through Certification
Students may receive advanced standing in the EMS prefix classes through certification. Other EMS courses may be challenged by the student based on experience at the discretion of the EMS Department Head. The student must score 78 percent or better to receive challenge credit. Challenges of EMS courses to gain higher certification are not allowed.
Click to view the Wake Tech EMS Equivalency spreadsheet.
Associate Degree Nursing - Advanced Placement Option for LPNs
The LPN to ADN Advanced Placement Option awards eligible licensed practical nurses 19 credit hours toward the Associate Degree Nursing program, pending successful completion of core nursing courses. Applicants must meet all standard admission requirements for the Associate Degree Nursing program and must have completed BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 155, ENG 111, PSY 150, and PSY 241.
Students should contact the Associate Degree Nursing Department Head or a Health Science Admissions Counselor with questions about admission criteria. Click to view the Wake Tech LPN Equivalency spreadsheet.
AARTS (Army/ACE Registry Transcript System)
Prospective students who have military experience may be able to obtain some equivalencies toward an AAS degree, diploma, or certificate. This equivalency is the result of training received in military services. Individuals seeking equivalency for military training must have an official AARTS transcript sent to the College. The appropriate dean or department head will evaluate the transcript and equivalency awarded as appropriate.
Effective January 1, 2013, AARTS will be transitioning to the Joint Services Transcript (JST) which is a new electronic transcript service. The JST will produce a uniform transcript of all military training and experiences to service members of all branches, and will include Army Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, and DANTES funded test scores. The merger of AARTS to the JST is expected to be completed by December 31, 2012. Personnel data should be reviewed for accuracy and ensure that completed training is documented in the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS).
Navy Articulation Agreement
Wake Tech will award equivalencies for specific naval training courses in partial fulfillment of program requirements leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Systems Technology. Completion of coursework through Wake Tech and the Navy training curricula and job experience is required before the student is eligible to receive the associate's degree from Wake Tech. Click to view the Wake Tech Navy Equivalency spreadsheet.
Carolinas Associated General Contractors Articulation Agreement
Wake Tech will award equivalencies for specific CAGC courses in partial fulfillment of program requirements leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma, or certificate in Construction Management Technology.
Click to view the Wake Tech CAGC Equivalency spreadsheet.
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Wake Tech will award equivalencies for specific computer-related credentials awarded by a third party, including IC3 Exams by Certiport, Microsoft Certification, Cisco Course Completion and Certification, as well as CompTIA certification.
Click to view the Wake Tech Computer Concepts Equivalencies spreadsheet.
High School Articulation Agreement (HS)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System have a statewide articulation agreement in which students may be eligible to receive college credit after completion of identified Career-Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school. This agreement creates a systematic and seamless process in which students can move from high school to community college without having to duplicate efforts or repeat courses.
Criteria used to award college credit for identified CTE courses include the following:
- Final grade of B or higher in the course
- A RAW score of 93 or higher on the standardized CTE post-assessment test. (score revision effective Fall 2012)
- To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of his or her high school graduation date.
- The student's official high school transcript must include the CTE post-assessment scores.
Community college officials have the responsibility for verifying and accepting the articulated course or courses on the high school transcript for college credit.
Students must complete at least 25 percent of the hours required for a degree, diploma, or certificate in residence at Wake Tech, and final coursework must be completed in residence.
Wake Tech will consider courses for transfer equivalency from other colleges or accredited collegiate institutions. Such institutions must be accredited by a commission responsible for accrediting degree-granting institutions classified as collegiate, and one that is housed in a regional or national accrediting agency.
Only those courses with a grade of "C" or higher will be considered for transfer. Developmental Math credits (DMA course prefix) from a North Carolina community college will be considered for transfer with a grade of "P" for passing.The course must be equivalent in content (and in college/university transfer, credit hours) to a Wake Tech course. Official transcripts from accredited institutions will be reviewed against established standard equivalencies; transfer equivalency will be recommended by the appropriate dean (or a designee).
All decisions about transfer equivalency are discretionary on the part of the college: whether equivalency will be allowed, how much will be allowed, and how it will be applied. The college will apply principles recommended by accredited higher education organizations that set standards for transfer credit. These principles focus on the level, content, quality, and comparability of a course and its relevance to the student’s intended program.
It is not necessary for students to request a review of transferred coursework. When official transcripts are received for an applicant in a curriculum program, the transcripts are sent to the Transfer and Non-Course Credit department for initial review against established standard equivalencies. Any courses that are not found in the standard equivalencies database are forwarded to the registrar or curriculum deans for review and decision. Recommended equivalencies are given and noted on the student’s academic record.
Note: A granted equivalency means only that a course is equivalent to a Wake Tech course. It does not mean that the course satisfies a graduation or program requirement; that determination depends on whether the course is listed as a requirement for the specific program (major) the student enrolled in at the time of admission to the college. A student who changes programs (major) should request a transcript re-evaluation to determine if the change affects graduation or program requirements.
Some programs may also have a time limit on transferability of selected courses. The academic dean has the option of moving the student to a more current version of the program of study, which may alter the impact of previously awarded transfer credit toward program completion.
Transfer credit does not factor into a student’s curriculum GPA calculation. A grade of TA, TB, or TC is awarded for the transferred credit internally to aid with financial aid evaluations. These transfer credit grades do not appear on the student transcript.
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Effective July 1, 2013
Note: Tuition may be increased.
Class Tuition & Fees
The State Board of Community Colleges establishes tuition annually; and the Wake Technical Community College Board of Trustees establishes special fees associated with some classes. Tuition and fees are listed below and are subject to change without notice.
All tuition and fees are due by the published payment due dates. Students may pay:
- BY WEB at https://webadvisor.waketech.edu. WebAdvisor may be unavailable for weekly scheduled maintenace between Thrusday, 8 a.m. through Friday, 8 a.m..
- BY DROP BOX located in front of the Cashier's Office at the Wake Tech main campus, Holding Hall, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
- BY MAIL to the Cashier's Office, Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
- IN PERSON at the Cashier's Office at the Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, Northern Wake Campus or Western Wake Campus
Payments may be made using personal check, debit card, credit card (Mastercard or Visa) or cash. If you choose to pay by personal check, it is suggested that each student bring two checks to registration: one for registration and one for the purchase of books and supplies. Textbooks are purchased by students as they are needed. Costs of textbooks vary, depending upon the curriculum in which the student is enrolled.
All rates are subject to change by action of the North Carolina Legislature (tuition) and the Wake Technical Community College Board of Trustees (fees).
North Carolina Students
16 credit hours or more $ 1144.00 /term
Less than 16 credit hrs. $ 71.50 /credit hr.
16 credit hours or more $4,216.00 /term
Less than 16 credit hrs. $263.50 /credit hr.
Fees are established by the Trustees of the College and are subject to change without notice.
Wake Technical Community College does not charge any type of application fee with the exception of International Students*.
*International Students are charged a $30 application fee.
Student Activity Fee
$32.50 per semester (applies to fall and spring semesters only)
Campus Access Fee
Charged per semester during registrations at Main, Health, Western Wake, Northern Wake, or Public Safety Education Campuses:
Computer Use/Technology Fee
- $50.00 per term during fall and spring semesters
- $25.00 per term during summer semester
$1.00 per credit hour per term ($16.00 maximum)
Professional Liability Insurance
$6.00 per term for Health Sciences Students
$6.00 per term for Cosmetology and Esthetics Students
Graduation Fee (due when registering for the final term)
$35.00 for Diploma/Degree Student
*No charge for Certificate Programs
Official Transcript Fee
$5.00 each per request
$240 per course for MUS 161, MUS 162, MUS 261, MUS 262
Facility Fee - Community Schools
A Facility Fee of $25 per class will be charged to students attending classes at community schools locations. Fees will be collected by Wake Technical Community College at time of registration. Community school fees are established by the Wake County Public School System and are subject to change without notice.
Facility Fee - Ice Skating, Bowling and Golf
Facility fees are charged to students registering for the following classes:
PED 177 - $85.00
PED 139 - $80.00
PED 128 - $40.00
Facility Fee - State Personnel Development Center (SPDC)
A lab facility fee of $25.00 per course is charged to students attending classes at the State Personnel Development Center (101 W. Peace Street, Raleigh, NC).
Registration and tuition charges are the same as for courses taken for credit. Audit classes earn neither credit hour nor quality points. Requests to audit must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the last day of registration.
Self-Supporting Registration Fees
The fee for self-supporting classes, denoted by an "S" at the end of the section number, is $76.50 per credit hour. There are no rate differences for in-state and out-of-state students and no waivers for senior citizens, dual enrollment students, staff, etc. No maximum cost based on a maximum number of credit hours, applies to self-supporting classes. For example, if you registered for 16 credit hours as an in-state student at the regular tuition rate, the tuition amount due would be $904. If you added a three-credit-hour class at the self-supporting rate, your tuition would be $904 plus $229.50 for the self-supporting registration fee.
Returned Checks and Unpaid Accounts
Any student who has a returned check shall be notified by certified letter. If the returned check is not cleared within the specified time, all academic records will be frozen until the account is cleared. Students who develop a pattern of payment by returned checks will have this payment option revoked. Once identified, these individuals will be required to pay by cash, money order, certified check or credit card. Our bank is authorized to present NSF checks for payment a second time which may result in additional fees being assessed.
Unpaid student accounts, including returned checks and unpaid parking tickets, will prevent graduation, granting of credit, or release of transcript.
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
Effective July 1, 2013, senior citizens age 65 and older are required to pay for tuition and fees for all community college classes.
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Refunds are processed under the North Carolina Community College System (state) refund policy.
Tuition refunds are automatically processed based on deadlines and drop dates and are mailed to the student address on file in the College's records. Therefore, it is very important that students submit address changes to the Registration and Student Records Services Division as soon as they occur.
Refund checks are only written after the 10-percent date in the term. Checks are mailed from the Accounting Office within four (4) weeks after the 10-percent date. This date is published in all class schedules and registration information each term. All refunds are paid by check.
Tuition is charged on a per-credit-hour basis up to a maximum of 16 credit hours per term. There is no additional tuition charge for registration in excess of maximum credit hours. Students will be eligible for refunds when course drops or withdrawals result in enrollment for less than maximum credit hours and meet the applicable conditions described below.
Regular-schedule classes that begin the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester:
- A 100% refund shall be made if the student drops the class prior to the first day of the academic semester as published on the College calendar.
- A 75% refund shall be made if the student drops the class on or after the first day of the semester and prior to or on the official 10% point of the semester, as published in the College calendar.
Classes that begin at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the term:
- A 100% refund shall be made if the student drops the class prior to the first class meeting.
- A 75% refund shall be made if the student drops the class prior to or on the 10% point of the class.
- To comply with applicable federal regulations regarding refunds, federal regulations supersede the state refund regulations stated in this Rule.
- For a class(es) which the college collects receipts which are not required to be deposited into the State Treasury account, the college shall adopt local refund policies.
A 100% refund shall be made if the class in which the student is officially registered is cancelled by the
Upon request of the student, the college shall grant a full refund of tuition and fees to military reserve and National Guard personnel called to active duty or active duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations then taking place outside the state of North Carolina that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements.
Registration Fee-Self-Supporting Classes
The registration fee for self-supporting classes is charged separately from (in addition to) the tuition charges. Therefore, refunds for these classes are also calculated separately. Otherwise, the policies and deadlines listed prior also apply to self-supporting classes.
To be eligible for a refund a student must officially drop the class, using WebAdvisor or via the Registration Change Request form if the registration system has closed for the term, by the deadlines indicated.
When the student withdraws entirely and the tuition refund is approved by the College as set forth above, student activity, community schools, and graduation fees will be refunded in total.
Death of a Student
In the event of a student's death, all tuition and fees the student had paid for that term may be refunded to the estate of the deceased.
Books will be accepted for full refund when the student withdraws from the College or drops a class on or before the 10% point in the semester, provided the books have not been marked in or otherwise defaced. Requests for book refunds are to be presented with the sales receipt by the student by the 10% point in the semester to the Bookstore Manager, who is authorized to accept or reject the request for refund.
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Students begin registering at different times, depending on their status as:
- Continuing degree/diploma/certificate-seeking students, based on the number of credits completed at Wake Tech;
- Newly admitted;
- Special students (non-degree seeking); or
- High school/Career & College Promise/early admission.
Registration windows and other important dates are located on the Registration Calendar at http://calendars.waketech.edu. For a general overview of important dates, please see the Academic Calendar at the end of the admissions chapter. Please note that calendars are subject to change, and the calendar's web address should be viewed for the final calendar dates.
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To qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident must have maintained his or her domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes. To be eligible for such classification, the individual must establish that his or her presence in the state during such 12-month period was for the purpose of maintaining a bona fide domicile rather than for purposes of mere temporary residency incident to education.
Aliens are subject to the same considerations as U.S. citizens in the determination of residency status for tuition purposes, except that holders of B, C, D, F, J, M, P, Q, or S visas may not be considered residents for tuition purposes and their dependent relatives are not eligible for a tuition rate less than the out-of-state rate. Holders of E, H, L, O, or R visas may (under certain circumstances) be eligible for the in-state tuition rate.
Regulations concerning residency classification for tuition purposes are set forth in detail in A Manual to Assist the Public Higher Education Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of Student Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes. Each enrolled student is responsible for knowing the contents of this Manual, which is the controlling administrative statement of policy on this subject. Copies of the Manual are available for student inspection in the Registration and Student Records Services Division.
Determination of student resident status for tuition purposes:
- Upon applying for admission to the College, each prospective student is classified as a resident or non-resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes, according to the student's declaration at the time of application.
- In the case of an individual who is originally classified as non-resident and later requests reclassification to resident status, the individual will be asked to complete a "Residency and Tuition Status Application." Along with the completed application, two proofs must be provided support a claim for in-state status. Additional forms may be needed if the student is not a naturalized citizen of the United States. These forms are available on the College's website. Registrar staff will review the application, make a determination about residency status, and advise the individual in writing of the decision.
Procedures for Hearing Appeals
In the event that an individual disagrees with the Registrar's ruling on his/her residency status, the ruling may be appealed to the College Residency Committee, which has been established by the President of Wake Technical Community College. The appeal must be made in writing to the Vice President of Student Services.
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Main Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Road (401 South)
Northern Wake Campus, 6600 Louisburg Road
Health Sciences Campus, 2901 Holston Lane
Western Wake Campus, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Public Safety Education Campus 321 Chapanoke Road
Should assistance be needed, please feel free to contact an Admissions Information Specialist at (919) 866-5420 or find information online at http://admissions.waketech.edu
Registration and Student Records Services
Location: Main Campus, Student Services Building, Room 243
Phone: (919) 866-5700
Phone: (919) 866-5474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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