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Students or applicants who need to submit documentation to International Student Services should do this via the secure Electronic Document Submission Process or mailed to International Student Services/Center for the Global Learner at ʿⱦapp (1637 E. Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703). 

Please feel free to email the International Student Advisors with any questions regarding your immigration status and beyond, and we will do our best to support you via email or virtual meetings during this complicated time.

A virtual advising meeting is available to any current students or prospective applicants every Thursday at 11 a.m. via Zoom.  (password: CGL)

1. Complete an Online Application

Complete an . View information about enrollment due dates.

Part of the application process involves completing the residency determination to establish if students qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition. Respond "NO" to the first question of “Do you claim to be a North Carolina resident?”. For assistance completing the residency application, contact the Residency Determination Service (RDS) at 919-835-2290 or visit .

2. Submit Proof of Completion of a Degree (High School or the Equivalent, or a College Degree)

Any documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English Translation.

  • Official high school degree/diploma/national test scores showing completion or Official college/university degree or diploma

  • For transfer credit for college courses taken in the U.S., submit an official transcript to Admissions, Registration, and Records  (Wynn Center, Building 10, room 10-201).

3. Submit Official Proof of your Approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)

Submit the documents to International Student Services located in Building 1, room 1-148 of ʿⱦapp’s Main Campus. Copies of documents can also be submitted by mail to ʿⱦapp, International Student Services, 1637 E. Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703.

  • Valid EAD (work permit)

  • Valid Approval notice from USCIS (Form I-821)

4. Complete a ConnectSession (recommended, not required)

Complete a ConnectSession, ʿⱦapp's new student orientation. These sessions are encouraged for all first-time college students who will be attending ʿⱦapp.

5. Take Placement Tests (if needed)

ʿⱦapp uses placement tests in subjects like math and English to check the academic skill levels of entering students to ensure they are placed in classes at the right level. Learn more about Placement Tests and if they are needed for you.

  • If you have adequate AP, SAT, or ACT scores or college level English taken in the US, you may not need to take tests.

  • Talk to an advisor to see if you need any placement testing. Some recent US high school graduates do not need to take tests.

  • All students who need English testing must take the Accuplacer ESL test (reading, language use, sentence meaning, and listening).

  • After English testing, meet with an EFL Advisor in the CGL for an evaluation of your test scores. EFL classes may be required

  • Health Technologies program applicants should consult with a Health Tech advisor to go over additional testing requirements.

  • Testing is in Wynn Center (Building 10), room 10-300. Bring a photo ID and your student ID number. Schedules and prep materials are online.

6. Meet with an Advisor and Register for Courses
  • If you placed into EFL through placement testing – an EFL Advisor will register you for classes.

  • If you placed out of EFL - you may need additional testing before you meet with an Academic Advisor. 

  • If you did not need English placement testing due to AP, SAT, or ACT scores or college English credit, meet with an Academic Advisor.

    Online advising is available for all students. Students must meet with an advisor every semester before registering for courses..

7. Pay for Courses - If you do not pay by your registration deadline, your courses will be dropped.
8. Scholarships

For appointments or questions, call the Center for the Global Learner at 919-536-7264, ext. 3228 or email cgl@durhamtech.edu.