1. Planning for Community College
Is Community College the best option for you?:
2-Year Transfer Programs:
These pathways provide students with necessary courses to transfer to a 4-year college/university. Students may choose to obtain an Associate’s degree through a community college in order to transfer into a 4-year school with guaranteed junior status to earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Or, students may pick and choose courses to take depending on which independent courses are compatible with the specific university.
Wake Tech Associate's Degree Pathways:
Credit Program degrees are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skillsnecessary for employment and growth in the profession of a particular specialty area.
Wake Tech Credit Programs:
Click HERE to learn more about each program
2. Applying for Community College
Local Community Colleges:
Wake Tech and other community colleges typically have “rolling admissions”. This means that there is a very large window to apply to the school. Many schools which offer a rolling admissions deadline accept applications up until the final day to register for classes for that semester. However, that being said, it is still best to apply sooner rather than later in order to prepare for your semester and enroll in the courses you need before they fill up.
Ms. Moynihan’s recommended timeline for applying to community college:
1. Complete & Submit the FAFSA – (October) or (ASAP after October 1)
2. Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) – (October – December)
3. Complete an online application to the community college – (January 1 – April)
3. Paying for Community College
How can I make college more affordable?