Forsyth Tech Questions – And Answers
FAQs About Forsyth Tech
Welcome to our FAQ page! Below you’ll find the most popular topics and our most frequently contacted departments. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please reach out to our Information Desk at 336.723.0371. We’ll direct you to someone who can help.
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Tutoring is located at The Learning Center. FT Main Campus in Ardmore Hall, Room 143 –336.734.7480.
The Academic Test Center is located in Hauser Hall – Room 254. The Academic Testing Center proudly serves Forsyth Tech students and our community by providing proctoring services. We administer make-up and distance education examinations for Forsyth Tech students, as well as proctoring examinations for other schools, colleges, universities, and agencies.
The Academic Testing Center does not give the College Placement Test/ACCUPLACER. If you need to take the College Placement Test, you will need to contact the Admissions Testing Center at 336.734.7324.
To make appointments with the testing center, please visit Academic Testing Center.
If you have questions regarding our services, contact our office at LCTesting@forsythtech.edu.
GED® records are issued by the state GED® office in Raleigh, regardless of where the student took the GED® exams. Information on how to get a copy of your GED transcript can be found on the NC Community Colleges website, or by calling the office at 919.807.7139.
For general classes please visit the Learning Center located on Main Campus in Ardmore Hall, Room 143 / 336.734.7480
Students taking Business Technology courses can use the Business Technology computer lab on Main Campus in Hauser Hall, Room 246 / 336.734.7223.
Our extension campuses offer non tutored computer labs.
- The Northwest Forsyth Center, Room 106
- The Grady P. Swisher Center, Room 110
- Stokes County, Room 121C
- The Mazie S. Woodruff Center, Room 106
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked admissions and registration questions. If the information you need isn’t listed below, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 336.734.7556.
In this case, you would indicate that you wish to be considered as a Special Credit student on the application. Special Credit means that you are not working towards a degree, diploma or certificate at this time. Should that change in the future, any applicable classes you take will still be counted towards graduation. Special Credit students are not required to submit official transcripts, however you are required to meet any course prerequisite before being eligible to register. If you are meeting the prerequisite by previous college coursework, you must provide at least an unofficial copy of your college transcript to register. Please note that Special Credit students are not eligible for financial aid. Find information regarding the registration process for Special Credit students here.
If you have not attended classes in the past year (2 semesters not including summer), you must submit a new application and be approved for admission before you will be eligible to register. If you have been a student in the past 5 years, your previously submitted transcripts should still be on file. If you have been away for more than 5 years, you may be required to resubmit your transcripts.
Yes. If you have applied and been admitted within the past 2 semesters, you will need to complete an Update Form in the Admissions Office. If it has been longer than a 2 semesters (not including summer) since you were admitted, you will need to complete a new application. Applications are available online. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office.
If you earned the certificate of completion in North Carolina or received your certificate of completion in another state, you must earn your High School Equivalency prior to being accepted into a curriculum program at Forsyth Tech. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may take classes as a special credit student until the High School Equivalency has been earned. Please note: only high school graduates or High School Equivalency completers are eligible for financial aid.
Forsyth Tech will only recognize high school diplomas from regionally accredited schools, private high schools, or home schools properly registered with the state. Students not completing such a program must complete the High School Equivalency or attain an Adult High School diploma through an accredited institution. Please contact the Admissions Office at 336.734.7556 or email@example.com if you have questions regarding Forsyth Tech accepting your online high school diploma.
There are two career assessments that we recommend you complete prior to coming to speak to a counselor.
- Career Coach is a service provided by Forsyth Tech and designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
- Try using the career assessment tool that is available through CFNC.org. When you create your user ID /password, it will allow you to log in to CFNC.org where you can complete the assessment.
If you are still undecided after using these tools, please come to the Admissions Office and work with a counselor before you submit your application.
No, application to the college is free of charge.
Residency is no longer determined by Forsyth Tech. All students, parents, faculty, staff, and constituents of the North Carolina Community College System should refer to the Residency website at www.ncresidency.org for more current details regarding the North Carolina Residency Determination Service, processes and required residency guidelines.
To enroll in a degree, diploma or certificate program, you must be a high school graduate or have earned your High School Equivalency. You cannot be admitted to a curriculum program until you have earned your Adult High School diploma or your High School Equivalency. Both programs are available at our West Campus on Bolton Street. Please contact them directly at 336.734.7023 for further information or visit their webpage: Adult High School/High School Equivalency (HSE). If you are 18 years of age or older, you may take classes as a special credit student until the diploma or your High School Equivalency has been earned. Please note that only high school graduates or High School Equivalency completers are eligible for financial aid.
Forsyth Tech does issue I-20 documents for students to use to apply for an F-1 visa. F-1 visas are only issued for associate degree programs. For more information, visit the international student page.
Transcripts should be mailed to the Admissions Office, Forsyth Technical Community College, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. We also accept electronic transcripts from schools that use them.
Yes, these tests are not required for admission. If you do not have the SAT/ACT or previous college level English and/or Math classes, you will probably need to take the North Carolina-Diagnostic Assessment and Placement tests (NC-DAP) before you will be able to register for classes. After you submit your application, the Admissions Office will notify you of any testing needs. Please be sure that you take any required tests prior to registration. Find more information on the NC-DAP here.
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