Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions
Applying for college can be challenging. Don’t worry–we have answers to all of your questions.
Do I have to apply online?
Yes, all applications must be completed online. If you do not have reliable internet access, come to the Strickland Center on Main Campus to complete your application. You are welcome to use one of the computers in the Admissions/Records or Student Care Offices.
What information do I need to apply?
You will need to log into your existing College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) account, or create one. If you are having trouble recalling or resetting your user name or password, please contact CFNC customer service: 1.866.866.2362.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no cost to apply to Forsyth Tech.
What is the Residency Determination Service (RDS)? How do I complete the residency application?
Completing the residency application will determine whether you are charged in-state or out-of-state tuition. For assistance with the Residency Application, please contact the RDS: 844.319.3640. This is a separate process, and we cannot answer RDS questions.
How do I know if I qualify for in-state tuition?
We do not determine residency. Please visit the North Carolina Residency website at www.ncresidency.org for more details about the North Carolina Residency Determination Service, processes and required residency guidelines.
Where should I send my transcripts?
Please have transcripts mailed to the Admissions Office on our Main Campus:
Admissions, Records, and Student Care
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
We also accept electronic transcripts, which may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I have a non-US transcript?
High school transcripts originating from outside the US do not need to be translated, but must be in English. Please visit [url] for information on translation agencies.
If you attended a college or university outside the US, your transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a NACES (www.naces.org) or AACRAO (www.ies.aacrao.org) member before Forsyth Tech will review them for possible transfer credit. Please visit [url] for more information on evaluation services. Please choose the course-by-course evaluation option when making your selection.
I completed my high school diploma online. Will that be accepted?
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 about your online high school diploma.
How can I check the status of my application?
Applications are usually processed within two weeks of being submitted. Please allow us that time before contacting our office, unless it is less than a week before the semester starts. To check your application’s status, please call Forsyth Tech Student Care: 336.734.7898
I have applied and been admitted to Forsyth Tech previously. Do I have to reapply?
Yes. If you applied and were admitted within the past 2 semesters, you will need to complete an Update Form in the Admissions Office. If it has been longer than 2 semesters (not including summer) since you were admitted, you will need to complete a new application.
If you are a former student but 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 were 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.
How do I earn college credits while still in high school?
Fill out the form on our Career and College Promise page.
You must apply and register through CCP.
How can I speak to someone in Admissions?
The Admissions and Records Office is open 8-6 Monday – Thursday and 8-5 on Friday. You can also contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at 336-734-7556.
Do I need to apply if I am interested in taking courses that do not lead to a degree (Continuing Education Courses)?
These programs do not need an application. Please view the list of courses to find their requirement.Continuing Education Courses