Visiting Student Admissions Procedures

Want to take a class or two at Wake Tech? Just follow these steps:

  • Complete the North Carolina Residency determination
  • Apply for admission
    Enter Visiting Student (Special) as your program of study/major
  • Activate your Wake Tech Key Account
    Select the blue “Degree, Diploma or Certificate Programs Activate Key Account" icon. Go through the checklist, then click the red "Ready to Activate Account" button at the bottom of the page.
  • Activate your Wake Tech student email account
    Type in your Key Account username followed by Use your Key Account password for Office 365.
  • Complete the Prerequisite Approval form
    If a course has prerequisites that you have already completed, you must provide a transcript for verification. Transcripts may be attached to the Prerequisite Approval form upon submission or sent directly to the Admissions Office ([email protected]). Upon submission of the form and review, decisions and follow-up instructions will be sent to your Wake Tech student email.
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation
    Orientation is required for first-time students, but all students are encouraged to attend.
  • Prepare for online classes
    Students must complete the Online Learning Readiness Assessment before registering for an online course. Find out more on the eLearning Intro page.
  • Check registration dates
    Visiting students are not assigned a registration priority date in Self-Service. This will remain blank in your portal. Check Registration Dates for the assigned date registration opens for visiting students.
  • Select your class(es), register and pay tuition 
    Plan your courses, then select "Register" and pay for classes via Self-Service. If your residency was completed some time ago, it may be expired. Check your Residency Determination Service account to ensure the residency number expiration date is after the first day of classes for your desired term.

Need assistance?

Reach out through the Virtual Support Center