Advising Information

Advising is one of the most critical components for student success at Wake Tech. All students – with the exception of visiting students – are assigned an advisor or group of advisors to help them select courses, answer questions about their program of study, set academic goals and ensure students are ready for registration. If you are not sure who your advisor is, you may call 919-866-5500  or visit Academic Advising online for more information.

Visiting students

Visiting students are expected to meet the same prerequisite and co-requisite course requirements as all other students. Visiting students are not assigned a faculty or academic advisor in Self-Service, however, advisors can provide assistance to visiting students. Students with questions regarding course prerequisites or registration may email [email protected] for assistance or schedule a virtual academic advising appointment.


Registration holds of any type other than advising holds, such as unpaid traffic violations, tuition balances, financial aid debts, library fines, etc., must be cleared by the originating office. A hold will prevent your ability to access web registration or to complete your registration.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Wake Tech requires all students to make Satisfactory Academic Progress, defined as a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, based on credit hours attempted. Semester and cumulative GPAs are calculated at the end of each spring semester, and students who meet the GPA requirements are considered to be in good standing.

Students in special academic or support programs and students receiving financial aid or veterans’ benefits must also meet any additional academic requirements for those programs. Contact Financial Aid and Veteran Services for more specific requirements.

Students who do not meet the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Suspension or Academic Probation.