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Student Services

The mission of Student Services is to encourage students to learn, grow and achieve success in a supportive academic environment. The Student Services mission is accomplished by providing a variety of services in accordance with the Forsyth Technical Community College mission. Student Services staff members coordinate these services in cooperation with all other divisions on campus. Services for students include recruitment, placement testing, accommodations for students with disabilities, admission, orientation, registration, counseling and career services, information and referral services, student records, career guidance, drug and alcohol awareness education, academic advising and student activities.

General Information

Forsyth Tech is an equal opportunity institution and operates under an open-door admissions policy. The College is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and high school graduates 16 years of age or older. Admission to the College does not guarantee acceptance to the program of your choice or guarantee continued enrollment in the College. Forsyth Tech offers programs of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate in areas of business, health, general education and engineering technologies. In addition, the College offers the associate in arts, associate in engineering, associate in fine arts, and associate in science college transfer degrees.


The admissions process requires the following:

  • Application
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET/TASC scores

Foreign high school transcripts must be translated by an accredited agency to verify their equivalency to a US high school diploma. Translators should be certified by the American Translators Association. For a complete list of members, visit or the local chapter, Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters at 

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or schools attended since high school

Foreign college transcripts must be evaluated from a NACES agency or AACRAO

Placement testing may also be required

Other documents may also be required to participate in clinical or practical training courses in certain programs such as:

  • Health examinations
  • Reference forms, when requested
  • Specific licensure
  • CPR for health programs
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status may be required to be eligible for certain licensure exams. Applicants that do not attend classes for the semester they applied will be required to update their application if they wish to attend a subsequent semester.

All official documents become the property of the College.

Admission to the College does not imply immediate admission to the program desired by the applicant. Placement in certain programs is limited, and admission to a specific program of study is based on guidelines developed to ensure the student’s chance of success in the program and the availability of space.

The applicant should submit a completed application to the Admissions Office for the semester he/she plans to enroll. Although potential students may apply at any time prior to the beginning of the semester, the applicant is encouraged to complete the admissions process as early as possible. This allows adequate time for processing and satisfying admissions requirements for the programs of study. Access our website to complete an online application and for detailed information about instructional programs. You may also visit the Admissions Office located at the Oak Grove Center, Room 2631, 2nd floor.

Counselors and advisors use the applicant’s educational achievements and placement test results to assess his/her potential for success in specific instructional programs. If evaluations of the applicant’s test scores indicate his/her lack of readiness to enter a specific course, the applicant may be required to enroll in a developmental education course.  

Forsyth Tech reserves the right to refuse admission to any student whose enrollment or continued presence is considered a risk for campus safety or disruption of the educational process.

Admissions Office
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103-5197

An online application is available at

Please read the Economic & Workforce Development section of this catalog to learn about admissions requirements for non-credit programs.

Transcripts/Credit Assessment

The Admissions Office requires an official transcript from a high school, an adult high school diploma program or a general education development (GED)/HiSET/TASC program that is regionally accredited through an accrediting agency approved by Forsyth Tech. Questions regarding the accreditation of online high schools may be directed to the director of Admissions. Applicants who have earned the GED certificate in North Carolina are requested to have a transcript certifying high school equivalency/scores sent to the Admissions Office.  Below is the contact information for GEDs earned in NC based on the year the GED was earned.


NC GED Office                        
5016 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-5016



Log into your account (be sure to request scores, not the diploma)

Students who have completed a bachelor’s or associate’s degree may substitute their official college transcript showing the graduation date in place of their high school transcript for certain programs. Students desiring transfer credit must request official transcripts from post-secondary institutions they have attended before credit can be evaluated.

Applicants for most programs will be required to submit scores on either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the American College Test (ACT), Accuplacer, or NC-DAP, the placement test given at Forsyth Tech. Other placement test scores may be evaluated by the admissions staff. Information on the placement test is available at the Testing Center located in room 133, 1st Floor, Allman Center, Main Campus or by calling 336.734.7324. Forsyth Tech also utilizes the Multiple Measures for Placement. Further information on Multiple Measures can be found on our website.

Test results, which are valid for five years, are used in helping students assess their skill levels and achievements in relation to their interests and desires. This information provides a basis for placing students in appropriate courses. Students are permitted to retest once within a 12 month period. There is a $10 retest fee.

Admissions Requirements for Home School

The home school administrator must show and provide proof that the home school is certified by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction. This means that the administrator must have a school approval number (if available), a charter for the school or anything that denotes approval from the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction and provide copies of this information with the application.

The home school administrator must provide an official home school transcript. If the home school administrator and/or the student does not have the proper certification, the student cannot be admitted to a curriculum program at Forsyth Tech. If the student is over 18, they can enroll as a special credit student only.  If the student wishes to enroll in a curriculum program, he/she must obtain a general education development (GED)/HiSET/TASC or adult high school (AHS) diploma from Forsyth Tech’s Corporate & Continuing Education program before being eligible to be admitted

Admissions Requirements for Programs

The basic requirement for admission to any program is a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants who are not high school graduates may arrange to complete their high school requirements through the Economic and Workforce Development program [general education development (GED), HiSET or adult high school (AHS)].

Some programs have selective enrollment, and prospective students are encouraged to apply early. Some of these selective enrollment programs have application pools for the program. Students in the application pools may take the general education courses required in the program.

Health Programs

Health programs use a selective admissions process. Students in health credit programs who are assigned to clinical settings will have additional fees for uniforms, liability insurance, parking and other requirements. Students who are not admitted and want to be considered for a different program must complete a new application. Students meeting minimum requirements are assessed on a rating scale that ranks previous course grades in related courses and completion of other health-profession training programs. Highest ranking students will be admitted. Students not admitted must re-apply to be considered for the next acceptance class. Students applying to the associate degree nursing program and the practical nursing program are required to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).

Admission to a health technologies program does NOT guarantee eligibility for licensure or certification. For example, the North Carolina Board of Nursing has regulations that identify reasons for prohibiting licensure for associate degree nursing and practical nursing graduates. The reasons are referred to the department chairperson.

All students in nuclear medicine technology, radiography and radiation therapy technology come under the radiation exposure regulations of the state and federal government (radiation safety hazard regulation). Any student who receives exposure in excess of permissible limits as defined by the regulations will be advised of the possible harmful effects and may be dropped from the program. Regulations pertaining to students below the age of 18 are more stringent than those for the older student.

Transfer Credit

Applicants who have attended other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions may transfer credits in courses comparable in content, objective, quality and credit hours to those offered at Forsyth Tech. In addition, all veterans or active duty military can receive physical education credit upon receipt of the necessary documentation. When the granting of transfer credit is in question, the student may be asked for additional documentation such as a course description or course syllabus.

For accepted students, Forsyth Tech evaluates transfer credit for equivalent courses with the grade of C or better from member institutions of the North Carolina Community College System and other post-secondary institutions accredited by a regional accrediting association. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will be considered only after receiving (in writing) the requirements necessary to receive a passing grade. In this situation the registrar and the academic dean, in consultation with the department chairperson, will make a recommendation to the vice president of Instructional Services. The vice president of Instructional Services will then make the final decision on the transfer of credit for questionable courses.

International students who have attended a college or university outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated by a NACES member ( or AACRAO ( before Forsyth Tech will review them for possible transfer credit.

Credits transferred from other schools will be reflected on students’ transcripts as hours earned and will not be used in the computation of grade point averages. A grade of TR will be given to show that the course was transferred from another college.

Many courses with technical or skill content have time limitations on the acceptance of transfer credit. This includes credits earned at Forsyth Tech, as well as at other institutions. Generally, courses in this classification taken more than five years before entry into Forsyth Tech cannot be considered for transfer purposes. The department chairperson responsible for the program of study determines the specific time limitations. Inquiries concerning transfer credits granted must be made to Records Office during the student’s first semester of enrollment. If a student disagrees with the transfer credit granted, he/she should meet with the Records Office Staff. After consulting with the division dean, the Records Office Staff will notify the student of the final decision on transfer credit to be granted.

Changing Program of Study

A currently enrolled student (or student who has been out for fewer than three consecutive terms) pursuing a program of study may change programs by filing a Change of Program Form in the Records Office, unless the desired program is one with specific admissions requirements (such as health technology programs or BLET). Students who have been out for three or more terms, or who wish to change to a curriculum program with selective enrollment must file an updated application in the Admissions Office. Students who receive financial aid or veterans benefits must check with the Financial Aid Office before changing their program of study.


Students who have withdrawn in good academic standing and who have not been enrolled for three or more semesters must submit a new application. If the application for re-admission is for a different program, standard admissions requirements for new students will apply.

There are specific additional guidelines for re-entry into a health program. These guidelines may be obtained from the Health Technologies Division.

Former students who re-apply for admission may be asked to supply the Admissions Office with transcripts and test scores. Students who have been suspended for disciplinary reasons or health/safety reasons cannot be re-admitted without submitting a request for readmission to the vice president of Student Services. The request for re-admission is subject to review by the division dean.

Special Credit Students

Students interested in taking only a limited number of courses may enroll as special credit students. Special credit students are permitted to register for some credit courses without having to be admitted as a degree seeking student, provided that prerequisites have been met and such registration does not preempt students enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program. Some credit courses will not be available to special credit students without prior instructional division approval.

For admission to Forsyth Tech, a special credit student must complete an application for admission. An applicant, at least 18 years old, who did not graduate from high school, earn a GED/HiSET/TASC, or an Adult High School diploma may take courses as a special credit student provided they meet course prerequisites. Special credit students may be asked to take the placement test or furnish at least unofficial transcripts in order to meet course prerequisite requirements. Please note: currently enrolled high school students (regardless of age) are not eligible for special credit status and must contact Educational Partnerships if wishing to enroll in curriculum courses while still in high school.

While there are no limitations on the number of credit hours a special credit student may earn, students earning 12 or more credit hours will be advised to seek admission into a program. Special credit students who decide to complete a program of study at Forsyth Tech should apply for admission by submitting an updated application. Special credit students cannot be admitted to a degree program unless the required documentation was submitted to the Admissions Office during the time the student seeks acceptance. They must meet current admissions requirements and, if approved, will be accepted under the program of study in effect for the program at the time of acceptance. Satisfactory completion of courses as a special credit student does not automatically guarantee admission to a program.

Generally, students are approved for special credit status in the following circumstances:

  • The student wishes to take some relevant credit courses prior to making a decision about applying for a specific program. Students may wish to choose this route in order to reduce their course load once in the program and thereby improve chances for success.
  • The student wishes to take specific courses but does not plan to pursue and complete a program of study at Forsyth Tech.

All policies, rules and the code of conduct apply to special credit students. Special credit students are not eligible for any form of financial aid through Forsyth Tech.

International Students

Forsyth Tech is authorized to issue an I-20 to students who meet the International Student admissions requirements, and who are applying to study in the U.S. under a F-1 student visa.

Procedures for Enrollment

Students must submit the following:

  1. Forsyth Tech International (F-1) application for admission
  2. $40 processing fee (check or money order made payable to Forsyth Tech)
  3. I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support form and supporting documentation.
  4. Proof of English proficiency
    • TOEFL score of at least 500 (paper), 173 (computer based) or 61 (Internet based)
    • Successful coursework in English at a high school or institution of major learning in the U.S.
    • Completion of an intensive ESL language program such as Interlink
  5. Evaluated transcripts from a NACES agency or AACRAO
  6. Student responsibility form
  7. Health examination form

Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students

Current NCCCS policy allows DACA applicants to enroll at Forsyth Tech at the out-of-state tuition cost.  However, acceptance to the college does not guarantee acceptance to a specific program.

Undocumented Immigrants

The North Carolina Administrative Code provides that community colleges shall admit an undocumented immigrant only if he or she attended and graduated from a United States public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with State or local law or have received a diploma from an Adult High School that is located in the United States and operates or operated in compliance with State or local law.  Online high school diplomas and GED’s are not acceptable for admission.  Undocumented students are charged the out-of-state tuition rate and are not eligible for Financial Aid.  Undocumented students are also not eligible for Allied Health or Nursing programs.

Articulated Courses Tech Prep Programs of Study

Forsyth Technical Community College and the local high schools have entered into the North Carolina School-to-Community College Articulation Agreement. This agreement allows students to outline specific high school programs of study that will grant them advanced standing credit when they enroll in a community college upon high school graduation.

The North Carolina School-to-Community College Articulation Agreement allows students in high school to take academic and vocational courses that will exempt them from certain required courses at the community college level. Forsyth Tech has outlined many programs of study in degree and diploma areas for which students can receive advanced standing credit. If the prerequisites are met, the student is exempted from the placement test in that subject area.

Students are encouraged to declare that they are a college prep student and work with their high school counselor to register and select the correct sequence of courses in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. The final high school transcript must indicate successful completion of the correct sequence of courses with a grade of B or better and appropriate Vocats test scores. Students need to self-identify and submit the Articulated Credit Agreement Form at the time of Forsyth Tech application in order to request transcript review for credit to be granted as it relate to their program of study.

List is subject to change as curriculum programs are updated at the state level.

WSFCS Course Local Course Title

Forsyth Tech
Course Course
Prefix /No.

Course Title

Vocats Scores of 93 or with a grade of “B” or better

Principles of Business and Personal Finance

BUS 110

Introduction to Business or


BUS 125

Personal Finance

Business Law

BUS 115

Business Law

Business Management & Applications

BUS 137

Principles of Management or


OST 181

Introduction to Office Systems

Business & Electronic Communications

BUS 260

Business Communications with ENG 111 as prerequisite

Small Business Entrepreneurship

BUS 230

Small Business Management

Business Management & Applications

BUS 230

Small Business Management

Computerized Accounting I

ACC 111

Financial Accounting

Cisco Networking I

NET 125/



NET 126 

Networking & Routing


NET 110

Networking Concepts

Cisco Networking II

NET 225/



NET 226

Adv. Routing & Switching I & II

Computer Applications I

CIS 111/



CTS 111

Basic PC Literacy or


CIS 110

Introduction to Computers and


CIS 113/



CTS 113

Computer Basics and


OST 136

Word Processing and


CTS 130


Computer Applications II

OST 137

Office Software Applications or


CTS 125

Presentation Graphics or


WEB 110

Internet/Web Fundamentals

e-Commerce I

WEB 110

Internet/Web Fundamentals

e-Commerce II

WEB 210

Web Design

Computer Engineering I

CTS 120

Hardware/Software Support

Computer Engineering ll

CTS 220

Advanced Hardware/Software Support

Printing Graphics Communications

GRA 121

Graphics Arts I and


GRA 110


Commercial Art I

GRD 141

Graphics Design

Printing Graphics Communications II

GRA 151

Computer Graphics I

Horticulture I

HOR 150

Introduction to Horticulture

Horticulture II

HOR 152

Horticulture Practices

Strategic Marketing

MKT 120

Principles of Marketing

Marketing & Marketing Management

MKT 120

Principles of Marketing

Early Childhood Ed I & II

EDU 119

Intro into Early Childhood Education

Biotechnology I

BTC 181

Basic Lab Techniques

Health Careers I

MED 110

Orientation to MED Assisting

or Allied Health Sciences I



or Medical Science I

MED 112

Orientation to Clinic Setting I

Health Careers II

MED 121

Medical Terminology I and

or Allied Health Sciences II

MED 122

Medical Terminology II and

or Medical Science II

MED 130

Administrative Office Procedures I

Automotive Technology I & II

AUT 110

Introduction to Automotive Tech and with HS teacher signature


AUT 111

Basic Auto Tech and submit Vehicle Inspecting Certificate for AUT 110 credit


AUT 161

Electrical Systems
For AUT 161 need NATEF Electrical Task List with HS teacher signature

Automotive Technology III

AUT 151

Brake Systems
With NATEF Brakes Task List with HS teacher signature


AUT 181

Engine Performance Electrical with NATEF Certification

Electricity I & II

ELC 113

Basic Wiring I

Electronics I & II

ELC 112

DC/AC Electricity and


EGR 131

Introductions to Electronics Tech and



Electronics II (with prof. exam)


ELC 131

DC/AC Analysis and


ELC 131A


Welding I

WLD 110

Cutting Processes and includes satisfactory completion of Wheels of Learning modules


WOL 110

Basic Construction Skills

Welding II

WLD 115

SMAW (Stick) Plate and includes satisfactory completion of Wheels of Learning modules


WLD 121

GMAW (MIG) Plate/Pipe

Welding III

WLD 116

SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe and includes satisfactory completion of Wheels of Learning modules


WLD 131

GTAW (Tig) Plate and


WLD 132

GTAW (Tig) Plate/Pipe


WLD 141

Symbols & Specifications and


WLD 215

SMAW (Stick) Pipe

Carpentry I & II

CAR 110

Introduction to Carpentry

Carpentry I & II
(with teacher rec.)

CAR 111

Carpentry I

Technology Studies (with prof. exam, teacher rec. & portfolio 

ARC 113

Residential Arch Tech or


ARC 111

Introduction to Arch Tech and


HUM 110

Technology and Society

Structural Systems

DFT 119

Basic CAD

These courses do not require VOCATS scores

Technical Math I

MAT 101

Applied Math I with CPT scores

Technical Math II

MAT 115

Mathematical Models with CPT scores

Honors English IV

ENG 101

Applied Communications I

Advanced Placement (AP)

Secondary school students enrolled in advanced placement (AP) courses may receive college credit upon completion of the courses with a score of 3 or higher and forwarding the results to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

WSFCS Course Local Course Title

Forsyth Tech
Course Course
Prefix /No.

Course Title

AP English-Lang. & Comp. (score 3 or better)

ENG 111

Expository Writing

AP English-Comp. & Lit. (score 3 or better)

ENG 112

Argument-Based Research

AP Spanish - Language (3 or 4)

SPA 111

Elementary Spanish I

AP Spanish - Language (5)

SPA 111/112

Elementary Spanish I & II

AP French - Language (3 or 4)

FRE 111

Elementary French I

AP French - Language (5)

FRE 111/112

Elementary French I & II

AP German - Language (3 or 4)

GER 111

Elementary German I

AP German - Language (5)

GER 111/112

Elementary German I & II

AP Math AB (3 or better)

MAT 271

Calculus I

AP Math BC (5)

MAT 271

Calculus I and


MAT 272

Calculus II

AP Statistics (3 or better)

MAT 155

Statistical Analysis


MAT 155A

Statistical Analysis Lab

AP Biology (3 or 4)

BIO 111

General Biology I

AP Biology (5)

BIO 111

General Biology I and


BIO 112

General Biology II

AP Chemistry (3 or 4)

CHM 151

General Chemistry I

AP Chemistry (5)

CHM 151

General Chemistry I and


CHM 152

General Chemistry II

AP Computer Science A (Score of 3 or better)

CSC 151

Java Programming

AP Computer Science B (Score of Programming
3 or better & interview with faculty for faculty
written approval)

CSC 258

Java Enterprise

AP Physics (3 or 4)

PHY 151

College Physics I

AP Physics (5)

PHY 151

College Physics I and


PHY 152

College Physics II

AP Psychology (3 or better)

PSY 150

General Psychology (or)


PSY 118

Interpersonal Psychology

AP Art History (3 or 4)

ART 114

Art History Survey I

AP Art History (5)

ART 114/115

Art History Survey I & II

AP Art Drawing I (3 or better)

ART 131

Drawing I

AP Art Portfolio 2 or Portfolio 3 (3 or better)

ART 214

Portfolio & Resume

AP Environmental Science (3 or better)

BIO 140

Environmental Biology


BIO 140A

Environmental Biology Lab

AP Government & Politics: US (3 or better)

POL 120

American Government

AP Government: Comparative (3 or better)

POL 210

Comparative Government

AP US History (3 or 4)

HIS 131

American History I

AP US History (5)

HIS 131

American History I and


HIS 132

American History II

AP European History (3 or 4)

HIS 121

Western Civilization I

AP European History (5)

HIS 121/122

Western Civilization I & II

AP Music Theory (3 or better)

MUS 121

Music Theory

AP Microeconomics (3 or better)

ECO 251

Principles of Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics (3 or better)

ECO 252

Principles of Macroeconomics

International Baccalaureate Program

Secondary students enrolled in International Baccalaureate Courses (IB) may receive college credit upon completion of the higher level courses and receipt of the necessary score 5, 6 or 7. Test results and transcript need to be submitted to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment

Junior and senior high school students may enroll in curriculum math, science, and vocational/technical credit classes with tuition waived. Students may be responsible for fees, supplies and textbooks. Students are considered Special Credit-Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment students.

To qualify for Career and College Promise Enrollment, students must meet Forsyth Tech admissions procedures and prerequisites for courses. Students may receive both high school honors credit and college credit for completed coursework. All course grades apply towards graduation from a program at Forsyth Tech. Courses in the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science college transfer degree programs are transferable to all UNC public institutions and many private and out of state institutions. Junior and Senior high school students may also enroll in Associate in Applied Sciences degree, diploma or certificate program coursework. If classes are taught through Corporate and Continuing Education, the student must pay tuition. Continuing Education classes do not earn curriculum college credit.

Procedures for Enrollment

Students must submit the following:

  1. Forsyth Tech Application for Admission (only on first enrollment)
  2. Parental Consent/Counselor Permission Form (required each semester)
  3. Transcript from High School (students must have a “weighted GPA of 3.0”)
  4. Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, COMPASS, NCDAP)
  5. If a student is home-schooled, a copy of the North Carolina Home School Registration from the North Carolina Office of Non-Public Instruction is required.
  6. During advising a completed registration card indicating the course number, course section number, the title of the course and alternative section numbers is completed.

The Application Packet including an application, official high school transcript, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, NCDAP), Parental Consent/Counselor Permission Form, and other supporting documents for Career and College Promise dual enrollment students, should be sent for review and admission to the office of Educational Partnerships. Advising and selection of courses is conducted at the designated time each semester. Course prerequisites and all admission’s procedures must be met for dual enrollment admission to occur.

Early College of Forsyth

An innovative high school program for motivated students.

Early College of Forsyth is a joint program of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System and Forsyth Technical Community College. Students will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for a North Carolina high school diploma and earn college credits that would lead to completion of an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Fine Arts degree in a rigorous learning community. Instead of attending a traditional high school, students will take all the high school and college courses on the main campus of Forsyth Tech. Limited transportation will be provided to students. Tuition is waived for all college courses.

The program is designed to allow students to complete all of their high school requirements and complete the two-year Associate Degree in four years. The Associates Degree can transfer to any of the UNC public institutions. Students are able to choose elective courses in any of 10 pre-majors.

Interested students must submit an application and supporting materials, and will be chosen on the basis of academic and other criteria. Students interested in applying must:

Demonstrate grade-level proficiency on End of Course (EOC) and End of Grade (EOG) tests. Take the College Placement Test and demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Submit school attendance and discipline history. Complete an application with a writing sample and submit an academic transcript. Submit two recommendations, one from a school counselor and one from a core teacher. All applicants will be interviewed by early College staff and students. Applicants will be reviewed to determine ability to succeed in college-level coursework.

Easy Reference List for Admission:

  1. Early College Application
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Transcript grades 6, 7, and 8
  4. Attendance Profile
  5. Discipline Profile
  6. Standardized Test and EOG Test scores, percentile and level submitted on Counselor Required Recommendation Form.
  7. College Placement Test Scores
  8. Recommendations

Students should submit their application to the Early College of Forsyth main office, located on the Main Campus of Forsyth Technical Community College, Ardmore Hall, 2nd floor.

Forsyth Middle College

The Forsyth Middle College (FMC) is a magnet high school located on the campus of Forsyth Technical Community College. The program is designed for junior and seniors with a focus on individualized educational choices and taking college courses through Forsyth Tech’s enrollment program.

FMC offers students a later start time, with high school classes from 11:00am to 3:30pm on a block schedule. College courses are offered at different times in the morning, afternoons, evenings, and online. FMC students can take college courses tuition-waived and may earn up to a year or more of transferable college credit. In addition, FMC students have a great deal of flexibility with class offerings and course of study.

To be considered for admission to Forsyth Middle College (FMC), a student must:

  • be at least 15 years old
  • have at least 10 high school credits
  • have successfully completed English I &  II, Algebra I & Geometry/ Math I & Math II, Biology, PE I & 2, and Life Skills
  • a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • self-motivated to earn high school diploma
  • no discipline issues

Students must complete an application and a 50-word essay explaining why they want to be admitted to Middle College. Students must also send a copy of the most recent high school transcript. Selected applicants and parents are invited for an interview and must take the college placement test (CPT) or provide SAT/ACT scores for consideration.

Middle College admits students in August and January of each school year and has an enrollment of 100. For more information, contact the Middle College’s office at 336-734-7437 or the school counselor at 336-734-7163.

Middle College is an innovative cooperative high school and a collaborative project of Winston Salem/ Forsyth County Schools and Forth Technical Community College.

Stokes County Early College High School

Stokes County Early College (SCECHS) is a joint program of the Stokes County School System and Forsyth Technical Community College. The academic design of the school is rigorous with the expectation that students will earn both a high school diploma and either an Associate in Arts or an Associate of Science degree, in four or five years.

Admission to SECHS requires students to submit an application, provide academic records, attendance records, discipline records, standardized test scores, three recommendations, participate in an interview and take the college placement test. Students can begin applying to SECHS during the second semester of their eight grade year. SECHS seeks diversity, first generation college students, and at risk students.

Applications are available each year through the Stokes County Middle Schools, the Early College, and on the SECHS website. For additional information please call 336-593-5402.

North Carolina Residency Status

In 2013 the North Carolina General Assembly (SB 402) instructed the educational entities in North Carolina to work collaboratively to create a centralized process for determining residency for the purpose of tuition and administration of state financial aid. These entities included the University of North Carolina General Administration (UNCGA), the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA).

As a result of the legislative directive, College Foundation, Inc. (CFI) was selected to develop and administer the statewide Residency Determination Service. 

Forsyth Tech implemented the Residency Determination Service (RDS) on February 6, 2017.    All individuals applying to Forsyth Tech after February 6, 2017 will be required to complete the online residency determination prior to applying to the college.  It is recommended that applicants complete the residency determination well in advance of the semester they wish to start.  Upon completion of the residency determination, students will be issued a Residency Certification Number (RCN) which will be utilized at all colleges in NC.

Forsyth Tech will continue to work with students who have business sponsorships, are using military benefits or other exceptions allowed by the state.  All other residency determinations will be made by CFI and not Forsyth Tech. 

The Residency Determination Service will provide separate processes to reach a residency classification. Most students will only be required to complete the Initial Consideration process. The Reconsideration and Appeal processes are for those students who experience a change in circumstances (Reconsideration) or who have not had a change in status and believe their residency classification is incorrect (appeal).

All students, parents, faculty, staff, and constituents of the North Carolina Community College System should refer to the Residency website at  for more current details regarding the North Carolina Residency Determination Service, processes and required residency guidelines.