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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 – As part of the application process, individuals will need to complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS). Applicants are encouraged to complete the process as early as possible.

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

    International 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
  • International 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 and cannot be returned or reissued.

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 the online application and for detailed information about instructional programs. You may also visit the Admissions Office located in the Robert L. Strickland 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 high school GPA or test scores indicate his/her lack of readiness to enter a specific course, the applicant may be required to enroll in a transitional 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

The 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 High School Equivalency (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.

Create an account with to have your high school equivalency scores sent to us regardless of the year you earned it.

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, NC-DAP, or the new RISE assessment. 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.

Test results, which are valid for ten 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. Please refer to the college website for additional information regarding placement testing.

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. Most of these selective enrollment programs have application pools for the program. Students in the application pools are encouraged to begin taking the general education courses required in the program prior to admission to the specific 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 health program must complete an update form available in the Admissions Office. 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 certain Health Programs 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 and applicants are encouraged to contact the department chair for additional information.

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. Transfer credit will be used for graduation purposes. The transfer grade will not be used to calculate GPA. Transfer credit will only be granted if required for current program or the student previously attempted at Forsyth Tech and was not successful. In order to receive transfer credit from another school, students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better.  

Transfer credit can be used toward graduation requirements for a course that was not successfully completed at Forsyth Tech; however, the failing grade earned at Forsyth Tech will be used to calculate the final program grade point average (GPA). Students must have at least a 2.0 when failing, the grade(s) are averaged into the program grade point average.

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. 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 two 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 two or more terms (not including summer), must complete a new application. Students who receive financial aid or benefits for veterans 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 two 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. Currently enrolled special credit students who decide to complete a program of study at Forsyth Tech should apply for admission by completing an update form in the Admissions Office. 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.

  • The student graduated from their current program but did not complete an application to continue 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. Statement of Financial Responsibility form and supporting documentation.
  4. Proof of English proficiency
    • TOEFL score of at least 500 (paper), 173 (computer based) or 61 (Internet based)
    • IELTS score of 6.5 or higher
    • 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

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.

High School to Community College Articulated Courses

Forsyth Technical Community College and the local high schools have entered into the North Carolina High-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 High-School-to-Community College Articulation Agreement allows students in high school to take academic and career technical 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 strongly encouraged to articulate high school courses for advanced standing. Students should 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 test scores. Students need to self-identify and submit the Articulated Credit Agreement Form at the time they submit their Forsyth Tech application, in order to request transcript review for credit to be granted as it relates to their program of study. Courses must be in the students’ program of study for advanced standing to be considered.

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

The test scores are still 93 or with a grade of B or better, please use scores vs vocats scores

High School to Community College Articulation Agreement (2017) 

High School Program Area High School Course Number & Title   Community College Course Number & Title Notes
Agricultural Education AS32 Agricultural Mechanics II = WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes OR AGR-111 Basic Farm Maintenance  
Agricultural Education AA22 Animal Science II = ANS-110 Animal Science  
Agricultural Education AP41 Horticulture I = HOR-150 Intro to Horticulture  
Agricultural Education AP44 Horticulture II - Landscaping = HOR-114 Landscaping Construction OR LSG-111 Basic Landscaping Technique  
Business and Information Technology Education BA10 Accounting I = ACC-115 College Accounting OR ACC-118 Accounting Fundamentals I  
Business and Information Technology Education BA20 Accounting II = ACC-115 College Accounting OR ACC-118 Accounting Fundamentals I OR ACC-119 Accounting Fundamentals II  
Business and Information Technology Education BP12 Computer Programming II = CSC-153 C# Programming  
Business and Information Technology Education BM10 Microsoft Word and Power Point = CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy OR CIS-124 DTP Graphics Software OR OST-136 Word Processing  
Business and Information Technology Education BM10 Microsoft Word and Power Point AND BM20 Microsoft Excel and Access = OST-137 Office Software Applications  
Business and Information Technology Education BM20 Microsoft Excel and Access = CTS-130 Spreadsheet  
Business and Information Technology Education BD10 Multimedia and Webpage Design = WEB-110 Internet/Web Fundamentals OR WEB-120 Intro Internet Multimedia  
Business and Information Technology Education BN20 Network Administration I = CTI-115 Computer Systems Foundation OR CTI-120 Network and Security Foundation OR NET-110 Networking Concepts OR NOS-110 Operating System Concepts OR SEC-110 Security Concepts  
Business and Information Technology Education BN22 Network Administration II = CTS-112 Windows OR (NET-110 Networking Concepts AND NOS-230 Windows Admin I)  
Business and Information Technology Education BF05 Personal Finance = BUS-125 Personal Finance  
Family and Consumer Science Education FE11 Early Childhood Education I AND FE12 Early Childhood Education II = EDU-119 Intro to Early Childhood Education  
Family and Consumer Science Education FN41 Foods I AND FN42 Foods II - Enterprise = CUL-112 Nutrition for Food Service  
Family and Consumer Science Education (FN42 Foods II Enterprise OR FH20 Introduction to Culinary Arts & Hospitality) AND ServSafe certification = CUL-110 Sanitation & Safety AND CUL-110A Sanitation & Safety Lab  
Family and Consumer Science Education FN43 Foods II - Technology = CUL-150 Food Science AND CUL-150A Food Science Lab  
Family and Consumer Science Education FI53 Interior Applications = DES-235 Products  
Health Science Education HU40 Health Science I = MED-121 Medical Terminology I AND MED-122 Medical Terminology II  
Health Science Education HU42 Health Science II = HSC-110 Orientation to Health Careers AND (HSC-120 CPR OR MED-180 CPR Certification)  
Health Science Education HN43 Nursing Fundamentals = NAS-101 Nursing Assistant I  
Health Science Education HH32 Pharmacy Technician = PHM-110 Introduction to Pharmacy  
Marketing Education ME11 Entrepreneurship I = ETR-210 Intro to Entrepreneurship  
Marketing Education MM51 Marketing = ETR-230 Entrepreneur Marketing OR MKT-110 Principles of Fashion OR MKT-120 Principles of Marketing  
Technology Engineering and Design Education TE21 Principles of Technology I = PHY-121 Applied Physics  
Technology Engineering and Design Education TE22 Principles of Technology II = EGR-115 Intro to Technology OR PHY-131 Physics - Mechanics  
Technology Engineering and Design Education TP11 PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design AND TP12 PLTW Principles of Engineering AND TP23 PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture = ARC-111 Intro to Arch Technology OR DDF-211 Design Process I  
Technology Engineering and Design Education TE11 Technology Engineering and Design AND TE12 Technology Design AND TE13 Engineering Design = EGR-110 Intro to Engineering Technology AND (CEG-115 Intro to Technology and Sustainability OR EGR-115 Intro to Technology OR DDF-211 Design Process I )  
Trade and Industrial Education IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction = WOL-110 Basic Construction Skills  
Trade and Industrial Education IT16 Automotive Service I AND IT17 Automotive Service II AND IT18 Automotive Service III = TRN-111 Chassis Maint/Light Repair AND TRN-112 Powertrain Maint/Light Repair AND AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I Must complete MLR Task List
Trade and Industrial Education IM21 Cabinetmaking I AND IM22 Cabinetmaking II = CAB-111 Cabinetmaking I  
Trade and Industrial Education IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction AND IC21 Carpentry I = CAR-110 Intro to Carpentry OR WOL-110 Basic Construction Skills OR CST-110 Intro to Construction  
Trade and Industrial Education IC22 Carpentry II = CST-111 Construction I  
Trade and Industrial Education IC23 Carpentry III = CST-112 Construction II Must receive credit for CST-111 before receiving credit for CST-112
Trade and Industrial Education II21 Computer Engineering Technology I = CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support  
Trade and Industrial Education II22 Computer Engineering Technology II = CTS-220 Adv Hard/Software Support Must receive credit for CTS-120 before receiving credit for CTS-220
Trade and Industrial Education IA31 Digital Media = DME-110 Intro to Digital Media  
Trade and Industrial Education IA32 Advanced Digital Media = DME-115 Graphic Design Tools OR DME-120 Intro to Multimedia Appl.  
Trade and Industrial Education IC61 Drafting I = DFT-111 Technical Drafting I AND DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab  
Trade and Industrial Education IC61 Drafting I AND IC62 Drafting II - Architectural = DFT-115 Architectural Drafting OR DFT-119 Basic CAD OR ARC-114 Architectural CAD  
Trade and Industrial Education IC61 Drafting I AND IV22 Drafting II - Engineering = DFT-151 CAD I  
Trade and Industrial Education IV23 Drafting III - Engineering = DFT-112 Technical Drafting II AND DFT-112A Technical Drafting II Lab Must receive credit for DFT-111 before receiving credit for DFT-112
Trade and Industrial Education IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction AND IC41 Electrical Trades I AND IC42 Electrical Trades II = ELC-113 Residential Wiring  
Trade and Industrial Education IC43 Electrical Trades III = ELC-122 Advanced Residential Wiring  
Trade and Industrial Education IM31 Electronics I AND IM32 Electronics II = ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity AND (ELC-126 Electrical Computations OR EGR-131 Intro to Electronics Tech)  
Trade and Industrial Education IM34 Electronics IV = ELN-131 Analog Electronics I  
Trade and Industrial Education IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction AND IC11 Masonry I AND IC12 Masonry II = MAS-110 Masonry I  
Trade and Industrial Education IC13 Masonry III = MAS-110 Masonry I  
Trade and Industrial Education IM41 Metals Manufacturing Technology I AND IM42 Metals Manufacturing Technology II = BPR-111 Blueprint Reading AND MAC-111 Machining Technology I AND MAC-151 Machining Calculations  
Trade and Industrial Education II11 Network Engineering Technology I = NET-125 Networking Basics OR NET-110 Networking Concepts  
Trade and Industrial Education II12 Network Engineering Technology II = NET-125 Networking Basics OR NET-126 Routing Basics  
Trade and Industrial Education IM61 Welding Technology I = WLD-110 Cutting Processes  
Trade and Industrial Education IM61 Welding Technology I AND IM62 Welding Technology II = WLD-110 Cutting Processes AND WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate  

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

Junior and senior high school students may enroll in curriculum math, science, and vocational/technical credit classes with tuition waived. Students are responsible for fees, and may be responsible for supplies and textbooks. Students are considered Career and College Promise 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 in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering 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 Career Technical Education Pathways that lead to a diploma or certificate. Students must meet high school graduation requirements before they can receive degrees, diplomas, or certificates. 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
  4. Standardized Test Scores
  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 and birth certificate, driver’s license or permit.

The Application Packet including an original application, official high school transcript, standardized test scores, Parental Consent/Counselor Permission Form, and other supporting documents for Career and College Promise 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, Associate in Engineering, 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 Associate Degrees can transfer to any of the UNC public institutions.

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 juniors 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 & II, 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 Forsyth 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, Associate in Science degree, or an Associate in Engineering 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 eighth-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

Under North Carolina law, each person must be classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes. North Carolina law (General Statute 116-143.1) requires that to qualify as an in-state student for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for at least 12 months immediately prior to enrollment to be considered for classification as a North Carolina resident.

Beginning in March 2017, all residency will be determined through a centralized state Residency Determination Service (RDS).  Forsyth Tech will no longer determine residency for applicants or students.  Applicants or students may contact RDS at or by calling (844) 319-3640. Contact information on RDS may also be obtained in the Admissions or Records Office (2nd Floor), Robert L. Strickland Center, Main Campus.