Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Admission to the College

Wayne Community College subscribes to the “open door” policy as set by the North Carolina Community College System. The College will admit all* applicants who are high school graduates or equivalent (High School Equivalency Diploma) or eighteen years old or older. If a student elects to enroll in a course for which there is a prerequisite, evidence of meeting the prerequisite is required. The College serves all students regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. *Per State Board policy [23 SBCCC 02C.0301(e)(f)], the College has the authority to deny admission to an applicant who poses a safety threat.

Admission to Curriculum Programs

High school graduation from an accredited school or equivalent (HSE) is required for admission to all curriculum programs except Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology and Welding Technology.

Persons wishing to apply for admission to a curriculum program should contact the Office of Admissions and Records for necessary forms and testing/interview appointments. The following items are generally required for all curriculum programs:

  1. Application for admission (includes Residency Application or valid RCN number)
  2. High school transcript or equivalent (students that have received an associate degree or higher, as verified on an official college transcript, are exempt unless applying to a limited admission program or receiving financial aid or veterans benefits)
  3. Placement test, if necessary
  4. Official Transcripts from all previous colleges (unless student signs exemption form waiving access to financial aid, veterans benefits, transfer credit, and eligibility for admission to allied health programs)
  5. Acceptance Interview