Fayetteville Technical Community College, as a comprehensive community college, adheres to an ''Open Door'' admissions policy. High school graduates, persons achieving a North Carolina General Education Development equivalency certificate (GED), and adults who desire post high school education may be admitted to courses which are appropriate to their educational potential. Successful implementation of an ''Open Door'' admissions policy requires an emphasis on admissions counseling services. As part of the admissions counseling process, Fayetteville Technical Community College utilizes an initial entry assessment and an evaluation of the applicant's prior school record to determine potential for success. When the admissions counseling process indicates that an applicant lacks sufficient academic background to pursue credit courses, he or she will be directed to the Developmental Studies program prior to entry into a diploma or degree curriculum. If the applicant lacks a high school diploma, he or she will be given the opportunity to pursue studies to achieve an Adult High School Diploma or a North Carolina General Education Development equivalency certificate (GED) prior to entering a regular curriculum. Admissions to curricula are open to applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, or political affiliation.