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Start Your Path To Success

Here is the information you need to start your path to success at Trident Tech.

Steps To Success

These five steps will take you all the way from letting us know you are interested in attending Trident Tech to showing up to your first day of class. Each step contains many useful links that will help you complete each step. If you ever need help our Admissions office is here to answer your questions.


Apply for Admission - No Application Fee!

If you are new to TTC and have never applied before, complete the online application. If you are new to TTC, but have applied within the last two years, complete an Application Update Form.

If you are a previous TTC student, follow these instructions. If you are planning to take courses while enrolled in high school, follow these instructions.

All other applicants can determine their status on the Admission Requirements page.

After you submit your application, please submit the following to the Admissions office:

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED (more info).
  2. Proof of English and math proficiency (more info).
  3. Proof of legal presence in the United States (more info).

The Admissions office will send you a letter and email with account information to access for email and TTC Express. Log in for updates and important announcements that are only available through these accounts.


Plan for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance

Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here. TTC's school code is 004920. Submit the FAFSA as early as possible for the term/semester in which you plan to enroll. 

Check TTC email for confirmation and follow-up instructions.

Log into Financial Aid Self Service in for your personalized view and complete all required actions.

For a general estimate on what it will cost to attend TTC, use the Net Price Calculator.

TTC also has a number of campus-based scholarships.

Remember to check your account at least twice a week for updates on your status.

Veterans Assistance: Submit your request for VA certification immediately after completing registration. Enrollment is certified to the VA on a first-come, first served basis. VA students should attend a VA orientation session.


Navigate Your Path to Success

Complete your Navigate to Success session in-person or online here. During your Navigate to Success session you will learn about additional resources such as tutoring, Counseling and Disability services, employment assistance, use of the portal, Navigate and more.

If you need help, contact one of the following offices.
Thornley Campus – 843-574-6436
Palmer Campus – 843-722-5516
Berkeley Campus – 843-899-8079
Mount Pleasant Campus – 843-959-5810


Register and Buy Books

New and returning students should meet with an academic advisor or assigned Navigator to register. Your academic advisor or Navigator will be sent to you through your TTC email account.

Nondegree students are not assigned academic advisors. Visiting students from other institutions (transient students) contact the Registrar's office.

Disabilities Accomodations: Meet with a counselor and provide any documentation requested.

Buy Books
Once you are registered, you may purchase your books through the Bookstore. Do not open them or write in them until you are sure that you have the correct books, that the class has not been canceled or that you will not make changes in your schedule.

You may obtain your Student ID in the Student Life office on Thornley Campus, in the Admissions office on Palmer, and in the Library on Berkeley.


Pay Tuition

Pay your tuition online or in person at any campus Business office (843-574-6026). Payment is due for all registered courses by the payment due date. The balance due is the amount you owe after financial aid awards you are eligible to receive are applied. 

Payment Plan: If you are interested, sign up for the NBS payment plan by the published enrollment dates. The tuition payment plan is not a loan program. There is no debt incurred. There is no credit search. There are no interest or finance charges.

For tuition and costs visit Tuition and Payments.


You are now ready to attend classes. Check the calendar to see when your classes start.

Contact Info

Admissions Office

The Admissions office staff is ready to welcome you to the college and answer any questions you may have about the admission process. Admissions offices are located on all campuses.

Email Help Requests:

Thornley Campus
Bldg. 410/Rm. 110

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843-574-6558
Fax: 843-574-6483

Palmer Campus
Rm. 121

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843-722-5502
Fax: 843-722-5523

Berkeley Campus
Rm. 111

Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 843-899-8063
Fax: 843-899-8084

Mount Pleasant Campus
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843-958-5810
Fax: 843-958-5811

Check application and application update status

Check residency information

International Students

Berkeley Campus

Palmer Campus

Mount Pleasant Campus