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Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit

Trident Technical College awards the following types of advanced standing credit:

College Transfer Credit

You may receive transfer credit for courses successfully completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities. In awarding transfer credit, TTC considers equivalency of course content, quality, level, hours and program relevance. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ Transfer Credit Practices of Educational Institutions serves as a guide for acceptance of transfer credit.

For transfer credits to be considered, you must have official transcripts of previous college work sent to the Admissions office. You may be asked to provide additional documentation. The college awards transfer credit only when the grade is C- or higher or when the sending institution confirms that the grade (P for example) is equivalent to a C- or higher. Transfer credit will not be included in the calculation of your institutional GPA.

Evaluation of transfer credit is a combined effort between the Academic divisions and the Registrar’s office. Evaluation can take up to three weeks during peak times. Students will be notified via their TTC email once the evaluation process is complete and transfer credit can be reviewed via the degree evaluation in the TTC portal. Students are encouraged to review their degree evaluation with their academic advisor or navigator to determine how transfer credit may be used towards their degree requirements. Advisors will identify when course substitutions may be appropriate. Students may appeal transfer credit by supplying a course syllabus and another applicable documents to the course department head.

Advanced Standing

You may receive college credit for selected non-coursework such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Exam Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or DSST programs.

Official test scores must be submitted for evaluation of credit.

Use these charts to review equivalencies:

Advanced Placement

CLEP

International Baccalaureate

DSST

Military Transcript Information     

The college may award credit for selected formal military coursework and training from transcripts provided by the Joint Service Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). The college uses the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Guide for the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate both military classroom and experiential training.

Transcripts are provided by individual branches of the military:    

Joint Service Transcript - includes Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans

Community College of the Air Force

Submit Your Transcripts or Test Scores 

Official transcripts or score sheets should be mailed directly to the Admissions office from your previous institution(s): 

Trident Technical College
Office of Admissions, AM-M
P.O. Box 118067
Charleston, SC 29423-8067

Electronic transcripts or score sheets should be emailed to admissions@tridenttech.edu.

Earning a Degree, Diploma or Certificate

Per TTC Policy 16-1-5, students must complete a minimum of 25% of the program requirements at TTC.

Contact Info

For more information

(Last Names A-J)
Mozell Rollerson
Advanced Standing Coordinator
843-574-6151

(Last Names K-Z)
Joyce Svensen

Advanced Standing Coordinator
843-574-6487