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How to Apply and Register

Now it is time to get down to business and start your college career. Below are seven steps to help you apply to the college and get ready for class!

  1. Apply/Admissions -
    • If you are new to TTC and have never applied before, complete the online application here and submit the $30 nonrefundable fee.
      If you are new to TTC but have applied within the last two years, complete an Application Update Form.
    • Proof of high school graduation or a GED
      • Copy of high school diploma or GED
      • Official transcripts (preferred)
        • You may ask your high school to send a copy, or provide one in a sealed envelope
        • Request a copy online from www.parchment.com (there is a fee); electronic copy sent to TTC
    • Verification of legal presence in the United States
    • Placement testing for math and English coursework
      • Take the TTC ACCUPLACER exam – no cost – at any campus
      • Submit SAT/ACT scores (copy may be obtained at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores
      • Testing will be waived if official high school transcripts verify a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Transfer of college level math and/or English will waive the requirement for placement testing
  2. Financial Aid - Apply for all aid, including SC lottery-funded tuition assistance, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some scholarships may not require a FAFSA.
  3. Orientation - Complete orientation online or in person on any campus.
  4. Register - Make an appointment and meet with your assigned academic advisor to register for classes. Once you register, purchase your books.
  5. Pay Tuition - Pay tuition and fees by the published deadlines.
  6. Attend Classes - Congratulations! You are now ready to attend class. Be sure to attend class or log in and participate in an online class on the first day so you are not dropped from the class roster.

Application Process

Don't worry - applying to Trident Technical College is easy. You can apply online or with a paper application.

Online Application

Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply. It also ensures the accuracy of your data. To apply online, watch the short video below and then click Apply Now.  Once you have applied, review the specific admission requirements for you. Requirements are based on the type or category of student, such as first-time freshman or transfer student.

Paper Application

If you prefer, you can print the admission application. Once you have completed it, you can fax, mail or submit the application to an Admissions office on any Trident Technical College campus. 

NOTE: There are separate applications for Nursing and Health Sciences programs. Visit the links for more information.

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.

Thornley Campus
Bldg. 410/Room 110

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843.574.6558
Fax: 843.574.6483

Palmer Campus
Room 121

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843.722.5502
Fax: 843.722.5523

Berkeley Campus
Room 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-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 843.958.5810
Fax: 843.958.5811

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Thornley Campus 843.574.6558

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International Students

Berkeley Campus

Palmer Campus

Mount Pleasant Campus