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Admissions Office

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

The college is reopening its campuses June 10. However,  to ensure the safety of TTC employees and visitors to campus, a minimal number of employees will be working on campus; most will continue to work from home. On-campus wait times may be longer than normal due to staffing limitations. We encourage you to access services online or on the phone whenever possible. If you choose to visit a campus, please be aware that you must wear a mask to receive in-person service.

Save time and be safe -- email your documentation
Email instead of waiting in line! Required documents include Admissions Update form, ID card, driver's license, high school diploma/GED, high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, college diploma, and unofficial college transcript.

If you have questions about determining or establishing classification as a South Carolina resident for tuition purposes, you may visit the Residency page or email specific questions to Norman Ashbee, Admissions residency coordinator, at

How to Apply and Register

Now it is time to get down to business and start your college career. Below are five 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.
      If you are new to TTC but have applied within the last two years, complete an Admission Update Form. All other applicants can determine their status on the Admissions Requirements page.
    • 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 (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
      • 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 Navigate to Success session in-person or online.
  4. Register - Make an appointment and meet with your assigned academic advisor or Navigator if assigned to register for classes. Once you register, purchase your books and obtain your Student ID.
  5. Pay Tuition - Pay tuition and fees by the published deadlines.
Attend Classes - Congratulations! You are now ready to attend class. Check the calendar to see when classes start. 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.

Online Application

Applying online is the quickest and easiest way to apply. It also ensures the accuracy of your data. 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.

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.

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

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: 843-722-5568
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