How do I Register for Classes?
Qualified students may enroll in courses that are offered at any of the four TTC campuses or two TTC sites, at their participating high school, or through TTC’s Online College. With the permission of the high school or governing home school association, these courses may be taken before, during or after school, or during the summer.
Registration for students taking courses on the high school campus will be handled by the student’s high school.
Registration for students taking courses online or at a TTC campus or site must be handled by the student or parent. After submitting your application, please wait at least 48 business hours for it to be processed and then contact the Division of School and Community Initiatives at 843.574.6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for courses.
Students interested in dual enrollment programs are allowed to take any college-level course offered at TTC as long as the student meets the prerequisite requirements and receives approval from their high school/home school association to take the course(s).
Most college-level courses are available to dual credit students. The following courses are not permitted for dual enrollment:
Courses that cannot be applied to an associate or baccalaureate degree (non-degree)
Courses in programs with special admission and/or age-specific requirements
Developmental studies (031, 032) and bridge courses (100 and some 101 courses)
What is the Cost?
Students taking courses for dual credit are responsible for the cost of their tuition and books unless otherwise directed by their high school.
If the course is taught by TTC faculty, tuition is assessed at the regular per-credit-hour rate applicable during the semester in which the student is enrolled. Click here to view the tuition and fees chart.
If the course is taught by qualified high school faculty as a part of their regular teaching responsibilities at the high school, tuition is significantly reduced.
There are two types of financial assistance available to high school students:
1. SC Lottery Tuition Assistance currently covers a little more than half of the total cost of tuition for students who qualify. It does NOT cover textbooks. SCLTA is available to students who meet the following qualifications:
Must be enrolled in at least 6 college credit hours within the same semester.
Must have lived in SC for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment (Residency status may be appealed by contacting the Admissions Residency Coordinator at 843.574.6850).
Students do not need to apply for lottery assistance while they are enrolled in high school.
After high school graduation, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to continue receiving lottery assistance. Please see Financial Aid for information regarding the SC Lottery Tuition Assistance Program.
The amount of lottery-funded tuition assistance is set by the state prior to the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for paying any portion of the tuition not covered by lottery assistance.
2. Need-based scholarships may be available to high school students enrolled in at least six credit-hours per semester who qualify for free- or reduced-lunch programs and maintain a college GPA of 2.0 or higher. Scholarships are not available for repeated courses. Verification of a student’s free- or reduced- lunch status must be provided by the high school counselor or school administrator. Please see your school counselor to apply. If you are a home schooled student, please contact the Division of School and Community Initiatives to find out how to apply for the need-based scholarship. Need-based scholarships will include all tuition and fees in excess of Lottery Tuition Assistance and a $50 credit per course for students who need textbooks.
Students who are no longer identified as high school students by their high school are not eligible for need-based scholarships.
How do I Pay?
Tuition for Dual Credit students is due before the end of the semester in which the student is enrolled. Payment can be made online through the student’s my.tridenttech.edu portal account (TTC Express for Credit Students > Financial Information > Student Account Activity and Make a Payment) or at the Business Office at any campus.
Students and their parents are responsible for reviewing the student’s account and ensuring payment.
SC Lottery Tuition Assistance will not be awarded to student accounts until well after the semester begins. Students who are eligible to receive SCLTA are not expected to make tuition payment until the award has been posted to their account. Students and parents should continue to monitor their account and ensure payment once the LTA award has been made. For questions or concerns regarding billing, contact the Division of School and Community Initiatives at 843.574.6061.
NOTE: Students who fail to make payment will not be registered for courses in subsequent terms. Additionally, TTC will withhold college transcripts until all payments have been made.
Will My Courses Transfer to Another College?
Most general education dual credit courses transfer to colleges and universities across the nation because TTC is a regionally accredited college. In addition, many applied technical or professional dual credit courses transfer to selected colleges and universities.
However, the receiving four-year college determines transferability of credits. Students assessing the transferability of dual credit courses should consult with the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer.
For more information regarding transferability of credits, visit our University Transfer page.
What about International Students?
International high school students may be able to participate in the Dual Credit or Early Admit programs, depending on their legal status in the U.S. However, these students may be charged out-of-state tuition costs, which can be higher than the normal rate for in-state, tri-county residents. Additionally, these students may not qualify for the eligible forms of financial assistance (SC Lottery, need-based scholarship) provided to qualified high school students.
For more information, please visit International Students or contact the International Admissions Coordinator in the Admissions office at 843.574.6921.