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Early Admit Program

The Early Admit program at Trident Technical College allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses before they have graduated from high school.

Courses completed as a part of the Early Admit program become a part of the students’ college transcripts but will not affect their high school records.    

To participate in TTC’s Early Admit program, students must submit an Early Admit Application signed by their high school principal or guidance counselor indicating permission for the student to attend TTC. In the case of an applicant from a home school, the application must be signed by the district administrator of the school district and/or the authorized educational agency that has jurisdiction over the home school.    

Students must also provide appropriate SAT, ACT or TTC Placement Test scores for entry into the courses in which they intend to enroll.    

Tuition and Fees

Students taking courses in the Early Admit program are responsible for the cost of their tuition and books.

Early Admit students who are taking at least six college credit hours during a semester may reduce the amount of tuition they owe by receiving SC Lottery Tuition Assistance. Students do not need to apply for lottery assistance for the period they are enrolled in high school. Students who are no longer identified as high school students by their high schools must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive lottery assistance. Please see the Financial Aid page for information regarding the SC Lottery Tuition Assistance Program.

Need-based scholarships are available for high school students who qualify for free- or reduced-lunch programs. Please see your guidance counselor to apply. Students who are no longer identified as high school students by their high schools are not eligible for need-based scholarships.

Transferability of Courses

Most general education college courses transfer to colleges and universities across the nation because TTC is a regionally accredited college. In addition, many applied technical or professional courses transfer to selected colleges and universities. However, the receiving four-year college determines transferability of credits. Students assessing the transferability of courses should consult with the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer.

For more information regarding transferability of credits, visit the Transfer Information page.