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Registration Instructions

New Students

(You have not completed credit courses at TTC within the last four years.)

  1. Apply for admission to TTC and receive your acceptance letter.
  2. Attend orientation.
  3. Contact your academic advisor to set up an appointment for advisement and to register for classes. You will receive your academic advisor’s name during orientation. If you are unable to contact your academic advisor, someone in your degree program department can assist you.
  4. Be prepared for your appointment. Review the list of courses that are required for your program in the College Catalog. Check the course schedule online to determine which courses you would like to take.
  5. Register early for the best choice of courses.

TIP: You can email your academic advisor from the my.tridenttech.edu student portal. See My Advisor in TTC Bookmarks.

Returning Students

(You have completed credit courses at TTC within the last four years.)

If you have completed credit courses at TTC within the last three semesters, you can register online if eligible. If ineligible, contact your academic advisor to set up an appointment for advisement and to register.
If you have not completed credit courses at TTC within the last three semesters, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a Student Information Update form and submit it in person to the Registrar's office on Main Campus or any of the Student Success Centers on Berkeley, Mount Pleasant or Palmer campuses. For your convenience, you can also email the form from a secure email site to records@tridenttech.edu or you can fax it to 843.574.6503.
  2. Contact your academic advisor to set up an appointment for advisement and to register.
  3. Register early for the best choice of courses.

Undecided Students

Counselors in Counseling and Career Development Services at Main Campus and the Student Success Centers at Palmer and Berkeley campuses advise and register undecided students.

Nondegree Students

(You are not seeking a certificate, diploma or degree) If you are not seeking a certificate, diploma or degree and do not have an assigned advisor, you can

  1. Register online if eligible or register in the Orientation Centers on any campus or at the Registrar’s office on Main Campus.
  2. Register early for the best choice of courses.

High School Students

(Dual Credit/Early Admit)

With the permission of your high school or homeschool association, qualified students in grades 9-12 who are attending high school in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties are eligible to register for courses at Trident Technical College. Visit High School Programs for more information.

Audit Students

If you wish to attend a class but do not wish to receive a grade or college credit or take final exams, you may register as an audit student.

  • Audit students must pay full tuition for courses.
  • You may audit an individual course only one time. Exceptions must be considered and approved by the Assistant Vice President for Instruction.
  • Some classes cannot be audited and some may have special requirements. Contact the appropriate academic department head or dean for more information.
  • You must get departmental approval to audit courses with prerequisite or corequisite courses or skills requirements if your TTC records do not show that you have met the prerequisites or other requirements. You may be asked to provide evidence of prerequisites or skill requirements such as transcripts, grade reports or test scores.
  • You can change your status from audit to credit or from credit to audit before the end of the Drop/Add period.

Senior Citizen Students

If you are over 60 years of age, a legal resident of South Carolina and not employed full time, you may take selected academic courses at TTC on a space-available basis without paying for tuition. Senior citizens using the free tuition benefit may begin registering for classes on the last business day prior to the first day of classes each term up until the first class meeting. For online classes, senior citizen students must be registered before 11:59 p.m. on the first day of the term.