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Registration Instructions

New and returning students should meet with an academic advisor or assigned navigator to register. Your academic advisor or navigator will be sent to you through your TTC email account.

New Students

Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Undecided
You are a new student if you have not completed credit courses at Trident Technical College.

  • Attend a Navigate to Success session. Obtain the name of your navigator or academic advisor for your declared major.
  • Make an appointment with your navigator or academic advisor.

Continuing Students

Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Undecided
You are a continuing student if you attend TTC currently or have attended within the last three semesters. You are a returning student if you have attended TTC before, but not within the past three semesters.

  • You may register online, through Navigate, or at any of the campuses, or you may make an appointment with your navigator or academic advisor to register.
  • You should set up an academic plan with your academic advisor or navigator and check your program evaluation in the my.tridenttech.edu student portal before registering.

Returning Students

Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Undecided
You are a continuing student if you attend TTC currently or have attended within the last three semesters. You are a returning student if you have attended TTC before, but not within the past three semesters.

  • You may register online, through Navigate, or at any of the campuses, or you may make an appointment with your navigator or academic advisor to register.
  • You should set up an academic plan with your academic advisor or navigator and check your program evaluation in the my.tridenttech.edu student portal before registering.

Nondegree Students

You are a nondegree student if you are not seeing a certificate, diploma or degree from TTC.

Visiting (Transient) Students

If you are attending TTC to transfer credit back to your home institution, visit the Visiting Students webpage for the actions you need to complete for admission and registration. Visiting students must have approval documentation from their home institution on file.

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 and a legal resident of South Carolina, 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 end of Drop/Add.  

Registration Definitions

  • Registration: The period when continuing, returning and new students who have met all admission requirements can register to attend classes. Registration can be done in-person or online.

  • Online registration: Available through Navigate. New students are not eligible to register online.

  • In-person registration: After meeting with an academic advisor or navigator and establishing an academic plan, you may register at the Registrar’s office at Thornley Campus or in the Student Success Centers at Berkeley, Palmer and Mount Pleasant campuses.

  • Drop/Add: The process by which enrolled students make changes to their original course schedule during the first few days of each term and receive a 100% refund for a dropped class.