Enrollment Checklist for Bridge to Clemson Students

Complete the Bridge Admission Process.

  • Upon receiving an invitation to participate in the Bridge to Clemson Program, express your interest in the program by visiting www.clemson.edu/bridgeinterest and submitting the required information.
  • Receive the welcome email and program details from TCTC Bridge to Clemson Program Office.
  • Submit the $750 advance payment with the completed enrollment form.
  • Arrange to have the following information sent directly to TCTC Office of Admissions, PO Box 587, Pendleton, SC 29670:      
    1. Final, official high school transcript
    2. Final, official transcript from any college where you completed dual enrollment courses
    3. Official AP/IB  score reports  
  • Once the admission process is complete, you will be mailed an acceptance packet that includes your eTC login information. Please use this information to access all of the College's resources that are available to you through eTC, TCTC's electronic student portal.
  • For questions regarding the admission process, contact the Bridge to Clemson Office at 864-646-1609 or 864-646-1683.

  Apply for Financial Aid.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The TCTC federal school code is 004926. If you previously submitted the FAFSA with Clemson's school code, please log in to FAFSA and update your information with TCTC's school code as well.
  • Submit your FAFSA to TCTC by April 1 to ensure consideration for federal and state aid opportunities.   
  • Students receiving LIFE Scholarship must submit the LIFE Scholarship Affidavit
  • Completion of the FAFSA is required for South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance.
  • TCTC does not automatically include loans in financial aid awards.
  • Students who need loans must submit the Loan Request Form.
  • Parents requesting a Parent Plus loan must 1) apply at http://www.studentloans.gov/ and 2) submit a Parent PLUS Loan Request Form.
  • Check the status of your financial aid often on the "My Dashboard" tab of eTC.
  • For questions regarding financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 864-646-1650 or finaid@tctc.edu.

 Take the COMPASS test to determine appropriate course placement.

  • All Bridge students are required to take the COMPASS placement assessment by June 2.
  • If you live more than 100 miles from TCTC, email the Assessment Center at placement@tctc.edu to request a remote testing site.  Use "Remote Information Requested" as the subject line. 
  • If you have taken the COMPASS through your high school, request the college that administered the test to fax your official score report to 864-646-5071 or send via email to placement@tctc.edu.
  • If you have completed college courses in English and/or math while enrolled in high school and earned a grade of C or higher, you may not need to take the COMPASS in that subject area.
  • For additional information/practice for COMPASS, review the details provided by the Assessment Center and the Bridge COMPASS Score Interpretation Guide.
  • You must present a picture ID when you arrive at the Assessment Center.
  • An appointment is not necessary to take the COMPASS at the TCTC Assessment Center. Hours of operation are:  
    • Pendleton Campus, Miller Hall - Mon - Thurs:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fri: 8 a.m. to noon
    • Anderson Campus - Friday only:  8 a.m. to noon
    • Easley Campus - Tuesday only: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • For questions regarding the COMPASS, contact the Assessment Center at 864-646-1300 or email at placement@tctc.edu.

Review and submit all housing paperwork.

  • All Bridge to Clemson students are required to live in the Bridge community at Highpointe of Clemson unless they apply for, and are granted a housing waiver to commute from their family's home in TCTC's primary service area (Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties).  
  • Housing waiver request forms are due by May 1.
  • Resident students should review and submit all housing paperwork to the Bridge to Clemson Residence Life Office, 201 W. Cherry Road, Seneca, SC 29678 by the appropriate dates:
    1. Highpointe Residential Rental Agreement due June 2. (distributed in May)
    2. Parental or Sponsor Guaranty Form due June 2. (distributed in May)
    3. Policy Agreement Form due June 2. (distributed in May)
    4. Emergency Contact Form due June 2. (distributed in May)
    5. Roommate Assignment Form due June 26. (distributed in May)
  • For questions regarding housing, contact the Office of Residence Life at 864-646-1681.  

Attend Orientation.

  • Tri-County and Clemson University collaborate to provide a comprehensive orientation program tailored specifically for Bridge students.
  • Detailed information about orientation will be distributed in early May for all students who submit the deposit and complete the previous enrollment steps.
  • Orientation will be held on June 12, June 16, June 17, June 19, June 23, June 24, and June 26. Details on how to register for a specific orientation date will be provided in early May.
  • An orientation to Clemson University will be provided at the beginning of the fall semester.
  • For questions regarding orientation, contact the Bridge to Clemson Office at 864-646-1609.

 Plan Your Schedule and Register for Classes.

  • While at orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor who will assist you with curriculum planning and course selection for your intended Clemson major.
  • While at orientation, you will register for classes using the "Get Set" tab in eTC.
  • For questions regarding your courses and schedule, contact your academic advisor. Your advisor's name and contact information can be found under the "Get Set" tab of eTC.

Pay Tuition, Fees, and Housing Costs.

  • Go to the "Pay Tuition and Fees" channel on the "Get Set" tab in eTC to review your bill and pay your tuition and fees. TCTC does not mail paper bills. Payment for Tuition and Fees for the fall semester is due August 12.
  • For questions regarding tuition and fees, contact the Business Office at 864-646-1802.
    Housing Costs:
  • Note that housing costs do not appear on the TCTC Student Bill and Schedule.  Checks should be made payable to Highpointe of Clemson, L.L.C. and mailed to:  Bridge to Clemson, 201 W. Cherry Rd., Seneca, SC 29678. Fall housing payments are due August 1 and spring payments are due December 1, 2014.
  • For questions regarding housing payments, contact the Office of Residence Life at 864-646-1681.

 Get Ready for Classes.

  • Move into your Highpointe apartment during your assigned move-in time and get settled. Move-in times will be distributed with roommate assignments in late July.
  • Attend your mandatory building meeting at Highpointe on Sunday, August 17th (exact meeting time posted in the "Welcome Week Events Schedule" and based on assignments, mailed in late July).
  • Review important dates on the Academic Calendar located under the "Message Center" tab in eTC.
  • Attend Clemson and Bridge Welcome events at the beginning of the fall semester.

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