Transfer to a Four-Year College

Courses in the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science majors are designed for transfer to other colleges and universities. Credits earned in other majors may be evaluated by other institutions on an individual basis.

Thanks to a statewide articulation agreement, 86 courses taught at two-year colleges like Tri-County Technical College will automatically transfer to any South Carolina state public college or university. In addition, Tri-County has other agreements in place with local universities to make a four-year degree more accessible to you. Some examples are found here, and more are coming soon.

Articulation Agreements

Clemson University: An agreement with Clemson University allows Tri-County graduates with specific degrees to be accepted with junior standing at Clemson University.

TCTC Major

Clemson University Major

Associate Degree Nursing


Medical Lab Technology


Veterinary Technology

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Associate in Science and selected other criteria

Biological Sciences









Anderson University: Tri-County has a transfer agreement with Anderson University that includes more than 100 Tri-County courses that will seamlessly transfer into a variety of Anderson University majors.

Limestone College: Tri-County has a transfer agreement with Limestone College that allows Tri-County students to transfer up to 66 credit hours from an approved course listing to Limestone College.

University of South Carolina: A transfer agreement between Tri-County and the USC College of Engineering and Computing allows Tri-County students who earn at least 30 semester hours of the pre-engineering program at Tri-County, maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.75, and meet all other admissions requirements, to be admitted as sophomores at USC, where they can continue their education in chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, biomedical, or nuclear engineering.

Bridge Agreements

Bridge to Clemson Program: A first of its kind in South Carolina, this invitation-only program blends the traditional academic experience at Tri-County with the social and cultural experiences of being at Clemson University. Invitations are extended by Clemson to those who narrowly miss admission to the University. Bridge students must earn 30 transfer credits at Tri-County during their Bridge year and maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to transition to Clemson for their sophomore year. They live together in a local apartment complex and have access to student life programs and services at Tri-County and Clemson.

Bridge to USC Program: This statewide agreement is intended to make transitions from SC technical colleges to USC as seamless as possible and to increase the success of transfer students once they're enrolled at the Columbia campus. The University and technical colleges will identify and contact students who are eligible for the program. Participating students will have access to a variety of services from Tri-County and USC.

Bridge to Lander Program: Lander University has developed a partnership agreement with all 16 technical colleges in S.C., which helps to ensure a successful transition from Tri-County to Lander. The program provides advising and academic support for prospective freshman transfer students who have been identified by the institutions and who meet the GPA requirements.

USC Upstate Direct Connect: USC Upstate has developed a partnership agreement with several upstate colleges that guarantees admission to USC Upstate for any student who graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or select Associate in Applied Science degree. The program provides enhanced academic advising and accelerated admission to USC Upstate to provide a smooth transition.

For additional information on any of our articulation agreements, contact Admissions at 864-646-1550. For more information about Bridge programs, contact the Director of Bridge and Educational Partnership at 864-646-1615.

Other helpful links as you prepare for your transfer process are provided below.

General Transfer Information
Arts & Sciences Division (University Transfer)
Scheduling/Location Options
SC TRAC Transfer and Articulation Center

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