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Complete an application for admission

  • Apply online by clicking here.
  • To request a paper application, contact admissions at 864-646-1550 or info@tctc.edu.

Submit a nonrefundable application fee.

  • By Mail (Send your check or money order to TCTC Business Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton SC 29670. Be sure to include your full name AND date of birth when sending the application fee in the mail to ensure that we are applying the fee to the correct student).
  • In-Person (Pay with cash/check at the Business Office in Ruby Hicks on the Pendleton Campus, or at our Anderson, Easley or Oconee Campus locations).

Provide satisfactory placement test scores (Accuplacer writing, reading and math taken within the past three years) or college transcripts showing an earned "C" or better in math and English coursework.

  • Review details regarding testing hours and locations and preparation including practice questions prior to testing.
  • If you have a documented hearing, learning, physical, psychological, and/or visual disability that will prevent you from taking the test under standard conditions, you may request reasonable accommodations. For more information, contact the Accessibility Resources Center at 864-646-1564 or ARCenter@tctc.edu.
  • Note: A minimum score of 5 is required for admission.

Submit a final, official high school transcript from an accredited or approved institution or official high school equivalency score report.

  • Graduating high school seniors will be admitted pending receipt of final, official high school transcript. A priority deadline for receiving transcripts is established for each term and published on the website. Students who have not submitted final, official transcripts by the tuition payment deadline as published on the enrollment calendar each term will have their schedules canceled, and a hold will be placed on their registration until the transcript has been received.
  • If a student indicates on the admissions application that no high school diploma or approved equivalency was received, the student will be admitted only into a certificate program.
  • Official, college transcripts showing completion of a college associate’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university may be submitted in lieu of an official high school transcript.
  • An official hard copy may be mailed from the school to Tri-County Technical College, Student Data Center/Registrar’s Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton, SC 29670, or the school may use a secure electronic service like Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, eScript, or Scribbles. If the service requires an e-mail address to send a link, use transcript@tctc.edu. Transcripts e-mailed from students will not be accepted.

Submit final, official college transcripts for all previously attended colleges or universities.

  • Transcripts for all prior college coursework must be received and evaluated for all institution types, regardless of dates of attendance or level of success at the previous institution.
  • An official hard copy may be mailed from the school to Tri-County Technical College, Student Data Center/Registrar’s Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton, SC 29670, or the school may use a secure electronic service like Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, eScript, or Scribbles. If the service requires an e-mail address to send a link, use transcript@tctc.edu. Transcripts e-mailed from students will not be accepted.

Apply for Financial Aid

  • Submit all financial aid requirements by the priority date noted on the enrollment calendar to ensure any aid is processed in time to pay for classes.
  • Review details regarding available financial aid options and requirements by visiting the Financial Aid page.   

Pay tuition by the due date as published on the enrollment calendar.

  • TCTC does not mail paper bills.
  • You may review your bill and pay your bill through your MyTCTC in the My Payments tile.
  • Not paying on time will result in the loss of your schedule.
  • Options for tuition payment include:
    • By Mail (Send your check or money order to TCTC Business Office, PO Box 587, Pendleton SC 29670. Be sure to include your full name.)
    • In-Person (Pay with cash/check at the Business Office in Ruby Hicks on the Pendleton Campus, or at our Anderson, Easley or Oconee Campus locations.)
    • Through an Interest-Free Payment Plan. Information is available on the My Payments tile of your MyTCTC: Enroll in an Installment Payment Plan link.

 Log in often to MyTCTC, your portal for important personalized information.

  • Initial login information is included in your acceptance packet.
  • Details regarding financial aid, course planning, registration and more are communicated through MyTCTC.
  • MyTCTC also provides access to your college e-mail, which is Tri-County's official and primary means of communication with students.
  • If you are having difficulty logging in, contact our Service Desk at 864-646-1779 or servicedesk@tctc.edu.

Register for Orientation, which will include Advising and Registration.

  • Orientation is mandatory at Tri-County, but you can select the option that's best for you: group or individual.
  • For Group Orientation, go to the following link and complete the registration form.
  • For Individual Orientation, login to your MyTCTC and go to the “My Success Network” tile. On the Starfish homepage, look for the name of your Success Coach on the left side. Click on the blue ellipse next to your Success Coach’s name and then click “Schedule” to view available appointments. Select “Individual Orientation” as the appointment reason and submit.
  • For orientation assistance, contact the Recruitment, Admissions and Orientation Office at 864-646-1550 or orientation@tctc.edu.

Obtain your TCTC student ID.

  • Every Tri-County student is required to obtain a student ID.
  • You’ll need your ID to check out books in the library, use computer labs, use financial aid in the Campus Store and more.
  • To obtain a student ID, bring your identification card such as a Driver's License, AND a copy of your current class schedule.
  • The initial card is free of charge. Replacement cards will cost $5 each.
  • Student IDs are valid for one academic year and are available at the Welcome Center in Ruby Hicks Hall, Plaza Level (next to TC Central) on the Pendleton campus. On the Anderson, Easley, and Oconee campuses, Student IDs are available at the Front Desk.

 Purchase your parking permit.

  • Parking permits are mandatory for all students who park at any TCTC campus.
  • Parking permits are $30 for a single vehicle and $15 for each additional vehicle.
  • Go to the My Payments tile in MyTCTC to order your permit.
  • Permits purchased online will be mailed to the address provided when the permit is ordered.
  • Display the permit according to the directions provided by the Campus Police Office.
  • Students with physical disabilities (permanent or temporary) may apply for special parking privileges. Students with State-issued handicapped licenses will be automatically approved.

 Purchase your textbooks.

  • You may order textbooks by:
    • Visiting the Campus Store in person on the Pendleton Campus
    • Ordering online at bookstore.tctc.edu for purchase or rent (selected titles) and receive them via in-store pickup, Community Campus pickup, or home delivery.

Attend classes and get involved!