Steps To Success
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Step 1 – Apply
If you are new to TTC and have never applied before, complete the online application here. Submit $30 nonrefundable fee. If you are new to TTC, but have applied within last two years, complete an Application Update Form .
If you are a previous student, but have not attended for three semesters or more, complete the Student Information Update Form. If you have not attended since August 2008, you must also complete a US Citizenship Verification Form. If your application is older than two years, complete a new Admission Application .
If taking TTC courses while still enrolled in high school, complete Smart Start Application .
A few business days after you apply to TTC, we will send you an acknowledgment letter with information on how to access your new my.tridenttech.edu account. From now on, almost all of TTC’s communications with you will be through my.tridenttech.edu.
Step 2 – Financial Aid
Apply for all aid (including lottery) except scholarships by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here .
Be sure to include TTC as one of the colleges you select to receive a copy of your Student Aid Report. Once you are admitted to the college, we match your application with your Student Aid Report to start the awarding process.
For a general estimate on what it will cost to attend TTC, use the Net Price Calculator .
Remember to check your my.tridenttech.edu account at least twice a week for updates on your status.
Step 3 – Admissions
Submit the following in addition to your Application: Qualifying ACT, SAT, transcripts of previous college coursework or TTC Placement Test, Proof of high school graduation or GED, Proof of lawful presence in the United States here .
Main – 843.574.6558 | Palmer – 843.722.5502
Berkeley – 843.899.8063 | Mount Pleasant – 843.958.5810
Schedule a placement test here or by calling:
Main – 843.574.6410 | Palmer – 843.722.5516
Berkeley – 843.899.8079 | Mt. Pleasant – 843.958.5810
St. Paul’s Parish – 843.323.3800 | Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center – 843.574.2591
All qualifying tests require in-person proctoring. If you are near a college campus, you may be able to take the tests there by calling 843.574.6438 or 843.574.6334 at TTC. Note: They may charge a fee to administer your test.
Step 4 – Orientation
Complete orientation in-person or online here .
After you complete orientation, staff will assign you an academic advisor. Your advisor’s name and contact information will be posted in your my.tridentech.edu account. In my.tridenttech.edu.edu, select “My Profile” under TTC Bookmarks.
If you need help, contact one of the following offices.
Main Campus – 843.574.6436
Palmer Campus – 843.722.5516
Berkeley Campus – 843.899.8079
Nondegree students are not assigned academic advisors. After orientation, contact the Registrar’s office.
Step 5 – Register
Once you have received a my.tridenttech.edu email notification that you have been admitted to TTC, you are ready to be advised and registered for classes.
If you have declared a major or are undecided, contact the advisor you were assigned after orientation. He/she will help you select classes and register.
Nondegree students are not assigned academic advisors. After orientation, contact the Registrar’s office .
Once you are registered, you may purchase your books through the Bookstore. Do not open them or write in them until you are sure that you have the correct books, that the class has not been canceled or that you will not make changes in your schedule.
Step 6 – Pay Tuition
Each semester there are two fee payment deadlines. If you register for classes before the first deadline and want to keep that schedule, then you must pay any balance due by the first deadline. If you register after the first deadline, then your balance is due no later than the published final payment deadline.
View balance due in your my.tridenttech.edu account. It will include any financial aid awards. TTC does NOT mail bills.
Pay online or in-person at any campus Business Office (574.6026) or by check at a Business Office drop box.
TTC also offers an automatic payment plan so you can spread out your tuition payments over time. You can sign up for the payment plan in my.tridenttech.edu. The tuition payment plan is not a loan program. There is no debt incurred. There is no credit search. There are no interest or finance charges.
Step 7 – Attend Class
Congratulations. You are now ready to attend classes. You may obtain your Student ID in the Student Activities office on Main Campus, in the Admissions Office on Palmer, and in the Learning Resources Center on Berkeley.
Check the calendar for when your classes start.
Parking on campus is limited; make sure to allow enough time to find a parking space and make it to your class on time.