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Improving your life with a college education can be accomplished at Florence Darlington Technical College by following these steps. You can do it and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions

Tell us about yourself so that we can admit you into the perfect program that will prepare you for a great job right after graduation....or prepare you to transfer and complete a bachelors degree at a four year college or university. Complete your application now!

Procedures

  • Submit an online application for admissions.
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or GED from an accredited institution recognized by the state of South Carolina.
  • Submit appropriate entrance test scores (SAT, ACT, or college’s placement test).  Some programs may require additional test scores.
  • Some programs require a placement interview with the department head.
  • Students will be admitted into their chosen program with a proviso that they must meet test scores or take all necessary pre-requisite courses associated with the courses in their desired program.  Allied Health applicants will be admitted into the Associate in Science program until space is available in their desired program and they meet all pre-requisites necessary to begin the clinical portion of their chosen allied health field.  Students will be admitted into the Allied Health fields by the Allied Health departments.
  • A faculty advisor will be assigned to all accepted students.  Students who test into zero-level reading or writing classes will be assigned an advisor with expertise to develop a plan to move students through their developmental courses into their program coursework.

Academic Renewal

Procedure:

  • A student applying for Academic Renewal at Florence-Darlington Technical College must first submit an application for re-admission to Florence-Darlington Technical College and be accepted as a student in a certificate, diploma, or degree program.
  • Once his/her program acceptance has been confirmed, the student must schedule an appointment with the Registrar who will explain the Academic Renewal Policy and verify the student's eligibility.
  • The Registrar completes the top portion of the Academic Renewal application and signs the form confirming that the student is eligible.
  • The student signs the application form indicating that he/she wishes to apply for Academic Renewal and understands its purpose and associated conditions.
  • The Registrar informs the student's Department Head and the Director of Financial Aid that the student has been granted Academic Renewal, and makes the appropriate changes in the student's permanent academic record

Open admissions

FDTC accepts the responsibility to provide the service area with persons who meet the assessed needs of regional business and industry and to assist individuals in achieving educational and occupational objectives consistent with their potential.

In order to promote achievement by individuals with varied potential, open admissions is defined as a practice which (1) admits to the College all citizens who can benefit from available learning opportunities, and (2) places into specific programs of study those students whose potential for success is commensurate with program admission standards.

The definition of open admissions implies a commitment to assess student potential and to provide appropriate developmental and remedial programs of study as may be required.

In support of this definition, FDTC adheres to the following procedures:

  1. Utilizes admissions procedures, which concentrate on career guidance and the assessment of competency in basic skills through the approved college placement tests.
  2. Utilizes minimum placement criteria for admission into developmental courses.  The criteria reflect an analysis of the entry-level skills for each curriculum.  Those students not eligible for entry into developmental courses are referred to Adult Basic Education or other literacy programs as appropriate.
  3. Articulation between Developmental courses and each curriculum program has been established through the minimum competencies set in math, reading and English on the approved college placement tests and course progression.
  4. Minimum academic standards and procedures have been established for academic probation for those students who do not maintain satisfactory progress.
  5. Specific entry-level skills have been established for admission into each program.  The Admissions Testing Committee, in conjunction with the academic departments, establishes, monitors, and evaluates entrance requirements, testing procedures and instruments used by FDTC for effective student placement. Specific skills taught in each program are identified by the individual departments, which include identifying reliable techniques for determining student performance.

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