Getting Started

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.


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!


As a student, you will need to complete placement assessments to guide you in selecting the right courses for your most successful path at FDTC.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Paying Your Bill

Money should never be the reason that you can't attend college. Federal financial aid is the biggest source of money for students attending college and the FAFSA application can be done online. Even if you're not eligible for federal financial aid, South Carolina offers residents many other options including scholarships for academic merit and other funds that are made available from the proceeds of the South Carolina Lottery. The Financial Aid office can help you apply...or you can begin the process yourself by accessing the financial aid application on line at

Advising and Registration

Once you're ready, you can sit down with an advisor who can talk with you about courses and careers. Your advisor will help you to select a schedule that is built around you. You can choose day, evening and even online courses that fit into your busy life. Students also have the option of taking courses at our satellite sites in Hartsville, Mullins and Lake City. Time, place and distance--we've got it all covered. Students can also complete the registration without an advisor by reviewing course requirements and available course schedules on line, then use the College's WebAdvisor system to register for classes from home, work or any other place where there is Internet access.

Paying your Bill

At FDTC, you can pay your bill at our website. If you need a little more time to come up with all of the funds, we offer a payment plan  that will allow you to pay your bill over the course of the term.

Policy on Non-Discrimination

Florence-Darlington Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and Florence-Darlington Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, creed, marital status, veteran status, disability, sex, or age in its admission policies, programs, activities or employment practices.  In compliance with Title IX of the Educational amendments of 1972 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Florence-Darlington Technical College offers access and equal opportunity in its admissions policies, its academic programs and services, and its employment to disabled individuals in that no otherwise qualified person will be denied these provisions on the basis of a disability. The College's Title IX coordinator is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services (843.661.8110). The Section 504 Coordinator is the Director of Internal Relations (843.661.8321). They can be reached at the following location:

Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 West Lucas Street
P. O. Box 100548
Florence, South Carolina 29502-0548
843.661.TECH (8324)

Florence-Darlington Technical College operates under an "open door" policy that welcomes all students without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, creed, marital status, veteran status, disability, sex, or age.  Admission to the College, however, does not mean students will be admitted immediately to a program with specialized admission requirements.

This information is provided in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act  of 1991 and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.