The Registrar's Office provides support for the college's faculty, staff and students, in keeping within the FERPA Policies and guidlines. The Registrar's primary responsibility is to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and security of the College's educational records. In addition, The National Student Clearinghouse has partnered with the Registrar's Office and has been authorized to provide degree and enrollment verifications. If you are an employer or background screening firm requesting this information please visit www.degreeverify.org
Change of Name or Address
Change of Academic Major
Students desiring to change their program of study after enrolling should follow these steps:
- Complete the attached form.
- The completed form should be given to the new program advisor for approval annd data entry.
- Change of programs are ONLY processed at the beginning of a term or at the end of a term.
- A student who requests a change of program will be required to complete the program requirements as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of the change in program.
- A copy of the approved form should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Student Code for the South Carolina Technical College System
It is the policy of Florence-Darlington Technical College to provide due process procedures for students in matters relating to student discipline. Technical college students are members of both the community at large and the academic community. As member of the academic community, students are subject to the obligations which accrue them by virtue of this membership. As members of the larger community of which the college is a part, students are entitled to all rights and protection accorded them by the laws of that community.
By the same token, students are also subject to all laws, the enforcement of which is the responsibility of duly constituted authorities. When students violate laws, they may incur penalties prescribed by legal authorities. In such instances, college discipline will be initiated only when the presence of the student on campus will disrupt the educational process of the college. However, when a student's violation of the law also adversely affects the college's pursuit of its recognized educational objectives, the college may enforce its own regulations. When students violate college regulations, they are subject to disciplinary action by the college whether or not their conduct violates the law. If a student's behavior simultaneously violates both college regulations and the law, the college may take disciplinary action independent of that taken by legal authorities.
Section I of the Student Code Manual includes the following sections:
- General Rights of Students
- Student Government and Student Organizations
- Proscribed Conduct
- Rules of Student Disciplinary Procedure and Sanctions
- Procedures for Hearings Before the Student Appeals Committee
Section II contains the following information on the Student Grievance Procedure for the South Carolina Technical College System:
To report a Grievence please go to: https://www.fdtc.edu/academics/registrar/incident-reporting
- The Student Grievance Committee
Review the entire South Carolina Student Code and Student Grievance Procedure Manual.
For additional information or clarification concerning anything contained in this Manual, go to the Registrar Services Office in the 100 Building of the College.
Student Complaint Procedure: A formal institutional complaint/grievance must be submitted in writing, signed, and sent to the appropriate employee from the Complaint Resolution Chart below:
Review the Student Complaint Resolution Chart.
We also recommend you review the Student Concern Process Flowchart.
For more information on student complaints please refer to the SC Commision on Higher Education.
Student honors and admission to any Honor Society shall be based upon the student's cumulative GPA, in addition to any other program requirements. However, the cumulative GPA would continue to be used to calculate academic honors.
||3.5 - 3.75
|Magna Cum Laude
||3.76 - 3.95
|Summa Cum Laude
||3.96 - 4.0
Students who complete 12 or more credit hours and attain a 4.0 GPA for the semester with no remedial courses. Students are not eliible for the President's List if they are repeating courses or receive a "D" or "F" grade during the current semester.
Students who complete 12 or more credit hours and attain a 3.5 GPA with no remedial courses. Students are not eligible for the Dean''s List if they are repeating courses or receive a "D" or "F" grade during the current semester.
How To Calculate Your Own GPA
To calculate your GPA, divide the total number of grade points earned by the total number of letter graded units undertaken. For each unit of credit the following grade points are earned:
|| MATH 101
|| ENG 101
|| PSY 201
Semester GPA: 27 quality points/9 semester hours = 3.0
Life Scholarship Renewal Requirements
Minimum Cumulative Life GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The LIFE GPA Policy calculates all college-level grades from every college you attended in the grade point average when determine eligbility renewal.
Annual Credit hours requirement: Minimum of 30 earned non-developmental/credit hours after the first year of college.
Students whose initial college enrollment begins Spring Semester (i.e. January) have renewal requirements of 15 credit hours and a 3.0. LIFE GPA prior to the beginning of Fall semester, and must earn 30 credit hours per year thereafter.
You can earn college credit toward your degree by taking classes with FDTC while home for your summer break!
If you are pursuing a degree at another college or university and want to get ahead. Take classes at FDTC during the summer. You must first submit an admissions application as a underclared transient student. You must also submit your transient (permission) approval form from your home college. You are NOT required to submit transcripts or take the placement test. Once you have submitted your application, please email or fax your transient form to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: (843) 661-8386. Please check with your home school regarding Financial Aid. You can also setup a payment plan with the Bursar's Office. Once you have completed your summer courses, please go to www.getmytranscript.com to forward your grades back to your home school.