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Take the next steps towards your future with a college education at Florence-Darlington Technical College by following the steps below. We look forward to meeting all your educational needs and will help you with every step of your journey!

FDTC has over 60 programs, including associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. To view our complete list of programs, click here!

Admission Office Number: 843-661-8289     Text Number: 843-351-1940

Business Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Building 5000, 3rd floor, Room 5313

Admissions Procedures

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!

  • 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 to:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
P.O. Box 100548
Florence, SC 29502-0548
or submit online to:
  • Submit appropriate entrance test scores (SAT, ACT, or college's placement test).  Some programs may require additional test scores.

  • 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 assist students in moving through their developmental courses into their program coursework.

  • Some programs require a placement interview with the department head.

  • Students will be admitted into their chosen program with the stipulation 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 Department.

Open Admissions Procedure

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.

SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act

  • SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act

    The SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act was signed by the governor in June, 2008. This Act states that an alien unlawfully present in the U.S. is not eligible to attend a public institution of higher education in South Carolina and that an alien unlawfully present in the U.S. is not eligible for a public higher education benefit. A new form entitled, "The Declaration of Citizenship or Legal Presence in the United States" must now be signed by all students when they register for an Undergraduate (UG) course and a valid SC Driver's License, ID card issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles or Birth Certificate may be required. Please see the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar to confirm residency.

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