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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 more than 60 programs, including associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

View our complete list of programs

Admissions Procedures

Tell us about yourself so that we can admit you into a program that will prepare you for a career directly after graduation, or prepare you to transfer and complete a bachelors degree at a four-year college or university. To determine which supplemental items are needed, select your student type from the options below.

Select One …

First-Time Freshman
(I have never attended college)

Transfer Student
(I have attended other colleges)

Transient Student
(I am currently enrolled in another college, and wish to take courses to transfer back to my institution)

(I want to take a few courses without enrolling in a program)

International Student

High School Student
(I want to take college courses while still in high school)

(I have attended Florence-Darlington Technical College in the past)

Looking for job training (Corporate and Workforce Development)


Admissions Office Number: 843-661-8289

Text Number: 843-351-1940

Fax Number: 843.661.8208

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 Team

Allie Smith

Interim Director of Admissions

Dominique Brown

Regional Admissions Counselor


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.

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