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Early College

Welcome to the Early College!

Thank you for your interest in the Early College Dual Enrollment program here at Florence Darlington Technical College. We are so excited to welcome you into the Stinger family! The goal of the Early College program is to give you the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. We strive to make the enrollment process as smooth as possible and to provide you with any help and attention you may need throughout your time here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the Early College staff using the contact information listed below.

I hope you will take your first step toward success and apply today.

-Maggie Gause, Director of K-12 Relations

FDTC provides academic courses on site at high schools, on FDTC campuses, and online at SC Virtual College for selected high school students. This program has been developed to give students the opportunity to begin their college education, while still in high school. The student may be eligible to receive both college and high school credit for each course satisfactorily completed. In addition, high schools set the schedule which best suits the needs of their students. Each 3 credit hour course must be taught for a total of 45 instructional hours plus an exam. Students have the same privileges as any regular student on our campus.

Each student is required to complete an application for admission into the General Studies Certificate program via the FDTC college website at All students must submit a signed permission and communication waiver form by their high school principal or home-school principal and parents or guardians and a signed lottery waiver form prior to enrolling in the college. All Early College Students must also complete the Declaration of Citizenship or Legal Presence in the United States Form

All high school students are required to pay for their textbook(s) and tuition; however, the college fees and the technology fees are waived. Lottery and Early College scholarship funds are also available for high school dual credit students to help offset the costs of tuition when an approved student is taking more than one course within a term.

Print and complete the documents listed above. Then, submit the signed documents to the Early College office located in Room 100A of the 100 building on the main campus.

Click here to view the Dual Enrollment Program information and courses offered.

Disclaimer It is understood that FDTC does not guarantee the transfer of courses to any other school, college or university, except where articulation agreements have been developed.  Furman University will not accept college courses taught on a high school campus.  If a student is planning to attend a public or private college in SC or a college outside of SC, please contact that institution regarding transfer courses.

For more information, contact us at 843-661-8025.

Maggie Gause Director of K-12 Relations 843-661-8020
Sonya Carroll Gear Up SC Regional Coordinator 843-661-8218
Andre Boyd RUSH Program Coordinator 843-661-8119
Angela Hayek High School Outreach Coordinator 843-661-8242
Kenyatta Jackson High School Outreach Recruiter/Advisor 843-661-8213
Hannah Dixon High School Outreach Specialist 843-661-8258
Ashley Prosser High School Outreach Recruiter/Advisor 843-661-8026

Prospective Instructors:

We are excited to learn that you are interested in teaching dual credit courses at FDTC.  In order to begin the credentialing process, please complete an FDTC online employment application via by following these detailed instructions.  Please apply for an open instructor position related to your teaching discipline.

 Also, remember to email Angela Hayek at after you have completed the application process.    

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