Admission Requirements & Procedures
Individuals who possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution recognized by the state of South Carolina will be allowed to enroll at FDTC upon successful completion of the college’s application process and entrance requirements.
Exception to the above: An applicant who is a high school junior or senior must submit, prior to admission, written permission/recommendation from the principal/guidance counselor of the school he/she is attending to take classes at FDTC.
An applicant must submit satisfactory scores on either the SAT, ACT, or the college’s placement test. There is a five-year limit on all entrance test scores.
Admissions waivers are available, for the student’s first semester only, to designated student groups, providing them the opportunity to take curriculum courses without meeting the required SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER testing scores.
Designated student groups are defined as follows:
- Applicants who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree, or advanced degree, and who meet all other requirements for his/her chosen program
- Applicants who have graduated from high school within one year of application; who are LIFE Scholarship eligible; and who meet all other requirements for his/her chosen program
- Applicants who apply for designated evening programs
- Admissions Representatives will have the authority to offer waivers based on special circumstances following an interview with an applicant
If a student enters a curriculum course via an admissions waiver and is unsuccessful in that course, the Faculty Advisor will: direct the student to take the ACCUPLACER test (if applicable); complete a Change of Curriculum form (if applicable); register the student into the course level identified by the ACCUPLACER, SAT or ACT score.
A waiver will only be offered once.
Readmission Requirements & Procedures
If an accepted student is required to sit out for one or more semesters due to a lack of courses offered or lack of space, the college will readmit the student into the curriculum based on the entrance requirements from the previous acceptance.
If an accepted student elects not to enroll (for more than one year after initial application) for reasons other than situations mentioned above, the student must readmit under the current curriculum requirements.
Students in a program who are normally out during summer term will not go through the readmit process for fall semester.
If you are a returning student and have not attended FDTC for 12 months, you must submit a new application.
Home Schooled Students
Individuals who possess a high school diploma approved by the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) or any legal alternate organization that provide a means of accountability and issues credible documentation of high school coursework recognized by the state of South Carolina will be allowed to enroll at FDTC upon successful completion of the college’s entrance requirements.
Applicants must have satisfactory scores on either the SAT, ACT, or the college’s placement test for entrance into their desired program.
Applicants who have been home schooled and possess a credible high school diploma issued by the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools, or any organization as described above, are eligible for financial assistance.
Under some circumstances home schooled applicants may be asked to provide a GED certificate in order to meet the requirements of approving agencies or accreditation requirements for certain programs.
An undeclared student is one who takes courses for self-improvement and does not intend on entering a curriculum program at FDTC. Undeclared students are not eligible to receive financial aid. An undeclared student may take up to fifteen (15) credit hours. Students with an “undeclared” status are not required to submit proof of high school graduation, but must meet course pre-requisites and admission test scores as designated by each course.
Transient students are enrolled at another institution and desire to take courses to transfer back to the parent institution. Students with a "transient" status are not required to submit proof of high school graduation. Transient students will submit a transient form, initiated by the parent institution, indicating the courses approved by the parent institution. If a transient student does not submit a transient form the student will be required to submit satisfactory scores on either the SAT, ACT, or the college's placement test for entrance into their desired course(s).
It is the transient student’s responsibility to verify that the courses taken at FDTC transfer back to the parent institution.
Transient Application and Enrollment Checklist:
1. Submit an online application for admission. Select "Undeclared" as your program name.
Select "Transient" as your admission status.
2. Submit a transient form from your parent institution.
3. Once accepted, you will receive the contact information for your assigned advisor. The advisor will make your class schedule.
4. Pay your tuition. The College accepts online payments. The online payment option is available by logging into WebAdvisor on the College's website and selecting, "Pay on my account". Payments can be made online by credit or debit card. Questions regarding payments should be directed to the Business Office at 843.661.8310.
5. Obtain your ID card from Student Activities. You will need your driver's license and class schedule. The Student Activities Office is located on the 1st floor of the 5000 Building. For hours of operation, call them directly at 843.661.8081.
6. Obtain your parking decal. You will need your driver's license, car registration, and class schedule. Contact Security at 843.661.8210 for additional information.
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