SC Technical College Bridge Programs
Our technical colleges offer students many ways to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Bridge programs represent agreements between technical colleges and four-year institutions to provide a seamless transition from one institution to the other. This collaboration is intended to serve students by providing program support and services which facilitate the transfer process as well as prepare students desiring to matriculate for a successful transition.
Students may participate in bridge programs in one of two ways. They are either invited to participate by the four-year college to which they applied, but were denied admission; or they apply to a technical college as a transfer student and identify themselves as desiring to participate in one of the college’s bridge programs.
Bridge program participants generally may transfer after completing what amounts to a full freshman year of college-level coursework and attaining the GPA required by the academic program at the college to which they are transferring. Students in bridge programs typically experience a streamlined transition when transferring to a four-year institution and see greater success after they have transferred.
The program is intended for first-time college attendees who are recent high school graduates. Participation in the program is determined by the student’s express desire to eventually matriculate at a participating four-year higher education institution.
Visit the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC) site to find:
- Transfer course equivalencies;
- Transfer profiles for the participating institutions;
- Searchable databases such as Search by Institution and Search by Course; and
- Planning for Transfer Guidance.
Statewide Bridge programs offered at all 16 technical colleges include:
University of South Carolina
College specific bridge programs include:
|Greenville Technical College||
College of Charleston
|Horry-Georgetown Technical College||Coastal Carolina University|
|Midlands Technical College||
|Northeastern Technical College||Coker College
Francis Marion University
|Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College||Clemson University
South Carolina State University
|Piedmont Technical College||Clemson University
College of Charleston
|Tri-County Technical College||Clemson University|
|York Technical College||College of Charleston|