A First-Time Freshman is a student who has never attended college before and is attending for the first time after high school graduation or GED completion.

Follow these 5 steps to be admitted:

Complete the FREE online application here.

First-time users should select “Sign Up” to create a username (email address) and password. Write down your login information and keep it secure so that you’ll be able to log back in at a later time. Please use an email address that you regularly access. Please do not enter an email address on your application that is different than the one you use to set up your account. This will affect your ability to log back into your application.

Click “Save” after each section to save your progress. If you must log out and return, log back in using your email address and password. Make sure you sign and submit at the end for 100% completion.

After submitting your application, visit the Titan Start Portal to continue your application process. This is where you will find your assigned Admissions Counselor’s contact information. Use the same login information you created for your application to sign in.

Applications apply only to the term for which they are completed.

If you have any issues, email webapps@cctech.edu or call 803-778-6605.

Review the Titan Start Portal for information about your specific requirements. Your assigned Admissions Counselor will help determine any entrance exemptions or testing for Admissions.

You can view Entrance Exemptions and Testing requirements here.

Once all requirements are met, you will be admitted to join the Titan Family!

Your assigned Admissions Counselor will continue to work with you to advise you for your first semester classes. Check the Titan Start Portal for your Admissions decision, welcome letters, status of official transcripts, your username to access myCCTC and CCTCgo, the college’s mobile applications. You can then register for first semester classes and review Financial Aid requirements.

Apply for Financial Aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit your official final high school transcript or GED transcript. Available financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships and South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance. Once you complete your FAFSA, review your myCCTC account or CCTCgo for Financial Aid updates.

If you have questions regarding your FAFSA, you may contact our Financial Aid office by phone at 803-778-7831 or email finaid@cctech.edu. Students who may be eligible for Veteran’s Affairs benefits should contact our VA representative at 803-778-7845 for more information.

Attend New Student Orientation to learn more about student services, first semester activities and how to become a successful student. Continue to visit your Titan Start Portal to access important information about New Student Orientation event registration. For more information, contact the Student Life Coordinator at 803-774-3336 or email studentlife@cctech.edu.