Military members and their families are important to us, and CCTC is here to help you start and continue your education and meet your personal goals. We provide what you need to succeed through the services available at the college. Visit Military and Dependents for more information.

Follow these 5 steps to be admitted:

Eligible Service members, veterans, and dependents must receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service before applying and enrolling. Follow the appropriate guidelines to apply and for using your branch of service educational benefits and status. 

CCTC maximizes the use of your educational benefits by offering in-state tuition to our Active Duty Service Members and their dependents stationed in South Carolina. Additionally, United States Air Force Active Duty Service Members and their dependents stationed at Shaw Air Force Base are eligible for additional reduced tuition. The Active Duty Service Member and their dependents must complete and submit the Military Active Duty Verification Form or the Military Dependent Verification Form. For more assistance, contact your Admissions Coordinator at 803-778-7812.

Honorably discharged Retired Veterans and their dependents who meet residency requirements are also eligible for instate tuition. Students who may be eligible for Veterans’ Affairs benefits should contact our VA representative at 803-778-7845 for more information.

Once you complete your education benefits requirements, submit your application for admissions.

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 Coordinator, 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 or call 803-778-7812.

Your Admissions Coordinator will send you your Academic Advisor’s name and contact information. Your Academic Advisor will work with you to advise you for your first semester classes and discuss any testing requirements. 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. After meeting with your Academic Advisor, you can then register for first semester classes and review any additional Financial Aid requirements.

Review the Titan Start Portal for information about your specific requirements. Your assigned Advisor will help determine any entrance exemptions or testing for Admissions. Exemptions include qualified ACT/SAT/IB/CLEP/DSST scores and transcripts from college and military service schools. There is no administrative fee for Active Duty Military. 

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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