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Advising is a critical part of the college experience and can significantly impact your success. Your assigned advisor will help guide you in planning your courses to best meet your goals, assist you with proper class selection, stay on track toward graduation, and help connect you with other resources at the College. Your assigned advisor may be faculty teaching within your program area or an academic advisor in the Advisement and Support Center. You will find the name of your assigned advisor listed in DegreeWorks in myCCTC. You should plan to meet with your assigned advisor before registering each semester. You can meet in person, virtually, or use email or telephone. Choosing your college courses without advising can cause you to fall behind on your plan for graduation and may also affect your eligibility for financial aid. You should continuously monitor your program progress through DegreeWorks in myCCTC.

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New Students

The Advisement and Support Center’s mission is to provide quality advising and access to resources to support students in successfully achieving their educational and career goals.

Students in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Pre-Nursing Preparatory Certificate programs will be assigned an academic advisor in the ASC for the duration of their selected program. Students in other programs will receive first-semester advising and registration assistance from the ASC. Dual Enrollment and Early College students are exclusively advised by their assigned Dual Enrollment Coordinator.

Depending on your student type, there may be additional or different steps that you need to take. Select your student type to the right to learn more:

Phone: (803) 774-3310


I have never attended college (First-Time Freshman)

You are a First-Time freshman if you have never attended a college after completing high school or a GED.

Contact your advisor in the ASC for next steps!

I am transferring to CCTC (Transfer)

A Transfer Student is a student who has attended a different college or university and never attended CCTC.

Transfer students must submit official transcripts to Records to receive transfer credit. For more information on how to transfer credit in to CCTC, click here.

I am returning to CCTC (Readmit)

A Returning Student is a student who attended CCTC but has not attended for one year or more.

Returning students may have some things to address before being able to register, such as Standards of Academic Progress for Financial Aid and Academic Standing.


How to find your advisor

You can find your advisor by accessing Degreeworks in your myCCTC account.

To find their contact information, you can look in the directory.

If your advisor is in the ASC, you can make an appointment by clicking on the button!

How to prepare for meeting with your advisor

Preparing for a meeting with your academic advisor can make your college experience less stressful. Advisors are there to help you, so it’s important to use their expertise. Here’s how to get ready for your advising appointment:

  1. Plan Ahead:
    • Schedule your meetings in advance. Don’t wait until the last minute.
    • Think about what you want to discuss during the meeting.
  2. Come Prepared:
    • Review DegreeWorks audit and note any questions you may have about requirements and progress toward program completion.
    • Share your academic goals, plans, and expectations with your advisor.
    • If you have specific questions or concerns, write them down to discuss during the meeting.
  3. Ask Questions:
    • Bring up topics like programs you’re interested in or career fields you’re considering.
    • Ask questions about your program and how it aligns with your goals.
  4. Be Honest:
    • Share your situations honestly. If you need support, let your advisor know.
    • Discuss what you need to succeed academically.
  5. Seek Clarity:
    • If something is unclear, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
    • Understanding your academic path is crucial, so make sure you get the information you need.
  6. Know Your Next Steps:
    • Leave the meeting with a clear understanding of what you need to do next.
    • Know where to find your DegreeWorks plan listing what courses you will need next.
    • Your advisor can help you plan your courses and guide you toward your goals.
  7. After the Meeting:
    • Follow up with your advisor regularly throughout your college experience.
    • Make sure you’re on track to meet your goals and complete your program requirements.
    • Check in with your advisor as needed to stay on the right path.

Remember, advisors are here to help guide you through your academic journey.

I want to change my program

Are you unsure about your current program of study or decided on a different path? Explore your fit with career services.

Ready to change your program?

Once you have submitted your Change of Program form, an Admissions Coordinator will process the request and will reach out through college email. If you have changed your program more than two times, you will have to speak with Career Services before your program can be changed.

Once your program change is approved and completed, you will be notified by college email. You will also receive information about your new advisor, and should follow up with them as soon as possible.

Placement and Testing

Certain programs or courses required placement in English and Mathematics. Your placement will be based on exam scores and/or transcripts as appropriate for your program and course selection. All eligible high school diplomas and test scores are good for five years. You may use a combination of qualifying test scores and high school diploma if minimum requirements are met.

SC High School Diploma

Standard South Carolina High School Diploma within the last 5 years with the following:

  • 3.0 or higher SC UGP GPA (weight GPA).
  • Completion of required courses with “C” or better as shown below.

Completion of 3 high school English courses with “C” or better.


Completion of 3 high school English courses with “C” or better.


Completion of 3 of the following high school math courses with “C” or better:

  • Algebra I (to include Algebra I-A/Algebra I-B or Foundations in Algebra/Intermediate Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Algebra III
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • English 19+
  • Reading 19+
  • Math 18+
  • Evidence-Based Reading 480+
  • Writing 480+
  • Math 500+
Accuplacer Next Generation
  • Writing 200+ & Reading 220+
  • Arithmetic 200+
  • Sentence Skills 20+
  • Reading 30+
  • Arithmetic 20+


The Advisement and Support Center is pleased to offer student success workshops through StudentLingo. These on-demand virtual workshops support student learning, personal growth, and health & wellness.

Titan Academic Success Planning

CCTC’s Advisement and Support Center includes a Retention Coordinator. Instructors work with the Retention Coordinator to identify students who may benefit from academic success planning. Students may be referred for academic success planning because of factors like missing class or online attendance assignments, having trouble with technology, not finishing homework, or not doing well on major assignments or tests. A planning meeting will include a student celebrating their strengths, connecting to relevant college resources, and creating a personal action plan to ensure successful completion of their courses. Academic success planning continues with check-in meetings as needed to help students hold themselves accountable for their continued progress.

Click here to book a Titan Academic Success Planning session with the Retention Coordinator:

For more information, contact:

Karen Gainey

PBI Formula Retention Coordinator

(803) 778-7824, ext. 424