Middle School and High School

Programs for High School Students

Dual Enrollment / Early College

Dual Enrollment is for high school students who want to take one college course each semester and who do not want to use SC Lottery Tuition Assistance to cover tuition costs. Early College is ideal for high school students who want to take at least two MTC courses (or six credit hours) during a semester with the option to use Lottery Tuition Assistance. Non-SC residents and students enrolling in less than six credit hours may participate in Early College courses, but they would not qualify for LTA funds. Learn more about Dual Enrollment / Early College.

Programs for Middle School Students

ETS

If you are a middle school or high school student in Fairfield or Lexington County, you may be eligible to participate in a program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.

ETS, the Educational Talent Search, is a federally funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.

While the ETS staff is employed through Midlands Technical College, the program is not used as a recruitment tool for the college. Participants will receive assistance in applying to any college, university or other qualified institution of post-secondary education.

To participate in MTC-ETS, fill out an application. If you’d like us to mail you an application, please call our Recruitment and Events Coordinator at 803.822.3459.

Eligibility

By federal law, at least 637 of our 950 participants must come from financially challenged families and be the first in their family to potentially go to college (persons whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree may also qualify). A limited number of students who do not meet these requirements may also be enrolled in the program.

Students must also be enrolled in one of our participating schools, including:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Fairfield Middle

Fairfield Central High

Batesburg-Leesville Middle

Airport High

Busbee Creative Arts Academy

Batesburg-Leesville High

Sandhills Intermediate

Brookland-Cayce High

Sandhills Middle

Gilbert High

 

Pelion High

 

Swansea High

If you don't attend one of these schools, please call us at 803.822.3628 to find out if another TRiO program might be able to help you.

Upward Bound

Provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

Fast Fact

Approximately 1/3 of college-bound high school graduates in the Midlands are served by MTC.

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