Academic Catalog

Articulation and Transfer

Midlands Technical College is committed to working closely with public and private high schools to ensure students have the preparation they need to enter Midlands Technical College and to succeed in the programs of their choice. The college also works with other institutions of higher education to facilitate students’ transfer of credits both into Midlands Technical College and from Midlands Technical College to other colleges.

Students wishing to transfer from Midlands Technical College to another college should contact that college for information about transferability of credits. Because the transfer of credits is always the decision of the receiving institution, Midlands Technical College cannot guarantee transfer of its courses, but articulation agreements are generally accurate guidelines for students.

Applicability and time limitations on transfer coursework will be determined at the receiving institution by the appropriate program’s department chair or designee.

Students wishing to transfer to Midlands Technical College from another college should request that all previous colleges attended submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office. Midlands Technical College accepts electronic transcripts via Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, as well as transcripts sent directly from a college or university to the Admissions email account at admissions@midlandstech. edu. These transcripts should be received at MTC no less than three (3) weeks prior to the published application deadline for a particular semester.

Although the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science programs are the designated programs for students planning to transfer to other colleges and universities, there are articulation agreements through other majors including Criminal Justice, Early Care and Education, Human Services, Paralegal Studies, Engineering, and Nursing. Students should check with their program advisor about these agreements.

MTC Bridge Programs

Midlands Technical College Bridge Programs provide opportunities for students to successfully transfer to selected four-year colleges and universities. Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a college with which Midlands Technical College has a Bridge Program agreement may participate in activities and special events at the partner college in addition to receiving information on admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and support programs.

Students may complete an Associate degree before transferring to the bridge partner college or complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of curriculum-level coursework at MTC prior to transferring. In any case, students must meet the minimum GPA requirement for the academic program to which they are transferring.

Current Bridge partners include Benedict College, Claflin University, Coker College, Columbia College, Lander University, Newberry College, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina. For more information regarding Midlands Technical College’s Bridge partners, visit MIDLANDSTECH.EDU/bridge.

The REACH Act Requirement for Students Pursuing a 4-Year Degree

The South Carolina REACH Act (Reinforcing College Education on America’s Constitutional Heritage) requires all students graduating with a baccalaureate degree to successfully complete a 3-credit-hour course (or its equivalent) that covers the founding documents of the United States. These documents include the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, at least five Federalist Papers, and at least and one document that is foundational to the African American Freedom struggle.

Students may take HIS 201 (American History: Discovery to 1877) or PSC 201 (American Government) at MTC to meet this requirement prior to transfer, or they may choose to meet the requirement via coursework taken at their transfer destination.

Print This Page