10 Steps to Enroll
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1Apply to MTCHide
2Apply for Financial AidShow
Submit a FAFSA at fafsa.gov. The MTC school code is 003993. This is the first step to be considered for most types of financial aid. For help completing the FAFSA, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 803.822.3749.
3Open Your Online MyMTC Student AccountsShow
After applying to MTC, the Admissions Office will send you information to log in to two important student accounts: MyMTC (your student portal) and MyMTC Email (your college email). The college will communicate with you through MyMTC and MyMTC Email, so it is very important to access these accounts. Questions | 803.738.8324, option 9
4Complete the Admissions ProcessShow
Submit your official high school transcript (showing graduation and final GPA) or GED. Contact your high school for information on ordering a transcript. For current high school seniors, please also ask your school counselor to send a copy of your senior year transcript, showing completion of your fall semester coursework.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended and any SAT® or ACT® scores less than three years old.
Please allow two to three weeks for the admission process. Questions | 803.822.6714
5Complete Placement Test ProcessShow
Some students will need to take the college's placement test. Other students may qualify to exempt all or part of the test. Examples of exemption criteria include qualifying SAT®/ACT® scores or high school GPA (for recent high school graduates), qualifying previous college credit, and/or certain advanced standing exams.
After you apply to MTC, the Admissions Office will let you know what, if any, placement tests you need to take. Questions | 803.738.7839
Orientation is required for all new, transfer, and readmit students and can be completed online through your MyMTC account. After completing Orientation, all new students will schedule their New Student Advisement and Registration on campus.
Transfer and readmit students will complete advisement through their department.
Questions | 803.822.6755
7Complete Academic AdvisementShow
Your advisor will help you select courses to meet your goals.
New Students (never attended college) will be advised at New Student Advisement and Registration.
Readmit, transfer, and continuing students (with prior college credits) will schedule their appointments on MyMTC.
Questions | 803.738.8324, option 9
8Register for ClassesShow
Take your completed advisement form to the Records Office during the registration period. If your advisor has enabled you to register online, you may register through MyMTC during the registration period.
Questions | 803.822.3656
9Pay Tuition and FeesShow
After you register for classes, pay any balance due by the payment deadline or your classes can be dropped for non-payment. You will not receive a bill. Your balance can be viewed on your MyMTC account. It will include any financial aid awards. Questions | 803.732.5200
10Ready to AttendShow
Buy your books
Textbooks and supplies are available through campus bookstores. Students with financial aid may have a bookstore allowance. Locations: Airport and Beltline Campus Student Centers. Airport, 803.822.3577; Beltline, 803.790.7566.
Pick up your parking permit
To park on campus, you will need to register your vehicle, then pick up a student parking permit to display on your vehicle. Permits are free – look for the vehicle registration link on MyMTC.
Get your student ID made
Have your Student Photo ID made at the Office of Student Life after tuition and fees are paid. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU/studentlife or call 803.822.3650/803.738.7860
Fall Mini-Mester Registration
Fall 10 Week Classes
September 14 - Deadline to register and pay without losing your schedule and paying a late fee.
Fall II Classes
October 11 - Deadline to register and pay without losing your schedule and paying a late fee.
What are the admission requirements at MTC?
The requirements for admission to MTC differ depending on the type of student. For detailed information regarding MTC’s admissions requirements organized by student type, please visit Admissions Requirements.
Financial Aid Glossary
Scholarships are often based on academic or other achievements and do not have to be repaid.
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Grants also do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are often merit-based (based on grades or test scores).
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Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study programs allow students to work part-time to earn money for school.
Learn more about Federal Work Study