MTC BRIDGE PROGRAMS
Partnerships with four-year colleges and universities that provide a seamless transition to your selected college or university.
Advantages of the Bridge Program
Bridge Program students are linked to their transition college early in their coursework at MTC. College tours and orientation sessions on the campus of the transition college are also available.
There are two ways to become a Bridge Program student.
- You can be chosen as a Bridge Program candidate by a 4-year college you applied to.
- You can also apply to MTC and let us know you want to be a part of the Bridge Program. Contact the MTC Bridge Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the required forms.
Colleges that MTC has bridge program agreements with include:
- Benedict College
- Claflin University
- Coker University
- Columbia College
- Lander University
- Newberry College
- South Carolina State University
- University of South Carolina
(MTC has two Bridge Programs with the UofSC, the Residential Gamecock Gateway Program and the Non-Residential Bridge Program).
Get recognized for your accomplishments! Reverse transfer allows you to complete your Midlands Technical College associate degree after transferring.
You may be like many college students who have earned academic credit from MTC and transferred it to a four-year college or university before receiving an associate degree. Now you have the opportunity to put “reverse transfer” credits earned at your four-year institution towards both your associate and bachelor’s degree!
Credits you earn at the four-year college or university are credited back to MTC to fulfill your MTC degree requirements. This transfer of credits does not interfere with the progress you are making towards a bachelor’s degree.
Why is an associate degree important?
An associate degree is an important milestone in your education as well as a valuable credential to have on your resume. Employers recognize this degree as evidence of your commitment to achieving your educational goals. The associate degree is the nation’s fastest growing academic credential and it can open the door to better job opportunities even while you are still working towards your bachelor’s degree.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bridge Program? SHOW
Midlands Technical College Bridge programs provide students who are interested in transferring to certain four-year colleges and universities a clear pathway and supportive activities which enhance transfer success. MTC has established Bridge programs with several colleges and continues to explore additional opportunities with other colleges. Students in Bridge programs generally experience a seamless transition when transferring and greater success after transfer.
Do I have to take a full two years at MTC to participate in a Bridge Program? SHOW
No. Bridge students must be enrolled for a minimum of 30 semester hours of college-level coursework to earn the GPA required by the desired academic program at the receiving college. Other students may choose to earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at MTC prior to transfer.
How can I participate in a Bridge Program? SHOW
How can I be sure that my credits from Midlands Technical College will transfer? SHOW
Will developmental courses count in the 30 credit hours I need for transfer? SHOW
I am eligible for a LIFE Scholarship. How much money will I receive at MTC, and can I take my LIFE Scholarship with me when I transfer? SHOW
LIFE Scholarship recipients at MTC can receive a maximum award of up to $5,000 per year (Fall and Spring semesters) for two years, not to exceed the cost of tuition for 30 credit hours per year. To be eligible to continue the LIFE Scholarship the next year, you must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of college-level (101 or higher) work and earn a minimum 3.0 GPA each academic year to continue your LIFE eligibility to the next year.
What other financial resources does MTC provide? SHOW
MTC offers federal aid such as Title IV Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, and Academic Competitiveness Grants. MTC also provides state aid such as LIFE Scholarships, South Carolina Need-Based grants and SC Lottery Tuition Assistance. Students may also be eligible for Midlands Technical Education Foundation Scholarships and other financial resources. For more information see Financial Aid.
Bridge Program Coordinator
Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Building, Room 250