New and Future Students
Here are the next steps for you:
- Apply for Financial Aid
Submit a FAFSA at fafsa.gov, then complete the MTC Scholarships Application. These two steps will qualify you for scholarships, grants, loans and work study programs that can fund your education.
The MTC school code for the FAFSA is 003993. For help completing the FAFSA, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 803.822.3749.
FYI: The priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15th for the Fall term and November 15th for the Spring term. We encourage you to apply as soon as your taxes are completed due to some funds being limited and awarded based on eligibility criteria and the FAFSA submission date.
- Activate Your MyMTC Account
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). This is how you'll receive all future communications from the college about your classes.
How to activate and set up your MyMTC account
Questions? Call 803.738.8324, choose option 9.
- Download the MTC App
Connect with MTC on your Smartphone and Tablet
The MTC app keeps you connected to Midlands Technical College directly from your smartphone and tablet. Find your way with campus maps, discover upcoming events, or ask us a question. Students, faculty, and staff can find contact information and access their classes, grades, and financials.
- Classes – View your schedule so you never miss a class
- D2L Brightspace –Easy login access to D2L Brightspace
- Financials –Secure access to your MTC financial information
- Grades – Sign in to see your grades
- Admissions – Request information, and find out how to apply to MTC
- Calendar – View MTC’s official college calendar
- Campus Maps – Find your way on campus with our interactive maps
- Events – Easily discover upcoming campus events
- Contact us – Ask MTC a question, or search our phone directory
- Connect with us – Sign up for MTC alerts, follow social channels and access our website
The MTC App is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore. Search ‘Midlands Technical College’ or just click the buttons at the bottom of this page to download it for free today.
- Take Placement Tests
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? Call 803.738.7839.
- Complete Online New Student Orientation
Online New Student Orientation is required for all new freshmen, new transfer, and re-admit students. You can access online orientation through your MyMTC account. After completing Online New Student Orientation, you will schedule your first Academic and Career Advising appointment.
Questions? Call 803.822.6755.
- Complete Your Academic and Career Advising Appointment and Register for Classes
Your Academic and Career Advisor will help you know what classes you need to take and help you understand if you are in the program that best fits your career goals. You will receive tools to help you register at the close of the appointment.
Students can schedule their advising appointment through their MyMTC account.
Questions? Call 803.738.8324, choose option 9.
- Pay for Your Classes
After you register for classes, pay any balance due by the payment deadline. Your balance can be viewed on your MyMTC account. It will include any financial aid awards.
Note: Payment is required for courses even if you do not attend class, so make sure to officially withdraw from the class if you've changed your mind, so that you won't owe any fees!
- Buy Your Books
Textbooks and supplies are available through campus bookstores. Students with financial aid may have a bookstore allowance.
Bookstore Locations: Airport and Beltline Campus Student Centers
Airport Bookstore: 803.822.3577
Beltline Bookstore: 803.790.7566
- Register for Parking
To park on campus, you will need to register your vehicle, then pick up a student parking permit to display on your vehicle. Look for the vehicle registration link on MyMTC.
- Get a Student ID
Have your Student Photo ID made at the Office of Student Life after tuition and fees are paid.
FYI: Riding the COMET bus is free with your MTC Student ID, and not just to and from campus.
Download the COMET App to view routes and times.
Did you know...
MTC has more than 150 programs in 8 schools of study built around giving you the career skills and real-world knowledge you need to succeed. Offering both academics and career training makes us a unique institution of higher learning.
If you're on an academic path, you may be interested in transferring to a four-year school to complete your bachelor's degree.
If you're here for career training, MTC provides quick courses, full certificate programs, and everything in between for students looking to begin a new career or add to their skill set. QuickJobs are certificates for careers that are projected to grow exponentially in the next 10 years—which means it should be easier to find a job in those fields, if you have the right skillset.
Just taking courses for fun? Check out our personal enrichment classes.
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Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of June 2021). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."