Transfer

Complete a two-year associate degree from MTC, then take it with you to your chosen four-year college or university. You could leave MTC with up to half of your bachelor's degree completed. 

MTC's Associate Degrees are designed to meet your four-year institution's general education requirements and provide some coursework toward your major. FYI, many four-year institutions offer transfer scholarships to MTC students!

Where do I start?

To get started on the path to a bachelor's degree, select the MTC program that's right for you, then apply to the school.

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What's the difference?

MTC offers many different paths to transfer your credits to a four-year school. You don't have to know which path to take right away, your advisor will help walk you through all your options after you enroll at MTC.

Bridge Programs

Transfer Programs

Articulation Agreements

Students are usually invited to participate in a bridge program by a four-year university that they have applied to.
Bridge Programs
Transfer students know they want to continue on at a four-year college or university but may not know exactly which one.
Transfer Programs
Articulation Agreements are tied to specific degree programs. They are designed to ensure that all of your credits transfer and that you can seamlessly finish your degree with no interruptions. 
Articulation Agreements

MTC Bridge Programs

Bridge Programs are formal agreements with four-year colleges and universities that provide a seamless transition to your selected college or university.

MTC has Bridge Programs with the following schools:

Benedict College
Claflin University
Coker University
Columbia College
Lander University
Newberry College
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina

Bridge Program FAQs

What is a Bridge Program?

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?

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?

There are two basic means of qualifying for a Bridge program. One way is for the desired four-year college to identify you as a potential bridge candidate. If you applied for admission to the transfer institution but were denied admission, then you could be referred to MTC as a Bridge Program candidate. Another means of qualifying is for you to apply to MTC and let the MTC Bridge Coordinator know that you want to participate in a Bridge program.

What perks are available for Bridge Program participants?

Bridge students are eligible to participate in certain sports and extracurricular activities at their destination school. Ask your advisor what perks you're eligible for!

How can I be sure that my credits from Midlands Technical College will transfer?

A benefit of being a Bridge student is that it can provide you with a seamless transition from MTC to your intended institution. In addition, MTC has transfer advisors who maintain close working relationships with many four-year colleges and universities. You should work closely with your academic advisor at MTC and the admissions/advisement personnel at the college to which you are planning to transfer.

Will developmental courses count in the 30 credit hours I need for transfer?

No. Placement in developmental (DVS) courses is based on your performance on the college placement test. These pre-college courses will strengthen your academic skills to help you be successful in college-level courses and earn the GPA required for transfer. Only college level courses (101 or higher) are counted in the 30 credit hours for transfer.

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?

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?

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.​


MTC Transfer Programs

MTC courses transfer to many other in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, so even if you don't see it on this list, we can still help you transfer your coursework! Talk to your advisor at MTC about your desire to transfer. 

MTC has Transfer Programs with the following schools:

  • Benedict College
  • Claflin University
  • Limestone College
  • The Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina

MTC Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are partnerships between four-year colleges and universities tied to specific degree programs. Articulation agreements simplify the complexity of determining what courses to take, eliminating the guesswork regarding transferability. Following articulation agreements should save students time and money.

To choose an articulation agreement, talk to your advisor or program coordinator about the college or university you want to attend.

We have Articulation Agreements in place for the following programs:

Accounting

Columbia College
Limestone College
Newberry College

Criminal Justice

The Citadel
Claflin University
Coker University
Columbia College
Limestone College
Newberry College
Palmetto College University of South Carolina
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina Upstate

Early Childhood Education

Claflin University 
Columbia College
Newberry College
Palmetto College University of South Carolina
South Carolina State University
Southern Wesleyan University
University of South Carolina

Education

Columbia College
Limestone College
Newberry College
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina

Engineering

University of South Carolina

Human Services

Columbia College
Limestone College
Palmetto College University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Management

Columbia International University (MGT)
Columbia College (MGT)
South Carolina Fire Academy (MGT)

Marketing

Claflin University
Coker University
Limestone College
South Carolina State University

Nursing

Claflin University
Columbia College
Lander University
University of South Carolina


 

Contact Us

Bridge Program Coordinator

Permelia Luongo
Beltline Campus, Wade Martin Building, Room 250
803.738.7743
luongop@midlandstech.edu
 

How much can you save?

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MTC can save you

8,198

In your first year*

* Total tuition and fees (most current data available as of August 2018). Source: U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings and "IPEDS Student Financial Aid Component Overview Public Academic Reporters."