Transfer Policy for Public Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions in South Carolina
The Commission on Higher Education for the State of South Carolina is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the transferability of courses at the undergraduate level between two- and four-year institutions.
The South Carolina Course Articulation and Transfer Center (SCTRAC) serves as the primary tool and source of information for transfer of academic credit between and among institutions of higher education in the state. The system provides institutions with the software tools needed to update and maintain course articulation and transfer information easily. The student interface of this system is the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center (SC TRAC) web portal: https://www.sctrac.org/. This web portal is an integrated solution to meet the needs of South Carolina’s public colleges and universities and their students and is designed to help students make better choices and avoid taking courses which will not count toward their degree. Each institution’s student information system interfaces with www.SCTRAC.org to help students and institutions by saving time and effort while ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information.
The Statewide Articulation Agreement of 86 courses approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education for transfer from two- to four-year public institutions is applicable to all public institutions, including two-year institutions and institutions within the same system. In instances where an institution does not have courses synonymous to ones on this list, it will identify comparable courses or course categories for acceptance of general education courses on the statewide list. This list of courses is available online at www.che.sc.gov as well as on www.SCTRAC.org.
The Director of Curriculum and Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies located in the Robinson Building 101 on Airport Campus (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 803.822.3344) serves as the Chief Transfer Officer for Midlands Technical College.
A student enrolled in a program other than Associate in Arts or Associate in Science should consult with the department chair or his/her designee for questions concerning transfer of courses into that program’s curriculum and for courses transferring from that program to other colleges. Information about in-state articulation agreements can be obtained by visiting SCTRAC (the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center) at www.sctrac.org.
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.