Step 1: Submit Admissions Application
New, transfer, and those students returning to TCL after 12 months off must complete and submit an application for Admissions. Apply here.
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
Financial Aid qualifications vary. All students should complete the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . TCL’s school code is 009910. You must complete the FAFSA for all financial aid including the SC Lottery Tuition Assistance program. Here’s a BIG tip, start the financial aid process early because it takes time to complete! Be sure to follow-up with Financial Aid by calling 843.470.5961 or toll free at 1.855.509.6579.
Step 3: Gather the Following Documentation
Please click here to see a complete list of documentation you are required to submit regarding Citizenship, Residency, and Transcripts.
Step 4: Contact or Meet With Enrollment Services
Take your documentation to Enrollment Services in building 2, Coleman Hall at the Beaufort Campus or at the New River Campus. If you cannot make it in right away, please call Enrollment Services at 843.525.8207or toll free at 1.855.509.6579. Even if you don’t have everything together, please go ahead and complete the admissions application and follow up with Enrollment Services.Enrollment Services Representatives will then help you determine whether the Placement Test is needed. If a placement test is not needed, Enrollment Services will provide you with your advisor’s information so that you can be advised to register for classes.
Step 5: Schedule and Take Placement Test, If Needed
If Enrollment Services advises you to take the Placement Test, please schedule a placement test by contacting the Testing Center at 843-525-8344. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to take all 3 parts of the COMPASS test. . Be sure to bring a photo ID with you when you go to take the test. When you have completed the test, you will immediately be referred back to Enrollment Services, who will then provide you with a review of your scores along with your advisor’s information for advisement and registration. To take a practice test of the placement test, please click here.
Step 6: Set up your WebAdvisor and Email Accounts
Activate both your TCL Email Account and WebAdvisor accounts immediately to access information to assist you in the enrollment process. Please click here to see full instructions on setting up both your TCL Email and WebAdvisor accounts. If you need further assistance, contact the Help Desk at 843-525-8344.
Step 7: Meet with your Advisor and Register for Classes
Contact your advisor immediately to set up an appointment for advisement. As a new student, your advisor will also assist you in registering for the first time — you’ll want to have your WebAdvisor account activated by the time you are advised.
Step 8: Print Schedule and Fee Statement
Once you have been advised and have registered for classes, print your schedule and fee statement. This can be done during advisement or on your own from WebAdvisor.
Step 9: Pay Tuition and Fees
Take your completed course schedule and fee statement to the Cashier in Bldg. 2- Coleman Hall, Beaufort Campus, or to the front desk at the New River and Hampton campuses for payment. You may pay by check, cash, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. The cashier will give you a receipt. Visit www.tcl.edu/pay-your-bill for online payment options and more information. Keep your receipt!
Step 10: Obtain Student ID and Parking Pass
You can get your student ID card and free parking decal at Student Records, Bldg. 2 on the Beaufort Campus, at the Learning Resource Center at the New River Campus, and at the front desk at the Hampton Campus. Remember that receipt? This is where you need to present it to the Student Records Office to get your student ID. Have your vehicle registration information available for your parking decal.
Step 11: Purchase Books
You can purchase your books and necessary supplies at the Beaufort campus Bookstore. Make sure you have your class schedule and student ID with you. That’s in MacLean Hall, Bldg. 12. Books for classes at the New River Campus can be purchased at the New River Campus.
We have wonderfully friendly people who can help make the enrollment process easy. Please feel free to contact us. We’ll gladly answer all your questions. If you’d like to visit us in person, the Admissions Office is located on the first floor of Coleman Hall, Building 2, on the Beaufort Campus. Admissions personnel is also available on our New River and Hampton Campuses.