Your great future starts now.

College on your mind? Great! TCL has you covered. Here is our step-by-step list of what you need to do to apply and enroll. Please remember, we are standing by to help you every step of the way.

Need assistance?

Email us at or call 843-525-8207.

Need to schedule an appointment? Download the Navigate app or visit

Beaufort Mather Campus Admissions Appointments:
New River Campus Admissions Appointments:
Hampton Campus Admissions Appointments:

Appointments may be scheduled in-person or virtually using the links above.


Choose pathway/program of study.

Our 70+ accredited programs of study provide you with the education you need to land a great career or transfer to a four-year university. In fact, 93 percent of our graduates go on to work in their field of study or continue their education. (You’ll need to declare a major when you apply.) If you need assistance with selecting your program of study utilize our free career assessment tool at

Submit your application.

Complete the TCL application online at

Submit your FAFSA.

All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA each school year. Although Pell Grant is based upon you or your families income, other scholarships such as Lottery and SC Wins are based upon other factors such as residency, GPA and program of study. A FAFSA must be on file to qualify for State and Federal grants as well as for Federal Loan applications. This process typically takes the longest, so students are encouraged to complete this step early and follow up with their Navigator or Financial Aid. You complete the FAFSA, go to

Set up your TCL accounts.

Set Up Your TCL Email Account

We will create your TCL email account, and it is usually ready within 72 hours of your application being processed successfully. You will get a message from us when it is ready. Your TCL email account will be used by Admissions, The HUB, Financial Aid and Student Records to communicate with you throughout the enrollment process. Your TCL email and password will be used to access all other TCL Student Accounts.

Click this link for instructions on setting up your TCL email account.

Set Up Your Self-Service Account

Through Self Service ( you can:

  • Pay
  • Check Financial Aid status/awards

The login for your TCL Self Service account are the same as your TCL email credential

Complete New Student Orientation.

Online orientation must be completed prior to registering for classes. Returning students are not required to complete orientation, but highly encouraged to do so as a refresher because processes continuously change.

Click here for a link to New Student Orientation.

Submit transcript.

There are a few ways you can submit your Official High School/GED and/or College Transcripts, but the BEST way to do this is requesting for your school to send them to us electronically. Most schools have a transcript request portal that those can be sent through. Another way is to submit them in-person to any Admissions Office. They must be in the original sealed envelope in which they were received. The last way to send, that will most likely take the longest, is to mail them to Attention: Admissions, P.O. Box 1288, Beaufort, SC 29901.

TCL has moved to testing optional for admittance. For assistance in determining course level eligibility and placement, contact your assigned Navigator using the Navigate App.

For information on submitting transcripts:

Submit Residency Verification (if applicable).

Check your TCL email account, you may have been selected for Residency Verification. You will need to complete the required Residency Form and submit to The Admissions Residency Officer will follow up regarding your residency determination after your form is processed. It is extremely important to complete this step prior to registering for classes as it will determine the tuition rate that you are charged. Your residency determination may also affect your Financial Aid eligibility. Residency changes will not be accepted after semester start date.

For more information on submitting residency documentation:


Download the Navigate App

The Navigate App will be used by all students to schedule appointments with Admissions, The HUB Navigators, Tutoring and other support services. This will also be used to communicate with students about the onboarding process, class registration, grades, early alerts, and campus event announcements. This is a one stop tool for all of your academic needs at TCL.

Click here to download the Navigate app to your phone or desktop.

Meet with your Navigator.

Each student is assigned a Navigator and a faculty advisor. Your Navigator will primarily assist career counseling, first-year advising, and will help you plan your courses for your entire program. Navigators will also assist with general financial aid assistance and financial literacy training. Your faculty advisor will assist with more program specific questions as well as graduation application assistance. You can schedule an appointment with your Navigator by downloading the Navigate app to your phone or desktop.

Click here to download the Navigate app to your phone or desktop.

Register for classes.

Once you’ve met with your Navigator to discuss your career goals and program selection, you are eligible to register! Your Navigator will help you map out your courses, so you do not have to worry about picking them out on your own. 

For videos on how to complete registration using TCL Navigate, go to

Remember: if you need help with registration, always know you can reach out to your Navigator for assistance!


Submit outstanding financial aid documents.

Visit to see how residency, semester hour load, and fees determine your total tuition and fees.

Follow up with financial aid if you have any questions about your award letter.

Pay your bill or set-up payment plan.

Pay your outstanding tuition and fees or sign up for the payment plan. Check your residency status prior to paying your bill. You may have been selected for residency verification and need to submit documentation to TLC Admissions. Follow up with Financial Aid to make sure everything is set. Set up the payment plan or pay for your classes in full prior to the deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes. You can set up payments online in Self Service or in-person at the Beaufort Mather and New River Campuses.

Confirm military education benefits (if applicable).

Visit the TCL Military/Veteran veteran pages at


Register for and attend Student Success Events.

These events will be taking place the week before classes start. Here you will get your Student ID, Parking Pass, buy your books, complete financial literacy training, get to know your peers, attend a student life open house and more! It is a great way get all the tools you need to succeed at TCL. More information/dates/times will be sent to your TCL email.

Click here for a link to Student Success Events.

Reserve books and buy supplies.

After you register for classes, you will begin to receive emails from the TCL College Store “TCL Course Ready” (formerly First Day Complete) program. This is a textbook rental program. Students have the option to opt out of the rental program and purchase books on their own. You can opt out in your TCL Self Service Account.

There is only one TCL College Store and it is located at the Beaufort Mather Campus in building 12 on the first floor.

TCL Course Ready Program (formerly First Day Complete)

Subscribe to TCL communication platforms.

Check for the most up-to-date information on upcoming events, important deadlines and the latest news. In addition, see the website for contact information, program descriptions, and quick links to all of your important TCL accounts like Self-Service, Blackboard and Student Email!

Text Alert
Receive emergency notifications and event updates via text messaging! Update/verify your contact information at Sign in with your TCL email address and click “Forgot Password.” Follow instructions to complete the sign in process and then verify or update your contact information.

Located at, the TCL Catalog is the College’s official reference guide and includes important, detailed information regarding policies, curriculum, enrollment processes, student services and more.

Social Media
Did you know that TCL has Facebook, YouTube and Instagram pages? Be sure to like or follow so you can be aware of different events and activities. Plus it’s a great way for you to share all that’s going on at TCL.
YouTube: @TechColLowcountry

Set up Blackboard and go to class.

Blackboard is used by many faculty to provide course materials, post assignments and tests, communicate, etc. If your instructor is using Blackboard, your course will appear in your account.

Go to or select Blackboard from the Quick Links menu at

Click the login button.
Username: Your TCL email address
Password: Your TCL email password

A link to the online course orientation is available in your Blackboard account when you log in.