New Students: Applicants who are seeking to enroll in Associate degree, diploma or certificate programs are required to be eighteen (18) years of age or older or possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Transfer Students: Applicants who are transferring to the Technical College of the Lowcountry from another institution of higher education and who are seeking to enroll in Associate degree, diploma or certificate programs are required to be eighteen (18) years of age or older or possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. They must also submit college transcripts for placement and degree planning.
Readmit Students: Please confirm with Admissions that we have your transcripts. If you studied at another College while you were away from TCL, please have those Official Transcripts submitted to Student Records.
1) Mail: P.O. Box 1288, Beaufort, SC 29901
2) Electronically via a third party sender.
3) In-person in the original sealed envelope at any TCL campus.
*The Admissions Office will not determine placement during the enrollment process. Students seeking advisement and/or guidance on course level eligibility and placement should schedule an appointment with their assigned navigator in the Navigate app.
**If you are having an issue obtaining your transcripts due to school closures, please contact Admissions at email@example.com for assistance. At this time, the best way to send a transcript is electronically.**
A student’s residency classification for tuition purposes is determined by the Admissions staff at the time an admission application is submitted in accordance with South Carolina Commission on Higher Education regulations, South Carolina Code of Laws #59-112-100 to #59-112-150, and the Technical College of the Lowcountry Commission policies and procedures.
Student’s that are determined non-residents at the time of application may submit a residency verification form for the residency office to review for a residency reclassification. This form must be submitted prior to the start of the semester. If this step is not completed on-time it could cause a delay in your Financial Aid award or a higher tuition bill than anticipated.
If you were selected for residency verification, an email would have been sent to to your TCL email account. You must complete one of the forms below and submit using your TCL email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dependent Residency Verification
A student is a dependent if:
- Student is claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax returns
- Parent, guardian, or spouse provides more than 50% of student’s financial support (including tuition)
Independent Residency Verification
A student is independent if:
- Student provides more than 51% of own financial support
- Student claimed himself/herself or filed jointly on previous year’s tax return
Change of Residency Status
If you are a current student that needs to request a change of residency status, please refer to the Residency Reclassification Form and submit all required documents to Admissions.
Students under 24 years of age are presumed to be dependent. If you are under 24 and believe you should be considered an Independent Applicant, complete the Residency Reclassification Form.
Contact our Residency Officers at email@example.com for guidance on residency classification.