Students Get Ahead With Dual Enrollment… Earn Both High School and College Credit

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Florence-Darlington Technical College’s College Express/Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to earn college credits while still in high school. In fact, many students complete large portions of their freshman year in college while still in high school.

Are you confident in your abilities? Are you prepared for a challenge? If you can answer “yes” to these questions, then dual enrollment in college and high school is a good consideration for you. This fast-track option allows you to take college-level classes and fulfill high school requirements at the same time.

Admission Requirements:

  • You must have obtained high school junior status.
  • You must apply online in the General Studies Certificate Program on our website at
  • You must have a letter of permission from your high school principal.
  • You must submit required SAT, Asset or ACT scores to the FDTC Admissions Office for the General Studies Certificate program or take the Compass Test at the FDTC Assessment Center in the 100 Building.
  • Submit a FAFSA Waiver Form if registered for two or more dual credit courses in a term. (Proof of US Citizenship is required on this form to receive lottery funds.)

Transferable Courses*

FDTC teaches courses that will transfer to any public senior college or university in South Carolina. There are currently over 70 courses listed on the statewide articulation list of transferable courses to public senior institutions. A list of available course is included at the link below:

Other courses may be requested but transferability is not guaranteed. In addition, FDTC will only report letter grades to high schools.


Students are required to meet the appropriate placement test scores in reading, writing, and math to be accepted into the General Studies Certificate Program. High school students who require special testing should call 843-661-8029.


The cost for high school students (approved by their high school principal) is $152.80 per credit hour.  Lottery funding is currently $95.00 per credit hour.

Books & Other Fees

FDTC waives all college fees for high school students. These fees include activity and technology fees. Textbooks, which include a CD or workbook, must be purchased by the student or high school. All high school students taking dual credit courses are required to purchase their textbook(s) for that course.

For additional information about dual credit courses being taught at your high school, please contact your school principal or counselor.

Dually Enrolled Students Are More Likely To:

  • Continue their postsecondary education
  • Earn higher grades
  • Complete a college degree
  • Lower the long-term cost of a college degree (Lottery Tuition Assistance available for 6 hours or more!)

Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer. It is strongly recommended that students consult the college/university to which the student plans to transfer to ensure that courses taken at FDTC meet the senior institution’s requirements.

If you would like more information about Dual Enrollment options at Florence-Darlington Technical College, contact Nick Lyerly
at (843) 661-8103 or email him at

* It is understood that Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) does not guarantee the transfer of courses to any other college or university, except where articulation agreements have been developed. If you are planning to attend a private college in SC or a college outside of SC where FDTC does not have an articulation agreement, please contact that institution regarding transfer courses.

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