Returning Students

If you've attended PTC previously for college credit, you're a returning student. Please complete the steps below to enroll.

Did you know?

More than 90% of PTC students receive some form of financial aid. And 7 out of 10 attend tuition free.

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1. Apply for Admission

Returning students who have not been enrolled for more than one year (or three semesters) must complete a new application. Select one of the following application methods:

2. Apply for Financial Aid

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately to receive lottery tuition or federal financial assistance. Do not wait until classes start! Click here to learn about financial aid opportunities and policies. 

3. Submit Your Transcripts

Once your application is filed, you must submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED and any college transcripts. Transcripts may be delivered by mail, email or in person. If delivered in person the transcript must be sealed. If delivered via email, the transcripts must come directly from the academic institution.

Please review the following for more specific transcript submission details.

  • All Official College Transcripts should be submitted to the student records office. 
    • Email Submissions:
    • Mail Submissions: Attn: Student Records, P.O. Box 1467, Greenwood, SC 29648
  • All Official High School Transcripts  and GED Transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Contact the issuing institution to have copies sent to Piedmont Tech.
    • Email Submissions:
    • Mail Submissions: Attn: Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1467, Greenwood, SC 29648

Note: Although PTC prefers your official transcript for more accurate course placement, the college will accept your original High School/GED diploma as verification in lieu of the official transcript for Admission purposes. Diplomas must be delivered in person to the Admissions Office or County Campus location. Note that an official transcript may still be required to receive certain forms of financial aid.

If you completed high school outside the United States, please contact Renae Frazier about required documentation.

If you completed college/university coursework outside of the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member evaluator.  A list of agencies can be found at

4. Complete or Exempt the Placement Test

For some returning students, placement testing may be necessary. Please check with the Admissions Office at (864) 941-8369 or a County Campus near you.

5. Register for Classes

Schedule an appointment with your advisor (see Advisor Referral Guide) to plan your schedule of classes, register for classes and receive a printed schedule and a statement for tuition and fees.

Need help?

Stop by any of our seven campus locations, or just give us a call. The main admissions office is located on the Greenwood Campus.

Room 103B, Greenwood CampusPhone: (864) 941-8369

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