USC Upstate Bridge Program

Piedmont Technical College and the University of South Carolina Upstate have signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to USC Upstate.

Because PTC is an open-admissions institution, it will also offer students who may require some academic preparation an alternative for admission to USC Upstate.


Bridge program participants will benefit from an array of services that will improve their transition from PTC to USC Upstate, including:

  • Joint admissions counseling with PTC advisors and USC Upstate mentors
  • A waiver of the application fee to USC Upstate
  • Special consideration for scholarship opportunities
  • Invitations to USC Upstate recreational, campus and cultural events.

Who is Eligible?

Requirements for participation in the bridge program are the same as with any transfer student wishing to attend USC Upstate. Students must have a minimum of 30 hours completed to transfer and must submit an admissions application and all other standard paperwork in order to be considered.

How to Enroll

  1. To enroll, apply to PTC either online or in person and identify yourself as a Bridge program student. Visit our admissions page for more detailed application instructions.
  2. Complete the USC Upstate Direct Connect Form.