Dual Enrollment

To enroll in Dual Enrollment courses, you must be a high school junior or senior.

» Learn more about Dual Enrollment at PTC.

All students will be subject to the college's rules and regulations. Provisional credit will be granted for work completed satisfactorily. Credit that is applicable toward a degree will be granted after high school graduation.

Financial Aid: 

Students will receive lottery tuition assistance if they take two (2) classes or six (6) credit hours within the same semester. Bills will be sent out several weeks after classes begin.

Enrollment Checklist

Apply for Admission to Piedmont Technical College

Submit an online application

Submit a Dual Enrollment Form
Submit a Copy of Your Birth Certificate

Your birth certificate is required for admission to PTC.  If your guidance counselor has a copy of your birth certificate on file, you can work with them to submit a copy to the PTC Dual Enrollment Office.

Complete the Placement Test

If you have already earned appropriate scores on the PSAT, SAT or the ACT, or if you have a good High School GPA and you've done well in your classes, then you will not have to take Piedmont Tech's placement test.

Placement Test exemption criteria:

  • A High School GPA of at least 3.0 and a C or better in Algebra I or higher for South Carolina applicants.
  • A C or higher in a college level English and Math course from a regionally accredited or approved institution.  
  • A minimum score of 19 on ACT Math waives the Math portion; and a minimum score of 20 on ACT English and Reading waives the Writing and Reading portion. 
  • A minimum SAT score of at least 510 on Verbal (or Critical Reading) waives the Writing and Reading portion; and a minimum score of 510 on Math waives the Math portion. 
  • A PSAT score of 510 on the Math waives the Math portion and a score of 510 on Verbal waives the English portion. 

Otherwise, to schedule your test, complete the “Ready To Take the Placement Test” form. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Dual Enrollment.​

Note that some school districts require students to take the placement test. Check with your school counselor to know which options are available to you. 

Register for Classes

Register for classes at your high school with your guidance counselor. For summer classes, online courses, or PTC classes, register through Piedmont Tech's Dual Enrollment Office by calling (864) 941-8315.

Not all PTC courses are open to dual enrollment students due to special program requirements.  For example, PTC limited-enrollment health care programs have special entry requirements, including a minimum age limit of 18.

Please note: Because high school calendars may not match the Piedmont Technical College calendar, if you register to take dual enrollment classes taught at a PTC site, you may be required to attend classes at PTC on days that classes are not scheduled to be held at your high school (example: Spring Break).

Obtain Your PTC Pathway Account Information

PTC Pathway allows you to go online to access your course schedule, grades, academic records, tuition balance, financial statements, and certain student services. At the time of enrollment, the college will assign you a random PTC ID (P#) that is used to log into your PTC Pathway account. The password is the first and second letters of your last name (lower case), a period, and your birthdate formatted as MMDDYY. Example: John Smith was born October 5, 1980. His password is sm.100580.

Purchase Textbooks

If textbooks are necessary, check with your high school guidance counselor for purchase information. Also, check out the online bookstore.