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Enroll in 5 Easy Steps

Use this CHECKLIST to stay on track!

STEP 1 - Apply for Admission

    Complete a free online application NOW.
    OR visit campus and meet with an Admissions Counselor.     
Download an application and mail it to us:
        Admissions Office, OCtech
        3250 St. Matthews Road
        Orangeburg, SC 29118

After you have applied, submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED and previous college transcripts.  You may also request that your previous college email your transcript to

STEP 2 - Test & Visit Campus 
    - Take the COMPASS placement test,  OR
    - Submit official ACT or SAT scores (contact an Admissions Counselor to find out how. 803.535.1224).
Contact Student Services to prepare for and schedule your test.
Testing hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

STEP 3 - Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 
(OCtech School Code is 006815.) The earlier you complete the financial aid process, the more likely your money will be here on time.  
Learn about financial aid opportunities and policies.

To ensure this process is completed successfully, contact the Financial Aid Office (803.535.1224) 3-5 business days after submitting your FAFSA.

STEP 4 - Advisement
Contact Student Services for an appointment to meet with an advisor.  We'll work together to set your education goals so you know just what to expect.  

STEP 5 - Register
Contact Student Services to register and plan your class schedule.  We'll also get you signed up for your personal OCtech Connect page.   (803.535.1224)


New Student Orientation

You will need to complete this and the following steps before you can register for your classes for the upcoming semester.

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center to set up your first semester educational plan in OCtech Connect.
  • Complete the New Student Online Orientation 

Office of Admissions