Senior Citizen Enrollment

Senior citizens 60 years old or over, may enroll in courses free of charge, on a space available basis, during the established Add/Drop period for each term. The College will waive the tuition cost, but all other charges relating to the cost of taking the course (books, supplies, etc) will be the responsibility of the senior citizen.

The Add/Drop period begins on the first day of class each term. However, in classes with high demand, this period may be extended and the senior citizen may not be permitted to register until after the add/drop period has ended. Adjustments to registration during the Add/Drop periods are necessary to ensure that currently enrolled degree seeking students have access to courses necessary to complete degree requirements. Identification of high demand courses are established on a term by term basis after the last day to register prior to the start of classes.

Since the tuition-waived courses are taken on a space available basis, spaces cannot be "saved" for senior citizens. To register for a course as a regular student, the senior citizen may pay the tuition and reserve a place in the course. Senior citizens who register and pay for a course will not be eligible to take the course under this tuition waiver procedure in the same semester. In other words, a senior citizen may not register for a course and save a place, then drop the course, get a refund and take the course under the tuition-waived procedure.

Apply for Admission

  • Complete a free online application.     
  • Visit campus and meet with an admissions counselor.          
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED and previous college ntranscripts (if applicable). You may also request that your previous college email your transcript to studentrecords@octech.edu.

Paper applications can be downloaded here and mailed to:        
Admissions Office
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College         
3250 St. Matthews Road         
Orangeburg, SC 29118

Tuition Waiver

Senior Citizens should not attempt to register through any other process or prior to the Add/Drop dates or the waiver is not applicable and the student assumes all financial responsibility. Senior citizens must follow standard admissions procedures and meet all course pre-requisite requirements and complete the Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver Form.

Drop/Add Dates

Fall Semester: August 21-25, 2017  

Advisement & Registration

  • Contact Student Services at 803.535.1224 to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. We'll work together to set your education goals so you know just what to expect. Our advisors will help you register and plan your class schedule. We'll also get you signed up for your personal OCtech Connect page.