Accelerated Study of Associate Programs (ASAP)

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You don’t have to go far to get further in life.

If your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher, then an Associate of Arts or Science from OCtech is the best place to start. We’ve designed a program for students just like you that can help you save up to $50,000 on your degree!

Program Benefits

  • Tuition Waiver
    ASAP students who receive financial aid but still have a tuition balance will have that balance waived. The bottom line is you’ll attend OCtech tuition free!
  • Textbook Assistance
    ASAP students receive $500 for textbooks each year.
  • Childcare Vouchers
    A limited number of childcare vouchers are available to ASAP students for designated childcare centers (based on available funds and space).
  • Emergency Aid
    ASAP students who encounter financial difficulties can apply for emergency aid once per year.
  • Personal Attention
    To ensure a high level of engagement between ASAP students and faculty, a limited number of students will be admitted to the program each fall.

How It Works

Students will complete their associate degree in as little as 2 years!

To Qualify

Students must:

  • attend an ASAP information session and mandatory ASAP orientation.
  • be a graduate of an Orangeburg or Calhoun county high school, or earn a high school diploma or GED through Orangeburg-Calhoun Adult Education.
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or receive veterans benefits.
  • be skills proficient in reading, writing and math OR need no more than one developmental course based on placement.
  • enroll in our Associate of Arts or Science program, including any of our specialized degree models listed above.
  • maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.

Get Started

If you meet the qualifications and want to join OCtech ASAP, get started today by signing up for an online information session. Details on how to attend will be emailed to you.

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