If you have attended OCtech in the past three semesters, you DO NOT need to reapply to the college. (You can sign into your student account and contact your faculty advisor.)

If it you have not attended OCtech in MORE than three consecutive semesters, follow these steps to get started.

1. Complete an Application

Any student who has not attended OCtech for three or more consecutive semesters must re-apply to the College.

You can complete your application online.

Apply Online

Note: Some of our Health Science programs have different admissions steps. Please refer to the program if you are applying for one of these programs:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • LPN to ADN Flex
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
2. Financial Aid

Paying for college is not as complicated as you may think.  Many of our students attend for little or no cost.

Apply for Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit our Apply for Financial Aid page to begin.  Available financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships and South Carolina Lottery Tuition Assistance.

  • Visit our Financial Aid pages to learn more about the FAFSA and other financial aid options.
  • Once our we receive your FAFSA, our financial aid staff will determine the financial benefits available to you, including Lottery Tuition Assistance.

If you have questions regarding your FAFSA, you may contact our Financial Aid office by phone at 803-535-1224 or email finaid@octech.edu.

3. Submit Transcripts

Submit any transcripts for coursework you have completed at another college since last attending OCtech.

Official Transcripts may be emailed to: studentrecords@octech.edu or mailed to:

OCtech Registrar’s Office
3250 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118

4: Advising and Registration

Meet with an Academic Advisor who will help you register for classes and set up your student accounts.

Be sure to visit our Advising and Registration page to learn more.