Admissions FAQs

  How do I apply online?

To apply online for Admission to Southern Crescent Technical College:  Click “apply now” at the top of the page, and create your enrollment portal.  If new to the application process you will choose a new user. Once the application is completed and the application fee is paid, you will receive an email (to your personal email) with steps on what to do next. Remember your enrollment portal login because you will want to refer back to this page regularly in order to complete your checklist items needed for acceptance and check the overall status of your SCTC application.

You can check your application status in your enrollment portal.  Once all of your checklist items have been received and processed, you will be accepted.  This acceptance notification will appear in your enrollment portal along with instructions on what to do next.

Once you are accepted to SCTC, you will receive your acceptance letter in your enrollment portal.  In this letter, you will receive your student ID and your SCTC student email. Follow the instructions in this letter on setting up your SCTC student email account and Okta account.

Southern Crescent Technical College is committed to ensuring that a lack of English language skills does not serve as a barrier to admission and participation in our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offerings. As a result, we will take steps to provide support and resources to help non-native English speakers succeed in our programs, such as offering English language classes, providing translation and interpretation services, and offering other language assistance as needed. We believe that diversity and inclusivity are key to the success of our CTE programs, and we welcome students from all backgrounds and language abilities.

Single sign-on enables users to securely combine several different application login screens into one. With this setup, by logging in you will have access to all of your accounts with SCTC.  Okta is the single sign-on provider for SCTC. Once you are accepted to SCTC you will receive an email to follow to get your student email and Okta set up.  Once you have activated Okta, you will be able to access your student email, Office 365, and Blackboard all in one place.

Orientation is required for all new students.

You can check your admission status in your enrollment portal.  Once all of your checklist items have been received and processed, you will be accepted.  This acceptance notification will appear in your enrollment portal along with instructions on what to do next.

You do not have to be accepted before you apply. Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. SCTC students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

Required documents for Admission can be turned into any of our locations or uploaded into your SCTC application portal.

The admissions application fee is $25.00, non-refundable

Transfer of Southern Crescent Technical College credit to another college or university is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Usually courses will transfer to another technical college with a grade of “C” or better. The degree level core classes (190 or above) will usually transfer to University System of Georgia institution. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine the courses that will be accepted from Southern Crescent.

A student who has previously attended a college or university may request an evaluation of an official transcript for the purpose of awarding transfer credit by placing a check-mark in the appropriate box on the admissions application. Credits from institutionally accredited colleges or universities may transfer if the course is of the same content and length of the course required in the Southern Crescent Tech program. A grade of “C” or better is required to transfer a course. A course description may be required. Medical courses and some others have a transfer life of five years. Once the transcript is evaluated, a letter is mailed to the student. The credits are posted to the student’s academic record using a grade of “TR” which is not calculated into the cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Southern Crescent Tech.

Southern Crescent Technical College students who plan to complete courses at another institution must complete and submit a signed Transient Request form. The form is available in the Admissions Office or you can download here: Transient Request Form. Students must follow the admission requirements for the host college. Students planning to take online courses at another technical college in Georgia may apply online through the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection” (GVTC). Visit and follow the instructions.

Students should follow the GVTC directions carefully. The Transient Request Form may be printed from the GVTC website. Students must have satisfactorily completed at least one credit course from Southern Crescent Technical College and must be in good standing. Authorization is granted only for courses that will transfer to the student’s current program of study. A grade of “C” or better is required for courses to transfer.

An applicant seeking admission as a transient student at Southern Crescent Technical College must submit an application and pay a non-refundable $25 application fee. A transient letter from the home school is required stating the student is in good academic standing. The letter should list the term and the course(s) the student desires to take. Transient students enroll on a space-available basis.

A student who does not wish to seek a diploma, degree, or certificate program may apply as a special admit student. An application and a non-refundable $25 application fee are required. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted. The applicant must meet course prerequisites. Special admit students are placed in courses on a space-available basis. Financial Aid is not available for Special Admit Students. Any credits earned as a special admit student in excess of 25 will not later count toward a certificate, diploma or degree.

A student may complete a Transcript Release Authorization form to have his/her transcript released. The form is located in the Admissions Office. Transcripts will not be released if there is a financial hold on the student’s record. For more options on requesting a transcript, visit the transcripts page.

Southern Crescent Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Specific program accreditation and certifications are listed in the Southern Crescent Technical College catalog.

The National Student Clearinghouse is Southern Crescent Technical College’s authorized agent for providing degree and enrollment verification. Loan companies, employers, etc. may request this information from the National Student Clearinghouse at (or directly at Students may also complete an Enrollment Verification Request form located in the Admissions Office.

It takes approximately 4-6 weeks to complete the award process. Certificates are printed each term and will be available within six – eight weeks after completion.

The grade point average (GPA) is calculated based on all credit courses taken at Southern Crescent Technical College. GPA is calculated by:

  1. Multiplying the credits for each course by the associated grade points
  2. Dividing the total points by the total number of credits attempted.

The assigned values for the grades are A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F and WF = 0. In calculating a GPA, credit hours from courses receiving the following grades are not included: AC, AU, EX, I, IP, S, TR, U, or W.

Example of how GPA is calculated:

Grade Earned Grade Points Credit Hours Total Points
A 4 5 20
C 2 3 6
Total 8 26

GPA Calculation: 26/8 = 3.25 GPA