University Transfer Student Options & Agreements

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South Carolina has 33 public higher-education institutions, including 13 universities, 16 technical colleges, and 4 two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina. HGTC offers students the opportunity to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate and is a gateway to senior colleges and universities.

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has created a web portal,, designed to facilitate college course transfer and articulation in the state. All South Carolina public institutions of higher education, two-year and four-year alike,  work together to make it easier for students to transfer academic credit. Learn more about transfer at SCTRAC.

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HGTC Transfer Agreements

To make it easy for HGTC students to transfer to senior institutions, the College has negotiated transfer agreements for those who graduate from certain HGTC programs with their associate degree and the appropriate grade point average. Many HGTC courses will transfer to most senior institutions; however, applied sciences courses may transfer only to specific majors. Students should meet with their advisors to plan course selection and contact the senior institutions admissions office to facilitate the transfer.

HGTC Associate Degree in

Transfer to


(Also, Emphasis in Education or Business) Allen University, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina University,Coker College, Columbia College, Kaplan University (online), Limestone, North Greenville University, Southern Wesleyan, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), Webster University, University of Phoenix (online), Francis Marion University


 (Also, Emphasis in Engineering or Turfgrass, or Health Science) Allen University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Coker College,  Columbia College, Kaplan University University , Limestone College, Medical University of South CarolinaNC A&T, North Greenville University, Southern Wesleyan University, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), Webster University, University of Phoenix (online) 

Applied Sciences

Accounting Columbia College
Business University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), The Citadel, University of Phoenix (online), Columbia College
Civil Engineering Technology The Citadel; Old Dominion University, Coastal Carolina University
Computer Technology Coastal Carolina University, Limestone College, University of Phoenix (online), Western Kentucky University (Online),
Construction Management Technology Clemson University, The Citadel
Criminal Justice The Citadel, Coastal Carolina University, Norwich (online), University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), University of Phoenix (online), Limestone College
Digital Arts Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University
Early Care & Education Coastal Carolina University, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online)    
Fire Science Coastal Carolina University
Fire Service-Business University of Memphis (online)
Forestry Abraham Baldwin Agricultural, Clemson University, Glenville State, Mississippi State University
Golf & Sports Turf Management Eastern Kentucky University
Human Services Coastal Carolina University, University of South Carolina-Beaufort, Limestone College, Springfield College, Upper Iowa, University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), Columbia College 
Nursing Coastal Carolina University, NC A & T; University of Phoenix (online); University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online), Columbia College

Partnership with Columbia College

Take Columbia College classes at HGTC

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Bridge Agreements

Student applies to HGTC and to senior institution for admission and advising
Coastal Carolina UniversityColumbia College, Francis Marion UniversityLander University, University of South Carolina 

SC Public Colleges & Universities

The Citadel, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Beaufort, University of South Carolina-Palmetto (online)

SC Private Colleges & Universities

Allen University, Charleston Southern University, Coker College, Columbia CollegeKaplan University, Limestone College, North Greenville University, Southern Wesleyan, Webster University

Out of State Colleges and Universities

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural, Eastern Kentucky University, Glenville State, Kaplan University (online), University of Memphis (online), Mississippi State University, Norwich (online), Old Dominion University, University of Phoenix (online), Springfield College, Upper Iowa, Western Kentucky (online)