Get Started at HGTC in 7-Easy Steps
Step 1. Submit an Application
Each application must be submitted along with a $30 non-refundable application fee. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Discover or electronic check. Online applications that do not have a valid form of payment will not be processed.
Step 2. Begin the Financial Aid Process
No matter how you intend to pay for tuition and fees, begin the Financial Aid application process when you apply to HGTC. Learn More about Financial Aid »
Step 3. Submit Transcripts
Request that your high school and/or college(s) mail an official transcript to the HGTC Admissions Office at:
Horry Georgetown Technical College Admissions
PO Box 261966
Conway, SC 29528-6066
Step 4. Submit Test Scores
New Students who are required to take the college's placement test must first participate in The Start Right Experience, which is offered online. The Start Right Experience is designed to ensure success in placement testing and prepare you to enter the college environment. Visit WaveNet Central if you have questions or complete The Start Right Experience online.
The placement test is available for first-time college students or transfer students who have not yet had college-level English or math. You can take the placement test in any one of HGTC's Testing Centers. SAT and/or ACT scores less than 5 years old are acceptable in place of Placement scores. Learn more about the ACCUPLACER Placement Test and the Testing Center.
Step 5. Complete any Additional Admissions Requirements
Some academic programs have additional requirements, such as background checks and physical-ability assessments
Here are links to the most common forms:
Step 6. Meet with a New Student Enrollment Advisor
The Academic Advising staff will help you create your schedule of classes, so make sure you see an advisor as soon as you have completed the admissions process and received an acceptance letter. New Student Enrollment Advisors see students by appointment and on a walk-in basis, however appointments are recommended to avoid long wait times. Please also try to avoid the busiest times, which is right before the beginning of each semester.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Admissions at 843.349.5277
Or visit any campus admissions office:
Building 1100, room 120
Building 200, Room 117
Building 100, Room 121
Step 7. Attend an Orientation Session
Many new students are required to attend an HGTC orientation session, known as New Student Orientation (NSO), to help make a successful transition to college. This orientation will allow new students to:
- Learn about campus resources designed to help you reach goals.
- Learn about book purchasing, tuition payments, student parking, safety, HGTC email, the academic calendar, and much more.
- Have an opportunity to have questions about HGTC answered.
- Meet other new and current students, as well as faculty and staff members.
- Learn how and why to use WaveNet, HGTC's online campus-information center.
- Gain a better understanding of HGTC's policies and procedures.
In person NSO sessions are offered often prior to the beginning of each semester. You must sign up in advance for the NSO session that you want to attend. Click here to register.
If you cannot attend a session in person, you can participate in an NSO-Online session.