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College Prep Resources

General College Knowledge

Speaking the Language of College and Financial Aid (pdf)

College Application Process by Cappex (pdf)

Year-by-Year Checklists by EMC2 (pdf)

Paying for College

Federal Student Aid: Remember that the FAFSA is due every year.

KnowHow2Go Financial Aid: Includes information on loans and stories from people who have been through the process.

EMC2 Navigating Financial Aid (pdf): A complete guide to planning for paying for college.

GradSnapp: Guide to Financial Aid verification.

Picking your Best Fit College and Major

NCAN: Resources for college access.


KnowHow2Go: Overall help with everything related to selecting a college Helps you explore options for your future. 

South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities: Twenty independent colleges and universities each with a unique historical, cultural, and in many instances, faith background. Included in the membership are five historically black colleges and universities and two women’s colleges.

First in the Family: Guides students through the key issues - from cultural conflict to academic challenges - facing first-generation students.

Test and Study Support

College Board: SAT prep 

ACT Academy: ACT prep

Khan Academy: Get academic help (including courses on taking the SAT)

Accessing Fee Waivers: The Cappex guide to college application fee waivers. 

Local Access Resources

Expressway to Tigertown:  A teacher pipeline for high school students from Greenville County Schools to begin taking dual credit courses as early as the 10th grade. Students will spend one year at Greenville Tech and two years at Clemson, earning a bachelor’s degree in three years. 

Bridge to Clemson Program: Bridge students enroll at Tri-County for their first year and start their course work in the fall semester. To be admitted to Clemson for the subsequent fall semester, Bridge students are required to earn a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours and a 2.5 grade point average during their freshman year at Tri-County. 

USC Gamecock Gateway: Students will live on the USC campus while completing their first year of courses at Midlands Technical College. Must earn 30 transferrable credit hours at Midlands Technical College and earn at least a 2.25 GPA within the designated time frame.  

College of Charleston Bridge Program: A one-semester residential bridge program available to select high school students, in partnership with Trident Technical College. 

SC State Bulldog Bridges Program: Designed to enhance the successful transfer of students with associate degrees from Midlands Technical College to South Carolina State University to earn their baccalaureate degrees. 

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