Aiken Early College

Aiken Early College

Aiken Early College - ATC
Aiken Early College is Aiken Technical College’s dual enrollment program. It is designed to allow qualified and highly motivated Aiken County, private or home-schooled high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school by taking either general studies classes, or enrolling in the Pre-Engineering or General Education Pathway. Students can earn both high school and college credit (dual credit) or just college credit (concurrent).
Aiken Early College students can enroll in many general education courses that are required for, and transfer to, many majors at many four-year colleges and universities. In addition, these transferable courses at ATC cost much less than most other colleges and universities in the CSRA.
Aiken Early College students are exposed to a variety of majors within their chosen field, thus giving them a head-start on finding the specialty they wish to pursue in a college major.
All Aiken Early College applicants (General college classes and Academies) will need to meet the following minimum criteria:
  • PSAT scores of at least 50/50 OR
  • ACT combined of at least 21 OR
  • SAT scores of at least 500/500
Aiken Early College applicants who do not meet these requirements may take the free COMPASS placement test on campus at ATC, but will need to test into college-level courses in order to be accepted in the Aiken Early College Program.
How Do I Apply for Aiken Early College?
  1. Download the Aiken Early College Application.
  2. Meet with your high school counselor to complete the Aiken Early College application. Ask your counselor to attach a copy of your transcript and acceptable test scores.
  3. Once you receive your acceptance letter into the Aiken Early College program, contact the Enrollment Services Center at (803) 508-7263 to make an appointment to meet with an advisor.
Questions? Send an e-mail to: collegenow@atc.edu.
Learn how ATC credits transfer to South Carolina four-year colleges at www.SCTRAC.org
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