TCTC and SWU Sign Connection Agreement

The bridge for students looking to transfer from Tri-County Technical College to Southern Wesleyan University has been enhanced by a new partnership between the two institutions.

Any student who completes an associate degree at TCTC will be guaranteed admission to SWU upon successfully completing all steps for enrollment. Students will have the option of completing their bachelor’s degree program at SWU by taking courses fully online, on-campus or a combination of online and on-campus.

TCTC students who participate in the Connect program will be offered the opportunity to take up to 18 credit hours and eligible course will only include those where an equivalent TCTC course is not offered.

Tuition will be equivalent to SWU’s dual enrollment Gateway Student rate, plus a discounted technology fee per credit hour. The 18 hours will give transferring students an opportunity to get a head start on degree requirements at SWU at a 90 percent discounted tuition rate. 

Galen DeHay, President of Tri-County Technical College said “At Tri-County, we are committed to increasing access to higher education for the citizens of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties, including access to a bachelor’s degree by way of applied associate degrees in our career programs.”

 The Connect program will begin in fall of this year.