Denmark Technical College follows an “open door” policy and imposes reasonable standards for admission to the institution. However, the criteria for entry into individual programs vary. All new students, both freshmen and transfer students, must submit an application to be admitted to a program of study by the Admissions Office.
Admission to a specific program requires that the applicant has appropriate educational preparation, satisfactory placement test scores, and all admission requirements completed. Students having academic deficiencies will be required to enroll in the Transitional Studies Program. This is determined by the American College Testing Program’s ASSET/COMPASS examination, which is administered to all students. Educational programs have minimum test score entrance requirements.These requirements, and any others necessary for entrance to a specific program of study, are stated in each program of study.
Applicants for admission to the College must be 18 years of age or older, or possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. Under certain circumstances, an applicant under the age of 18 who has not graduated from high school may be considered for enrollment through special arrangements between the College and the principal of the school where the applicant has been, or is enrolled.
Step 1: Complete and submit an application form online at www.denmarktech.edu or mail the completed form and application fee of $10.00 (payable by cashier’s check or money order) to: The Admission Office, Denmark Technical College, 1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd. P.O. Box 327, Denmark, SC 29042. The application must be filled our carefully and completely.
Step 2: Before you can register for courses at Denmark Technical College, you must take the Placement Test (ASSET/COMPASS). If you have already taken the Placement Test, through your high school, request a copy to be sent to the Admissions Office. Please be advised that scores three years or older will not be accepted. SAT or ACT scores may be presented in lieu of college Placement Test.
Step 3: The applicant for a specific program may be required to request an official copy of his or her high school transcript be sent to the Admissions Office. Applicants who possess a GED should submit official GED scores. As of July 1, 2012 an applicant may self-certify on the FAFSA that he has received a high school diploma or GED or other equivalency. If you have attended other colleges, please request that an official transcript from each college be sent to the Admissions Office.
Students without a High School Diploma/GED:
Based on the approved ability-to-benefit a provisions of Federal Financial Aid, any applicant who is not a high school graduate must obtain a minimum ASSET score of 35 in writing and reading, and a score of 33 in mathematics for admission to the College. Each enrollee admitted without a high school diploma or GED may take up to one year of Transitional Studies courses and receive financial aid. All transitional studies work should be completed within one year. If the student fails to clear up all basic skills deficiencies within one year, they will not be eligible for further financial aid. **Applicants failing to earn the minimum ASSET scores will be referred to adult education programs in the region.
Admission to a Specific Academic Program or Major:
Students must meet the Denmark Technical College admission requirements in order to gain program admission. See curriculum display sheets in the Academic Program section for specific Information.