Admission Requirements


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 requirements.

These requirements, and any others necessary for entrance to a specific program of study, are stated in each program of study.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the College must be 18 years of age or older. A high school diploma or GED certificate, though desired, is not a prerequisite for college admission but may be required for specific program admission 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. In order for a student who does not have a high school diploma to receive Title IV funds, they must meet the College’s policy and procedures for equivalency of a high school diploma.

Admission Process

Step 1: Complete and submit an application form online at 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 out 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. Self-certification ends June 30, 2013. If you have attended other colleges, please request that an official transcript from each college be sent to the Admissions Office.

Step 4: Students will receive notification of acceptance by the Admissions Office.

Denmark Technical College offers you a college experience that’s based on the latest of technology. Our priorities include small class sizes, commitment to the educational growth of our students, and pride in our outstanding faculty who have actual experience in their fields. Our staff also plays an essential role in assisting our students in achieving their educational goals.
Co-curricular activities are a vital part of the college experience and Denmark Technical College offers a diverse range of programs and services to support student success. Our programs complement the learning that takes place in the classroom and enhance the overall educational experience of our students.
The Academic Support Center provides tutoring and mentoring support to all Denmark Technical College students. Through these services, students will be afforded the opportunity to become independent learners and strengthen their academic weaknesses. The center is located in building 029 and is equipped with a tutorial computer lab for on-line tutoring services. DTC students may apply for tutoring at any point in a semester. All students are required to log in for sessions. Services are free to currently enrolled DTC students.