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Incoming Student Information
The Bridge to Clemson program is a distinctive academic transfer program available by invitation only for a select group of academically talented freshmen. Students must apply for freshman admission to Clemson University to be considered for the Program. Beginning with a strong first year academic experience at Tri-County Technical College, the Bridge program includes Clemson major-specific academic advising, student support services, and a residential and student life component - all of which are designed to help students succeed in meeting Bridge academic requirements and successfully transferring to Clemson. The successful collaboration between Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University allows students to make progress in their intended Clemson major during their freshman year at TCTC while preparing to enroll at Clemson beginning their sophomore year. The Bridge program staff at both TCTC and Clemson are committed to providing students with the educational tools and services they need to succeed.
Participants enroll at TCTC for their freshman year. Students are required to earn a minimum of 30 transferrable credit hours and a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) during their freshman year at TCTC. (Course credits and GPA must be earned after high school graduation at TCTC). All transferrable courses must have an earned grade of "C" or better to count towards Bridge requirements. Students meeting Bridge requirements will be admitted to Clemson for the subsequent fall semester without being required to resubmit a Clemson admission application. Students who do not meet these requirements are encouraged to apply for admission to Clemson at a later date.
While grades earned at TCTC will not subsequently be included in a student's Clemson grade point ratio (GPR), the grades and credit hours a student earns at TCTC will count toward determining the student's eligibility for the South Carolina LIFE scholarship.
Community Living and the Residential Life Requirement
Community living is one of the most important experiences for a first-year college student. Bridge students live in four-person apartments at Highpointe of Clemson, located four miles from Tri-County and two miles from Clemson. Upper class resident assistants (RAs) coordinate social and academic programs and are available to assist students throughout the year. Daily transit service is provided to Tri-County and Clemson University for students living at Highpointe when classes are in session.
Additional information for prospective and incoming students interested in enrolling in the Bridge to Clemson program for the 2017-2018 academic year:
- Bridge to Clemson Mobile App - Download Instructions
- Campus Activities & Events
- Contacts for Bridge Participants
- Enrollment Checklist
- Enrollment Checklist Fast Links:
- Residency Verification and Legal Presence Affidavit
- TCTC Financial Aid
- TCTC Financial Aid Forms
- TCTC Assessment Center (Placement Assessment)
- Bridge to Clemson COMPASS Score Interpretation Charts
- Intended Major Required Math Course Sheet
- Orientation Registration
- Clemson's Redfern Health Center Immunization Requirements and Forms
- Enrollment Checklist Fast Links:
- FAQs for Bridge Participants
- Housing Waiver Request Form
- Informational Session Registration
- Student Life and Involvement Opportunities
- TCTC Campus Locations/Addresses and Standard Hours of Operation
- TigerOne card Instructions (August 1st deadline)
- Welcome Week Events with Bridge Programs
- 2017-2018 Athletic Tickets (Clemson)
- 2017-2018 Bridge Handbook
- 2017-2018 Business Office - Permission to Transfer Funds to Highpointe
- 2017-2018 Fee Schedule
- 2017-2018 Student Academic Guide
- 2017-2018 Transit Schedule
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