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Returning Students

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Returning Student Admissions

If you attended HGTC less than a year ago, see your academic advisor for help with registering for classes.

Returning students are those who previously enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program at HGTC, but who have not been enrolled in classes during the previous twelve (12) calendar months. In order to be eligible for re-admission to the College, returning students must not have any outstanding financial obligations to the College, must submit an application for readmission along with the non-refundable $30 application fee. [Note: PACE or other dually-enrolled students must submit a new HGTC application (fee waived, if within twelve (12) months) prior to re-enrolling as an HGTC student in order to identify a major (program of study) and be recognized as a college student for financial aid eligibility.]

If you attended HGTC more than a year ago or have already graduated from Horry-Georgetown Technical College, you need to follow the steps below to reapply:

Follow These Easy Steps to Re-enroll at HGTC:

  • 1. Apply for Admission

    Complete a Re-Admit Admissions Application either online or in person at the Admissions office and submit the $30 non-refundable application fee.

  • 2. Submit Test Scores

    For some returning students, placement testing might be necessary.  You can submit SAT or ACT test scores that are no more than 5 years old, or take the ACCUPLACER placement test to determine your course placement.  Students who decide to take the ACCUPLACER placement test must first participate in The Start Right Experience, which is offered in-person or online. The Start Right Experience is designed to ensure success in placement testing and prepare you to enter the college environment. This test is free to college applicants. 

  • 3. Submit Transcript(s)

    If you have attended another college or university since attending HGTC, please have the school you attended submit an official transcript to the HGTC Admissions Office; 
    Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Office of Admissions, 
    PO Box 261966, Conway, SC 29528-6066. 

    Official transcripts can also be emailed (by the high school or college) to or hand-delivered to the HGTC Admissions Office in a sealed envelope.

    If your college transcript(s) show that you have completed at least one college-level math course and one college-level English composition course, with an earned grade of "C" or above in these two courses, you will not be required to submit test scores. Developmental/remedial college courses are not applicable nor transferable. If you do not have these courses, you can submit SAT or ACT test scores that are no more than 5 years old, or take the ACCUPLACER  placement test to determine your course placement.

  • 4. Begin the Financial Aid Process

    No matter how you intend to pay for tuition and fees, you should start the Financial Aid process when you apply to HGTC. Go to Federal Student Aid to create an ID then complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). HGTC school code - 004925.

  • 5. Meet with a New Student Enrollment Advisor

    After you have received an acceptance letter, schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to help you create your class schedule.

    If you have questions about the advisement process, email the staff at 

  • 6. Set up a Payment Plan

    Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline to avoid being dropped from classes.  Check the Academic Calendar for these important dates.  There are a variety of payment plans listed here.

  • Step 7. Attend an Orientation Session

    Sign up for a New Student Orientation (NSO) session that you want to attend. If you can’t attend a session in person, you can complete the orientation online.


    Once admitted, you will receive a Username and Password for access to WaveNet, the college-information site. Your WaveNet account will allow you to check financial aid, account balance, grades, email, and much more. WaveNet Central or the Admissions Office can help you if you have questions regarding the navigation of WaveNet.

Students are not required to meet with an advisor to register for classes, though it is extremely helpful. If you are unable to come by campus due to a busy schedule or a distant location, you can use WaveNet to register yourself, check your financial-aid status, and even view the HGTC academic calendar. If you need assistance while registering yourself, please remember that we are only a phone call or email away!

Stop by any of our three campuses, give us a call at (843) 349-5277, or email us at