Admissions: What type of student are you?

Transfer Students

If you have taken courses at another college or university, regardless of grades earned or how long ago you attended, you are a transfer student.
  • If you are a transfer student who is also an international student, click here for the steps you'll need to follow to enroll at HGTC.
  • If you are a transfer student who is also a nursing student, click here for the steps you'll need to follow to enroll at HGTC.

Follow These Easy Steps to Transfer to HGTC:

1. Submit an Application.

Choose one of the following methods to apply to HGTC:

Horry Georgetown Technical College

P.O. Box 261966

Conway, SC 29528-6066


Each application must be submitted along with a non-refundable $30 fee.

2. Begin the Financial Aid process

No matter how you intend to pay for tuition and fees, it's a good idea to begin the Financial Aid application process when you apply to HGTC. Learn more about Financial Aid.

3. Submit official college transcript(s) and a final officail high school transcript

Request an official high school transcript, with your graduation date posted,  be sent directly to the College at the address above.

Request official transcripts from each college you previously attended be sent direclt to HGTC. 

Transcripts must 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. Developmental / remedial college courses are not applicable nor transferable. If you do not meet these requirements, you can submit SAT or ACT test scores that are no less than 5 years old, or take the COMPASS placement test  to determine your course placement. You can take the COMPASS test in any one of HGTC's Testing Centers. This test is free to College applicants.

4.  Meet with a New Student Enrollment Advisor or Academic Advisor

An Advisor will help you create an academic plan and assist with your scheduling of classes, so make sure you see an advisor as soon as you have completed the admissions process. New Student Enrollment Advisors see students on a walk-in basis all year long, so there's no need for an appointment. However, please try to avoid the busiest time, which is right before the beginning of each semester.

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

Notes about Transfer:

  • Course(s) being transferred must be equal in content to the course(s) required in your major at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
  • In order to transfer credit, you must have made a grade of "C" or better in the subject.
  • Credit for a course must show on an official transcript from the granting institution, and an official copy of this transcript must be on file at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
  • Transfer credit does not influence your GPA while attending Horry Georgetown Technical College.
  • Credits transferred and/or exempted from other institutions may not exceed 75% of the total credits required for graduation by Horry Georgetown Technical College.
  • Acceptance and evaluation of all transfer credits are at the discretion of the Registrar and department chairs, when applicable.
Visit for more information about transferring to HGTC. See admissions information, course equivalencies, and more!

Time Limits On Transfer Credits:

Some majors at HGTC are continually changing due to the nature of the profession. The following courses have transfer time limits:
Limit Prefix/Course Major/ Subject Area
1 Year PNR Practical Nursing
2 Years DAT Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
  DHG Dental Hygiene
  NUR Associate Degree Nursing
  RAD Radiological Technology
5 Years BIO Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Surgical Tech majors only
  CPT Computer Technology
  IST Information Systems Technology
  LEG Legal Assistant, Paralegal
10 Years ACC Accounting
  AHS Allied Health Science
  BAF Banking and Finance
  BUS Business
  EGR Engineering
  EGT Engineering Graphics
  ELT Electronics Technology
  FOR Forestry
  HOS Culinary Arts
  MAT Associates Degree in Nursing major only
  MGT Management
  MKT Marketing
  OST Office Systems Technology
  WLD Welding

Need help?

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