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Greenville Technical College: Narrative Description


PO Box 5616
Greenville, SC 29606-5616
Tel: (864)250-8000
Free: 800-723-0673
Admissions: (864)250-8109
Fax: (864)250-8534
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 407-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 13,000. Students come from 6 other countries, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT I, ACT ASSET, or ACT COMPASS. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Christians on Campus, International and Friends Organization. Major annual events: Spring Picnic, Red Ribbon Week, Student Leadership Conference. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Verne Smith Library/Technical Resource Center with 49,500 books and 658 serials. 830 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Furman University.

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