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Still have questions about the Passport program? Please contact USCB's admissions department or TCL so we can walk you through the process.

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Become a Passport Student

Join the Passport Program and you will pursue a specific curriculum at the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) designed to strengthen your academic skills. Successful completion of this program of study with the approved GPA will enable you to enter USCB without re-applying.

Your Itinerary

Your acceptance into the Passport Program indicates that you are a student that both TCL and USCB feel can be successful at the baccalaureate level. However, you’ll begin your academic studies at TCL and follow a curriculum designed for you by TCL and USCB advisors. Most students transferring into USCB must have 30 hours of eligible credits. As a Passport student, you can transfer when you’ve met the USCB standards of admission…possibly after completing just one semester at TCL.

Is this the best route to USCB for me?

Passport students enroll at TCL while preparing to transfer to USCB. However, Passport is not your typical transfer program. Consider the Passport benefits:

  • At TCL, Passport students will improve their skills and competencies in order to meet university admissions requirements—and be more successful when they enter USCB.
  • When Passport students successfully complete the requirements set by a USCB advisor through courses at TCL., they move smoothly into academic life at USCB—without having to wonder about admissions anxiety—or even having to apply again.
  • Most transfer programs from TCL require 30 semester hours of work. If Passport students meet USCB admission requirements after just one semester, they may transfer after one semester immediately.
  • In addition to receiving a TCL student ID card, Passport students will be issued a USCB Sand Shark ID card. This enables them to attend USCB events, clubs and activities—including student admissions to Sand Shark baseball games and other athletic events-- just like other USCB students.
  • Passport students are invited to a special orientation to TCL, USCB and the Passport program--led by TCL and USCB staff. This orientation helps Passport students become a part of both institutions—and provides the opportunity to meet other Passport students—and even schedule classes together.
  • Academic advisers and admissions staff members from both TCL and USCB provide support services, academic counseling and transfer advising to Passport Students throughout their program at TCL and in their first semester at USCB.

How do I join the Passport Program?

If your application to USCB is not accepted, ask your admissions adviser if you are eligible to participate in Passport. Then work with both TCL and USCB to design your required curriculum and register at TCL as a Passport Student.

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Still have questions about the Passport program? Please contact USCB's admissions department or TCL so we can walk you through the process.