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Timeline for Being College Prepared

High school students can use this timeline to help them stay on track for finding the right college to meet their educational and career plans.
Junior Year - Fall
  • Explore college options.
  • Add to SC College & Career Planning System Portfolio.
  • Take the PSAT.
  • Schedule IGP Conference
  • Attend Educational Opportunity Program (Ed Op Day).
Junior Year - Spring
  • Take the SAT or ACT.
  • Choose your top five colleges.
  • Begin college campus visits.
  • See counselor about registration for next year.
  • Enroll in Dual Credit classes at NETC.
  • Begin scholarship searches.
  • Prepare draft admissions essays.
Senior Year - Fall
  • Finalize college list.
  • Sign up for job shadowing if available.
  • Attend Educational Opportunity Program (Ed Op Day).
  • Visit all colleges on final list.
  • Submit applications by November to meet early admit & scholarship deadlines.
  • Take placement tests if required for college admission.
  • Re-take the SAT or ACT to improve scores.
  • Take Dual Credit classes at NETC.
  • Check with CATE Teachers about TAP credit at NETC.
Senior Year - Spring
  • Add to SC College & Career Planning System Portfolio.
  • Attend financial aid workshops.
  • Complete and submit FAFSA & other required forms.
  • Respond to admissions letters and financial aid awards.
  • Send in required deposits.
  • Take AP Exam(s) if applicable.
  • Request official high school transcript (showing graduation date) be sent to college.
  • Ask Career Specialist about TAP Teacher Recommendation Form.

Helpful Websites

Visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website.


Visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website for A Transfer Guide for General Education Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Coursework Taken in High School Applicable to Public Colleges and Universities in South Carolina.


For a listing of 86 courses approved for transfer from all two-year public to four-year public institutions, visit The Statewide Agreement on Transfer and Articulation.


Students who have already been accepted at an institution or know which institution they wish to attend should consult that institution's general education advisor or appropriate departmental advisor before enrolling in Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses. Contact information for each institution is available at SC Commission on Higher Education.

Visit the Admissions or Prospective Students section of your intended college's website.

  • Kayla Gibson, Dual Credit Student:

    Taking classes at Northeastern Technical College while in high school has helped prepare me for the College of Charleston by earning credits that I will need for my major. I will be entering the College of... Read More about Kayla

  • Cynthia Hulon, Educational Mentor:

    I received individualized attention from my instructors at Northeastern Technical College when I was going through the business program. NETC's faculty and staff members are very friendly and accommodating, and they really care about their students.... Read More about Cynthia

  • Anissa Keith, NETC Alumna:

    Going to Northeastern Technical College allowed me to work a full-time job, be at home with my child and live in my community. At NETC, you are more than just a number in a classroom. The... Read More about Anissa

  • Jonathan Rivers, Farmer:

    Going to NETC, which is exactly 17 miles from my home, was convenient. I could live at home and go to school, which was a lot more affordable for me than going off to college elsewhere.... Read More about Jonathan

  • Santrice Hailey, NETC Alumna:

    Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a better life. NETC was directly involved in getting me where I am today and having the job that I am so passionate about.... Read More about Santrice

  • Tony Knight, Printer of T-Riffic Promotions:

    NETC was my pathway to a broad range of knowledge that has allowed me to pursue my dream of owning my own business. NETC is a great starting point for people who are undecided about their... Read More about Tony

  • Davis Yarborough, Loan Officer:

    Northeastern Technical College is a huge resource for students attending four-year colleges and universities who come home for the summer. It's a quality education at a fraction of the cost. And it's right here in Chesterfield... Read More about Davis

  • Trevor Gilchrist, Former Dual Credit Student:

    Being a part of the Dual Enrollment program at NETC allowed me to not only graduate in four years from college, but also see the world. By gaining a head start in my college career through... Read More about Trevor

  • Hester Ellerbe, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:

    Life is a journey, and NETC was my starting point on my pathway to a rewarding career in social work. NETC can be a starting point for many who are ready to start pushing for an... Read More about Hester

  • Larry McNeil, Chief of Police:

    The education I received at Northeastern Technical College was my pathway to a fulfilling, exciting and successful career in law enforcement. Had I not started at NETC, I would never have achieved my position as chief.... Read More about Larry

  • Alanda LeGrand, Cosmetology instructor:

    I tell my students all the time that they need to pursue an associate degree and not just rely on the cosmetology certificate. A two-year degree can be their pathway to another job if they do... Read More about Alanda

  • Chad Hood of Lineman:

    If you live in Chesterfield, Marlboro or Dillon counties and you're having a hard time finding work, there's no reason not to start you­r education at Northeastern Technical College.... Read More about Chad

  • Caroline Sylvia, Former Dual Credit Student:

    I am thankful for the opportunity I had to take dual credit classes at NETC. Not only did they help me prepare for college level course work and scheduling, the college credits I earned at NETC... Read More about Caroline

  • Frank Ponce, Movie Director:

    I have a passion to create. I'm not just doing this because of the money, the fame or power. It is truly my passion. I am an artist, and I will always create to make people... Read More about Frank

  • Jarrett Davis, Electronics student:

    By enrolling in the Industrial Electronics program at NETC, I am pursuing the dream I’ve had for a long time of becoming an electrician. Going to school at NETC and learning these advanced skills has been... Read More about Jarrett

  • Emily Williams, NETC Alumna:

    I knew I wanted to study law, and Northeastern Technical College offered the pathway to becoming a legal office assistant. The smaller classes and the support services offered by NETC really met my needs and allowed... Read More about Emily

  • Josh Thomas, INA Apprentice:

    NETC is my pathway to a college degree and a better life. It has helped me define my career plans and pursue a job in machine tool technology where I can use my problem solving skills.... Read More about Josh

  • Tommy Pegues, Registered Nurse:

    Northeastern Technical College was close to home and my job, and it was affordable. It was my starting place. With this nursing degree from NETC, I can branch out and go anywhere.... Read More about Tommy

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