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Tri-County Technical College Reviews

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  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Tri County is a great school to get your first year classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in Anderson,SC, the Tri County Anderson Campus is great.

  • 10/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    has something for everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    you have to work really hard, but the effort and hard work really pay off.

    Bang for the buck

    tutition isn't that bad, and for one semester it is a lot of savings!

    Am enjoying being here

    The classes are small and the professors are really inclined to what you need to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot of Biology, lots and lots of Biology and loving every minute of it!

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    My collection of parking tickets proves that the cops of Tri-County Technical College are certainly around and doing their job. Just watch out where you park, or you may end up with a fine.

    Greek Life

    Tri-County Technical College does not have greek life. However, the near by Clemson University does have greek life and many Tri-County students participate along with Clemson's greek activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tri-County Technical College offers hundreds of clubs and organizations and is always open to add more to the list.

    Great for these types of students

    Tri-County Technical College is great for all types of students including students still in high school or adult students with families and jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is filled with many outdoor communing areas that make study groups and lunch time a quite enjoyable affair.

    Bang for the buck

    Tri-County Technical College is very affordable and offers many scholarships to eligible students. The school also offers several locations making it easy to pick a campus that best suits each student.

    What to do for fun

    Many students go into Anderson to see movies in several theaters or for shopping at the mall and surround shops. At night, downtown Clemson becomes a mecca for students with a multitude of bars to experience. The local favorite, Tiger Town Tavern, is always a must stop during the night. Another personal favorite, for someone whose looking for dinner and a drink might try 365, a sushi and martini bar. The small college town is also filled with plenty of spaces for outdoor sport and there are plenty of opportunities to have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Being situated between Anderson and Clemson, SC, the Food scene is filled with various restaurants. This includes major chain restaurants such as Red Lobster and Long Horn, small town favorites such as Monk's Corner and Friends, and (everyone students' favorite) a menagerie of fast food choices like McDonald's and Zaxby's.

    Dorm Life

    Most everyone at Tri-County Technical College chooses to live in off-campus apartments, if they have not chosen to live at home. The surrounding area is placed between the major city of Anderson, SC and the booming college town of Clemson, SC. This meaning that there is an abundance of apartment options and college life. This combination makes it very possible for each student to find the perfect place for their personality and social appetite.

    Academic Rigor

    As it is with all educational programs, one will find at Tri-County Technical College that there are varying levels of difficulties at the school. Some find classes harder than others, just as some teachers are consider more difficult than others. However, if the work is willing to be put in, it is very possible to do well at the school. The teachers want to see their students do well and are always willing to aid however they can to help students excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any student, whether that be a full time student or a student looking to take only a few classes, Tri-County Technical College will work with the student to make sure the transition to the school goes as smoothly as possible. The school offers both office hours and online access to manage all needs including scheduling and financial aid. Help is always a click, phone call, or meeting away.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County Technical College is quite accomplished for a school of it's nature. Classroom sizes are moderately small and the teachers genuinely enjoy working with students of all types. The school provides many excellent programs that intend for it's graduates to be able to enter the work force immediately, or continue on to receive higher degrees.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who are undecided

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a transfer student, know where you are transfering and be wary of advisors telling you classes will transfer, check with the college you plan to attend

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Has a very good and helpful campus safety.

    What to do for fun

    The campus holds various events semester long- year round. it includes a costume party at Halloween time and they hold blood drives. If you are interested in SGA they have this as well

    Food and Dining

    The college cafe is a little pricey but if you want to eat there it has very good food!

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for this college!

    Academic Rigor

    When dealing with people and their work some instructors will be flexible. If you email them and explain your situation then they will try to help you out the best they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    I learned that you need to make sure you have your FAFSA done way before the dead line is due. If you get it done before the deadline and study for your classes you should do fine.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County Tech. is a wonderful technical college. In most cases the student to teacher ratio is low so you get more of a interaction with the teacher. Your academic advisor will help you get out of the school as fast as they can and save you money.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Personally, I haven't participated in many extracurricular activities at TCTC but I know there are many to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Friendly cafeteria workers and the food is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life except for Bridge to Clemson students which is at Highpointe. Highpointe is nice but also a little pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally not that difficult if you keep up with them and turn in your work on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your classwork & homework, don't miss deadlines. Attend every class and use the writing center for any and all papers.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County is a great college! The classes are small and the professors are friendly and willing to help anyone. Classes are also easy to find since it is a smaller campus.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Okay

    Great for these types of students

    Older and returning students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities in Anderson, SC

    Food and Dining

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful that the college advisors does not enroll you into unnecessary courses.

    In three sentences

    The college has good library, computer labs and internet resources. I had a very good math teacher. The college has limited courses for my major.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus officer on duty during school hours. Very safe area.

    Great for these types of students

    TCTC offers online options for students working full time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is set on a hill, be prepared to walk!

    Bang for the buck

    Fasfa covers class costs for most.

    What to do for fun

    Sports are available.

    Food and Dining

    Cafe on campus is well priced cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    No available dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    TCTC is very clear about deadlines. Instructors are very strict about deadlines, although they have great communication skills if needed to be contacted by student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare early. Departments get extremely busy and less able to take phone calls the sooner it gets to beginning of semester.

    In three sentences

    This college offers great communication before attending and after you start your first day of class. Great for students who are independent and like working at his/her own pace. Helpful teachers and staff.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a very efficent campus security.

    What to do for fun

    They have many organizations and sports for students.

    Food and Dining

    Their cafe is amazing!!!

    Dorm Life

    one can live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Their classes are challenging but exciting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are persistant when trying to find out information with an advisor.

    In three sentences

    Tri country is a great school. The teachers are amazing. One thing they need to work on is communications between students and advisors.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Personally the fitness center and pool at Highpointe are my favorite places to relieve some stress. There are however several other things to do in the area. For example, on the Clemson campus, there is an underground arcade area in which students can relax and play some of their favorite and popular games.

    Food and Dining

    I mostly get my food from the grocery stores. But the cafe and local restaurants are good places to find some grub.

    Dorm Life

    I completely love my apartment! Highpointe is very unique and a beautiful place to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone is in a major that they really enjoy so they have fun in what they do. Coming from a tech school, it gives me a sense of home to see a variety of studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for as many scholarships ans grants as possible! Paying for everything can be stressful but totally worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    The people are helpful and lively. The campus is clean and beautiful. There are plenty to do and see.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus officer on duty during school hours. Very safe and trustful area.

    Great for these types of students

    High School Graduates Older adults trying to get a degree Transferring Students TCTC offers online options for students working full time.

    Bang for the buck

    FAFSA does cover most of the class and book expenses.

    What to do for fun

    The campus holds various events semester long- year round. It includes a costume party at Halloween time and they hold blood drives. They've also have sports now!

    Food and Dining

    The food prices are a little high but they have friendly cafeteria workers and the food is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't believe there are any dorms at Tri-County Technical College.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally not that difficult if you keep up with them and turn in your work on time. TCTC is very clear about deadlines. Instructors are very strict about deadlines, although they have great communication skills if needed to be contacted by student. When dealing with people and their work some instructors will be flexible. If you email them and explain your situation then they will try to help you out the best they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare early. Departments get extremely busy and less able to take phone calls the sooner it gets to beginning of semester. Make sure to apply for as many scholarships and grants as possible! Paying for everything can be stressful but totally worth it in the end. Make sure you are persistent when trying to find out information with an advisor. Keep up with your class work & homework, don't miss deadlines. Attend every class and use the writing center for any and all papers.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County Technical College is a great school to start your degree off. It gives students great potential in their majors and some of the courses are easy to understand because the classes are small and the professors are friendly and willing to help anyone. The college is very affordable to those students who have just graduated from high school and are trying to figure out exactly what they want to do.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs. Even some of the clubs at Clemson University will accept Tri-County students.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad food, but there are restaurants in the area.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus. Not sure they have dorms anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    Made me work, no doubt! Clemson accepts students readily from Tri-County which shows they're right up there with the big dogs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. If you don't click with your academic advisor at first, give it time. If you still can't quite get comfortable dealing with him/her, check about switching. Buy your books online rather than through the campus bookstore if you want to save money. However, some books are created at Tri-County; you'll have to buy those materials from the campus bookstore.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County has treated me fairly. I love it has a close relationship with Clemson and other area colleges making transferring my courses easy. The fact that Clemson and other reputable universities accept Tri-County Tech's courses proves that they provide an excellent education.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many cops on campus and there are also people patrolling the parking lots at all times.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus living here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just take the basics and be set aside plenty of time to study as you will have to teach yourself a lot of the material.

    In three sentences

    A good school to start at and receive your general education credits with a beautiful campus. Most of the staff are welcoming and want to help in any way possible. However because it is a technical school, do not have the best professors or classes.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excelent partol

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students International or domestic great place to live and got o school .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Blue grass concert every spring....

    Bang for the buck

    Good place to get general ed classes and much more affordable than 4 year universities.

    What to do for fun

    Be part of an any club, play soccer, basketball or golf.

    Food and Dining

    Student cafe has affordable meals and everything is home cooked.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available, but Clemson university apartments 5-8 minutes away.

    Academic Rigor

    Instructors are tough and I think that is very good because if someone thinks technical schools are easy they thought wrong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do reserch on what you would like to start your career in. Be hungry for education. Do not ever give up.

    In three sentences

    Good place to start with education. Plenty opportunities. Helpful instructors.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food is better than most

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    teachers are strict, but most are good teacher

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay out of trouble and do your work as soon as possible. Don't mess around.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County is small and the teachers are great. Just don't get into any trouble. I love my school and the classes.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I ride horses, read and run.

    Food and Dining

    I dont ever eat at the Cafe, but I have not heard anything bad about it.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some parts of the classes are challenging, but its not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to transfer from tri county make sure the classes you take are recognized by the college you want to go to. Otherwise it is a waste of money and your time.

    In three sentences

    My teachers are really nice and helpful. Also, the class sizes are really small and classes are available at all times of the day. The college locations are super convenient for me.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great someone is always driving around and on foot

    Clubs and Activities

    Clemson and anderson

    Bang for the buck

    The cat bus runs all the time and its free 100%

    What to do for fun

    Study and Clemson university is just down the roads, there is always someone play sports

    Food and Dining

    Places in building and surrounding area are real good

    Academic Rigor

    Great 100%

    Tips for prospective students

    Start Fasfa early, when open regerstation is open get you classes, they fill up fast

    In three sentences

    Great teachers, easy parking, lots of help for anything you may need.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is a excellent department at this school. There are always there to help you when needed.

    Greek Life

    There is one greek society for people who maintain good consistent GPA's.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and organizations are on campus. Bulletin boards are always full of these details.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to transfer into a four year university this is the college for you! As well as for the students who are interested in one of their many associate degree programs.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education for the price!

    What to do for fun

    Tri-County Technical College has different programs and seminars offered through out each semester that students are encouraged to go to.

    Food and Dining

    Tri-County Technical College has a excellent cafe located on campus that is good and affordable for students.

    Dorm Life

    Tri-County Technical College only has housing for students who are wanting to bridge to Clemson University. It is a beautiful complex and it located off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Over the years that I have been there, this has stepped up. There are more qualified professors and their academic standards have risen. This college is often underestimated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tri-County Technical College is a great place to start if you are looking to transfer to a four year university. They offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Advisors are always willing to assist you when needed.

    In three sentences

    Tri-County Technical College is a small college that is growing. It has small class sizes. It is affordable for those who have a hard time paying for their education.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play sport,like basketball join an organization they have ton of organization. Hangout at the library, volunteer to help.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. The line is not very busy sometimes. I believe that is a good place to hangout.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good, you come to college everyday on time. Expect to do the work and not waste your time.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is pretty good rating. There is good advisor that will help. Just remember that college mean more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I hope that you do well never fall behind. Know that college is a lot of responsibility. You have to work hard toward your goal.

    In three sentences

    This school is great help with your schedule. I believe that you will get a lot out of this school. This school is the best way to start toward your future.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 29

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are sports

    Food and Dining

    I've never been in the cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Very tough classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well at a technical school and get as much schooling done as possible because other schools are very expensive

    In three sentences

    Pretty good school over-all. Needs some better professors.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want 1 on 1 teacher student environment. People who are claustrophobic.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are cheap, and small and will transfer usually to the college of your choice.

    What to do for fun

    With good weather getting together and hanging out in the Amphitheater is always something nice.

    Food and Dining

    The meals in the cafe are very nice and cheap. Not having a meal plan is one of the best things about the college because students don't have to feel like they have to eat at the college.

    Academic Rigor

    I have compared my classes with those at different universities and have come to realize Tri County classes are actually much more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that since it is a technical college that everything will be easy. Don't be afraid to ask questions regardless of what your peers think. Have the motivation to succeed and don't be lazy.

    In three sentences

    Tri County offers small classes with 1 on 1 learning that cannot be attained in a large university. Tri County professors offer great assistance to all students regardless of what he or she may require assistance in. Finally being a technical college does not mean it is less than a university, because as a student I have learned what it means to be in college here.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The equivalent of a Walmart greeter.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a basketball team.

    Great for these types of students

    Failures like myself that screwed around in high school and spent too long deciding what to do with their life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to build a school on top of a mountain and provide little to no parking in the front. If you arrive after 9 A.M., you're going to be exercising your quads going up the back stairs.

    Bang for the buck

    As I said, the only issue is the many non-transferable classes.

    What to do for fun

    Study. Homework. Study.

    Food and Dining

    Fairly good food facilities for a community college.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a tendency to throw you to the wolves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework and do it on time. Make sure to study your butt off or you will surely regret it.

    In three sentences

    It's a good starter college with excellent facilities for its small size. The only issue I have is that many classes you are forced to take are not transferable.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Just go to find them.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms!

    Tips for prospective students

    Cheaper to go to Tech for two years and then transfer.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very Safe

    Greek Life

    Greek festival annually in the nearby town of Anderson, SC

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs. various. Alpha Zeta Beta/Phi Theta Kappa

    Great for these types of students

    Great for nursing and university transfer students. It saves on classes for the first two years of your bachelor's degree.

    Bang for the buck

    Nice area

    What to do for fun

    Movies, reading, and social interaction.

    Food and Dining

    Good choices in the cafes

    Dorm Life

    Great Housing nearby in the Clemson area.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging as it needs to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a good adviser. Make sure you know what career path you want. Pick a path of something you love.

    In three sentences

    Affordable for in-county(Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties) South Carloina students. This school has a limited amount of programs available. The instructors are very good.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable! With my state financial aid, I only had to pay $52 for the first semester.

    What to do for fun

    They offer numerous clubs and activities for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food here comes at great taste and value.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm life because this is a community technical college.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor really depends on the professor. Some are very serious when it comes to their job while others take a more casual approach. The ones who take it seriously will make it hard on you while still being fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early! They always fill up fast!

    In three sentences

    It has a small, friendly atmosphere. Class sizes are small. The campus is always clean.

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is soooo much better than high school

    Tips for prospective students

    consider knowing what major you want to be in before choosing your school

    In three sentences

    Tri- County has been great lately. Im an out of state student and tuition is low. The professors are really nice and financial aide process was easy.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety around campus is pretty good. I often see security cars around the parking lots and police cars are parked outside the campus entrances sometimes.

    What to do for fun

    Greenville, SC is not too far away and has shops and restaurants. Downtown Clemson has restaurants and Clemson University has fun activities from time to time.

    Food and Dining

    I have never tried food at TCTC's cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There is not on-campus housing but I live in Highpointe of Clemson though the Bridge to Clemson program. Highpointe has very nice four bedroom apartments, but the walls are very thin and it's easy to hear what your neighbors are doing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are reasonable but most of the professors defiantly challenge you. I would recommend studying the material often especially right after the lecture on it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to show up to class on time so you don't miss anything. Attendance is very important if you are gone for more then four class periods the professor can drop you from the class.

    In three sentences

    Small, clean, well maintained campus. Small to medium class sizes and for the most part knowledgeable professors. I'm going to TCTC through the Bridge to Clemson program which has been a helpful program and full of people who want you to succeed.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    28 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since it is a small school, it is easier for the security guards to keep everyone safe. I never had any problems or felt unsafe the entire time I attended.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a Soccer team, Spanish Club, Student Government Association....there is plenty to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to save money Students who may not have very high GPA's but want to attend college Students who enjoy small class sizes and professors who know their names

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is not unusual, but every year there is an opportunity to go to Mexico for a couple of weeks during the summer for some college credit.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to going straight to a four-year institution, you will save a ton of money!

    What to do for fun

    When the weather is warm, there are some lakes around. Clemson Beach is not too far. Also for bar flies there is plenty of drinking in downtown Clemson-just make sure you stay safe and don't have a test the next day! Oh right, I almost forgot to mention the Clemson football games.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria that is open from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm most days, The food is usually pretty good, and the menu is large enough. It would be nice if they were open a little later, since some of the classes go a little later. There are vending machines available.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms since this is a small community college, although there are apartments nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not difficult, but you must study. Don't expect to get A's without working for them. Of course you are always going to get that one professor who makes everything more difficult than it needs to be, but just hang in there.This applies to any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all of the resources this school has to offer! Smaller class sizes mean more time with your professors, and their office hours are usually flexible enough that you can get help when you need it. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to go along with the academics!

    In three sentences

    Not only is this an affordable option, but the quality of education received here exceeds what you pay for. The professors are wonderful and help is always accessible. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 29

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I hardly ever see them, but I frequently see cars with no parking permits who have not been cited and who are parking on campus. That's always great that I pay for my pass, but still have to climb 8 flights of stairs to get to the building, to make room for those who didn't want to buy a pass. I don't ever see them around campus, so that doesn't really make me feel safe, but I know there is a number for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    No legitimate clubs. They're attempting to start a music club now, but not much has happened with that. Every once and a while you'll see a sign for Spanish Club expenditures, but really the clubs aren't that great, not like something you might run into on a university campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for those students that just want to get in and get out. You don't really have any fun class selections, most of the classes are geared towards careers. TriCounty does have a lot of good career building opportunity programs, such as their EMT program, their Criminal Justice Program, and etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THE HILL Some of the steepest steps you will climb (located on the other side of Oconee hall), it's like a small hike every morning, you will not reach the top of these stairs with your breath. These steps are mandatory for you to endure if you're driving yourself and have to park on that side of campus. GOOD LUCK! And you don't really get used to it. Also the doors, especially the ones into Oconee from the parking lot side, they are pretty hard to open and will snap back on you as you're pulling them open and entering.

    Bang for the buck

    TriCounty has a pretty good record of taking advantage of students and making it nearly impossible for them to claim their scholarships and financial aid. They will try their best to charge you as much as possible for school. For example I have been in South Carolina on and off for years. I graduated high school in South Carolina and had a life scholarship and a Wiley (which was Clemson based). I was denied my life scholarship because I attended a college outside of South Carolina before TriCounty and was denied my Wiley for the same reason (although Clemson denied that one). I was also denied residency status for the simple fact that I'm too poor to own anything, so of course the solution is to charge the poor people two to three times as much for school so they'll have to take out loans so that when they graduate they'll still be poor, got to keep us in our place right? Anyway their organization sucks and you really have to watch your financial aid, because they have made mistakes before, giving too much to some students, but only informing those students of it at the end of the semester and demanding they pay back the access (which they've already spent) before they will allow said student to return to TriCounty. They are pretty disorganized and in my opinion unfair.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't a lot of clubs and there are no PE classes of any sort, so there is a rather large limit on fun and community.

    Food and Dining

    you're basic cafeteria food

    Dorm Life

    non existant

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class. I've taken a class or two over again and learned something different in both classes. Also it depends a lot on if you do online or oncampus classes, frankly the on campus ones are a little harder due to the strict attendance regulations. However, when it comes to big projects, like research papers, it was easier on campus, because the teacher would set aside library days to help you with the assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your student advisor as soon as possible, but you'll need to meet with a success coach first the sooner the better. Don't expect to be able to just simply sign up for the classes you need, first you meet with your advisor (who may or may not know what they're talking about as far as what classes you should be taking), then they will approve or disapprove of your plans. After your schedule has been approved then you may sign up for classes, if there are any left. Each advisor has different criteria before meeting with them and each one has different times for you to meet with them (some will only have openings during one of your classes, which you'll have to miss if you want to get in classes for the following semester, so heads up on this).

    In three sentences

    The enrollment process, even for returning students, is ridiculously elongated, complicated, and disorganized. I've never had so much trouble registering for classes at any other college. The teachers are decent, but the community at TriCounty is hardly tight knit, there isn't much helping each other out from my experience.