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Academics and Support

Need some assistance in a particular class? Uncertain about how to study or take notes? Do you simply need general academic motivation? Gamecock Gateway provides academic support for you at both Midlands Technical College and the University of South Carolina.

Online Tutoring

Because of the shift to alternative instruction for the remainder of Spring 2020, Gamecock Gateway tutoring has moved online.

Peer Tutoring

Below you will find the the tutoring schedule split by days and subjects. All tutoring will be on a drop-in basis from 4pm-9pm each day. To schedule an appointment, submit your request for tutoring and be prepared to use your UofSC credentials to access Microsoft Teams. 

Before your tutoring appointment, log in to Microsoft 365 and select Microsoft Teams. You will receive a video call from your tutor when it is time for you appointment to begin. 

Having trouble accessing Microsoft 365? Contact the DoIT Service Desk at 803-777-1800 or try visiting Self-Service Carolina to reset your password. 

Spring 2020 Schedule

Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry

Computer Science, Physics, General Writing, Biology, Philosophy 

General Writing, Spanish, Art History

Mathematics, Spanish

Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry

Midlands Tech Tutoring

Midlands Technical College has shifted to online tutoring for the remainder of the spring semester on a drop-in basis. In order to access tutoring services, students must log in using their MTC credentials. Visit the Academic Success Center's page for weekly schedules. 


Academic Advising

Every Gamecock Gateway student works with an academic adviser from Midlands Technical College. Your relationship with your adviser is an important one, as your adviser's job is to help you succeed. You will be advised in both the fall and spring semesters to ensure you are scheduling the right classes, that you are maintaining your minimum course load, and to provide the academic support you need to transfer successfully to UofSC your sophomore year.


Academic Support

MTC operates an Academic Success Center on both the Airport and Beltline campuses.

Airport Academic Success Center

Location: Academic Center, Room 151
Hours: Mon-Thurs from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Airport Tutoring Hours by Subject

Beltline Academic Success Center

Location: Lindau Engineering Tech Building, Room 211
Hours: Mon-Thurs from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Phone: 803-738-7871
Beltline Tutoring Hours by Subject

The UofSC Student Disability Resource Center and MTC Counseling and Career Services work together to support students with documented disabilities including — but not limited to — medical conditions, learning disabilities, health concerns, physical disabilities, psychological disabilities and many others.

Register for Classroom Accommodations (through MTC)

Register for Transportation, Housing or Meal Plan Accommodations (through UofSC)

  • Complete the registration process with the UofSC Student Disability Resource Center, including registering with the center and applying for specific accommodations.



As a Gamecock Gateway student, you will take your courses at the Midlands Technical College Airport and/or Beltline campuses. A shuttle is provided Monday-Friday between the UofSC campus and the MTC campuses. Your major(s) will largely determine your campus assignment.

Each student works with an academic adviser at MTC who will work closely with University of South Carolina academic personnel to ensure that the coursework complies with UofSC transfer requirements.

No. While in the Gamecock Gateway program, students can only take classes at Midlands Technical College. Once you have completed 30 hours of coursework and meet all of the UofSC transfer requirements, you will have the opportunity to enroll as a full-time UofSC student and take classes at UofSC. 

Students are expected to be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester, so if you need to drop a class, please meet with your MTC adviser immediately. Students must complete 30 hours of transferable credit through Midlands Technical College in order to continue at UofSC the following fall.

Yes. Gamecock Gateway students must declare a major as their schedules are created in order to meet the transfer requirements. This allows students to transition smoothly into their sophomore year at UofSC.


Transfer Requirements

Gamecock Gateway is a one-year-only program extending from fall to spring in a single academic year. To transfer to USC Columbia, students must:

  • earn 30 transferrable credit hours at Midlands Technical College
  • have a 2.25 GPA or higher (some USC programs will require a higher GPA for admission)
  • be in good conduct and financial standing with both USC and MTC

More about transferring to USC »



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