Admissions for Online Students

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) offers a wide range of online courses. You can access quality instruction anytime, anywhere with distance education from OFTC.

Step One

Submit a completed application online to the OFTC Admissions Office with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee.

Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States is required for students applying for in-state tuition.

If you have any questions, you can call us at (478) 553-2064 or (478) 274-7837.

Step Two

Submit an official copy of your high school, GED, and/or ALL college/university transcripts to the Admissions Office. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at the degree level may submit official college transcripts in lieu of high school diploma or GED. Official transcripts, in a sealed envelope, must be hand delivered or received by mail before registering for classes. Transcripts can also be sent electronically via services like eScrip, Parchment, Credential Solutions, or National Student Clearinghouse to admissions@oftc.edu.

A high school diploma or GED is required for all associate degree and diploma programs and for most certificate programs. Special Education diplomas or Certificates of Attendance are not recognized for admission purposes.

Oconee Fall Line Technical College only accepts high school diplomas from secondary schools accredited by one of the following accreditation agencies. Acceptable accreditation must be in place when the diploma was granted. The following agencies are approved:

  • Regional accrediting agencies which include:
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on
    • Accreditation and School Improvement
    • Northwest Accreditation Commission
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Georgia Association of Christian Schools
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Georgia Private School Accreditation Council
  • Accrediting Commission for Independent Study (note: ACIS merged with the Georgia Accrediting Commission in 2005)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • Florida Council of Independent Schools
  • Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
  • Florida Council of Private Schools
  • South Carolina Independent School Association
  • Alabama Independent School Association
  • Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • National Council for Private School Accreditation
  • North American Christian School Accrediting Agency
  • Tennessee Association of Christian Schools
  • Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation

OFTC will accept a high school diploma from a public or private school that is not accredited by one of the above agencies but is regulated by a school system and state department of education.

Step Three

Schedule your ACCUPLACER® placement exam or provide the Office of Admissions with valid COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, or GED scores. If scores do not meet program level requirements, applicants will be required to take the placement test. Test scores are used to determine program readiness by evaluating reading, writing, and math skills. In lieu of completing the placement test, applicants may also provide an official transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institution showing satisfactory completion of appropriate English and math courses with a “C” or better. Students from secondary schools outside the United States must have transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved outside organization.The entrance exam will be waived for applicants possessing an associate’s degree or higher. For placement scores by program, please select the applicable link below.

Step Four

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org
OFTC School Code: 031555

Step Five

Receive acceptance letter and registration instructions. You will contact your advisor on registration dates to register for courses. The course number(s) will be needed to order textbooks. Click here for textbook information and prices. Students can choose to view OFTC’s online orientation or attend in-person orientation session held at each campus, each term.

Step Six

Please use the following instructions to access your course(s) on the first day of class.

  1. Login to Blackboard using the information below:
    NOTE: If you have used Blackboard before and changed your password, you will use the password you created instead of the one below.
  2. Username: 17_student id number (example: 17_900089735)
    Your student id begins with 900 and is found on your schedule or in BannerWeb.
  3. Password: 17_student id number
    Please change your password once you have logged into the system successfully.
  4. Once you have successfully accessed your Blackboard student account, email your instructor(s) to let them know you have successfully accessed your account. If you do not communicate with your instructor during the first three days of class you will be counted as a “No Show”.
  5. Login to BannerWeb to add a valid email address.

If you need assistance, have your Student ID number and the Blackboard course CRN number available and contact Sherry Yearty at 478-274-7648 or syearty@oftc.edu.

Additional information on Admissions is available in the OFTC Catalog.