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Freshman Deadlines

Summer and Fall Deadlines 

October 23, 2016: Early Answer Application Deadline

A completed application includes: an application, $65 nonrefundable application fee (or qualified fee waiver for SC residents only), and official test scores sent directly from the testing service. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details.

November 15, 2016: South Carolina Honors College and Top Scholars Application Deadline

A completed application includes: a University application, a $65 nonrefundable application fee, an Honors College and Top Scholars application, official test scores sent directly from the testing service, and two recommendation letters. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details.

If you submit your completed application and all required credentials by November 15, you are automatically classified as an early answer applicant and will receive your USC admissions decision in mid-December. Your Honors College admissions decision will be mailed to you separately by mid-February 2017.

 

December 1, 2016: Regular Application Deadline

A completed application includes: an application, $65 nonrefundable application fee (or qualified fee waiver for SC residents only), and official test scores sent directly from the testing service. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details. 

February 1, 2017: Credentials Deadline

The following credentials should be received by February 1: official test scores and your $65 application fee (or fee waiver for qualifying S.C. residents only). Applications for which credentials are received after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

February 15, 2017: SC Honors College Notification

All offers of admission to the South Carolina Honors College will be mailed by mid-February 2017.

March 13, 2017: Regular Application Decision Week Begins 

Decisions will be released during the week of March 13 for students who applied by December 1 and who also meet the February 1 Credentials deadline.

Spring Deadlines

For the Spring 2017 semester, the application deadline is November 1, 2016. All credentials are due by December 1, 2016. Classes begin January 9. 

International Freshman Deadlines

We recommend that international students apply to the university at least nine months before the semester in which you plan to begin your studies. If you are applying as an international freshman student, you will need to meet the following application deadline:

Spring 2017 (January) semester: International freshman applications for the  spring 2017 semester, will be due November 1, 2016. For students who submitted applications, all credentials are due no later than December 1, 2016.

Fall 2017 (August) semester: International freshman applications will be due December 1, 2016 for the fall 2017 semester. All credentials are due by February 1, 2017. If you are applying for the South Carolina Honors College, you must submit your application by November 15, 2016. All credentials must be received by November 15 as well.