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Requirements for the Non-Residential Bridge Program

The Non-Residential Bridge Program at the University of South Carolina provides a pathway to students at South Carolina's technical colleges who want to transfer to USC after completing 30 hours.

The University and technical colleges will identify and contact students who are eligible for the Non-Residential Bridge Program. Participating students will have access to a variety of services from the University's admissions and financial aid offices, the Career Center, and the Student Success Center.


Qualifying for the Non-Residential Bridge Program 

Students who are recent high school graduates and first-time college attendees are ideal candidates for the Non-Residential Bridge Program. Before transferring to USC, students generally will complete 30 credit hours at one of SC's Technical Colleges. The University also may identify other students who would benefit from the Non-Residential Bridge Program and its services.


Registering for the Non-Residential Bridge Program

Students who apply to the University of South Carolina and are eligible for the Non-Residential Bridge Program will receive information from Undergraduate Admissions. Students who do not apply to USC as incoming freshmen should meet with a university admissions counselor or with the Non-Residential Bridge Program representatives at their technical college to determine their eligibility for the program.


Benefits of the Non-Residential Bridge Program

Non-Residential Bridge Program participants will benefit from an array of services that will improve their transitions to the University of South Carolina. Some of these services include access to:

  • admissions counseling
  • financial aid
  • counseling assistance from student mentors
  • first priority to live in Green Quad's transfer student living and learning community
  • special events, such as Bridge Day, where students will take a tour of campus and meet with USC's academic advisors

While the Non-Residential Bridge Program will enhance eligible students' transitions to USC, it's important to keep in mind that the program does not offer special admissions consideration to students. All transfer students must meet requirements and submit admissions applications and other standard paperwork.

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