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Change Your USC Campus

Are you currently enrolled at a USC system campus and thinking about changing to USC-Columbia? Here's what you need to know.

Application

You need to complete the Change of Campus application on this page.

Deadlines

  • Summer 2014: Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2014
  • Darla Moore School of Business: The deadline for submitting a change of campus application for the Darla Moore School of Business is October 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the summer and fall semesters
  • College of Nursing: The deadline for submitting a change of campus application for the College of Nursing is October 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the summer and fall semesters

Requirements

Generally, you must have a 2.0 USC GPA and meet USC Columbia freshman admission requirements if you have less than 30 hours earned. Some programs have specific USC GPA requirements:

  • Athletic Training: Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Minimum 2.5 USC GPA. For more information about the major, please visit http://www.chem.sc.edu/undergraduate/default.asp.
  • Biology: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Business majors: Minimum 3.0 GPA and at least one semester of calculus at the minimum level of USC's MATH 122 (Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences) with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Cardiovascular Technology: Minimum 2.25 GPA with less than 30 credit hours; 2.5 GPA with 30-59 credit hours; 2.75 GPA with 60 credit hours or more.
  • Chemistry: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Computer Information Systems: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Computer Science: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Dance: An audition with the Department of Theatre and Dance is required for full admission as a dance major.
  • Economics: (major in Arts and Sciences): Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Education (early childhood, elementary, or middle school): 2.0 USC and collegiate summary GPA with less than 30 credit hours; 2.25 GPA with 30 hours or more.
  • Engineering: Minimum 2.5 USC GPA and a "C" or better in MATH 141 (Calculus I).
  • Environmental Science: Minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Environmental Studies: Minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Exercise Science: 2.75 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Fashion Merchandising: 2.25 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Hospitality Management: 2.25 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Information Science: 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Integrated Information Technology: 2.25 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Hospitality, Retail, & Sport Management only): 2.0 GPA plus special application.
  • Journalism: Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Marine Science: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Mathematics: 2.0 and a "B" or better in at least one of the following courses, or their equivalent: USC's MATH 141, MATH 142, or MATH 300. An AP or IB exam score that provides credit for MATH 142 also satisfies this requirement.
  • Music: Minimum 2.25 GPA. Students must audition before being accepted to the School of Music. Contact the School of Music for more information.
  • Nursing: Minimum 3.0 USC and collegiate summary GPA and a "C" or better in all science courses. (Demand for this program is at an all-time high. All enrolled USC undergraduates who seek a nursing degree are first admitted into the College of Nursing's lower division. This does not guarantee later admission into the upper division nursing major. In recent years, upper division admission has become increasingly competitive.)
  • Pharmacy: Minimum 3.0 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Physical Education: Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Psychology: Minimum 2.25 GPA.
  • Public Health: 2.75 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Retail Management: 2.25 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Social Work: 2.0 USC and collegiate summary GPA.
  • Sport and Entertainment Management: Minimum 3.0 collegiate summary GPA.
  • Statistics: 2.0 and a "B" or better in at least one of the following courses, or their equivalent: USC's MATH 141, MATH 142, STAT 509, or STAT 515. An AP or IB exam score that provides credit for MATH 142 also satisfies this requirement.
  • Tourism Management: 2.25 collegiate summary GPA.

* These requirements are subject to change at any time without notification.

 

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