Start on the path for admission to the University of South Carolina with these steps:
- Request more information about the University, academic programs and majors, housing, tuition costs and financial aid.
- Review admissions requirements and application deadlines.
- Schedule a campus visit.
- Explore financial aid options so you can take advantage of USC's affordable education.
- Prepare to apply, and take a look at our How to Apply guide [PDF format]. Note: Freshman applicants are required to upload an unofficial copy of their high school transcript during the online application process. Students do not need to send a copy of the high school transcript unless the admissions office specifically requests one.
- Apply for admission using our online application.
- Submit required credentials and be sure to meet deadlines.
- Continue to check your credentials as you complete the application process.
Freshman App Available Now!
The freshman application for Fall 2015 is now live. You can access the app here!
Check out our handy "How To Apply" guide. Click to view in browser, or right click to download the PDF.
To learn more about the self-reported academic record portion of the app, watch this video:
The South Carolina Honors College
Apply to SCHC and join approximately 1,200 of your peers who seek exceptional academic opportunities. Incoming USC first-year honors students rank in the top four percent of their high school classes.
Honors College Class of 2013 profile
- Interquartile high school GPA: 4.5-4.82
- Interquartile SAT score: 1390-1465
- Interquartile ACT score: 31–33
Make sure to review Honors College Requirements before you apply.
Freshman Class (as of Fall 2013)
- Applied: 23,013
- Enrolled: 5,040
- GPA (high school average): 3.97
- SAT range: 1120-1280
- ACT range: 24-29
Capstone Scholars (Class of 2013-2014)
- 759 Capstone Scholars
- SAT range: 1280-1350
- ACT range: 29-31
- GPA (high school average): 4.37
With more than 70 majors in 15 colleges, you can create the USC academic program that meets your needs.
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