Honors College Requirements
Profile: 2011 South Carolina Honors College Class
Class Size: 349
Average Weighted Core GPA: 4.61
Interquartile SAT* Score: 1380-1470
Interquartile ACT Score: 31-33
*On the critical reading and math sections combined.
Higher SAT scores may offset grades or vice versa.
Honors Admissions Information
Admissions consideration requires excellent high-school grades and strong scores on the SAT or ACT. Higher SAT or ACT scores may offset grades or vice versa. You must submit the freshman application and Honors supplement by November 15th. If you complete the admissions application online, and your self-reported scores are high enough, you will be invited to apply for the Honors College and top scholarships at the point of application. All supplemental materials (including application fee official fee waiver, official high-school transcript(s), test scores, two letters of recommendation, and optional personal statement) must be postmarked or submitted by November 15th as well.
Note: The November 15th deadline is designed to give Honors College applicants more time to complete their essays. Honors College applicants should submit their general University application and the Honors College/Top Scholars supplemental application together as one complete document. Those who meet the November 15th deadline will receive a decision on their University admission status during the week of December 19th (same timing as for October 15th Early Answer applicants).
The South Carolina Honors College welcomed 349 students this past year.
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