University of South Carolina


Honors College Requirements

Profile: 2013 South Carolina Honors College Class

Class Size: 411
Average Weighted Core GPA: 4.66
Interquartile SAT* Score: 1390-1465
Interquartile ACT Score: 31-33

*On the critical reading and math sections combined.

Honors Admissions Information

Admissions consideration requires excellent high-school grades and strong scores on the SAT or ACT. 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 16th (same timing as for October 15th Early Answer applicants).

If you are an Honors College applicant, you must have two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. We prefer your recommenders complete the Honors College Recommendation form generated by USC's online application. Be sure to have the name and email address of each recommender while completing the Honors portion of the application. This will help your recommender submit your recommendation in a more timely fashion. If letters are mailed, then they must include “ATTN: Honors College Processing” on the envelope to ensure delivery. US Mail is our least preferred method of delivery since it slows processing time.

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