Re-Admission to USC
Should I complete a readmit application?
If you are a former USC student wishing to return to the University after missing a major semester (either Fall or Spring), then you will need to reapply. Readmission to the University and to the program in which you were previously enrolled is not automatic. It's possible that you many need to petition the academic department for readmission. The Admissions Office will let you know if this necessary after reviewing your application and will send you the necessary paperwork.
- Spring 2013 (classes begin January 14): applications must be submitted by November 1, 2012
- May Session 2013 (classes begin May 13): applications must be submitted by April 1, 2013
- Summer I 2013 (classes begin June 3): applications must be submitted by May 1, 2013
- Summer II 2013 (classes begin July 8): applications must be submitted by June 3, 2013
- Fall 2013 (classes begin August 23): applications must be submitted by July 1, 2013
Generally, you must have a 2.0 GPA. Some programs have specific requirements:
- Athletic Training: Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology requires a 3.2 USC GPA with 30 hours earned to meet initial progression requirements. Each student who intends to major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology must complete CHEM 111, CHEM 112, BIOL 101, BIOL 102, and MATH 141 in order to be eligible to progress in the major. A special application may be required for full acceptance into the program after earning a 3.2 USC GPA and completing the course requirements. For more information, please visit http://www.chem.sc.edu/undergraduate/default.asp.
- Biology: Minimum 2.0 GPA if you were in biology previously; 2.5 GPA if not in biology previously.
- 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 2.0 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 2.0 GPA if you were in chemistry previously; 2.5 GPA if not in chemistry previously.
- Computer Information Systems - Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Computer Science - Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Economics (major in Arts and Sciences): Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Education (early childhood, elementary, or middle school): Minimum 2.0 GPA with less than 30 credit hours; 2.25 GPA with 30 hours or more.
- Engineering: Minimum 2.5 GPA and a "C" or better in MATH 141 (Calculus I).
- Environmental Science: Minimum 2.8 GPA on all college work
- Exercise Science: Minimum 2.0 GPA if in exercise science previously; 2.75 GPA if not in exercise science previously.
- Fashion Merchandising: Minimum 2.25 GPA
- Hospitality Management: Minimum 2.25 GPA
- Journalism: Minimum 2.5 GPA for all college work, including any transfer work taken prior to an earlier USC enrollment.
- Liberal Arts: If you have less than a 2.0, you must petition for readmission.
- Marine Science: Minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Music: If you were previously not a music major, you will need to audition. If you have less than a 2.25 GPA, you will need to petition.
- Nursing: Minimum 3.0 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 GPA
- Physical Education: Minimum 2.5 GPA on all college work
- Psychology: Minimum 2.25 GPA
- Retail Management: Minimum 2.25 GPA
- Sport and Entertainment Management: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Students with a GPA of 2.5-2.99 will need to petition.
* These requirements are subject to change at any time without notification.
Attendance at another College after USC
You must also meet the same requirements as transfer students. In evaluating your application, we will look at your transfer GPA and USC GPA separately.
Suspension from USC
You may apply for readmission after completing your suspension. You will need to submit:
- an application for readmission and a petition for reinstatement if a major semester has been missed; or
- a petition for reinstatement if the attempt is being made after notification of suspension but prior to missing a major semester. A petition for reinstatement is made to the University college or school from which you were suspended.
- If you attend another college-level institution while suspended from the University, you must maintain a satisfactory average at that institution in order to retain the privilege of being considered for readmission at the conclusion of your suspension. The University does not transfer credit earned during a period of suspension, but the quality of grades could affect the decision for readmission.
How do I apply?
Complete an application online by clicking here. If you run into a problem while completing your application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and state your problem as clearly as possible. Documenting the steps that led up to the error you are encountering is especially helpful.
- If you previously attended USC Columbia in a degree-seeking status, you must submit a $10, nonrefundable application fee.
- If you previously attended USC Columbia in a non-degree-seeking status, you must submit a $50, non-refundable application fee.
- If you attended another USC campus but never attended the Columbia campus, you must submit a $50, nonrefundable application fee.
- Full-time USC Columbia employees, their spouses, or dependent children (ages 24 or younger) do not have to submit an application fee.
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