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Continuing Education Programs

Application Procedures

All applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received and courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Acceptance is considered selective, and enrollment in each course is limited – so apply early! Registration will open Jan. 29.

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You will need the following information to apply for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventures:

  • A report card or transcript of student's most recent grades (PDF format)
  • Student's current grade point average (GPA) 
  • Duke TIP ID number (if applicable)
  • A deposit of $200 per course. You may also choose to pay the full camp fee.
  • Any applicable promotional codes. Promotional codes cannot be combined with the early bird discount.

Applications will not be accepted and seats will not be saved in a class until all information has been received.

Once you have paid and selected your course, you'll be emailed additional health and consent waivers to complete within 10 business days of registering. Please contact our office if you have not received an additional email from our office after registering and paying for a course. The Scholar Guide, which includes camp location and other details, will be sent to you as an email at end of May and again one week before the program begins.

Complete the online registration form and you will be able to submit your deposit, report card/official transcript, and course selection online at the same time. Returning students may apply online but must provide an updated report card/official transcript along with the application.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Important: You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you have paid online. If you do not receive a confirmation email with an order number, your payment may not have been processed.   

You will receive an additional email within 10 business days with additional forms to complete. Contact our office at or 803-777-9444 if you haven't received any additional forms to complete.

If you prefer to pay by check, you may complete the paper application. You will also need to complete an online profile. Your application will not be reviewed until the complete application has been received including the deposit fee and report card/transcript. Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received. 

Once we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation email within 10 business days with additional forms to complete. Contact our office at or 803-777-9444 if you haven't received any additional forms to complete.

Applications will continue to be accepted until a course is full or closed. An early bird discount of $50 off commuting and commuting plus participants and $75 off residential participants will be offered to those who submit applications, along with the $200 nonrefundable deposit (postmarked) no later than April 17. Please note that courses are likely to reach maximum enrollment prior to the early bird deadline.

No promotional code is necessary for the early bird rate when registering. The discount will be taken off automatically until April 15. No other promotional codes can be used in addition to the early bird discount unless you are a CMS alumnus. 

Please read this important Information about promotional codes: 

  • If registering online, enter the desired promo code during the checkout payment process.
  • If registering by paper application, write the promo code on page four under the "Course Registration & Financial Worksheet" section.
  • No other promotional codes can be used in addition to the early bird discount unless you are a CMS alumnus. 
  • Once the early bird discount ends on April 17, you may only use ONE promotional code.
  • Promotional codes may not be used if awarded a scholarship.
  • Promo codes must be used at time of submitting an application. A refund will not be given for promo codes not supplied during the application process.
  • Verification may be required at any time prior to or during the course for which the discount is applied. Those individuals who are unable to provide verification may be asked to pay the balance due OR will be removed from the program without refund, substitution, or re-admittance, in compliance with the university's academic integrity policies. The user of any of these promotions and discounts expressly agrees to the terms set forth.

Discount Type Requirements Amount Promo Code
Early Bird Early applications received online or postmarked by April 17 will receive the early bird discount rate. 

$75 Residential

$50 Commuter or Commuter Plus

No Promo Code necessary when registering. Discount will be taken off automatically until April 15.
UofSC Faculty and Staff Current university faculty and staff, and their immediate family members are eligible. 10% FACSTAFF
USC Alumni Association Members
Current members of the USC Alumni Association (any USC Campus). 10% ALUMNI
Carolina Master Scholar Graduates of the Carolina Master Scholars program are entitled to a discount. These students took three or more CMS summer courses before summer 2023.   10%  CMSALUM
Members of the US Military
Active duty, retired, reserve, and members of their immediate family. 10%  MILITARY 

To pay remaining account balances, please mail or fax your payment with your completed program forms to USC Pre-University Programs, Continuing Education and Conferences, 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Our fax number is 803-777-2663. To help make the processing easier, please do not send your payment separately from your completed forms. We do not accept online payments. Do not email credit card information as it is not a secure method and will not be accepted.

Confirmation that your scholar has medical and health insurance coverage while participating in the program will be required.

In the event that a scholar becomes ill or injured and our staff needs to reach a parent/guardian, we will contact persons listed in the Consent and Waiver participant form. The university health center may be a resource for minor injuries. For more serious or life-threatening issues, 911 may be called right away and the parent/guardian will be contacted as soon as possible.

USC Office of Continuing Education and Conferences is not liable for any medical or health care expenses incurred on your scholar's behalf.

Applicants who cannot be placed into their selected course will be placed on a waiting list. Applicants will be notified of waitlist status if the course becomes available. If the student would like to be transferred to another course, please email The $200 deposit fee is required when applying even if your status is waitlist, however, it will be refunded if the student does not get in to the class. 

Application and course fees are non-refundable. Course fees are refunded only if the course is not offered by UofSC or if the applicant is not accepted. If full course payment is not received by May 24, the student’s space in the class will be released, (unless arrangement has been made prior) and any prior payments will be forfeited. Balance of course fees are non-refundable, but payment may be transferred to an alternate CMS Adventures Series course. No transfers will be made less than 30 days prior to the start of each course. Please send such transfer requests in writing to: CMS Adventures Series, University of South Carolina Continuing Education and Conferences, 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208.

The liability of University of South Carolina is limited to the registration fee and the university will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants or their families, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits. The University of South Carolina reserves the right to cancel and refund all registration fees for any course due to circumstances beyond our control, including insufficient enrollment.


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