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Office of Undergraduate Admissions


Information for Waitlisted Students

Have you been offered a spot on the fall 2019 freshman class wait list? If so, please read below for answers to common questions:

Admission is competitive and space is limited. This year, the University of South Carolina received more than 30,000 freshman applications for admission.

The only way to accept your spot on the 2019 freshman class wait list is to submit the Wait List Response Form by April 1, 2019. All students offered a spot on the wait list will receive an email with instructions on how to access their online credentials check within one week of their letter being mailed.

All students who submit the Wait List Response Form by April 1, 2019 will be given consideration should a space become available. We do not rank students on the wait list based on the submission date of the Wait List Response Form. If a space becomes available after May 1, we will review the wait list and offer admission to the most competitive applicant(s) based on their academic profile. In addition to an applicant's academic profile and space availability within the university, we also review space availability within a student's particular major. Please be advised that a student who is moved from the wait list may be asked to change their first-choice major if there is no longer space in it. 

All students who submit the Wait List Response Form by April 1, 2019 will be considered should a space become available. We will update you about your status on the wait list by mid-May.

You are always welcome to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to ask about admission requirements, but we will be unable to update you on your status on the wait list until the middle of May.

Please make the best decision for you. At this time, we do not have additional information to give you regarding your fall admission status at USC. Please keep all options open.