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  • Students participating in the 2022 Summer Seniors event

    Summer Seniors

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Summer Seniors

Summer Seniors is an event designed for rising African American high school seniors in South Carolina. Students selected to attend will learn about all the opportunities on campus and what it's like to be a student at USC.

What is Summer Seniors?

Summer Seniors takes place June 26-29 (session 1) and July 10-13 (session 2). During this four-day residential program, students attend sessions about college admissions, college academic preparation, student life and more. They also connect with USC Admissions staff, other USC departments and their peers. 

How do students apply to Summer Seniors?

The Summer Seniors application is now open. The deadline to apply is May 1. As part of the application process, students will be asked to submit their unofficial high school transcript (PDF, Word Document or JPEG are acceptable formats) and answer three essay prompts. We encourage you to take this opportunity to tell us as much as you can about yourself and your experiences. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Students will be notified of their Summer Seniors decision in mid-May.

Start your application!

  • Application deadline: May 1
  • Summer Seniors notifications: Mid-May
  • Event dates:  June 26-29 (session 1) and July 10-13 (session 2)

My favorite thing about the University of South Carolina is that everyone feels like family, and that started with my very first visit at Summer Seniors. It was a great way to learn more about the university, especially since we were staying on campus.

- Madison Butler, Summer Senior

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