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The Admissions Blog

Be inspired. Stay informed. Learn more. From starting your application to clicking the submit button, get the inside scoop about the admissions process and life at South Carolina directly from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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Seven reasons I'm thankful for South Carolina

As the holiday season approaches, Melissa Mesnick '21 writes why she is thankful to be a student at South Carolina. 

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Finding your community at South Carolina

Bri Broomfield, coordinator for diversity and inclusion, tells how you can find your community on campus.

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The South Carolina Honors College Student Experience

Maddie Claire Porterfield '20 talks about how her experience in our top-ranked South Carolina Honors College has shaped her college career.

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How to make the most of your campus visit

Brittany Wilson, communications manager for the Visitor Center, gives her perspective on how to make the most of your South Carolina campus visit. 

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Undecided on a college major? You're not alone.

Brian Hayes '23 talks about his experience as an undeclared major.

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Making the most of your college admissions rep relationship

Philadelphia regional admissions representative Allie Warrick gives tips on how to make the most of your relationship with your admissions rep.

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College terms 101: Fifteen words to know before you apply

Assistant director Julia Hodge breaks down 15 commonly used words in the admissions world.

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Alexa, play Sandstorm: All about fall semester at South Carolina

Sarah Lilley '19 describes the most exciting moments of fall semester.

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Option one, two or three: Which application is right for me?

Virginia regional admissions representative Casey Padgett gives insight on the three freshman application options offered this year. 

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Six things to do before or after your campus tour

Visiting campus? Miranda Butler '22 outlines six things to do in Columbia while you're here.

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Finding your home away from home

Alumna Kaitlyn MacDonald gives advice on making the most of your time at South Carolina.




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