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Ready, Set, Transfer: Six tips for becoming a Gamecock

Rob McCartha, assistant director for transfer recruitment

Transferring to South Carolina is a really exciting time, but it's no secret that there are plenty of deadlines to remember and questions that need answers. We're to help! Here are a few transfer application tips and resources that will help you live your best Gamecock life in no time. 

1. Review the transfer GPA requirements before selecting your intended major. 

 As part of the transfer application, you will select a first and second choice major. Many of our programs require  applicants to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 on a 4.00 scale. However, several colleges and programs within the university require a higher GPA based on all attempted coursework. Keep this in mind as you make your first and second choice major selections. 

2. Be prepared to send transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

If it exists with your name on it, we need it! We use all of your collegiate coursework to calculate a cumulative GPA. This is done to ensure you are meeting the requirements for your intended major. Not submitting a transcript - or submitting it late - can cause a delay in receiving your official admissions decision.

3. Use the institutional resources offered to transfer applicants.

We know course equivalency and course application are important topics. That's why we offer a few resources, like our course equivalency chart and major map repository, that can give you an idea of what credits transfer and which credits will actually work toward your intended degree. Check them out! 

4. Once you're on campus, take advantage of the Transfer Student Success Center.

The Transfer Student Success Center offers a variety of services that cater to you, including navigating campus life, creating a graduation and career plan, assistance gaining academic skills and connecting to campus resources. 

5. Get help finding your new home.

Many transfer students choose to live off campus. The Office of Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations is a resource for students to find off-campus housing, find roommates and help with any future living-related issues. 

6.  Be a Gamecock. 

Regardless of the path you took to get here, you are here, and that is something to be excited about! Take advantage of all the experiences and resources that are offered, because your college years will fly by. 

We are here to help you through every point of your application process. If you have a question, don't hesitate to email us at

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