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Freshman Deadlines

Summer and Fall Deadlines 

Students who apply by October 15, select the early action option and have a complete application file by November 2 will receive an admissions decision by mid-December.
Beginning September 1, students who are invited to apply to the Honors College will receive an email with additional instructions after submitting the general University of South Carolina application and application fee. We highly encourage all students interested in the South Carolina Honors College to complete their general University of South Carolina application by October 15. This will give you a full month to complete the Honors College/Top Scholars application.
Students who apply by the regular application deadline and have a complete application file by February 1 will receive an admissions decision by mid-March.
The following credentials should be received by February 1: all supplemental materials, your $65 application fee (or qualified application fee waiver for domestic freshmen) and your unofficial high school transcript. Applications that are not complete until  after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

A completed application includes: a university application; a $65 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver;  unofficial high school transcript uploaded with your application and required supplemental materials.

Visit our requirements page for details.

Spring Deadlines

For the spring semester, the application deadline is November 1. All supplemental materials are due by December 1.

International Freshman Deadlines

International students should apply to the university at least nine months before the semester in which they plan to enroll. If you are applying as an international freshman student, you will need to meet the following application deadlines:

Spring (January) semester: International freshman applications for the spring semester are due November 1. For students who submitted applications, all supplemental materials are due no later than December 1.

Fall (August) semester: International freshman applications are due for the fall semester. All credentials are due by February 1. If you are applying for the South Carolina Honors College, you must submit your application and all supplemental materials by November 15.

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