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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The USC Lancaster Bookstore will be closed to the public after Nov 25th. Curbside pick-up for returns and mail orders is available 11/30-12/18 from 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday. Park in the designated spaces on the Bradley Building side of Starr Hall and call 803-313-7050 when you arrive. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

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Prospective Lancers

In a time when an affordable education is increasingly out of reach for many, USC Lancaster prides itself on its cost-effective education.  USC Lancaster and Palmetto College offer outstanding educational opportunities at some of the most affordable rates in South Carolina. Whether on the Lancaster campus, at the Indian Land location or online, the tuition rates are reasonable for both South Carolina and out-of-state residents. While some institutions raise tuition and fees annually, tuition has remained the same at USC Lancaster for the past two years.  Here, you stay closer while your money goes further.

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Are you considering applying to USC Lancaster? Register for a webinar today to learn how USCL can serve you through quality education, affordability, and flexibility. Please click on the webinars that interest you to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the webinar link.

College Application Workshops

All high school seniors interested in attending USCL in the Fall of 2021 can receive assistance completing their application during our College Application Workshops. The best part? We will waive the $40 application fee! Register for one of our College Application Workshops below. After registering, you will receive an email with the webinar link.

Scholarship Application Workshops

This Scholarship Application Workshop is open to all High School Seniors & NEW transfer students interested in attending USC Lancaster in the Fall of 2021. Student's participating in the workshop should have already completed an application to USC Lancaster for the Fall of 2021. Admissions Counselors will be available to walk students through the scholarship application process and submission. After registering, you will receive an email containing the link you will use to access the workshop.