Palmetto Pathway is a one year only program extending from fall to spring in a single academic year. To transfer to UofSC Columbia, students must:
- Earn 30 transferrable credit hours in their Pathway year
- Have a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher (some UofSC majors will require a higher GPA for admission)
- Be in good conduct and financial standing with both UofSC and UofSC Palmetto College
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Palmetto Pathway students must complete 30 credit hours in their Pathway year. While dual enrollment and AP/IB course work will contribute to your advising experience, they will not count as the 30 credit hours needed to matriculate through the program.
No. In order to fulfill the requirements for the Palmetto Pathway program, you must complete both fall and spring semesters.
If you are unable to meet the UofSC Columbia system transfer requirements after the first year, you may have other options. Palmetto Pathway academic advisors will help explore alternative options with credit and GPA requirements in mind, such as summer courses and enrollment at other UofSC campuses.
No. Your prior college-level coursework (including dual enrollment or AP/IB credit) does not count toward the 30 transferable credit hours needed to be considered for admission to UofSC. Pathway students must earn 30 transferable credit hours during their Pathway year.
Prior college-level coursework does, however, count toward your transferable GPA (and if applicable, institutional GPA). Please be sure to send transcripts for all college coursework, including Teacher Cadet, and all AP/IB scores to UofSC Lancaster and UofSC.
Previous coursework also contributes to your advising during the Pathway year and will follow you to UofSC (pending course articulation).