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If you have questions about the Dual Enrollment or Early College program, please contact Lara Richardson, Director of Educational Partnerships.

Lara Richardson
Director of Educational Partnerships
USC Sumter
200 Miller Rd.
Sumter, SC 29150 


High School Concurrent (Dual Enrollment) Admission

A high school concurrent (dual enrollment) applicant is a current high school student in their junior or senior year with interest in taking courses through the University prior to high school graduation.



High school concurrent applicants must have a High School GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) and the recommendation of the high school principal or their designee, following the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s Statewide Higher Education Policy for Delivery and Transferability of “Dual Enrollment”.

High School Concurrent Applicants Must Submit:

  • Completed Application for Admission & Application Fee 
  • Official High School Transcripts
    • Transcripts must be current through the term of enrollment.

Important Notes:

  • Standardized test scores (e.g., ACT, SAT) are not required for admission.
  • Documented exceptions may be made for freshman or sophomore students at the request of the high school principal, his or her designee, or the designee of the governing school association. 
  • The institution may establish additional criteria for admission into courses.
  • Applicants who are recommended by their school principal or designed but do not meet requirements will be reviewed by the designated admissions committee for a determination on admission to the institution.
  • Enrollment eligibility is restricted to partner schools and districts. For questions about eligibility, contact the institution’s dual enrollment coordinator or school guidance office.
  • Applicants can update their start term within 365 days of submission.

High school concurrent applicants are encouraged to apply 6-12 months prior to the term for which they seek admission. However, applications for admission will be accepted and reviewed year-round.