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    Graduating Seniors

    Are you an early college senior?

    It's time to create a plan for the next phase of your college career. We have prepared some options for you below:

    Stay local and pursue a bachelor's degree through USC Palmetto College

    Next steps:
    > Review the available programs through Palmetto College
    > Identify application deadlines and requirements (these vary by degree).
    > Apply as an incoming Freshman for Fall 2021.
    > Submit all required documents for admission and financial aid.

    Important notes:
    > Depending on which program you pursue, your degree will be granted by USC Columbia, Aiken, Beaufort, or Upstate.
    > You will have access to USC Sumter resources while you pursue your degree through Palmetto College on our campus, online or in a blended format.

    Pursue a bachelor's degree with USC Aiken, Beaufort, Upstate or Columbia

    Next steps:
    > Review the freshman admissions criteria for the campus and degree program you are interested in and retake the ACT or SAT (if necessary).
    > Identify their application deadlines.
    > Apply for admission as an incoming freshman.
    > Submit all required documents for admission and financial aid.

    Important notes:
    > Pay close attention to the admission criteria as the requirements can differ by campus and program. Tuition costs can also differ by campus.
    > USC Aiken currently offers a B.A. in Business Administration on our (Sumter) campus, which you can apply to as an incoming freshman.

    Point of contact:
    The admissions office at the campus(es) you are considering.

    Pursue a bachelor's degree at an institution outside the USC system

    Next steps:
    > Review the Freshman admissions criteria for each college you are considering.
    > Identify their application deadlines.
    > Apply for admission as an incoming Freshman.
    > Submit all required documents for admission and financial aid.

    Important notes:
    > For out-of-state colleges, you may not qualify for the same type of in-state scholarships you would be eligible to receive at a college or university in South Carolina (e.g., LIFE Scholarship, Lottery Tuition Assistance). Tuition rates may be higher as well.
    > Each college will evaluate and award credit for your USC Sumter classes based on their institutional policies.

    Point of contact:
    The admissions office at the institution(s) you are considering.

     


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