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Face coverings will be required on-campus and social distancing will be 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. Campus will be closed on Labor Day (Sept. 7). Classes will be held asynchronous (virtual) on Labor Day (Sept. 7) and Election Day (Nov. 3). Classes will be held remotely on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. This schedule also aligns with that of University of South Carolina's institution in Columbia.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a great choice for high school students who are ready to begin their college education while completing their high school degree. Upon recommendation of their counselors or principal, and with approval of the USC department, high school juniors and seniors, who have excelled in their studies, may enroll in appropriate courses at the University.

How to Enroll

Interested students must submit high school records that show exceptional performance. A dually enrolled (concurrent) student must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on the SC UGP scale. A student may also receive free tuition through the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program if they take between 6-12 credit hours within a semester.

If a student takes less than 6, or more than 12 credit hours, the student is responsible for payment of the course(s).


Documents Needed

Students must provide the following documents in order to be fully admitted to the dual enrollment program.

  1. Application – A concurrent application [pdf] must be completely filled out and turned into our office before a student is considered for admission to USC Union’s dual enrollment program. You can print a paper application form from the links below, or come by our office and pick up an application.
  2. Residency & Citizenship Verification – The links to these forms are below, or the forms can be picked up in our office. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate for citizenship verification.
  3. High School Transcript – Your guidance office will have to provide us with a copy of your high school transcript in order to verify your GPA.
  4. Financial Aid Forms – In order to receive lottery tuition assistance, the Financial Aid form must be completed by the student, a parent, and a guidance counselor.

If you plan to attend a College or University that is not part of the USC system, you must request an official transcript in order for the course credit to transfer to that institution.