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College of Engineering and Computing

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Undergraduate Admissions

Regardless of intended major, all undergraduate students must apply to UofSC through Undergraduate Admissions. An admissions application must be submitted and approved by the UofSC Office of Undergraduate Admissions before any student may enroll in an undergraduate course.


Engineering and Computing Freshmen

Freshmen must meet all university admission requirements. Freshmen may declare any major, including all engineering and computing majors. University admissions are based on a combination of test scores and high-school credentials. Because the admissions process is competitive, UofSC does not set or publish absolute admissions standards. 

A table displaying the UofSC Columbia credit you may receive for high scores on the AP or IB exams can also be found on the Undergraduate Admissions site


Transfer Students Within the UofSC System

All students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on at least 15 hours earned at UofSC to enter the College of Engineering and Computing. In addition, students interested in majoring in an engineering program must have completed a four semester hour calculus course equivalent to MATH 141 with a grade of "C" or better. 

Use this table to see equivalent courses between UofSC Columbia, UofSC Aiken, UofSC Beaufort, and UofSC Upstate.


Transfer Students from Outside the UofSC System

All non-UofSC transfer students must have completed 30 semester hours or more of college work with a minimum GPA of 2.75 to enter the College of Engineering and Computing. In addition, students interested in majoring in an engineering program must have completed a four semester hour calculus course equivalent to MATH 141 with a grade of "C" or better.

Use this table to see if college courses you have taken or plan to take have transfer equivalencies at UofSC Columbia.


Major Change Applicants

UofSC Columbia students must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better to change major into the College of Engineering and Computing. Students applying to an engineering program must also have completed MATH 141 with a “C" or better. It is strongly encouraged that students first meet with an Exploratory Advisor to ensure that all necessary requirements are met. Then, schedule a Change of Major Workshop with the College of Engineering and Computing.


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