Regardless of intended major, all undergraduate students must apply to USC through Undergraduate Admissions. An admissions application must be submitted and approved by the USC 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, USC does NOT set or publish absolute admissions standards.
Transfer Students Within the USC System
All students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on at least 15 hours earned at USC 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.
Transfer Students from Outside the USC System
All non-USC 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.
Special Transfer Programs
The College of Engineering and Computing maintains partnerships with a number of other institutions through articulation agreements. These programs are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring to the CEC.
The transfer guide maintained by the Registrar will show which courses are transferrable from other schools.
The technical college transfer guide will show which courses are transferable from the SC technical colleges.
Our partners schools include the following:
South Carolina Technical Colleges:
Aiken Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College
Charleston Southern University
Major Change Applicants
USC- 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.