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International Accelerator Program

How To Apply

1. Submit Your Application

Complete your application online or email these documents to

  • Completed application form.
  • Your secondary school transcript, and a certified English translation (if your original transcript is not in English).
  • If you have graduated already, include your secondary school diploma and a certified English translation (if your original diploma is not in English).
  • Take Math Self-Evaluation if you are a graduate engineering student.
2. Receive Notification of Admission Status

Qualified students will receive a conditional offer of admission.

The offer letter will outline conditions you must complete before receiving a formal offer of admission.

3. Fulfill Conditions of Admission

Conditions of admission include, but are not limited to:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of English-language ability
  • I-20 request form
  • Certificate of Finance form
  • Financial documentation covering the full amount listed on the Certificate of Finance
  • Deposit (amount listed in your conditional offer)
  • Current I-20 and Transfer-in form, if you are currently studying in the U.S. and will transfer your I-20
4. Receive Your Offer of Admission

Upon admission, you will receive a packet that includes all the required documents to apply for your visa.

If you are a sponsored student, you can now use your offer of admission to obtain your full financial guarantee from your sponsorship entity. Once you submit the financial guarantee, you will receive your I-20.

5. Get Your Visa

Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment.

6. Prepare for Arrival

Follow the steps on the Before You Arrive page to make sure you have everything ready before you arrive on campus.

For instance:

  • Submit your flight details
  • Pay your tuition and fees
  • Complete University of South Carolina’s required forms