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International Accelerator Program

LIVE Program Enrollment Contract


  1. By participating in the University of South Carolina LIVE program (the “Program”) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), you are agreeing to this Enrollment Contract, which forms a binding agreement between you and the Program operator, the University of South Carolina International Accelerator Program (hereafter “UofSC IAP”).
  2. In addition to this Enrollment Contract, as part of your enrollment confirmation you have received other information and documents that contain additional terms of your participation. Please familiarize yourself with all documentation provided to you by the Program and the UofSC.

Tuition and Fees; Refunds

3. Program fee payment: Following the initial payment, you must pay the balance shown on your Statement of Fees by the indicated due date in order to reserve your seat in the program. You are responsible for paying the full invoice amount, including any banking or processing fees.

4. Failure to Pay. Failure to pay by the payment due date may lead to penalties, including late fees and a hold on your account. You may not participate in the Program unless you have paid the required Program tuition and fees as outlined on your Statement of Fees.

5. Refunds for Cancellation of Enrollment. If you cancel your enrollment prior to the Program start date, you may request a full or partial refund of fees paid, less your $2,000 non-refundable deposit, subject to the timeline in the table below. After the program start date, all tuition and fees for the entire duration of the Program are nonrefundable.

Intake Semester

Start date


Last day for            100% Refund

Last day for               50% Refund

Begin 0% Refund

Fall 2020


30 days prior to start

15 days prior to start

1 day prior to start

Spring 2021


30 days prior to start

15 days prior to start

1 day prior to start

6. Refunds Generally. We will only make refunds in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, to the bank account from which payment was originally made. Requests for refunds must be made in writing, and will be processed according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund.

7. Refunds for Certain Restrictions. It is your responsibility to ensure, prior to your program’s start date, that you have a suitable internet connection and meet the technical requirements to receive and participate in UofSC LIVE lectures and other online content. If, after your start date, you become unable to receive course lectures due to regional internet restrictions, regulations that prohibit the delivery of UofSC LIVE content or its modality, or for other reasons outside of your control, please contact as you may be entitled to a refund of all or a portion of your tuition and fees.

University Policies, Procedures and Requirements

8. Academic Content and Transfer. Qualified students who successfully complete UofSC LIVE courses in good standing may be able to transfer credits to the University of South Carolina and other US institutions.

9. Non-U.S. Institutions. The University of South Carolina is a U.S. accredited university. Please be aware that credits earned in your UofSC LIVE courses may not be transferrable to systems of higher education outside of the U.S.

10. As a UofSC LIVE student, you may be eligible for admission to select U.S. universities, and receive academic credit for coursework completed in your UofSC LIVE program. By participating in UofSC LIVE, you consent to the disclosure of your educational records, including records relating to your academic performance and behavioral conduct, and any personally identifiable information therein, by UofSC IAP to universities with which UofSC IAP is affiliated for the purpose of evaluating your eligibility for admission.

Program Policies, Procedures and Requirements

11. Vacation, Holidays and Closures. Please familiarize yourself with the UofSC’s calendar for holidays and vacations. Classes will not be held on designated school vacations and may be cancelled on public holidays. We do not make reimbursements for classes not offered due to planned  or unplanned school closures.

12. Medical Withdrawal. If you need to withdraw for medical reasons,  you must apply for a valid medical withdrawal.  Refunds for medical withdrawal issued by the university are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis by a committee disconnected from UofSC IAP. We will honor any tuition refunds granted by the University for a medical withdrawal in conflict with this Enrollment Contract, but please be aware that certain LIVE Program fees may not be refundable.

13. Academic or Conduct Rule and Policy Violations. you may be dismissed from the Program if you violate any of the Program's or the UofSC’s policies, rules, or regulations, including academic integrity violations. You will not receive a refund if you are dismissed for rule or policy violations.

14. Internships and Externships.  If you are accepted into an internship or externship option, such as CAP Premier, all opportunities will be awarded by a third-party organization at such organization’s sole discretion.


15. Photography, Filming and Sound Recording. UofSC IAP or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting this Enrollment Contract you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.

16. Legal Compliance. We have a legal obligation to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. We may use certain information you provided to us on your application to ensure our compliance with export and other regulations by screening you against lists prepared by federal government agencies, such as those prepared by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. You hereby consent to the transfer of your personally identifiable information to third-party screening services that we have retained solely to conduct such screenings.

17. Force Majeure. UofSC IAP and UofSC will not be liable in cases where either party is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, disease or pandemic, national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond our or the UofSC’s control.

18. Liability. The liability of Shorelight-Palmetto, LLC, operator of the UofSC IAP, its parent Shorelight, LLC, and their group companies, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to UofSC IAP or the relevant group company for the particular program. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the State of South Carolina without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to this Enrollment Contract, shall be brought exclusively in the United States District Court for the State of South Carolina. By accepting this Enrollment Contract, you consent to and accept the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid therein.



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