The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Academic Common Market (ACM) allows students from participating states to pursue eligible programs at a reduced tuition rate. Follow the steps below to apply for ACM.
|Application Stage||Student Action|
|1.||USC Columbia Admission Acceptance||Confirm ACM-eligible major at my.sc.edu. Freshment/transfer students can call (803) 777-7700 to declare major|
|2.||College Approval||Contact a USC ACM Program Advisor for a letter confirming major|
|3.||Home State ACM Application||Visit USC's Participating States page for a link to the ACM application for your state of residence. Attach the USC ACM Program Advisor letter to your application|
|4.||ACM Certification||Freshman or transfer students must register for full-time classes (12 credit hours)
Current students must register for full-time classes
|5.||USC ACM Approval||Students who have received an ACM Certification have been made ACM-eligible. They will be approved by USC and will receive the ACM tuition credit after bills are generated (mid-July) depending on the date orientation occurs and ACM Certification is received by USC*|
USC Academic Common Market Approval
*ACM Certifications must be received by USC ACM Office deadlines in order to be processed for approval. ACM Certifications for semesters underway or already completed will not be approved.