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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Start your best adventure yet! Take the next step into your future at the University of South Carolina. It all begins with an application.

It's easy to apply online — and it can be done in just three simple steps. Once you set up your account, you can come back and work on your application as often as you like before submitting the completed version.

STEP 1: Review our requirements.

Before applying, be sure to review admissions requirements and deadlines

STEP 2: Set Up And Manage Your Account

To apply online to the University of South carolina you must create an account first. Once you create your account and begin your application, you may access your account and modify your application as many times as you wish before paying your application fee and submitting your completed version.

STEP 3: Complete Your Online Application

Please read the application options carefully and select the application that applies to your situation. If you have questions about which application you should complete, please contact USC's Undergraduate Admissions office at 803-777-7700. Please be advised that all application fees are non-refundable.

All application fees are non-refundable, so if you are unclear on what application to fill out, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and speak with an admissions counselor. We will be glad to assist you.

Freshman Application

If you are currently a student in high school, or have graduated high school and never attended a post-secondary institution after graduating from high school, you should complete the freshman application. Make sure to have a copy of your high school transcript and information about your SAT or ACT scores available as you complete the freshman application.

Freshman International Application

If you are currently a non-US citizen attending a secondary school and have never attended a post-secondary institution, you should complete the freshman international application.

Transfer Application

If you currently attend or have attended a post-secondary institution other than the University of South Carolina Columbia and would like to complete your undergraduate education at USC Columbia, please complete the transfer application. Previous college attendance is part of a student’s permanent record, so please be prepared to list all colleges attended. 

International Transfer Application

Students should complete the international transfer application if they are non-US citizens who have attended or are currently attending a post-secondary institution. 

Change of Campus (System Transfer) Application

If you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another USC campus besides Columbia, and wish to change to a degree-seeking Columbia campus program, you must complete this application. You must be currently enrolled to complete this application.

Readmit Application (Into a USC Columbia Degree-Seeking Program)

Please complete this application only if you are a former USC Columbia student who wishes to be considered for admission into a degree-seeking program at USC Columbia. If you have never attended the Columbia campus as a degree-seeking student or if you’re currently enrolled at another USC campus in a degree-seeking program, please do not complete this application. Students currently enrolled in high school and students seeking freshman admission should not use this form. 

Non-Degree Application

You should complete the non-degree application if you are a college graduate needing additional undergraduate coursework or a visiting or transient student from another institution. Please carefully review the program selections within the application and select the one that applies to your situation.