You've researched, compared, chatted with friends, and discovered what we knew all
along... that the University of South Carolina is exactly what you're looking for!
Now it's time to take the next step.
There are a lot of factors that go into deciding which college or university is the
best fit for you. At the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, our job is to provide
you with information that you need to make informed decisions.
We encourage you to review our
requirements for freshmen, transfers and international students, and also note important deadlines for applications and credentials such as official test scores. You may also wish
to consider other pathways to USC Columbia.
You probably have a lot of questions, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident
in your decision to become a member of the USC family, so
connect with us today. Our staff is dedicated to making the process for applying to the university as smooth
and seamless as possible.
The Carolinian Creed is central to who we are and what we do, including when standing
up for one's beliefs in a peaceable, civil and lawful way. Therefore, any applicants
subject to disciplinary action solely for exercising their constitutional rights by
participating in peaceful, lawful protests should not be concerned about how it might
impact their admission.
2018 Gamecock Gateway Update
Very limited space remains for women, and we now have a wait list for men. Students
who were offered Gateway admission should
log in to their checklist for more information.
Explore Pathways to USC Columbia
There's more than one way to start your path to the University of South Carolina.
Explore the many
pathways to USC Columbia.
Starting at the Visitor Center, our student ambassadors guide you on a walking tour
of the University. These current students can answer your questions while they give
you a closer look at our historic campus.
Schedule your tour today