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Requirements To Change Your USC Campus

Are you currently enrolled at a USC system campus and thinking about changing to USC-Columbia? You will need to submit a Change of Campus application.

Requirements

Generally, you must have a 2.0 USC GPA and meet USC Columbia freshman admission requirements if you have less than 30 hours earned. Some programs have specific USC GPA requirements:

Athletic Training

Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minimum 2.5 USC GPA. For more information about the major, please visit http://www.chem.sc.edu/undergraduate/default.asp.

Biology

Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Business majors

USC system transfer students can apply for the Summer and Fall 2017 terms only. The minimum requirement to be considered for admission is a 3.0 cumulative and USC GPA on all college-level coursework and completion of USC’s MATH 122 (or its transfer equivalent) with a grade of “C” or better. Students must also have at least 30 semester hours at the point of application. However, please note that admission into the Darla Moore school of Business is very competitive, and students who meet the minimum 3.0 GPA and calculus requirement are not guaranteed admission.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions carefully evaluates each application in consideration with the enrollment goals of the Darla Moore School of Business. In previous years, students below a 3.5 USC and cumulative GPA were generally not competitive for admission. System transfer admission decisions for the Darla Moore School of Business will be made no earlier than mid-June 2017 after we evaluate the applicant pool and review all transcripts. Also, please note that students who have not completed the transfer equivalent of MATH 122 at the time of application will not be considered for admission into the Darla Moore School of Business.

Cardiovascular Technology

Minimum 2.25 GPA with less than 30 credit hours; 2.5 GPA with 30-59 credit hours; 2.75 GPA with 60 credit hours or more.

Chemistry

Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Computer Information Systems

Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Computer Science

Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Dance

An audition with the Department of Theatre and Dance is required for full admission as a dance major.

Economics (major in Arts and Sciences)

Summer and Fall 2016: Minimum 2.5 GPA

Spring 2017 and Beyond: Minimum of 2.5 GPA and the completion of MATH 122 or 141 (or their transfer equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better

Education (early childhood, elementary, or middle school)

Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Engineering

Minimum 2.5 USC GPA and a "C" or better in MATH 141 (Calculus I).

Environmental Science

Minimum 2.8 GPA.

Environmental Studies

Minimum 2.8 GPA.

Exercise Science

2.75 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Fashion Merchandising

2.25 collegiate summary GPA.

Hospitality Management

2.25 collegiate summary GPA.

Information Science

2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Integrated Information Technology

2.25 collegiate summary GPA.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Hospitality, Retail, & Sport Management only)

2.0 GPA plus special application.

Journalism

Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Marine Science

Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Mathematics

2.0 and a "B" or better in at least one of the following courses, or their equivalent: USC's MATH 141, MATH 142, or MATH 300. An AP or IB exam score that provides credit for MATH 142 also satisfies this requirement.

Music

Minimum 2.25 GPA. Students must audition before being accepted to the School of Music. Contact the School of Music for more information.

Nursing

 Minimum 3.0 USC and collegiate summary GPA and a "C" or better in all science courses. (Demand for this program is at an all-time high. All enrolled USC undergraduates who seek a nursing degree are first admitted into the College of Nursing's lower division. This does not guarantee later admission into the upper division nursing major. In recent years, upper division admission has become increasingly competitive.)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Minimum 3.0 collegiate summary GPA.

Physical Education

Minimum 2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Psychology

Minimum 2.25 GPA.

Public Health

2.75 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Retail Management

2.25 collegiate summary GPA.

Social Work

2.5 USC and collegiate summary GPA.

Sport and Entertainment Management

Minimum 3.0 collegiate summary GPA.

Statistics

2.0 and a "B" or better in at least one of the following courses, or their equivalent: USC's MATH 141, MATH 142, STAT 509, or STAT 515. An AP or IB exam score that provides credit for MATH 142 also satisfies this requirement.

Tourism Management

2.25 collegiate summary GPA


* These requirements are subject to change at any time without notification.