University of South Carolina



Start on the path for admission to the University of South Carolina with these steps:

  1. Request more information about the University, academic programs and majors, housing, tuition costs and financial aid.
  2. Review admissions requirements and application deadlines.
  3. Schedule a campus visit.
  4. Explore financial aid options so you can take advantage of USC's affordable education.
  5. Prepare to apply.
  6. Apply for admission using our online application.
  7. Send your transcripts, submit all other required documents and be sure to meet deadlines.
  8. Continue to check your credentials as you complete the application process.

The South Carolina Honors College

Apply to SCHC and join approximately 1,200 of your peers who seek exceptional academic opportunities. Incoming USC first-year honors students rank in the top four percent of their high school classes.

Honors College Class of 2013 profile

  • Interquartile high school GPA: 4.5-4.82
  • Interquartile SAT score: 1390-1465
  • Interquartile ACT score: 3133

Make sure to review Honors College Requirements before you apply.

Freshman Class (as of Fall 2013)

  • Applied: 23,013
  • Enrolled: 5,040
  • GPA (high school average): 3.97
  • SAT range: 1120-1280
  • ACT range: 24-29

Capstone Scholars (Class of 2013-2014)

  • 759 Capstone Scholars
  • SAT range: 1280-1350
  • ACT range: 29-31
  • GPA (high school average): 4.37
Academic Programs at USC

With more than 70 majors in 15 colleges, you can create the USC academic program that meets your needs.


Review the high school core courses and curriculum that will help prepare you for admission to the University of South Carolina.

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Your success in the admission process depends on meeting important USC deadlines.

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AP, IB Credit

Discover how to receive USC credit for Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

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