Qualifying for the Bridge Program
Students who are recent high school graduates and first time college attendees are ideal candidates for the Bridge Program. Before transferring to the University, students generally will complete 30 to 60 credit hours at their technical colleges. Students should:
- Have only attended colleges within the SC technical college system
- Have completed no more than 45 credit hours
- Have at least one full semester of course work left before the semester they intend to transfer
While the Bridge Program will enhance eligible students’ transitions to the University, it’s important to keep in mind that the program does not offer special admissions consideration to students. All transfer students must meet the requirements set forth by academic departments. They also are required to submit admissions applications and other standard paperwork. By enrolling in the Bridge Program, you are acknowledging that USC and your current institution may share information about your academic credentials in order to ensure that you are eligible for the program and that your USC admissions application is complete.
Registering for the Bridge Program
High School students who apply to the University and are eligible for the Bridge Program will receive information from Undergraduate Admission in early summer. Students who do not apply to the University as incoming freshman should meet with a University admissions counselor or with the Bridge Program representatives at their technical colleges to determine their eligibility for the program. If the student is eligible, then complete the Bridge Enrollment Form (available in the forms section) and send it to the USC Bridge Coordinator. The Enrollment form is not your official admissions application but serves to enroll you in the Bridge Program only. The deadline to submit the enrollment form for spring transfers is September 1 and for fall transfers is February 1.