TO: Faculty Senate
FROM: Committee on Admissions G. James Burns, Chair, Provisional Year Program Mary Caldwell, Journalism and Mass Communications Terry L. Davis, ex officio, Admission Andrew Gowan, Music Donald J. Greiner, Office of the Provost Steven Lynn, English S. Paul MacKenzie, History Patricia G. McNeely, Journalism and Mass Communications Stephen McNeil, Engineering Mary Ellen O'Leary, Mathematics Alan Waldman, Biology
SUBJECT: End of the Year Report 1996-97

The following proposals from the Committee on Admissions were accepted by the Faculty Senate:

Beginning with applications for the freshman class of Fall 1997, enrollment in The Provisional Year will permanently become 350 students, up from 250.

A: Beginning with applications for the freshman class of Fall 1998, regular admission to USC-Columbia will require an Admission Index score which is equivalent to a projected grade point ratio of 2.35.

B: As in the past, students who have the required high school coursework, but whose predicted grade point ratio is less than that necessary for regular admission (which shall not be 2.35) but is greater than or equal to 2.10 shall be eligible for The Provisional Year. In making selections for The Provisional Year, priority will be given to those students whose prediction ratios are closest to 2.35, and especially South Carolina residents. In that regard, the out-of-state to in-state ratio of students enrolled in The Provisional Year shall not normally exceed that same ratio as it existed among regularly admitted students in the previous freshman class.

Beginning with Fall 1998, transfer applications from regionally accredited colleges and universities are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale) on all college-level courses attempted.

This page updated 21 September 1997 by the Office of the Faculty Senate,
and copyright 1997, The Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.