Academic Common Market (ACM)
The Academic Common Market (ACM)
is a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) program that allows legal residents of the 16 SREB member states to receive reduced tuition for select degree programs not offered in their home state. Visit the SREB Academic Common Market website
for more information on the degree programs allowed by each participating state, links to ACM applications, and State Coordinator contact information.
USC ACM Deadlines:
Please note, our deadlines have changed.
- The deadline for Spring 2014 was January 13, 2014.
- The deadline for Fall 2014 is August 21, 2014.
While the USC ACM Office will still receive and process ACM Certifications received by 4:00 pm on August 21st, these last-minute Certifications may not be processed in time for the tuition payment deadline (August 13th at 5pm).
Students are urged to make alternate payment arrangements (such as a payment plan), to temporarily cover the cost of tuition without the ACM tuition reduction.
ACM Certification forms for semesters underway or already completed will not be approved by USC.
IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REMAIN INFORMED ABOUT AND ABIDE BY THE ACM POLICIES OF THEIR HOME STATE, AND OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Status of completed paperwork/Other ACM related questions:
Contact the USC Academic Common Market Institutional Coordinator's Office at (803) 777-0300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF EMAILING PLEASE INCLUDE FIRST AND LAST NAME, STATE OF RESIDENCE, AND DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER.
Parents: Please be aware that due to FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the USC ACM Office is limited to the release of only generic information about students who are 18 or older.