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SJMC Undergraduate Student Services

From application to graduation, the SJMC Student Services team is here to provide you with every means available to achieve academic excellence, personal autonomy and a strong sense of purpose. If you have questions, please contact us. We are glad you are here. Go Gamecocks!

News and Announcements 

Important Dates

  • Last day to apply for December graduation - Saturday, September 30
  • Last day to apply for upper division as a Journalism or Broadcast Journalism major - Sunday, October 1 at 5 p.m.
  • Last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded - Monday, October 16

Office Hours

The Student Services Office hours are as follows:

  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

*Please note, the office will have limited staff between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Upper Division Application

If you are either a Journalism or Broadcast Journalism major currently enrolled in JOUR 291 - Writing for Mass Communications, you are now eligible to apply for upper division. Apply» for upper division now.

The deadline to apply for upper division is Sunday, October 1 at 5 p.m.

*Please note, absolutely no late applications will be accepted

Fall 2017 Graduation

Fall 2017 graduation applications are now being accepted. The deadline is September 30. You must complete the online graduation application in Self Service Carolina». Use the Apply to Graduate link is located under the Student tab in the bottom right corner of the page. Students expecting to graduate should apply early.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Studying abroad for Spring 2018? The College of Information and Communications will be hosting two information sessions for all students interested.

Dates: Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: SJMC 318

Register Now»

Study Abroad

Advising sessions are underway; therefore, the SJMC wants to inform you of this upcoming semester’s deadlines for study abroad.

For students interested in studying abroad for the entire Spring 2018 semester, they must apply by:

  • October 1 (for Global Partner Programs)

For students interested in studying on a short-term, faculty-led program (i.e. Global Classroom Program), they must apply by:

  • October 1 (for Winter Break programs)
  • November 1 (for Spring Break programs)

If you have any program questions, do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad office in Close-Hipp (4th floor) at 803-777-7557.

Washington Media Scholars Foundation

If you're an undergraduate student pursuing a career in communications, media, marketing or politics, keep reading! You may be eligible to receive a portion of $60,000 from the Media Fellows scholarship program. Applying is quick, simple and free.

The application includes:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • 500 Word Essay
  • Current Resume

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17th. Scholarship distributions will be made in December, prior to the start of the spring 2018 academic period.

For more information and to apply»

Want more internship opportunities? 

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  • Career/Internship questions? - Contact Katie Bullard at
  • Wanting to do an internship for credit? Here are the requirements.

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