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Our alumni travel far and wide for their graduate studies, and some choose to stay in South Carolina. For these students, the Honors College offers exclusive pre-law and pre-med programs.

UofSC School of Medicine Greenville Early Acceptance Program

The Early Acceptance Program provides up to five University of South Carolina students with the opportunity to gain early admission to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSM) Greenville.  Similar to the binding Early Decision program, the primary difference is that the EAP will enable students to receive an acceptance to USCSM Greenville by April 30 of their junior year. Applicants offered a position have 2 weeks to accept, after which the decision is binding.

UofSC Law School Admission Partnership Program

Our partnership program means that qualified Honors College graduates are automatically admitted to USC Law School, provided that they meet the character and fitness standards for admission.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • graduate with a 3.5 GPA from the University with honors from the Honors College
  • an LSAT score of at least 158
  • a letter of support from the Dean of the Honors College

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

All applicants will be eligible for scholarship review. Residents who earn a 160 or higher on their LSATS will receive financial support of at least $5,000 per year. Nonresidents who earn a 160 or higher on their LSATS will receive substantially reduced tuition.

Six-Year BA (BS)/JD Degree

Our six-year BA (BS)/JD degree combines credits to help you complete your undergraduate degree and law school in only six years, saving time and money by shaving a full year off your total school time.

Students who want to take advantage of this program usually start planning at the beginning of their sophomore year. Students must be able to complete their undergraduate program, including their senior thesis, by August of their fourth year (the first year of law school). Up to nine credit hours of a student’s law program may be counted toward his or her undergraduate degree.

QUALIFICATIONS

All students in good standing in the Honors College and on track for graduation with Honors are eligible to apply. To be competitive for admission, students need to:

  • have considerable advanced standing credits (24 hours) or be willing to attend summer school
  • earn a score of at least 160 on the LSAT
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Students can apply the fourth year of their University and state (LIFE and Palmetto) scholarships toward their first year of Law School.