The University of South Carolina Columbia and Midlands Technical College have collaborated to
provide Gamecock Gateway — a comprehensive, invitation-only program that provides
an alternate path to enroll as a successful, full-time student at the University of
2020 Cohort Advising and Orientation
Due to current health considerations, orientation for the summer will be virtual and
broken into three parts.
Registration for your classes with your Midlands Technical College Academic Advisor.
Orientation video modules throughout the summer covering topics such as housing, finance,
program expectations, and academic success.
Summer Q & A sessions, with staff members of the program.
Students should regularly check their Midlands Technical College email
and their University of South Carolina email for updates.
Your Path to Carolina
The Gamecock Gateway program is a unique opportunity to earn full-time enrollment
into the University of South Carolina. Students invited to the program must first
acquire 30 transferable credit hours at Midlands Technical College and, by meeting
UofSC transfer requirements, Gamecock Gateway students can seamlessly transition into UofSC. How To Be Considered
Gamecock Gateway is an invitation-only program open to first-time college students.
To be considered, a student must first
apply to UofSC Columbia through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. While some applicants receive direct
acceptance into the University of South Carolina, others will be evaluated for an
invitation into Gamecock Gateway.
No secondary applications are required. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions with additional questions about the University
of South Carolina admissions process:
Gamecock Gateway students have access to a remarkable number of resources and opportunities
at both UofSC and MTC:
Dedicated staff support
Living and learning environment in a UofSC residence hall
Academic support, including tutoring
Access to key services, activities, events and leadership opportunities on both campuses
Dedicated transportation between campuses
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