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
Spring 2021 Testing Information
Gamecock Gateway students will be required to follow COVID-19 testing protocols for
their return to campus in January and monthly required testing.
Find more information on requirements
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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