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Student Success Center

Incoming Students

Welcome to the University of South Carolina! The Southern region is known for it's hospitality and we are a proud Southern institution. We hope you will feel at home here.

Admission Materials

You will get your admissions paperwork with instructions in a packet provided by your NSC coordinator. All paperwork must be submitted, and all fees paid, prior to the deadline.

Check the email account listed on your application often and be prepared to attend an orientation. Please contact us if you need assistance with the process. 


Course Registration

For advisement, please complete the following course registration form and read the information below.

Incoming NSE students register through UofSC's online system. For questions, contact UofSC's Registrar's office at 803-777-5555 or University Technology Services.

Incoming students who want to take a math course at UofSC must take a placement exam.

Online exam »

Meet with your home school advisor to plan courses that will transfer back to your home institution. Working in tandem, you can ensure that your coursework meets the academic requirements for major or degree progression.

Get approval for multiple course options, in case first choices are not available at registration. Please note course restrictions and availability. UofSC's NSE coordinator cannot provide course overrides.

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Students at UofSC are considered full-time if they register for 12 credits. However, a student can take up to 16 credits without additional charges. If you are interested in signing up for more than 16 credit hours, please contact the UofSC Bursar's Office to discuss additional charges. 


NSE students who participate at UofSC are using HOME payment, (also called Plan B), meaning tuition and mandatory fees are paid to the home campus. Housing, meals, and other general fees may need to be paid to the host school.

  • Application fee: $25
  • NSE administration fee: $200/semester
  • Technology fee: $200/semester
  • Housing cost: contact University Housing


Incoming NSE students are required to live in on-campus housing. Greek Village is NOT considered on-campus housing. Housing applications are due in late April.

Complete Housing Application and Pay Fees Online » 

NSE students are frequently housed together, but that is not a guarantee. Housing assignments are at the discretion of University Housing, not the NSE program.

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