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Notification Timelines

After we receive your application and credentials, processing takes some time. But if you met our deadlines, you can count on hearing from us by certain dates. Familiarize yourself with our notification timelines.

Freshman Notification Timeline

Remember, it is your responsibility to meet application and credentials deadlines in order to qualify for a decision. And be sure to check your credentials to see if any required items are still outstanding.

December 12, 2018: Early Answer Decision Week Begins
Decisions regarding University admission status will be released on or before the week of December 12 for all applicants who fully comply with the October 21 or November 15 deadlines. Applicants may be admitted, denied, or chosen for secondary review. Students who are selected for secondary review will be issued their final admissions decisions the week of March 11.

February 15, 2019: SC Honors College Notification
Honors decisions are released on a rolling basis. Honors applications will hear about their general university acceptance first, and then will receive a second letter concerning their honors decision. All offers of admission to the South Carolina Honors College will be made by mid-February.

March 11, 2019: Regular Application Decision Week Begins
Decisions will be released during the week of March 11 for students who applied by December 1 and who also meet the February 1 credentials deadline.

Non-Freshman Notification Timeline

Students who apply as a non-freshman (transfer, readmit, non-degree, or system transfer) will not be notified on a set date. Instead, each student receives a decision as soon as their individual application has been processed. The non-freshman admission process generally takes two to three weeks from the time we receive all of the necessary materials. It is very important to send all required materials (transcripts and test scores, if applicable) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as you apply. Please note system transfers do not have to submit a USC transcript.