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Freshman Deadlines

Summer and Fall Deadlines 

October 15: Early Answer Application Deadline

A completed application includes: an application, $65 nonrefundable application fee (or qualified application fee waiver for domestic freshmen), and self-reported standardized test scores sent. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details. An update on your application will be sent to you by mid-December.

November 15: South Carolina Honors College and Top Scholars Application Deadline

A completed application includes: a university application, a $65 nonrefundable application fee, an Honors College and Top Scholars application, self-reported standardized test scores and two recommendation letters. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details.

We highly encourage all students interested in the South Carolina Honors College to complete their general University of South Carolina application by October 15. This will give you a full month to complete the Honors College/Top Scholars application.

December 1: Regular Application Deadline

A completed application includes: an application, $65 nonrefundable application fee (or qualified application fee waiver for domestic freshmen) and self-reported standardized test scores. An official high-school transcript is not required unless you are asked to provide one; visit our requirements page for details.

February 1: Credentials Deadline

The following credentials should be received by February 1: all self-reported standardized test scores and your $65 application fee (or qualified application fee waiver for domestic freshmen). Applications for which credentials are received after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

February 15: SC Honors College Notification

All offers of admission to the South Carolina Honors College will be mailed by mid-February.

March 11, 2019: Regular Application Decision Week Begins 

Decisions will be released during the week of March 12 for students who applied by December 1 and who also meet the February 1 Credentials deadline.

Spring Deadlines

For the spring semester, the application deadline is November 1. All credentials are due by December 1. 

International Freshman Deadlines

We recommend that international students apply to the university at least nine months before the semester in which you plan to begin your studies. If you are applying as an international freshman student, you will need to meet the following application deadline:

Spring (January) semester: International freshman applications for the spring semester will be due November 1. For students who submitted applications, all credentials are due no later than December 1.

Fall (August) semester: International freshman applications will be due December 1 for the fall semester. All credentials are due by February 1. If you are applying for the South Carolina Honors College, you must submit your application by November 15. All credentials must be received by November 15 as well.