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Freshman Deadlines

Summer and Fall Deadlines 

Students who apply by October 15, select the Early Action option and have a complete application file by October 31 will receive an admissions decision by mid-December.

A completed application includes: a university application; a $65 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver for those who qualify for ACT, College Board or NACAC waivers; unofficial high school transcript uploaded with your application 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. 

Beginning September 1, students who are invited to apply to the Honors College will receive an email with additional instructions after submitting the general University of South Carolina application and application fee.

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 letters of recommendation. 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.

Students who apply by December 1 and have a complete application file by February 1 will receive an admissions decision by our March 9 decision week.

A completed application includes: a university application; a $65 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver for those who qualify for ACT, College Board or NACAC waivers; unofficial high school transcript uploaded with your application 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. An update on your application will be sent to you by mid-March.

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.

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

Decisions will be released during the week of March 9 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

International students should apply to the university at least nine months before the semester in which they plan to enroll. If you are applying as an international freshman student, you will need to meet the following application deadlines:

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

Fall (August) semester: International freshman applications are 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 and all credentials by November 15.


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