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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

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Prospective Lancers

In a time when an affordable education is increasingly out of reach for many, USC Lancaster prides itself on its cost-effective education.  USC Lancaster and Palmetto College offer outstanding educational opportunities at some of the most affordable rates in South Carolina. Whether on the Lancaster campus, at the Indian Land location or online, the tuition rates are reasonable for both South Carolina and out-of-state residents. While some institutions raise tuition and fees annually, tuition has remained the same at USC Lancaster for the past two years.  Here, you stay closer while your money goes further.

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Open House

You and your family are invited to attend our Fall 2020 Open House designed for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfers, and post-traditional students! This is your special opportunity to experience the #1 two-year campus in the state! Open House will be from 9am - 12pm. A more detailed schedule, including your check in location, will be emailed to you a week prior to the event. Due to COVID, you will be required to wear a mask and pre-register to speak with vendors. Please make sure you register with an email that is checked often. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 803-313-7073 or email us at

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Are you considering applying to USC Lancaster? Register for a webinar today to learn how USCL can serve you through quality education, affordability, and flexibility. Please click on the webinars that interest you to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the webinar link.

College Application  Nights

All high school seniors interested in attending USCL in the Fall of 2021 can receive assistance completing their application during College Application Night. The best part? We will waive the $40 application fee! Register for one of our College Application Night events below. After registering, you will receive an email with the webinar link. Although the event is from 6 - 7 PM, the application only takes about 10 minutes to complete.