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University Applications

Whether you're a future student, transferring from another school or a professional school candidate, find the application that fits your future plans.

How do I apply to the University of South Carolina?

Start by choosing the right application for your degree type, then select the application that works best for your situation or specific degree.

Undergraduate Applications

There are many ways undergraduate students get started at South Carolina.

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Freshman Applicants

Complete the USC Application or the Common App if you're entering college for the first time or if college credits you hold were earned before high school graduation.

Transfer Applicants

Apply as a transfer if you are currently attending or have attended a college after high school graduation.

International Applicants

Apply as an international freshman student or an international transfer student if you’re a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. permanent resident.

Other Applications


  • Returning USC Student

    Use this application if you have previously attended USC Columbia as a degree-seeking student.

    Readmit Application

  • Non-Degree Seeking Student

    Use this application if you are a college graduate needing additional undergraduate coursework or a visiting/transient student from another college.

    Non-degree Application

  • Online Degree Completion Student

    Use this application if you would like to earn an online degree in elementary education, liberal studies or organizational leadership.

    Palmetto College Application


Graduate Applications

Further your professional knowledge as a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. Apply for admission to a USC graduate degree program.

Graduate Degree Applications

Professional Program Applications

Start your application to study law, medicine or pharmacy at the University of South Carolina. Learn what you’ll need, where to find centralized applications, when application deadlines fall and more.