- Admissions at South Carolina
- Undergraduate Admissions
If you are looking for a bachelor's degree, whether you are a current high school student or want to transfer from another college, we can walk you through the application process online.
But being a Gamecock is more than just enrolling in classes at our university, and we can't wait to tell you about all we have to offer. South Carolina's campus, location, programs, services, options and people allow you to get what you want out of your college experience, and then some. It's why we're just a little bit "Cocky." And it's why we know you'll love it here.
Become a Gamecock
Applying to South Carolina varies according to your status as a student. But whether you're a high school student, a transfer applicant from another campus or a different school altogether, an international student or applying for readmission, we've got you covered.Apply Now
Dates and Deadlines
You have options regarding how and when you apply, but you do need to be mindful of some important dates. Check out all of our deadlines to make sure you apply on time.
Early Action Deadline
If you select the early action option and complete your application by Oct. 15, you'll get an admissions decision by mid-December.
Honors College and Top Scholars Deadline
Apply by Nov. 15 to be considered for Top Scholars awards and the South Carolina Honors College.
Apply by Dec. 1 and have a complete application filed by Jan. 15 to get an admissions decision by mid-March.
Here you can review the requirements for admission and find out all the information you will need before you start your online application. There are slightly different nonfreshman international student, transfer student and readmit application requirements, so check those out if you fit one of those categories.Freshman Requirements
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Getting to the University of South Carolina should be exciting and confusion-free, and that's where the Office of Undergraduate Admissions comes in. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is full of experts ready to help you through the process.
Please note: South Carolina will be test-optional through fall, spring and summer 2021-22. Freshman admission will be based primarily on high school courses and grades. The test-optional policy applies to students applying for general university and South Carolina Honors College admission, as well as to merit scholarships awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
At South Carolina, we've got you covered from day one. We've been a national leader in the first-year experience for generations. Our groundbreaking University 101 course, a national model, was first offered in 1972. Since then, our curriculum has continued to evolve to meet the needs of each class and our changing campus community. Our goals are to foster student success, development and transitions into, throughout and beyond the University of South Carolina.
Invest in Your Future
Your college experience will challenge you in many ways, but paying for it shouldn't. We can help you navigate the financial side of college to make a Gamecock education affordable. And while posted tuition and fees costs are vital information, it's helpful to know that, last year, 96 percent of freshmen received some form of financial aid. Check out our tuition, cost and financial aid information to get started, and then contact us to learn more.Tuition and Aid
See for yourself
Check out what makes South Carolina so great, and learn more about topics like enrollment, academics and student services from the comfort of your home or on campus, as scheduling allows.Visit Campus
Take a Closer Look
Majors. Housing. Scholarships. Campus life. Applications. Regardless of what you want to know or where you are, we’ve got answers. You can continue on your own, or get in touch and we’ll help you every step of the way.
Majors and Degrees
You might have already chosen your major. Or maybe you're still searching. Either way, more than 300 degree options give you the opportunity to discover your passion, create your path and own your future.
From meeting friends who will last a lifetime to vibrant living and learning communities that enhance your academics, on-campus housing gives you opportunities you don't want to miss.
Last year, South Carolina awarded $150 million in federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants.
Our admissions staff is dedicated to making your college search and application experience as smooth and seamless as possible.
If you will be a freshman or freshman international student, there are two ways you can apply for admission to the University of South Carolina. Choose the application you are most comfortable using; we do not prefer one over the other.