If you are thinking about applying to South Carolina State University, the regular decision application deadline is July 31 and the application fee costs $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|South Carolina State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||5%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||41%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||59%|
South Carolina State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to South Carolina State University must submit the following items. Double check with South Carolina State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to South Carolina State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 92% submitted a class rank. At South Carolina State University 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 46% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At South Carolina State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||12%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||24%|
|2.00 and 2.49||12%|
South Carolina State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
South Carolina State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 41% of South Carolina State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of South Carolina State University students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of South Carolina State University students scored 500 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.
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To be most competitive at South Carolina State University, you should strive to earn between 14 and 18 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for South Carolina State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.
A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for South Carolina State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 31.
Transfer students can enroll in South Carolina State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to South Carolina State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to South Carolina State University.
Does South Carolina State University accept transfer credits?
South Carolina State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to South Carolina State University?
South Carolina State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is South Carolina State University's acceptance rate?
South Carolina State University's acceptance rate is 94%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to South Carolina State University is Jul 31.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to South Carolina State University is Jul 31.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to South Carolina State University is 16. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into South Carolina State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At South Carolina State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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