If you are considering submitting an application to University of South Carolina, the regular decision application deadline is December 1 and the application fee is $65.
Students who apply to University of South Carolina for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
The following is an overiew of some of University of South Carolina's admissions stats.
|University of South Carolina 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||30%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||38%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||26%|
These are the application deadlines for University of South Carolina.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||October 15||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||December 1||March 15|
University of South Carolina does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15. University of South Carolina will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Getting into University of South Carolina is moderately difficult. University of South Carolina evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, University of South Carolina accepted 62% of students, about 25,884 from 42,045 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of South Carolina, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, University of South Carolina waitlisted 8,023 students and 399 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 243 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
What does University of South Carolina consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with University of South Carolina for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of South Carolina, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of South Carolina's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
University of South Carolina has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. University of South Carolina considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At University of South Carolina 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.
At University of South Carolina, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||30.43%|
|3.50 and 3.74||26.54%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.69%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7.48%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.74%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.13%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of South Carolina directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of South Carolina considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of South Carolina 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 2022, 38% of University of South Carolina's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of South Carolina applicants, you should aim to earn between 1150 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of South Carolina 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of South Carolina students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of South Carolina students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of South Carolina, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of South Carolina's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of South Carolina students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of South Carolina.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.
Transfer students can enroll in University of South Carolina during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of South Carolina?
❌ Students who are admitted to University of South Carolina must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does University of South Carolina accept transfer credits?
✅ University of South Carolina accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of South Carolina accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does University of South Carolina accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of South Carolina accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of South Carolina?
✅ University of South Carolina is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of South Carolina's acceptance rate?
✅ University of South Carolina has an acceptance rate of 62%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of South Carolina?
❌ University of South Carolina does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into University of South Carolina? University of South Carolina is a somewhat selective institution. The University of South Carolina acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Carolina is Dec 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Carolina is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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