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University of South Carolina - 2016

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Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Freshman applicants meeting the university admission requirements may declare any major in the College of Engineering and Computing. Application forms are available online at www.sc.edu/admissions. Freshman applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall prior to the fall for which they seek admission, but no later than the December 1 priority deadline.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Freshman applicants meeting the university admission requirements may declare any major in any department in the College of Engineering and Computing. Application forms are available online at www.sc.edu/admissions. Freshman applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall prior to the fall for which they seek admission, but no later than the December 1 priority deadline.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

An international student is defined as a student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If academic credentials are from U.S. schools, entrance requirements follow freshman or transfer requirements. If academic credentials are from another country, a TOEFL score of 550 on paper-based exam, or 77 on internet-based TOEFL is required.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements for non-resident freshman applicants are the same as for residents. Independent persons who reside in and have been domiciled in South Carolina for a period of no less than twelve months with an intention of making a permanent home therein, and their dependents, may be considered eligible for in-state rates. Additional information is maintained by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education at www.che.sc.gov/StudentServices/Residency.

Residency Requirements

Independent persons who physically reside in South Carolina for at least 12 months prior to admission, and can demonstrate evidence of their intent to stay, can become eligible for in-state tuition. See undergraduate bulletin for specific details of residency requirements.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

CHANGE OF SCHOOL OR CAMPUS WITHIN THE USC SYSTEM SECTION
All USC students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on at least 15 hours earned at USC. For students interested in majoring in an engineering program, the earned hours must include a four semester hour calculus course equivalent to MATH 141 with a grade of "C" or better. Students interested in majoring in Computer Science must be eligible to enroll in MATH 141. Students interested in majoring in Computer Information Systems must be eligible to enroll in MATH 122.

TRANSFER FROM OUTSIDE THE USC SYSTEM
All transfer students interested in majoring in an engineering program must have a four semester hour calculus course equivalent to MATH 141 with a grade of "C" or better and have completed 30 semester hours or more of college work with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students interested in majoring in Computer Science must be eligible to enroll in MATH 141 and have completed 30 semester hours or more of college work with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students interested in majoring in Computer Information Systems must be eligible to enroll in MATH 122 and have completed 30 semester hours or more of college work with a minimum GPA of 2.75. The majority of the transfer hours must be creditable to an engineering or computer science degree.