Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the benefits of being a student at the South Carolina Honors College?
-Access to the outstanding Honors College curriculum, including almost 600 honors courses per year, taught by top faculty, in smaller-class formats
-Honors College one-on-one academic advising
-Access to up to $4500 in research funding per student
-Access to an additional $4500 in Magellan funds
-Access to study abroad and senior thesis funding
-Honors College educational and social events
-Honors College alumni network
-Access to housing in Honors-designated dorms
-Free printing and computing in the Honors College Tech Lab
Is there an additional fee for participating in the Honors College? If so, why? What does it pay for?
Yes, there is a participation fee. The current fee is set at $475 per semester for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; seniors pay $350 per semester. The fee primarily helps defray the costs of offering almost 600 Honors courses per year. It also allows the Honors College to fund student research, internships, study abroad, service learning, and senior thesis research. Other educational and social events that help to nurture the SCHC community are funded through the generosity of donors, our alumni and friends.
What additional scholarships are available to Honors College students?
Scholarships are available exclusively to students of the South Carolina Honors College. The recipient often holds the scholarship for his or her undergraduate tenure if eligibility requirements are maintained. See a complete list here.
Is it possible to transfer into the Honors College?
Yes. Students may transfer into the Honors College from within the University of South Carolina or from other colleges and universities. Admission for transfer to the Honors College is very competitive and the number of applications approved is based on the number of vacancies in the College. Find more information here.
Does the Honors College recommend any specific technology for incoming freshmen?
Some programs on campus supply students with a laptop or tablet, and other programs recommend Apple or PC computers. Check with your department for details. The Honors College does not give laptops, tablets, or other equipment to incoming students, although some items are available to check out on a short-term basis. Honors students also have access to the computer lab and free printing in Harper College.
I'm a high school student interested in learning more about the Honors College. What are my next steps?
Familiarize yourself with our admissions process and requirements here, then schedule a campus visit. Honors College staff are happy to meet with prospective students to discuss the academic offerings provided by the college. Find more information here.
I have a question about applying to the Honors College or the admissions process.