The Honors College enrolls exceptional students. Admission requires excellent high-school grades, strong scores on the SAT or ACT, and completion of an application to the Honors College including an essay.

The mid-range of scores--between 25% and 75% of all scores--for the 2013 Freshman class was between 1390 and 1470 (SAT critical reading and math) .  The average weighted GPA was 4.65. 

Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to learn more about minimum course requirements for admission to the University.

Application Requirements

In addition to the general application for undergraduate admission to the University of South Carolina, potential students must also complete a supplemental application to the South Carolina Honors College. The application to the Honors College also serves as the application for the Carolina/McNair Scholars awards and may be found online as part of the general application to USC.

Your freshman application to the University of South Carolina must be submitted by November 15. If you complete the admissions application online and your self-reported scores are high enough, you will be invited to apply for the Honors College and top scholarships at the point of application. The following materials are required for submission by November 15 and should be sent to the University of South Carolina Admissions Office:

Please note that the above information is subject to change.  Please visit Undergraduate Admissions for the most up-to-date admissions information.