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Office of Admissions

Admission Application

Online Application

For students applying as/for :

  • Freshmen,
  • Transfer,
  • Transient,
  • International (Freshman and Transfer),
  • Palmetto College,
  • Concurrent/Dual Enrollment (high school students),
  • Graduate,
  • Teacher Certification (either seeking initial certification or re-certification for current teachers), or
  • Non-Degree Seeking (personal/professional enrichment) status.

Applicants must complete the application and submit with required credentials, such as the application for admission, official high school and/or college transcripts, and standardized test scores to the Office of Admissions.

Re-Admit Students

Students who discontinue their enrollment during a fall or spring semester must apply for readmission to return to USC Aiken at a later term.  Students who attend a spring semester and do not attend the following summer terms are not required to apply for readmission for the following fall semester.  A $10.00 application fee is required to readmit students.

Transient Students

Students who seek admission for an undergraduate course for one semester or two summer terms who are from other colleges and universities who are in good academic standing and whose program of study at USC Aiken has been approved by their academic dean or registrar.

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual Enrollment Application is for current high school students that want to take college courses while still in high school.  For more information go to Dual Enrollment Admissions.

International Students

For more information go to International Admissions.

Update Your Application Information

If you have an active application on file for an upcoming term, please log into your student portal to update any personal information. If you have applied for a previous term, you will need to submit a new application for the new desired term.  

If you are unsure and wish to talk with someone, please use the “Find Your Counselor” link on the right.

Enrollment Forms

Immunization Form

All students born after December 31, 1956 must furnish proof of receiving two doses of measles (rubeola) vaccine and one dose of German measles (rubella) vaccine on or after their first birthday prior to registration or orientation.

Citizenship Verification

Effective January 1, 2009, USC Aiken must verify the citizenship or lawful presence in the United States of every student before they may enroll.

Certification of South Carolina Residency

The University of South Carolina Aiken has established a differential in tuition and fees between in-state residents and non-residents, and must therefore determine the resident classification of applicants and students. Persons who are legal residents of Richmond County or Columbia County, Georgia, may also qualify to pay in-state tuition.

This occurs after admission to the university and after the student completes the Certification of South Carolina residency form in Self Service Carolina.

The Admissions staff at the University of South Carolina Aiken understands that the college selection process can be overwhelming. Our staff is dedicated and prepared to help you with information about the University and our admissions process.

Your enrollment counselor is your personal contact at USC Aiken. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact him/her.

Find Your Enrollment Counselor

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