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SHM CourtyardUniversity requirements place considerably more demands on the intellectual abilities and interest of the student than does high school, but high achievement in high school is an indication of the ability to do well in college. Admission is granted to applicants giving evidence of adequate preparation and ability to pursue successfully tertiary education at South Carolina State University. For the Admission of first-time entering freshmen, major emphasis is place on the successful completion of all required college preparatory courses (as determined by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education), grade point average (GPA), and rank-in-class. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT) score is evaluated in conjunction with the high school scholastic achievement.

The University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant who, in the judgment of the Admissions Committee or the Director of Admissions, may not benefit from South Carolina State University’s educational program or whose presence or conduct may impact negatively on its program.

The University also reserves the right to look beyond the basic academic credentials to grant admission to applicants, when an applicant possesses special talents and accomplishments that will contribute to the institutional program.

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to SC State. The following steps will help you through the post-acceptance process. The e-brochure (Next steps for accepted student) provides you our step-by-step enrollment process.

Advanced Placement

The University grants advanced placement, and placement with credit to beginning students who score three and above on tests in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Applying To SC State

SC State offers two ways to apply for admission. Before beginning the application process, please read about the new fall freshmen application options to select the application and deadline that best meets your needs.

Bursar’s Office

Office of the Treasurer

Entrance Requirements

Information on entrance requirements at the undergraduate to include: new freshman, transfer students, transient, foreign exchange students, senior applicants, special students, home schooled, and continuing education.

Fees and Expenses

The fees, expenses and procedures for payment for South Carolina State University.

Financial Aid

South carolina State University offers and accepts a wide variety of aid for students. Please review carefully the aid available and all processes and procedures for application and administration.


New Student Orientation is a two-part program designed to introduce students to the academic community, assist them with the acclimation process, and assist them with their understanding of the purpose and value of higher education.

Registrar's Office

The mission of the Registrar's Office is to provide the campus and its students with the following services: class registration , class scheduling and schedule publication, grade reporting and transcript production, enrollment certifications, and graduation/diploma related services. We routinely process requests for course audits, change of grades and majors, change of address or names and so on.

Transfer Articulation Agreement

A list of courses, course descriptions and equivalences from two year technical colleges.