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a selection committee. These students enroll in university courses for
college credit in a non-degree seeking status and may earn up to 60
hours of college credit.
Admission to undergraduate courses for one semester or summer school
may be granted to students from other colleges and universities who
are certified to be in good academic standing and whose program of
study is approved by that institution.
Applicants who wish to take USC Upstate courses without earning credit
may apply for admission as an audit student. Auditing is granted on a
space-available basis only.
E. Undergraduates with a Bachelor's Degree
Students who hold a baccalaureate degree may be admitted to undergraduate
credit courses upon submission of a transcript showing
graduation with a bachelor's degree or a copy of a college diploma. A
transcript is needed if the applicant would like assistance in selecting
appropriate courses. This category is designed for students who are
seeking teacher accreditation or professional development.
Students who would like to take courses for personal enrichment or
professional enhancement may be admitted to take up to 30 semester
hours of credit. After 30 semester hours of credit, a student may apply for
admission as a degree seeking candidate. Transcripts are required from the
last institution attended to validate that the student is in good academic
Applicants will be notified of registration procedures by the Office of
Section 59-111-320 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended,
authorizes state-assisted universities to permit South Carolina residents who
have attained the age of 60 to attend classes on a space-available basis
without payment of tuition if these persons do not receive compensation
as full-time employees. The costs of any fees, charges, and/or textbooks
normally associated with the course remain in effect and must be borne by
the student. Applicants must submit an application and a $40 non-refundable
degree-seeking application fee or a $10 non-refundable non-degree-seeking
application fee. Candidates are required to meet admission standards and
may take classes for credit or audit.
All students are required to have a history of current immunizations on file
prior to enrollment. This includes documentation of one of the following (1)
receiving two doses of MMR Rubeola (Red Measles), Mumps, and Rubella
(German Measles) vaccine; or (2) positive serum titers (blood antibody tests)
for Rubella and Rubeola; or (3) birthdate before 1957 in order to qualify for
an exemption from these immunizations. Proof of vaccination with Tetanusdiphtheria
acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (brand names: Adacel® or
Boostrix®) after July, 2005. Proof of meningitis vaccination received after 2005
(with Menactra® or Menveo®) is REQUIRED for all incoming freshmen residing
in University Housing, prior to moving into your assigned residential facility.
Tuberculosis Screening for International Students
Effective Fall, 2009, all incoming international students will be REQUIRED
to have proof of (1) a negative (zero millimeters) tuberculin skin test within
six (6) months of admission to the University; or (2) a negative chest X-ray,
if known to have a history of a positive tuberculin skin test.
These vaccines and tests are available and can be administered while
on-campus for orientation by appointment during regular office hours.
Applicable fees are posted on the Health Services website. Some students
may qualify to receive vaccines free-of-charge, dependent upon eligibility
under guidelines established by the federal Vaccines For Children (VFC)
Program. For more information, contact Health Services at (864) 503 – 5191.
The Immunization Form is available by going to the “Freshmen Student
Enrollment Checklist” and clicking on the link for “Submit immunization
records” on the Enrollment Services Web site. Once these records have been
completed and signed by your health care provider, you should mail these to
the attention of the Health Services; fax to (864)503-5099; or hand-deliver
these records to Health Services while visiting campus. You cannot register
for future courses until you have returned your forms and received
an immunization clearance through Health Services. Questions regarding
immunization should be directed to Health Services at 864-503-5191.
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
Effective January 1, 2009, all USC students must present proof of citizenship
or lawful presence in the U.S. before enrolling. This policy (ACAF 3.40)
has been adopted by the University in order to comply with section 59-
101-430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, which requires
that lawful presence in the United States is verified before enrollment at
any public institution of higher education. Verification of immigration status
for non-citizens will be conducted by International student officials.
For other students, a proof of citizenship verification process has been adopted
to deter and prevent false claims of citizenship by unlawful aliens
attempting to evade the eligibility requirements of section 59-101-430.
The University will do all it can to verify citizenship using other means, but
many students will be contacted to complete a verification form and present
proof of citizenship in the form of the following acceptable documents:
• Copy of the South Carolina driver's license if the student first became a
licensed driver in the state after Jan. 1, 2002;
• A Certified Birth Certificate indicating that you were born in the United
States or a territory of the United States;
• Current U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport that has not been expired more
than 10 years;
• Certificate of Naturalization - USCIS Form (N-550 or N-570);
• U.S. government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
• Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561);
• Unexpired U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card (DOD DD-2)
NOTE: If name has changed since birth, student must present all legal
documents (i.e., adoption records, marriage certificate, certificate of naturalization,
and court ordered name change) supporting all name changes
from the name which appears on the birth certificate or proof of citizenship
to the present. To avoid relinquishing an original document, a student
may present it in person. The University can accept photocopies of birth
certificates and other citizenship documents so long as we reserve the
right to demand production of the certified original in the event we have
any questions about whether the copy is true and accurate, or in the event
any of the information on the copy is unreadable. For more information,