2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
STATEWIDE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
The staff of the Commission on Higher Education shall print and distribute
copies of these Procedures upon their acceptance by the commission. The
staff shall also place this document and the Appendices on the commission’s
Home Page on the Internet under the title “Transfer Policies.”
By September 1 of each year, all public four-year institutions shall on their
own Home Page on the Internet under the title “Transfer Policies”:
A. Print a copy of this entire document (without appendices).
B. Print a copy of their entire transfer guide.
C. Provide to the staff of the commission in satisfactory format a copy of
their entire transfer guide for placing on the commission’s Home Page
on the Internet.
By September 1 of each year, the staff of the State Board for Technical and
Comprehensive Education shall on its Home Page on the Internet under the
title “Transfer Policies”:
A. Print a copy of this document (without appendices).
B. Provide to the commission staff in format suitable for placing on
the commission’s Home Page of the Internet a list of all articulation
agreements that each of the sixteen technical colleges has with public
and other four-year institutions of higher education, together with
information about how interested parties can access those agreements.
Each two-year and four-year public institutional catalog shall contain a
section entitled “TRANSFER: STATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.” Such sec-tion
at a minimum shall:
A. Publish these procedures in their entirety (except Appendices)
B. Designate a chief Transfer Officer at the institution who shall
• provide information and other appropriate support for students
considering transfer and recent transfers
• serve as a clearinghouse for information on issues of transfer in
the State of South Carolina
• provide definitive institutional rulings on transfer questions for the
institution’s students under these procedures
• work closely with feeder institutions to assure ease in transfer for
C. Designate other programmatic Transfer Officer(s) as the size of the
institution and the variety
D. Refer interested parties to the institutional Transfer Guide of the state’s
Students whose undergraduate attendance at any USC campus has been
interrupted for any reason for one or more major semesters (spring/fall)
must apply for readmission. An application fee of $10 is required if you have
attended USC Upstate. Readmission to USC Upstate and to the program in
which the student was previously enrolled is not automatic. Former students
who have attended other institutions after leaving the University of South
Carolina are considered transfer students and should follow the procedures
for transfer admission. Students who wish to return to the University after
being suspended should refer to the continuation standards for more in-formation.
Students who are on academic probation must obtain at least a
2.0 average on the first 12 or more grade hours attempted under this status.
These hours may be taken over more than one semester. Students failing to
meet this requirement are suspended. Students who leave the University
without completing a term of probation, and are absent for three or more
years, will begin a new term of probation upon readmission.
Upon readmission, students should contact the office of their major for an
advisement and registration appointment.
Applicants who are citizens of a country other than the United States and
who do not have permanent resident status are classified as international
students. In addition to meeting general admissions requirements, ap-
plicants are required to:
a. submit official school records (transcripts, diplomas or certificates of
study), translated to English; transcripts must be evaluated by World
Education Services (WES) to receive transfer credit, WES applications
are available at WES.org;
b. present a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score
of 500 (paper based) or 173 (computer based) or 61 (internet based);
TOEFL is not required of students whose native language is English;
c. be academically and otherwise eligible to return to the last college
d. have a minimum SAT score of 850;
e. provide documentation of health insurance;
f. meet freshman/transfer requirements if applicant has attended school
in the United States; and
g. submit bank statements or certified statement of financial ability to
pay all education expenses.
E. Second Baccalaureate Degree when First Degree
is not from USC Upstate
Applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally
accredited institution in the United States other than USC Upstate or from
an institution recognized by a comparable regulatory system in another
country can earn a second baccalaureate degree from USC Upstate, if the
following conditions are met:
• Students meet the minimum 30-hour requirement for General
Education as outlined by SACSCOC or take additional courses to
meet this requirement;
• While at USC Upstate, students complete a minimum of 30-credit
hours and meet all the requirements of the declared major including
any foundational courses and pre-requisites;
• Students' combined credit from both baccalaureate degrees must
be at least 150-credit hours or the equivalent.
All applications, fees and credentials for international student
admission must be received by December 1 for spring admission
and July 15 for fall admission. A Certificate of Eligibility (FORM I-20)
is issued to those applicants who meet all requirements for admission to a
full-time degree program.
NON-DEGREE SEEKING ADMISSION
Applicants who wish to attend USC Upstate for one semester or on some
limited basis, and who do not intend to pursue a degree at USC Upstate, may
be approved to do so by submitting a Non-Degree Application for Admission
and a $10 non-refundable application fee. The Office of Admissions reserves
the right to determine the proper category of admission and to determine